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...
Wednesday 10 June 12.00-13.00
Speaker: Dr Freya Garry, Climate Scientist, Met Office, and Dr Ed Pope (Met Office)
Abstract: Compound climate events occur when climate drivers result in multiple climate hazards, leading to increased impacts relative to the hazards occurring separately. To classify as a compound event, hazards may occur concurrently, or consecutively, or might involve multiple climate drivers. The hazards may be spatially related or the first may be a preconditioning event that causes the second driver to result in a hazardous situation. In this seminar we will introduce compound climate events with a focus on the impacts to the UK agricultural sector. We will present initial results from case studies which include examples of different types of compound hazard. As well as characterising future changes to compound hazards, we aim to combine this information with exposure and vulnerability generate risk projections where possible. We will demonstrate our use of the UK Climate Projections perturbed parameter ensemble and discuss some of our plans for ongoing work.
Dr Ed Pope, Expert Scientist and Manager of the Climate Security team at the Met Office, will respond to the presentation, giving wider context on agricultural research at the Met Office and the pull through of science to decision making through the DEFRA Food and Farming Service.
Register for the seminar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hoHg_e8pQu6fvvXWZbQ3Ew
This webinar part of a series of mainly fortnightly webinars hosted by the UK Climate Resilience Programme – see the full programme.
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