Upcoming knowledge exchange events

Sea level change and global warming – Professor Roland Gehrels

Professor Roland Gehrels, from the University of York, will speak on sea level change and global warming, asking which lessons from the past can inform the future.

Human cognition: developments in navigation - Jeremy Morley and Professor Kate Jeffery

Recent neuroscience research has explored how the brain represents details of places and navigation - but how is that linked to how we navigate in the real world?

Exploring market-based fixes for climate change - Dr Peter Howson

Peter considers the ups and downs of market-based conservation as an alternative to oil palm in Indonesia.

Sand and the sandbank

Event held by the Geological Society in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

A discussion aiming to consider sand as a commodity, exploring its supply and markets, and sharing knowledge on best practices for resource management.

Geography and technology: field reconnaissance from your desktop - Dr Leanne Wake

An interactive demonstration of open source software to search remotely sensed imagery for suitable field sites to reduce time and expense in the field.

 

Impacts of 1.5ºC of warming on coastal and marine system - Dr Sally Brown

One of the lead authors of the IPCC October 2018 report chapter on ‘Impacts on Natural and Human Systems’, Sally will speak on the impacts of 1.5°C of warming on coastal and marine areas, particularly in the South of England.

International organisations: creators of our world - Dr Kirsten Haack

Kirsten will define international organisations and their various functions before considering how the UN has shaped our understanding of development and poverty, and how this has impacted on development policy.

Who governs Britain? Lessons from the nuclear industry – Dr Stephen Haraldsen

As nationalisation versus privatisation arguments re-emerge, Stephen will explore the rescaling of nuclear industry governance to draw wider lessons for contemporary Britain.