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Training opportunity/promotion: NERC Environment YES scheme
Environment YES is an innovative scheme for early career researchers in environmental science. Its aim is to increase entrepreneurial awareness in the environmental science community. Environment YES is an excellent training course, entirely free to RO's and participants and is something we encourage all NERC students to participate in.
The Environment YES scheme is run as a competition, and is like a blend of the popular UK TV shows 'Dragons' Den' and 'The Apprentice'. Teams of early-career researchers attend a three-day workshop where they are given training and guidance on innovation, business and how to commercialise their research.
At the end of the three-day workshops, teams present and pitch their ideas for an imaginary environmental start-up company in competition with each other. The winning teams from each workshop are invited to a final where they compete for a prize of £1000.
Places on the Environment YES scheme are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The competition is entirely free to enter, and NERC will cover travel and subsistence costs for participants attending the workshops and final.
Teams of early career researchers can be formed across departments/ disciplines and across Universities.
More details and an application form can be found at:
Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate, Willis Research Fellow : University of Reading
The aim of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between the University of Reading and Willis, an international reinsurance broker, is to integrate climate research and extreme event simulation into the assessment of weather-related hazards, delivering improved climate catastrophe risk pricing, product development and market expansion. The KTP Associate will provide a bridging role between climate research and insurance industry risk assessment, managing and delivering the objectives of the KTP by working at the interface between academia and industry, and undertaking research that is both scientifically cutting-edge and of relevance to end-users. The KTP Associate will be a key member of the Weather and Climate Hazards Laboratory within the Department of Meteorology. The post offers a generous Career Development budget, and opportunities to attend TSB KTP training.
NERC funded PhD studentship in Atmospheric Chemistry
Applications are invited for a NERC funded tied PhD studentship to work in the School of Chemistry at Leeds on a project jointly supervised by Prof. Dwayne Heard and Dr. Mark Blitz.
Recent field measurements in tropical forests have revealed much higher concentrations of the hydroxyl (OH) radical than can explained by current atmospheric models. The aim of this project is to investigate the photolysis of peroxy radicals as a potential source of the missing OH. The PhD student will construct and commission a new apparatus to measure quantitative absorption spectra of a range of peroxy radicals. The PhD student will also identify some of the products generated following peroxy radical photolysis using laser-based methods and end-product analysis.
UM User Tutorial 2013
The UM User Tutorial 2013 will be 24-28 June 2013 at the Met Office in Exeter.
Aim: To be able to use the Unified Model suite for research and operations
Audience: Experienced numerical model users who wish to run the UM suite operationally as well as research scientists with a good understanding of numerical modelling who wish to use the UM suite for research
Depending on requirements, the programme could include:
- Introduction to the UM including utilities, user interface and idealised setup
- Flexible Configuration Management (FCM) concepts and commands
- Climate configurations of the UM
- Introduction to UM parameterisations
- Introduce Rose: the new environment for scientific suites and applications
- NWP configurations of the UM and case studies
- Ancillary files (ANCIL/CAP) and the Land-Surface system (SURF)
- Interactive question and answer sessions on UIs and science