UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure & Cities: Urban Observatories (Strand B)

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Sch of Engineering

Abstract

Cities are already enormous laboratories - they provide numerous examples of trial and error, of failures and successes. We shall learn, form and test engineering principles and theories in 'city laboratories', or Integrated Infrastrcuture Observatories (IIOs), to systematically study success, failure and the reasons for it, in real cities.

IIOs provide an environment for researchers and users to co-create learning, innovation, sustainable behaviours and resilient agency through real-world urban observation, research and full scale experimentation and demonstrators. They provide a platform to establish a common purpose, vision and set of values for delivering future cities. The IIO (UKCRIC Strand B) will develop observational component of a suite of IIOs and some of the facilities that will enable co-creation and experimentation. The development of full-fledged ULLs will be enabled only the additional financial and co-operation support of the academic partners and their respective university, government, industry and societal partners, and the collective intellectual capability and skills that this creates.

To capture the imagination, mobilise and inspire other cities to join we shall begin to form a network of IIOs that will provide a focal point for advocacy of IIO research; knowledge sharing and dissemination; engagement; building capacity; and more generally maximising impact.

Planned Impact

Not required by EPSRC at this stage.

Publications

10 25 50
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Chen Y (2018) Water quality monitoring in smart city: A pilot project in Automation in Construction

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Creutzig F (2019) Upscaling urban data science for global climate solutions in Global Sustainability

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Gunner S (2017) Rapid deployment of a WSN on the Clifton Suspension Bridge, UK in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Smart Infrastructure and Construction

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Ranjan R (2017) Orchestrating BigData Analysis Workflows in IEEE Cloud Computing

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Ranjan R (2017) Urban Risk Analytics in the Cloud in IT Professional

 
Description The three observatories in Newcastle, Sheffield and Bristol have all been set up and are supporting research projects, most notably CORONA.
Three further Observatories in Birmingham, Manchester and Cranfield will join from 01.04.19.

We are in an active programme of workshops designed to share best practice, deliver against our agreed deliverables and benefits and formulate a Programme Grant that enables the collaborative research to continue beyond the end of the capital award.
Exploitation Route We are engaging with the business and research communities to attract users of the observatory data. All data is freely available via the web site.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy,Transport

URL http://www.urbanobservatory.ac.uk/
 
Description City Data Sharing Toolkit (Future Cities Catapult)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Newcastle Connected Cities Group: Guidance for government at city levels in best practices for sharing data
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description CASE PhD Award
Amount £90,207 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Detecting the impact of vessels on air quality using emissions monitoring systems
Amount £29,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Transport 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Energy Systems Catapult CDT
Amount £44,723 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Flood-Prepared: Predicting Rainfall Events by Physical Analytics of REaltime Data
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P017134/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Future Cities Catapult Data Scientist
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Future Cities Catapult Limited 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description HEIF Urban Flows
Amount £67,113 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Higher Education Investment Fund (UKRI) Connected Capability Fund
Amount £4,900,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description ICase PhD Award
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description Integrating Altasense technologies into the UKCRIC Birmingham Urban Observatory
Amount £42,657 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Newcastle University Research Investment Fund
Amount £1,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID n/a 
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2022
 
Description Novel low-cost methods for marine mammal and environmental monitoring
Amount £450,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R014884/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 04/2020
 
Description The science of carbon capture: creating a carbon capture garden at Newcastle Science Central for people and nature
Amount £17,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 01/2018
 
Description UKCRIC - CORONA: City Observatory Research platfOrm for iNnovation and Analytics
Amount £1,011,544 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R013411/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2019
 
Description UKCRIC - CORONA: City Observatory Research platfOrm for iNnovation and Analytics
Amount £1,011,544 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R013411/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2020
 
Description UKCRIC - PLEXUS - Priming Laboratory EXperiments on infrastructure and Urban Systems
Amount £1,013,092 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R013535/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2019
 
Description Urban Green DAMS (Design and Modelling of SUDS)
Amount £780,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S005862/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Title NGIF API Live Data 
Description Live data from the National Green Infrastructure Facility 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Too early for long term impacts. 
URL https://api.ngif.urbanobservatory.ac.uk/
 
