NCAS Climate

Lead Research Organisation: NERC National Ctr for Atmospheric Sci

Abstract

The NCAS Climate Programme undertakes fundamental science, technical support and training to enable world-class scientific research into all aspects of the global climate system. The NCAS-Climate directorate consists of two main units, based within departments at the universities of Reading and Cambridge, and a number of smaller groups at the universities of Exeter, Edinburgh, Leeds and Oxford, and the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasst (ECMWF). The Reading unit focuses on physical aspects of the climate system whilst in Cambridge the main focus is on climate interactions involving the chemical composition of the atmosphere.

Publications

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Adamson P (2016) The NuMI neutrino beam in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment

 
Description Highlights include major advances in the fidelity of numerical simulations of weather, climate and atmospheric composition, and associated insights into the causes and characteristics of climate variability and change and changing atmospheric composition.
Exploitation Route The Met Office is using them to improve weather and climate predictions and provide policy advice to government. Businesses are using outputs to assess weather and climate related risks.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL https://www.ncas.ac.uk/en/climate-science-highlights
 
Description Impacts on International Policy making through IPCC and WMO, on the Met Office, and on climate risk assessment in the insurance and energy industries. Examples reported through NERC Centre Evaluation Impact Case studies
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://www.ipcc.ch/
 
Description Advised NERC on the future direction for Climate Services in developing countries
Impact Interviewed together with Emma Visman (Humanitarian Futures Programme) by NERC to discuss the future direction for Climate Services in developing countries
 
Description Allan, Richard - The role of CMIP in climate research for policy support, CliMathNet workshop: Decision analysis for policy support in climate change adaptation and mitigation, Exeter University, 20/21 April 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The role of CMIP in climate research for policy support, CliMathNet workshop: Decision analysis for policy support in climate change adaptation and mitigation, Exeter University, 20/21 April 2015
 
Description Changed practices for provision of index insurance
Geographic Reach Africa 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Several million farmers, who could not previously be insured, are now insured using satellite-based precipitation estimates. This has improved resilience to drought at a national scale.
 
Description Contributing Author for Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Impact Contributing Author for Chapter 10 of Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group 1 , (International Organisations/Committees)
 
Description Contributing Author for Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Impact Contributing author and expert reviewer for IPCC 5th assessment report
 
Description Contributing Author for Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Impact Preparation of a Figure for the IPCC report on changing precipitation trends.
 
Description Contributing Author for Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Impact Contributing author (CA) for IPCC AR5 (Chapter 11)
 
Description Contributing Author for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report - Chapter 10 - Hegerl
Impact I am a Lead author to Chapter 10 of the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC. The 5th Assessment Report will be used by a wide range of stakeholders including; Department of Energy and Climate Change; Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Environment Agency; European Union; International Organisations/Committees; Parliamentary Committees; Communities
 
Description Contributing Author for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report - Chapter 11 - Sutton
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact I am a Lead author of Chapter 11 of the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC. The 5th Assessment Report will be used by a wide range of stakeholders including; Department of Energy and Climate Change; Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Environment Agency; European Union; International Organisations/Committees; Parliamentary Committees; Communities
 
Description Contributing Author for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report - Chapter 11 - Weisheimer
Impact I am a contributing author to Chapter 11 of the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC. The 5th Assessment Report will be used by a wide range of stakeholders including; Department of Energy and Climate Change; Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Environment Agency; European Union; International Organisations/Committees; Parliamentary Committees; Communities
 
Description Contributing Author for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report - Chapter 13 - Gregory
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact I am a Lead author to Chapter 13 of the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC. The 5th Assessment Report will be used by a wide range of stakeholders including; Department of Energy and Climate Change; Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Environment Agency; European Union; International Organisations/Committees; Parliamentary Committees; Communities
 
Description Direct provision of data/information/advice to Government bodies
Impact Solicited review provided to Defra CSA Bob Watson of a Met Office paper on the predictability of the wet April in the UK in 2012
 
Description Expert reviewer for the IPCC fifth Assessment Report Climate Change
Impact Expert reviewer for the IPCC fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (WG1 AR5)
 
