About us

A postgraduate centre in the Science of the Environment:

Natural and Anthropogenic pRocesses, Impacts and Opportunities

The scientific scope of SCENARIO is broad, spanning the physical, chemical and biological processes within the overarching theme of “environmental risk and sustainability” over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. We have supervisory expertise spanning seven Science Themes: climate and climate change;  weather and natural hazards; hydrological cycles and processes; applied ecology and biodiversity; biochemical cycles; earth observation, remote sensing and near-Earth space and infrastructure systems and two-way link with the environment.

NERC are fully funding 65 PhD studentships (12 per year, for 5 years) plus an additional 5 for Cohort 10. We aim to increase the student cohort with co-sponsorship.

SCENARIO is led by the University of Reading, with four further Host Partners (where lead supervision of students will also take place): the University of Surrey, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), the British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Institute of Zoology (IoZ).

You can find out more information about our host departments here and details of the SCENARIO management team here.

We also have a wide range of industry and public sector partners.