Decision-makers are increasingly faced with the challenge of making our infrastructure resilient and mitigating the effects of extreme space weather events. Being a relatively niche environmental issue to infrastructure, data, knowledge and expertise in the UK research base is limited and requires translating and dissemination to be more readily used.
The projects discussed in the webinar are part of the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP), a five-year, £5m initiative, which is driven by the needs of the business community and decision-makers. It provides sound evidence for the identification and assessment of environmental risks and their impacts on infrastructure, translating the latest research into industry-relevant outputs.
More information on the programme is available on CIRIAs site: https://www.ciria.org/nerc
And NERCs site: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/innovation/activities/infrastructure/envrisks
This event will showcase recent NERC ERIIP-funded projects that tackle space weather and their effects on infrastructure.
Attendees at this webinar will:
- hear directly from the academics involved in ERIIP funded projects, and have an opportunity to ask questions about the projects
- examine the impact funded projects have had on industry to date
- have an opportunity to identify project outputs that may be transferable to their businesses
- develop understanding of what academics are working on outside of the ERIIP programme.
14:30 Welcome and overview of the NERC ERIIP Programme – Dr Owen Jenkins, CIRIA
14:35 Industry perspective on space weather – Alexis Ruffenach, EDF Energy
14:45 Space weather disruptions to satellite navigation and telecommunications:
ionospheric scintillation - Dr Biagio Forte, University of Bath
15:00 Single Event Effects in Ground Level Infrastructure
Dr Alex Hands, University of Surrey
Friday 26th April 2019
14:30 - 15:30
Free for all to attend
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