Description Hadley Centre Science Review Group
Impact Met Office Hadley Centre Science Review Group
 
Description Hirons, Linda & Klingaman, Nick - Department for International Development (DfID) - analysing the impacts of El Nino
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact This work has influenced DfID's decisions in their humanitarian response to the current El Nino event. The initial phase of the analysis (Jul-Aug 2015) focused on the impact of historical El Nino events on 30+ low- and middle-income countries. Since then DfID commissioned us to produce monthly updates (Nov 2015-Mar 2016) on the current El Nino event, including an outlook for the next 1-6 months using sub-seasonal and seasonal forecast data. In total this has been ~ 3months of time. DfID have recently asked that we continue this work to focus on historical impacts of La Nina events.
 
Description Invited participant in the scoping meeting to plan the sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (May 2017, Addis Ababa)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has played a critical role in advising the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the most recent outcome of which was the Paris Agreement which is the most serious attempt yet achieved to tackle climate change.
URL http://www.ipcc.ch
 
Description Lead Author for Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Gabi Hegerl)
Impact Lead Author for Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
 
Description Lead Author for Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Rowan Sutton).
Impact Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change fifth Assessment Report
 
Description Lead Author for Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Impact Lead author Chapter 11 of Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group 1
 
Description MOSAC and the Hadley Centre Programme Board.
Impact MOSAC and the Hadley Centre Programme Board.
 
Description Member of INSPIRE Thematic Working Group on Observations and Measurements
Impact Member of INSPIRE Thematic Working Group on Observations and Measurements
 
Description Member of the DFID steering committee for the Met Office Hadley Climate Science Research Partnership (CSRP)
Impact Member of the DFID steering committee for the Met Office Hadley Climate Science Research Partnership (CSRP) programme, focussing on African climate science and its applications.
 
Description OXFAM Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction
Impact Initiated and led a meeting for all the OXFAM Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction team at UoR to discuss synergies with NCAS-Climate research for Africa and other developing countries.
 
Description Preparation of a brochure on PAGODA
Impact Preparation of a brochure on PAGODA (in collaboration with the Met Office Knowledge Integration team) for circulation to DECC
 
Description Various DECC/DEFRA committees.
Impact Various DECC/DEFRA committees.
 
Description WMO/UNEP oaozopne assessment
Impact I am one of the four international co-chairs for the WMO/UNEP oaozopne assessment, mandated under the Montreal Protocol. Various meeting during the year.
 
Description NERC National Capability Long Term Science - MultiCentre Programme: North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS)
Amount £9,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/N018001/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2021
 
Description North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS programme) 
Organisation British Antarctic Survey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS programme) is a 5 year research programme led by NCAS (PI Rowan Sutton) and also involving: NOC, BAS, NCEO, PML, CPOM and the Met Office.
Collaborator Contribution Details at www.acsis.ac.uk and https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0266.1
Impact https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0266.1
Start Year 2016
 
Description North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS programme) 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS programme) is a 5 year research programme led by NCAS (PI Rowan Sutton) and also involving: NOC, BAS, NCEO, PML, CPOM and the Met Office.
Collaborator Contribution Details at www.acsis.ac.uk and https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0266.1
Impact https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0266.1
Start Year 2016
 
Description North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS programme) 
Organisation National Centre for Earth Observation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS programme) is a 5 year research programme led by NCAS (PI Rowan Sutton) and also involving: NOC, BAS, NCEO, PML, CPOM and the Met Office.
Collaborator Contribution Details at www.acsis.ac.uk and https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0266.1
Impact https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0266.1
Start Year 2016
 
Description North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS programme) 
Organisation National Oceanography Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS programme) is a 5 year research programme led by NCAS (PI Rowan Sutton) and also involving: NOC, BAS, NCEO, PML, CPOM and the Met Office.
Collaborator Contribution Details at www.acsis.ac.uk and https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0266.1
Impact https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0266.1
Start Year 2016
 
