Professor Emeritus Christopher Collier awarded MBE
Professor Emeritus Christopher Collier has been awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to atmospheric science. Chris is a former head of Strategic Partnerships at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), he was based at the University of Leeds.
The focus of Chris' work was to help scientists study weather and climate and improve our lives through the use of their research. In particular, Chris used weather radar to make measurements of rainfall and improve forecasting of heavy rain and floods.
Professor Collier's illustrious career began at the Met Office, and he has been involved with NCAS since its inception in 2001. He was also President of the Royal Meteorological Society and chaired the European Science and Technology (COST) Project 73 on international radar networking. At NCAS, Chris contributed to the development of UK atmospheric science by developing research partnerships both new and existing, and undertaking original research of his own.
NCAS to support unprecedented observational campaign in the Maritime Continent
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) will support a major field campaign in Indonesia in 2019/2020 as part of the research project TerraMaris: The Maritime Continent - Driver of the Global Climate System. The project is led by Prof. Adrian Matthews at the University of East Anglia, alongside Prof. Steve Woolnough at the University of Reading and National Centre for Atmospheric Science and Dr Cathryn Birch at the University of Leeds and the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science.
Hay Festival and NERC unveil short science-art films
Hay Festival and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have unveiled their Trans.MISSION series of striking short films by award-winning illustrators, authors, and world-leading scientists to communicate cutting-edge environmental science to audiences at Hay Festival 2018 and beyond. These films bring out the importance of NERC science - from the quality of the air we breathe at home to the changes in climate we’re seeing worldwide.
Climate change information for East African decision making: Rt Hon Ceclia Ogwal opens the annual HyCRISTAL meeting in Kampala, Uganda, 23-27 April 2018
The Earth is warming and East Africa’s climate is changing. As the region’s populations and economies grow, the impacts of future climate change must be integrated into long-term planning to develop a sustainable and resilient future.
The Intergrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa project (HyCRISTAL) is working both to improve climate change predictions for East Africa and to use that information to inform long-term decision-making in the region.
HyCRISTAL’s annual meeting was attended by delegates from across Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, the UK and USA. During the meeting decision makers worked with the HyCRISTAL team to develop approaches to use climate change information.