Current and forthcoming news and events from with Environmental Sciences Current and forthcoming news and events from with Environmental Sciences

Ocean Glider Community Science Workshop 2015

Following from the highly successful ocean glider community workshop at NOC Liverpool in 2013, we are pleased to announce the 2015 workshop at UEA in Norwich on 6th and 7th May 2015. The workshop is intended to get the community together to present and discuss the science that we can do with ocean gliders. Everyone is welcome, especially PhD students and those new to using gliders. Registration is now open at: We hope to...

The importance of water in growing potatoes

Dr Ruth Welters from the Agritech Water Cluster talks to journalist Richard Hollingham and Essex farmer Johnnie Jiggens about the importance of water in growing potatoes

envEXPO 2105 | 25, 26 & 27 March 2015

A FREE three day showcase of marine and environmental research.  A unique and exciting opportunity to network and develop mutually beneficial relationships with regional business and industry, SME’s, policy-makers and third sector organisations.  Maximise the impact of your research, identify potential funding sources and explore new research opportunities.  Register now for your FREE ticket at . Ticket numbers are limited by sector...

UEA is collaborating with BirdLife International and Swarovski Optik to conserve Great Bustards in Spain and Portugal

Researchers from the School of Environmental Sciences have launched a new study focusing on Great Bustards in Spain and Portugal, working directly with local governments in Extremadura and Alentejo, as well as the conservationist group BirdLife International and University of Lisbon. The Great Bustard is classified as Globally Vulnerable, and suffers from intensification of land-uses throughout its range. The research aims to provide evidence-based recommendations on how to improve...

ENV Prof receives top award

Prof Colin Murrell (ENV) has been awarded The CAS President’s International Fellowship for Distinguished Scientists. Read this article at the Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences website     

UEA confirms 2014 as one of the warmest years on record globally

Provisional full-year global mean temperature figures show 2014 was one of the warmest years in a record dating back to 1850.   Read this full item

REF 2014 – School of Environmental Sciences

The School of Environmental Sciences has come 10th in the UK for its research according to a major Government analysis released on 18th December. 35% of research by the School was scored as 4* (world leading) - the highest quality – with 52% assessed as 3* (internationally excellent) in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). We are the 3rd placed department in the UK when ranked by the volume of world-leading research achieved and 5th placed in terms of research ‘power’. The...

Extreme temperature anomalies are warming faster than Earth's average

Extreme temperature anomalies are warming faster than Earth's average.  Read this full article

Remote piloted aircraft maps storm surge impacts one year on

One year on from the biggest UK storm surge for 60 years, new aerial photos have revealed details of breaches to the natural and man-made coastal defences on part of the East Anglian coastline.   Read more about this article

Human influence important factor in possible global and UK temperature records

Early figures from the University of East Anglia (UEA) show 2014 is on course to be one of, if not the warmest year on record both globally and for the UK.   Read more about this article