Title UO Main DB 
Description UO Environmental sensor DB; main DB for UO records 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Citations, many student projects, teaching, research proposals 
URL http://uoweb1.ncl.ac.uk
 
Title UO Radar DB 
Description UO Radar data; Radar DB and data lake 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact NERC Flood prepared 
URL http://uoweb1.ncl.ac.uk/radar
 
Title USB data 
Description USB sensor data; USB Sensor data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Further research grants, teaching 
URL https://api.usb.urbanobservatory.ac.uk/
 
Description CH2M/UoB 
Organisation CH2M HILL
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Leveraging on NPIF studentship funding and industrial sponsorship
Collaborator Contribution Cash contribution to stipend, other in kind
Impact PhD Studentship
Start Year 2017
 
Description Digital Twin Proof of Concept 
Organisation Mott Macdonald UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of DT workflow
Collaborator Contribution Co-creation of workflow and financial contribution
Impact DT POC and workflow
Start Year 2018
 
Description Google span 
Organisation Google
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of data visualisations
Collaborator Contribution Co-creation of visuals and soundscapes
Impact Google Span
Start Year 2017
 
Description MoU with WS Atkins 
Organisation WS Atkins
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of projects related to urban data and software integration
Collaborator Contribution Development of use cases for urban data deployment
Impact Development of projects related to urban data and software integration
Start Year 2018
 
Description Research Pilot with Amey 
Organisation Amey PLC
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Proposed Network of Road Surface Temperature Sensors
Collaborator Contribution Staff time commitment to undertake research
Impact Proposed Network of Road Surface Temperature Sensors
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research Pilot with Future Cities Catapult 
Organisation Future Cities Catapult Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Co-development of tech totem technology and deployment in the city
Collaborator Contribution Co-investment in development of totem technology
Impact Co-investment in development of totem technology
Start Year 2018
 
Description Research Pilot with Network Rail 
Organisation Network Rail Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Proposed Network of Moisture Sensors
Collaborator Contribution Deployment and use of network
Impact Deployment and use of network
Start Year 2019
 
Description Research Pilot with Nexus 
Organisation Nexus
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Installation and development of people monitoring equipment and associated analytics in Monument Metro Station
Collaborator Contribution Capital investment in building works to accommodate installation, access to networks and shared data
Impact Capital investment in building works to accommodate installation, access to networks and shared data
Start Year 2018
 
Description Research Pilot with Port of Tyne 
Organisation Port Of Tyne Authority
PI Contribution Development of research pilot deploying AQ sensors in the port
Collaborator Contribution Access to facilities, installation
Impact Access to facilities, installation
Start Year 2018
 
Description Research pilot with National Cyber Security Centre 
Organisation National Cyber Security Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Exploration of technological and privacy risks arising from smart building technologies
Collaborator Contribution Staff time commitment to undertake research
Impact joint research pilot
Start Year 2018
 
Description Siemens Mindsphere Hub 
Organisation Siemens AG
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Co-development of tools
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in software
Impact Siemens Mindsphere Hub
Start Year 2017
 
Description WSP / UoB 
Organisation World Bank Group
Department Water and Sanitation Program
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leveraging on NPIF studentship funding and industrial sponsorship
Collaborator Contribution Cash contribution to stipend, other in kind
Impact PhD Studentship
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCase studentship 
Organisation Ordnance Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Fully funded iCase studentship
Collaborator Contribution BIM/ GIS integration
Impact Studentship
Start Year 2017
 
Description iCase studentship 
Organisation Ordnance Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Fully funded iCase studentship
Collaborator Contribution Modelling sensors from the the kitchen sink to the national grid
Impact funded studentship
Start Year 2018
 
Title UO data portal 
Description Data Portal 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Updated Urban Observatory Portal 
URL http://newcastle.urbanobservatory.ac.uk/
 
Title USB Interface 
Description Web interface and 3D model of USB and data 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Public interface to USB data streams and visualisation 
 
