Type: Technical Support & Training
We were delighted to see lots of you at this year’s Catchment Data and Evidence FORUM. It was a blended event, co-organised by Durham University with the CaBA Catchment Data User Group (CDUG), which is a multi-sectoral CaBA working group, consisting of data users, data providers and modellers with a focus on the practitioner community.
The keynote presentation by David Hannah from University of Birmingham and supporting presentations from Glen McGregor (University of Durham) and Richard Kingston (University of Manchester) were all focused on climate science. These three presentations provided the current state of knowledge with respect to climate change and examples of it’s impacts on aquatic systems and vulnerable communities. A compelling picture emerged of the importance of data & evidence to target catchment/landscape scale work where it will have the greatest impact on communities, the environment and climate mitigation and resilience. This year’s FORUM was scheduled between the SciMap User Group and a series of practical workshops. This changed the dynamics of the event from previous years with a far greater emphasis on practical training and knowledge sharing.
Where are we? Current strategies and frameworks for environmental data scientists (chair – Clare Deasy)
Data, Climate Change, and Society (chair – Sim Reaney)
Communicating Data to Make It Count (chair – Michelle Walker)
Young Researchers Showcase (chair – Sim Reaney)
Monitoring Change for Data Experts (chair – Dave Johnson)