Description North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS programme) 
Organisation Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS programme) is a 5 year research programme led by NCAS (PI Rowan Sutton) and also involving: NOC, BAS, NCEO, PML, CPOM and the Met Office.
Collaborator Contribution Details at www.acsis.ac.uk and https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0266.1
Impact https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0266.1
Start Year 2016
 
Description Partnership with the Met Office Hadley Centre 
Organisation Meteorological Office UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Strategic partnership in high resolution climate modelling, decadal climate prediction and other areas
Collaborator Contribution Strategic partnership in high resolution climate modelling, decadal climate prediction and other areas
Impact Publications. Improvements to Met Office decadal prediction system. Collaboration with the insurance businesses on climate risk assessment.
 
Description Partnerships with the insurance industry 
Organisation African Risk Capacity
Country South Africa 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution 1. The Investigators worked closely with the financial sector to improve insurance provision for African farmers. This has resulted in extending insurance to more than 1M farmer households in Zambia. 2. The Investigators have also collaborated with the Africa Risk Capacity to incorporate NCAS/University of Reading datasets into the Africa Risk Viewer (ARV), and supported ARC with the use of these data for informing the release of aid across Africa. 3. The Investigators have provided software to PULA Advisors for objective diagnosis of the onset of the rainy season in southern Africa. This has improved the quality of PULA's replanting insurance products. 4. Drought predictions and drought monitoring information, provided by the Investigators, are being incorporated into the World Food Programme seasonal monitoring bulletins for southern Africa.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have co-developed datasets and products (as described above), and provided feedback on their utility for decision making.
Impact Over 1 million farmers are now insured in Zambia using TAMSAT data and products. These farmers received pay outs that have helped them weather several years of poor weather.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnerships with the insurance industry 
Organisation INFORM GmbH
PI Contribution 1. The Investigators worked closely with the financial sector to improve insurance provision for African farmers. This has resulted in extending insurance to more than 1M farmer households in Zambia. 2. The Investigators have also collaborated with the Africa Risk Capacity to incorporate NCAS/University of Reading datasets into the Africa Risk Viewer (ARV), and supported ARC with the use of these data for informing the release of aid across Africa. 3. The Investigators have provided software to PULA Advisors for objective diagnosis of the onset of the rainy season in southern Africa. This has improved the quality of PULA's replanting insurance products. 4. Drought predictions and drought monitoring information, provided by the Investigators, are being incorporated into the World Food Programme seasonal monitoring bulletins for southern Africa.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have co-developed datasets and products (as described above), and provided feedback on their utility for decision making.
Impact Over 1 million farmers are now insured in Zambia using TAMSAT data and products. These farmers received pay outs that have helped them weather several years of poor weather.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Partnerships with the insurance industry 
Organisation World Food Programme (Italy, Sudan, Senegal)
Country Italy 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution 1. The Investigators worked closely with the financial sector to improve insurance provision for African farmers. This has resulted in extending insurance to more than 1M farmer households in Zambia. 2. The Investigators have also collaborated with the Africa Risk Capacity to incorporate NCAS/University of Reading datasets into the Africa Risk Viewer (ARV), and supported ARC with the use of these data for informing the release of aid across Africa. 3. The Investigators have provided software to PULA Advisors for objective diagnosis of the onset of the rainy season in southern Africa. This has improved the quality of PULA's replanting insurance products. 4. Drought predictions and drought monitoring information, provided by the Investigators, are being incorporated into the World Food Programme seasonal monitoring bulletins for southern Africa.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have co-developed datasets and products (as described above), and provided feedback on their utility for decision making.
Impact Over 1 million farmers are now insured in Zambia using TAMSAT data and products. These farmers received pay outs that have helped them weather several years of poor weather.
Start Year 2015
 
Description NERC RRS Discovery in London. Public & Community Engagement. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presenting the research and facilities of NCAS as well as "Science Busking" on London's Lower Embankment. Involvement with this event raised the profile of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science within NERC and with a wide range of stakeholders. Over 500 people were involved with tours, busking and in other activities surrounding the events in October in London. Felicity Perry
Volunteers included Jamie Minaeian, Matt Gascoyne, James Lee, James Allan, Sarah Moller, Tor Smith, Felicity Perry, Ioana Colfescu, Zoe Fleming, Marvin Shaw, Tomas Sherwen and Sina Hackenberg
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://storify.com/PlanetEarthnews/rrs-discovery-visits-london
 
Description OXFAM Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction 
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 Initiated and led a meeting for all the OXFAM Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction team at UoR to discuss synergies with NCAS-Climate research for Africa and other developing countries. Informal contact with decision makers and MP's.