Title Urban Observatory API 
Description Updated API for UO data 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Updated API for Urban Observatory 
URL http://newcastle.urbanobservatory.ac.uk/api_docs/
 
Title Worked API examples 
Description API examples notebooks 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2018 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Several worked examples of using the API for data analytic tasks 
 
Description briefing to the Adaptation Sub Committee of the Committee on Climate Change on Climate Change Risk Assessment and Infrastructure Interdependencies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Richard Dawson gave a briefing to the Adaptation Sub Committee of the Committee on Climate Change on Climate Change Risk Assessment and Infrastructure Interdependencies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 2nd UKCRIC Smart Cities Collaboratory Meeting, Bristol, 16 & 17th October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Leading a discussion at the 2nd UKCRIC Smart Cities Collaboratory Meeting in Bristol to a mixed audience of 50 attendees to form future partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Air Quality Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Workshop with participants in the research to form future partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Analyst North East Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Summer conference keynote speaker (Jennine Joncyzk/Luke Smith)
Engagement/profile raising
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Briefing to HKU on Cities Research at Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion on Cities Research at Newcastle to form future partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Briefing to HKUST on Cities Research at Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion to HKUST to form future partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Briefing to Xiamen on Cities Research at Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion to Xiamen on Cities Research at Newcastle to form future partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cities Panel @ Bluedot event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach activities at festival; Raise awareness of the UO and UKCRIC in general
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cities Research Theme Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Launch of the University's research theme in Cities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cities Workshop at the Ordnance Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cities Workshop at the Ordnance Survey with cross-disciplinary academics for project planning and discussion of new proposals and networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DREAM Challenge Week: Talk/hackathon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact DREAM Challenge Week Talk/hackathon
Outcomes: Use of data and tools, awareness; Developed 3 prototype systems using data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Data Research Theme Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch of the University's research theme in Data to local stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DataJam Northeast: Hack type event with government and other stakeholders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact DataJam Northeast Hack type event with government and other stakeholders to increase awareness of data, development of prototype tools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Digital Twin Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Took part at the Digital Twin Workshop to form future partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussion panel with UK Civil Service Head of Geography 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion panel with UK Civil Service Head of Geography to raise awareness and discuss opportunities for data integration into current government practice and the skills gap
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Evening reception at British High Commission (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact evening reception at British High Commission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Future Cities Catapult, Newcastle, 17/07/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion about the project with 25 attendees of the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GISRUK 2017, Manchester, April 18-21, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion about the project to 300 academics in order to inform them about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Google Span Newcastle/Gateshead 05/10/2017, Newcastle 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered a workshop and activities at the Google Span Newcastle/Gateshead event to showcase results to 400 members of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Habits workshop Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Habits workshop between academics and the public to discuss the outputs for the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Innovate UK delegation: Lecture and discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Innovate UK delegation: Lecture and discussion to develop awareness and influence research agenda of the funding body
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview BBC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview about urban monitoring to raise awareness of urban observatories
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited presentation at Euroscience open forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in a debate and presentation at the Euroscience open forum amongst fellow academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited presentation to Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (EAUC) Living Labs event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation to Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges (EAUC) Living Labs event to inform fellow academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at BCS Southwest 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Theo Tryfonas delivered an invited talk at monthly chapter event for the BCS to raise awareness of the UO and UKCRIC in general and for networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Keynote ACM SigSpatial Seattle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote ACM SigSpatial Seattle to researchers and practitioners to develop awareness and influence research direction
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote lecture at Smart to Future Cities Conference (Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Profile raising
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at CREATE Lab MIT (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting at CREATE Lab MIT to create new research collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting at CREATE lab (CARE) (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting at CREATE lab (CARE) to create a new research partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Newcastle Bee monitoring Launch Event, Newcastle, 09/06/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivering an introduction to monitoring activities to 25 members of the general public about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Newcastle Pint of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk at Pint of Science event (Phil James)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NorthMOST Transport Modelling workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture (Phil James) to 50 academics and members of the general public to raise awareness of the Urban Observatories
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Northern Bee Keepers annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote lecture on monitoring the environment (Phil James) to bee keepers
Engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Northumbria Water Innovation Week, 10 ~14 July 2017, Newcastle race course 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion at Northumbrian Water's Innovation Week. Presentation was made to an audience of 50 attendees to inform and to discuss partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Optimistic workshop - Chengdu China sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at the optimistic workshop in Chengdu to discuss future partnerships amongst academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Outreach@Bluedot 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Outreach activities at Festival
Raise awareness of the Urban Observatories and UKCRIC in general
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Panel debate at CARe 2018 Hong Hong (Glendinning) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Profile raising, sparked interest and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://care2018.ust.hk/index.php/report01/
 
