The Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (SMMR) has announced an opportunity with a deadline of 12 June (midday) for notifications of intent. The SMMR programme is jointly delivered by the Natural Environment Research Council...
Monitoring, evaluation and learning from programme activities
As with all SPF programmes, UK Climate Resilience activities will be rigorously monitored to ensure accountability. In addition, there is there is an ambition to identify imaginative and meaningful ways to measure the contribution of the funded research towards the programme goals, i.e. to answer the question at a programme level of, “What is all the funded work contributing to?”.
This will include engaging with the funded projects to identify areas of common interest and overarching programme level questions. These will support the synthesis of emerging lessons across the programme and draw out relevant lessons and stories of change that can be shared more widely to show how the funded activities are contributing to ensuring that the UK become more climate resilient. As part of this, the programme, via the Champions, are planning a workshop to be held in 2020 to determine what the programme understands by the term “a climate resilient UK”; further work will look at how this is developing through the activities of the programme.
To guide the development of the monitoring, evaluation and learning work, an overarching framework has been developed that links the “legacy items” outlined in the Science Plan and the Programme vision and objectives. This also provides an overarching narrative to connect fragmented research, researchers and research users. By plotting the funded activities of the programme onto this it is possible to identify research, knowledge brokering, cross-programme working, gaps and next steps for the programme.
With further development to draw out the theory of how desired change is thought to happen and the assumptions underlying this, the framework will be used to: support continuous improvement / adaptive management of the programme; identify potential risks to the successful delivery of the programme and ways to ameliorate them; and challenge assumptions about how change works in the programme.
A visual of this overarching narrative is available (in pdf format) here.
News & Events
Last updated June 2020
Here are the latest news articles and events from the UK Climate Resilience Programme.
A consortium led by the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) began a 15-month study in May 2020 to scope the requirements for a new national NERC Floods and Droughts Research Infrastructure. This £500k...
Call for Papers: Climate Risk Management special issue on “UK Climate Risk Assessment and Management”
In order to feed new scientific evidence from UKCR to the Third Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3), we have launched a call for papers on “UK Climate Risk Assessment and Management” for a Special Issue...
UKRI is awarding £3.5m in three major awards for the SPF UK Climate Resilience Programme. The projects, which started on 1 May 2020, were funded for two topics: “Enhancing climate change risk assessment capability” (Topic...