None Known (data collected in 2012)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Advised NERC on the future direction for Climate Services in developing countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Interviewed together with Emma Visman (Humanitarian Futures Programme) by NERC to discuss the future direction for Climate Services in developing countries


None Known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Allan, Richard Lectures/talks/debates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Global Climate Change talk to Devizes and District U3A, Wyvern Club, Devizes, November 24th 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard Participation in a radio/TV interview 
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 January 7th 2016 - Interviewed about El Niño, weather patterns & flooding (Science Media Centre, Irish Times, BBC Radio 4 Inside Science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard Schools activities University Aspirations Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact University Aspirations Day, Introductory talk for St. John's CE Year 6, 24 June 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Climate change and meteorological drivers of widespread flooding in the UK, EA/Defra/NRW Research and Development (R&D) project board meeting, London, March 26 2015 
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 Climate change and meteorological drivers of widespread flooding in the UK, EA/Defra/NRW Research and Development (R&D) project board meeting, London, March 26 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Lectures/talks/debates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Extremes of Weather and the Latest Science of Climate Change, Farnham U3A Society Lecture, Farnham, January 7th 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Lectures/talks/debates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Global Climate Change, Reading International Festival, RISC, Reading, October 26th 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Lectures/talks/debates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A Changing Character of Precipitation in a Warming World: Physical Drivers, Walker Institute Conference on Flooding for Industry and Policy Stakeholders, University of Reading, December 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Allan, Richard - Lectures/talks/debates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Climate Change - State of the Science talk to Henley in Transition, Kings Arms Barn, Henley, December 14th 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Open days/exhibitions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I led the "How do we predict the weather?" Meteorology departmental schools event at the University of Reading (70 pupils and teachers with multiple activities)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Participation in a radio/TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invterviewed live on BBC Breakfast, BBC News Channel, 5 Live Breakfast (42mins) and BBC World about the Paris COP meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Participation in a radio/TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spoke about El Niño and recent UK weather extremes to New Scientist and local BBC radio stations/World Service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Participation in a radio/TV interview 
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 Comment on Nature study suggesting delay in next glacial period (Science Media Centre, Telegraph, Carbon Brief)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Participation in a radio/TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 Today program interview obout ocean heating
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Participation in a radio/TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interviewed live on Sky News about the climate context for flooding in Cumbria.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Participation in a radio/TV interview 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Today program about recent Nieves et al paper on ocean heating rate and the climate change hiatus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Press interview/briefing to a journalist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contributed to and quoted in "Long ribbon of damp damaging air" Guardian Weatherwatch article on Cumbria flooding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Press interview/briefing to a journalist 
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 Comment on Karl et al. "No hiatus paper": Science Media Centre: http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-new-study-on-the-global-warming-hiatus/ http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2015/06/no-slowdown-in-global-surface-temperatures-after-all/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-new-study-on-the-global-warming-hiatus/
 
Description Allan, Richard - Press interview/briefing to a journalist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact briefed Science Media Centre and Quoted in Wall Street Journal about the outcome of the COP21 climate meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Schools activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Aspirations day for school children, department of Meteorology, Reading
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Web items 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Comment about "Detecting the rising anthropogenic greenhouse effect at the surface": Detecting the rising anthropogenic greenhouse effect at the surface
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Allan, Richard - Web items 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wrote Blog on "Recent Changes in Africa Rainfall": http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/Data/CurrentWeather/wcd/blog/recent-changes-in-africa-rainfall/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/Data/CurrentWeather/wcd/blog/recent-changes-in-africa-rainfall/
 
