ECE 2018/19 Student Toby Miller reports on the first coastal seminar of this term, a SMMI workshop on “Coastal and marine implications of a 1.5˚C increase in warming: Implications of the Paris Agreement”. The workshop featured presentations by, and discussion with a team of experts from the University, including Dr Sally Brown, lead author on… Read More Student Blogpost: Coastal and marine implications of a 1.5˚C increase in warming: Implications of the Paris Agreement
We had a quick catch up with ECE alumna Laurent Burt, who completed her course part-time between 2013 and 2017. Here’s what Lauren had to say about her journey with us. 1. Where are you from, when did you do the ECE and what did you most enjoy about it? I grew up in East… Read More A quick catch up with ECE 2013-2017 (PT) alumna Lauren Burt
By ECE student Lye Cheng On 15 Nov 16, we had the privilege to have Dr Thomas Wahl to share with us on the formulation of the extreme sea level rise and its effect on coastal adaption. Thomas started by explaining how extreme sea level rise will have significant societal impacts as approximately 40% of… Read More ECE student Lye Cheng reports on Dr Thomas Wahl’s seminar
Climate researchers say that summer time conditions in some parts of the Persian Gulf region could become intolerable by the end of the century; in a report published today by Nature Climate Change. Forbes magazine featured the article which suggests that if current trends continue, summertime heat and humidity would occasionally rise beyond the limit of human endurance in Abu Dhabi and… Read More Scientists Raise Alarm About Persian Gulf’s Future Climate
The second technical workshop on Best Practices for the Formulation of Localized Sea Level Rise/Coastal inundation ‘Extremes’ Scenarios in the Pacific Islands was held in November at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. The key aims were to outline: (1) best practices and methodologies for the formulation of probabilistic estimates of extreme water levels under a changing climate… Read More How to define extreme sea level scenarios in the Pacific Islands?
In October, members of the School of Ocean and Earth Science attended the first International Short Conference on Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and Application to Natural Hazards (EVAN) hosted by the University of Siegen, Germany. Dr Ivan Haigh (Lecturer) gave a keynote on challenges in estimating extreme sea level exceedance probabilities and Dr Matt… Read More Extreme events and beer!