Description Participation in Spark 2019 Hong Kong 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and hands-on workshop to raise awareness in Hong Kong, make connections with the British Council, schools, academics and policy makers in Hong Kong
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/spark
 
Description Pint of Science - how do you turn a city into a lab? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Evening talk to public audience to inform and entertain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Podcast as part of the Great Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Podcast as part of the Great Exhibition to raise profile of the Urban Observatories
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Permanent Secretary of the DfT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk and discussion with key civil service staff at the DfT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Xiamen presidential visit (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion to create new partnerships
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Roadmaps for Energy event, Newcastle, 11/05/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation and discussion about the project with a mixed international audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Science of public event at Core- 28th sept 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to inform the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Seminar at Manchester Data Science Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar on IoT and architectures, and future outlook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sheffield City Council Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Workshop with Sheffield Local Council to inform the sensor build competition topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sheffield Digital Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and debate at the Sheffield Digital Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Showcasing Bristol's region work in Brussels (Theo Tryfonas) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Theo Tryfonas promoted the Bristol research outcomes to the European Commission, MEPs, Project Partners and NGOs in order to raise the profile of the project and to network with potential grant application partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2017
 
Description Success project workshop 28th Sept 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion of outputs at the Success project workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk at 10th International Conference on Urban Climate in NYC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Raised international awareness to highlight the urban observatory approach to a wider academic audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tees Valley Environmental Protection Group Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion about the project to inform the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Trade stand at world cities summit (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Trade stand at world cities summit to raise profile of the Urban Observatories
Outcome: invitations to discuss collaborations with Future Cities Catapult
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Transport Systems Catapult Meeting, Milton Keynes, 07/10/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered a presentation and took part in a discussion at the Transport Systems Catapult Meeting in Milton Keynes to form future partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description U4SSC Expert Panel member (Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact U4SSC Expert Panel member
Awareness raising of UKCRIC activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Urban Flows City Council Briefing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to Sheffield Local Council to form future partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Urban Flows Competition Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Urban Flows overview, & sensor pitches for competition
New sensors for urban flows
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Webinar Luke Smith broadcast on - "practical applications of supercomputing in flood simulation" 24/04/2018 (IAHR/IWA Joint Committee on Hydroinformatics for Urban Flood Modelling and Risk Management) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Webinar Luke Smith broadcast on - "practical applications of supercomputing in flood simulation" 24/04/2018 (IAHR/IWA Joint Committee on Hydroinformatics for Urban Flood Modelling and Risk Management)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop at NewRIIS (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in workshop to raise profile
Outcome: Invitations to discuss collaborations with CARES and MIT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Wuthering Bytes, Hebden Bridge, 04/09/2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation about the project to a mixed audience of 75 attendees to inform and discuss partnerships.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Yiheng Chen submitted abstract and will present research result from the water quality project supported by UKCRIC at 2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Yiheng Chen submitted abstract and will present research result from the water quality project supported by UKCRIC at 2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description n8 green cities workshop 25th May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion at the N8 green cities workshop to inform different audiences about the Urban Observatories,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description presentation to Women in Sustainability Network event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Awareness raising - sparked debate and interest in future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description presentation to prospective students at NewRIIS (Stephanie Glendinning and Phil James) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact presentation to prospective students at NewRIIS to recruit PhD students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018