Description Allan, Richard - Web items 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contributed to NASA Sensing Our Planet feature: "Missing heat": https://earthdata.nasa.gov/user-resources/sensing-our-planet/missing-heat
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://earthdata.nasa.gov/user-resources/sensing-our-planet/missing-heat
 
Description As an environmental coordinator, I lead a team representing department of chemsitry, University of Cambridge, to take part in a national wide Green Impact programme which is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme run by NUS. This programme launc 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participated as a team and won a bronze award

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Chemistry Department open day in Cambridge. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Climate Lab Book blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Editor of Climate Lab Book blog which receives around 4000 visits per month

Figures from blog posts have appeared in Mail on Sunday, Economist magazine, US Senate hearing, BBC News at 6, BBC News at 10 & Newsnight, Guardian & numerous online publications
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
URL http://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk
 
Description Climate spiral 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In May 2016 I created a 'climate spiral', showing global temperature changes since 1850. This went 'viral', being shared millions of times on facebook and seen by millions on twitter. It featured in several online and print media outlets. Later in the year, a version of the spiral was used during the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics, being seen by over 1 billion people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/spirals
 
Description Climate update resources for GCSE and A level teachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact NCAS partnered with the Royal Meteorological Society to develop resources for GCSE Science and Geography teachers
to provide up to date information on climate science based on the IPCC AR5 report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description Comment/Briefing to Media 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Richard Allan - comment on Nature study suggesting delay in next glacial period (Science Media Centre, Telegraph, Carbon Brief)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Contributing Author for Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Contributing Author for Chapter 10 of Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group 1 , (International Organisations/Committees)


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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description General media activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media activity. Full list at URL below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
URL http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~ed/home/outreach.html
 
Description Hawkins, Ed Lectures/talks/debates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk in High Wycombe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hawkins, Ed Participation in a radio/TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live interview on Sky News from Paris COP21 meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hawkins, Ed - Articles (written by staff at your centre ) in popular magazines and newspapers (incl Planet Earth) 
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 Article in Planet Earth on Arctic sea ice http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/aut15-ice-free/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/publications/planetearth/aut15-ice-free/
 
Description Hawkins, Ed - Lectures/talks/debates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Public talk at the Institute of Physics, London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hawkins, Ed - Participation in a radio/TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Filmed for Channel 4 News piece on climate impacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hawkins, Ed - Participation in a radio/TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Pre-recorded TV interview for Channel 4 News on El Nino and global temperatures
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hawkins, Ed - Participation in a radio/TV interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Live interview on BBC Radio Berkshire on UK temperature records
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hawkins, Ed - Press interview/briefing to a journalist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quoted in more than 12 newspaper or on-line climate articles in 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hawkins, Ed - Schools activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Participated in a mock COP event for Berkshire schools at Bradfield College
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hay Festival event with author Nicola Davies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ed Hawkins gave a talk at Hay Festival 2018 in partnership with author Nicola Davies. The talk presented and provided Q&A about the TRANSMISSION project (a Nerc/Hay Festival partnership), specifically regarding climate/weather poetry and infographics co-produced by Ed and Nicola.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hodson, Dan - Press interview/briefing to a journalist 
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 Quote/comment for BBC News website article on Nature Comms Paper "An extreme event of sea-level rise along the Northeast coast of North America in 2009-2010" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31604953
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31604953
 
