Public engagement at Climate Science Showcase | 6 November 2021 | Edinburgh
Over 250 people engaged with the UKCEH Team at the Dynamic Earth-hosted Climate Science Showcase during the Glasgow COP26 week. Highlights:
- Over 100 children and adults wrote a wish for the future on the Wishing Tree
- 70 children and adults discovered the carbon dioxide concentration in the air when they took their first breath
- 55 children and adults learned how scientists measure carbon dioxide in the air.
The following event report is available: Dick, J. Helfter, C., Raine, B., White S., Beel, G., Braban, C., Yeung, K. (2021). UKCEH at the Climate Science Showcase, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH Project: 06948; NERC National Capability LTS-S: UK-SCAPE; NE/R016429/1). 19p. (Unpublished)
Public engagement at Edinburgh Climate Festival | 14 August 2021 | Edinburgh
In total over 200 people engaged with the UKCEH team to discuss the science conducted at their local institution. The long-term monitoring conducted in the UK-SCAPE programme was highlighted. For more information see:
Survey to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK-SCAPE activities
The COVID-19 pandemic that swept the world in 2020 began to affect almost all aspects of life in the UK from March of that year. In order to build a picture of how UK-SCAPE was impacted, a short questionnaire was sent to UK-SCAPE activity leads in late 2020, many of whom sought input from their activity’s stakeholders. Several activities reported that, as a result of their contingency planning, disruption to their planned work was minimised. Some even reported positive impacts of the pandemic, for example, a shift to online events allowed more people to attend than if the event had been held in person. There were, however, many negative impacts, such as the curtailment of fieldwork leading to gaps in time series data.
Visual storytelling using National Capability data - training course & webinar | autumn/winter 2020–21 | Online
Presenting data and scientific concepts in engaging visual ways can greatly improve peoples’ understanding of often complex ideas. In this training course, we wanted to significantly improve the research community’s ability to tell engaging stories with data and analyses. The course aimed to increase skills in data visualisation and visual storytelling, raise awareness of UKCEH’s openly available datasets and improve our understanding of the limiting factors in data visualisation in environmental data science.
The course was aimed at both UKCEH staff and their collaborators from universities across the UK.
UK-SCAPE workshop: Underpinning Monitoring | 22–23 October 2019 | Lancaster
A UKCEH internal workshop for UK-SCAPE programme participants included a session entitled Maximising the impact of our national scale monitoring that included sessions on the benefits of effective stakeholder engagement, an exploration of approaches to community engagement and ways to record and measure engagement.
UK-SCAPE launch event | 5 December 2018 | London
Following an introduction to UK-SCAPE, we ran question and answer sessions during which we invited community members to express their opinions on co-design and explore opportunities for co-delivery and co-development of UK-SCAPE.