NCAS Management Board - two non-executive directors vacancies
NCAS is a world leading research centre dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. We carry out research in air pollution, climate and high-impact weather, and long-term global changes in atmospheric composition and climate, and provide the UK community with state-of-the-art technologies for observing and modelling the atmosphere.
We are looking to appoint two non-executive directors to the NCAS Management Board. The Board provides the top level strategy and oversight of the operation of NCAS. As a non-executive director, you will provide constructive challenge, thoughtful insight, and independent scrutiny to help the Board achieve its mission to be a world-leading research centre dedicated to the advancement of atmospheric science.
Researchers make first assessments of air quality at UK fracking site
The first assessments of air quality changes at a shale gas site in the UK have been made by a team of scientists from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Universities of York and Manchester, and the British Geological Survey.
Scientists measured air quality before, during and after preparations for fracking at a shale gas exploration site near Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire. The study took place over a two-and-a-half year period so that researchers could establish typical nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and airborne particulate matter levels for each meteorological season before shale gas extraction activities started.
NCAS air quality expert to join new Defra science research programme
The Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) has appointed NCAS air quality expert Dr Sarah Moller as one of six senior academic Fellows to focus on some of the UK’s most pressing environmental issues to inform and shape key future policy decisions.
The new Systems Research Programme will look at five key areas: rural land use, food, air quality, marine, and resources and waste. Sarah Moller, the NCAS Air Pollution Theme Leader based at the University of York, is leading the work on air pollution.
Unearthing historic weather records to help predict our future climate
The Operation Weather Rescue project is run by a team of UK meteorologists and climate scientists who are unearthing historic weather data to answer questions about our changing climate. Their project uses the tried and tested method of people power; drawing on invaluable help from members of the public by asking them to enter pieces of historical weather information into their online database.