Description Interviewed by Media - Richard Allan 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact January 7th 2016 - Interviewed about El Niño, weather patterns & flooding (Science Media Centre, Irish Times, BBC Radio 4 Inside Science)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Into The Blue - NERC Public Engagement Event - Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Into the blue Manchester was held at the Manchester Runway Visitor Park between 25th October and 29th October 2016. Staged under the wings of Concorde, the event consisted of five days of science engagement with a total audience of approximately 5,250 people, an average of over 1,000 visitors each day. Researchers, science communicators, stakeholders and the general public were brought together to bring alive the science we live and breathe.
Into the blue was conceived, funded and managed by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the UK's leading commissioner of environmental science. NERC has an obligation by royal charter to communicate its research with the public and to create a dialogue that can benefit environmental science, researchers, and society as a whole. In 2016 NERC capitalised on its unique opportunity to engage with public audiences by materialising the UK's largest research aircraft at Into the blue Manchester. The FAAM aircraft provided Into the blue with a central motif that brought to life the UK's world leading research capabilities.
Into the blue Manchester offered visitors a chance to tour the FAAM aircraft, attend talks, meet scientists and interact with a diverse range of hands-on science exhibits. Event contributors represented more than 30 universities and research centres across the UK, showcasing the very best of UK environmental science research.
From the outset it was clear that Into the blue was going to be more ambitious than any event NERC had staged before. To measure the success of Into the blue and to improve future events a comprehensive evaluation has been carried out. This has provided insights and metrics to allow NERC to respond to feedback. By engaging with and listening to our audiences we aim to improve future practice.
This evaluation aims to establish how far the Into the blue showcase was able to achieve the four primary objectives set out by NERC:
Make NERC science accessible to the public, stimulating enthusiasm and support for UK environmental science;
Engage targeted stakeholders with NERC science and innovation to create advocates for NERC;
Engage our colleagues to encourage pride in NERC and act as ambassadors;
Create a focal point for broad-reaching mass public engagement via media and social media based on these events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://intotheblue.nerc.ac.uk
 
Description Land/atmosphere interactions on the Earth and Mars - colloquium talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact December 2018: Colloquium, "Land/atmosphere interactions on the Earth and Mars", Patrick McGuire, Department of Physics and Department of Geography, Geology & the Environment, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Member of the DFID steering committee for the Met Office Hadley Climate Science Research Partnership (CSRP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Member of the DFID steering committee for the Met Office Hadley Climate Science Research Partnership (CSRP) programme, focussing on African climate science and its applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Met Office Scientific Advisory Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Met Office Scientific Advisory Committee 13 -14 Nov 2012 - advice to Met Office on Weather forecast research programme


N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Monsoon breaks could cause wind power stress article in environmentalresearchweb 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contributed quotes and factual material to article authored by journalist Kate Ravilious in environmentalresearchweb on our recent paper published in Environmental Research Letters journal. The article resulted in significant increase in downloads of the journal paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/61875
 
Description National Oceanography Centre Open Day - Various Staff and Volunteers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A group of volunteered to helped to demonstrate climate model simulations, and the FAAM aircraft at National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, Open Day 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Operation Weather Rescue 
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 Operation Weather Rescue citizen science project to recover millions of lost weather observations. This project is led by Ed Hawkins (NCAS Climate) and after its launch in 2017, was re-launched in 2018 and in 2019 (for British Science Week 2019) to get the public's support in digitising further meteorological measurements.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://weatherrescue.org
 
Description Operation Weather Rescue - citizen science project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Operation Weather Rescue is a citizen science project to digitise lost weather measurements from over 100 years ago. Over 3,700 volunteers have rescued 177,504 hours of weather data from the historic Ben Nevis Observatory so far, and more are continuing to digitise further records. This project is led by Ed Hawkins (NCAS Climate) and Harriett Richardson (NCAS Comms) and has strengthened our partnership with RMetS via Marjory Roy. Operation Weather Rescue results were displayed at NERC's UnEarthed event in Edinburgh (November 2017). Operation Weather Rescue and the subsequent NCAS temporary weather station which was installed on Ben Nevis, led to substantial press coverage e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-41177662/ben-nevis-weather-records-to-enter-the-digital-age and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41918646.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/edh/weather-rescue/
 
