We have had an exciting couple of months at CBESS working on our end of project outputs; a carbon predication tool for ecosystem managers and a complimentary citizen science app.
We are an island nation, and yet we know surprisingly little about parts of our coastline. An appeal to ‘citizen scientists’ hopes to put this right by encouraging us to collect information about our salt marshes to fill in the gaps.
Once again, CBESS was well represented at the University of Cambridge Science Festival on 12 March 2016, with a wide range of demonstrations on how tides and waves shape the UK coastline.
Bangor University and University of Cambridge have had a very productive winter, in this season’s progress report Bangor are the focus. In the spring we will focus on Cambridge and their experiences of influencing professional stakeholders with CBESS science.
CBESS and the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) at the University of St Andrews joined forces for the Dundee Science Festival. We spent a fun-filled afternoon at Menzies Community Centre in Dundee. Continue reading
This autumn there has been a lot of activity behind the scenes better understating our data and the story it is telling us. However, we have found the time to leave our desks and talk and engage with fellow researchers and the public.
With less than a year until CBESS comes to an end, we are increasingly busy working on Theme 2 (context) and Theme 3 (scale). We have also been back in the field, in preparation for development of the Ecosystem Provisioning Tool. There have also some interesting collaborations between science and art.
Pint of Science; a science festival is bringing learning to your local. The festival takes place over three evenings in May and happens simultaneously in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, USA, Spain, Germany, Brazil and Australia. The 2015 Festival hosted 500 speakers in 68 pubs across 12 cities and 20 universities