Description Operation Weather Rescue at UnEarthed (NERC showcase) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The NCAS Communications Team, Ed Hawkins (NCAS Climate), Lindsay Bennet (NCAS Weather) and volunteers from Edinburgh and Reading universities delivered an exhibition stand about Operation Weather Rescue (OWR) at NERC's UnEarthed environmental showcase (free to attend) event at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. 7000 attendees came to the 4-day long event. The NCAS Comms Team designed the exhibition stand, developed engaging animations with the OWR data, created 'make your own weather instruments' activities and installed an outdoor data display of temperature change since the industrial revolution in Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participant in the BBC Stargazing Live at Leicester University - Ocean Acidification Experiment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Participation in NERC Into the Blue outreach week at Machester airport runway park 
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 Worked on exhibition stand "Chasing the monsoon" at NERC's Into The Blue science outreach event at Machester Airport Runway park, October 2016. This covered the activities of the INCOMPASS and SWAAMI field campaigns using the FAAM Atmospheric Research Aircraft in India, May-July 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://intotheblue.nerc.ac.uk/manchester/
 
Description Participation in VAORG (Volcanic Ash Observation Review Group) 
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 Participation in VAORG (Volcanic Ash Observation Review Group), a DfT expert group to advise on ash hazards to aviation


None known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Public Talks at Into the Blue, Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact James Allen, Sarah Moller, Zoe Fleming, John Pyle, Grant Allan, Guy Gratton all gave public talks on air quality at Manchester Airport Runway Visitors Centre as part of the NERC 'Into the Blue' event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://intotheblue.nerc.ac.uk/
 
Description Radio Series for Children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Hannah Price was involved with a new radio series for children (part of NERC Climate Explorers)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Simulating Global and Local Land Surface Processes with JULES on the CEDA JASMIN Super-data-cluster - talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact December 2018: Talk, "Simulating Global and Local Land Surface Processes with JULES on the CEDA JASMIN Super-data-cluster", Patrick McGuire, American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, Washington, DC, USA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Smith, Robin - Schools activities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Talks on the climate system and high performance computing at Whitchurch Primary School
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Talk on the Summer of 2018 and its context in a changing climate at Wiltshire Cricket Groundsman Association AGM 
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 by Steve Woolnough on the Summer of 2018 and its context in a changing climate at Wiltshire Cricket Groundsman Association AGM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Climate Communication Project 
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 'The Climate Communication Project' is one of six projects funded (awarded £100k) by NERC as part of their Engaging Environments call. This climate engagement project, funded for 1 year, is managed and evaluated by the NCAS Communications Team. Ed Hawkins (NCAS Climate) is also a named project partner. Other project team members are from Climate Outreach, British Antarctic Survey, 10:10, National Centre for Earth Observation, Priestley International Centre for Climate, Royal Meteorological Society, Manchester Metropolitan University and Cardiff University. The project aims to audit methods used and build national capacity in climate engagement. The project has launched a survey, to collect information about how a range of specialists carry out their work in climate change public engagement. The results will be published spring/summer 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
URL http://theclimatecommsproject.org/
 
Description Twitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact My personal twitter account has over 13900 followers

Additional publications and authorship on book chapter. Increased interest from media and resulting appearances in print articles and online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
URL http://twitter.com/ed_hawkins
 
Description UKESM 'A Model Earth' exhibit at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The NCAS Communications Team supported the NCAS-led NERC/Met Office UKESM project to design and deliver 'A Model Earth' at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. We developed an exhibition stand, information sheets and delivered training for UKESM staff to prepare them for engaging with members of the public and schoolchildren. The main focus of the stand was to engage visitors with climate modelling and climate change, through the use of games and spherical projections of model scenarios. The exhibition was attended by over 14,000 members of the public, including 2,500 school students. Harriett Richardson spoke to BBC's Click about about the NERC & Met Office climate modelling project, UKESM1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08y6zyx/click-city-clickers#t=14m30s.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Warming Indian Ocean, weaker Indian monsoon. Quoted in article published in the India Climate Dialogue website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Solicited quotes published in blog article relating to a high profile research article written by international colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://indiaclimatedialogue.net/2015/06/16/warming-indian-ocean-weakening-monsoon/
 
Description Warming stripes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Design of a set of graphics - the warming stripes - which communicate changes in temperature over time in a simple, visually appealing way.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/2018/warming-stripes/