Projects for 2023 Entry

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ID Title Lead supervisor Lead Institution CASE / Co-sponsor SCENARIO Themes
SC2023_01 Quantifying UK hydroclimatic variability on centennial timescales

 

Jamie Hannaford UK Centre for Ecology and  Hydrology This project has CASE support from the Environment Agency CC  NH  HC
SC2023_02 The impact of high resolution modelling on mineral dust forecasts over West Africa using the ECMWF integrated forecast system Claire Ryder University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Red Cross Climate Centre and partners with ECMWF. NH  EO  HC  CC  IS
SC2023_03 Plastics in karst groundwater systems Louise Maurice British Geological Survey This project has a BGS Collaborative Studentship HC BC
SC2023_04 Using environmental DNA (eDNA) to elucidate the role of habitat upon the transmission of pollinator disease Lindsay Newbold UK Centre for Ecology and  Hydrology This project has CASE support from the British Bee Keepers Association CC AE
SC2023_05 Smarter Ensembles for solar wind forecasts Matt Owens University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office EO
SC2023_06 Climate Feedbacks through reactive greenhouse gases Bill Collins University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office CC  BC  EO
SC2023_07 Are tropical waves an untapped source of predictability in the tropics? John Methven University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office CCNH, EO
SC2023_08 How do environmental factors and hazards affect the vulnerability, reliability and resilience of small-water supply infrastructure? Kathy Pond University of Surrey IS CC HC

 

 

SC2023_09 Moist processes and their interaction with storm tracks

Maarten Ambaum talks about the project on YouTube

Maarten Ambaum University of Reading This project has a placement opportunity at the University of Bergen NH CC   HC
SC2023_10 Stable isotope fractionation in minerals as a tool for climate reconstruction: insights from molecular modelling Ricardo Grau-Crespo University of Reading CC

 

SC2023_11 Engineered Anammox Biofilms for Low-Energy Wastewater Remediation and Environmental Protection

Joe Keddie and Bing Guo talk about the project on YouTube

Joseph Keddie University of Surrey This project is supported by Thames Water and has a placement opportunity with AMD HC BC
SC2023_12 The role of air-sea interactions in Indian monsoon depressions Kieran Hunt University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office CC  NH  HC
SC2023_13 Improved understanding of water vapour’s role in the weather and climate system Keith Shine University of Reading This project has a placement opportunity with ECMWF CC  NH  HC
SC2023_14 Impact of air-sea interactions and deep convection on Mediterranean Cyclones

Sue Gray talks about the project on YouTube

Sue Gray University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office NH
SC2023_15 New space-borne perspectives on the global carbon cycle: untangling role of complex vegetation canopies in novel satellite observations Tristan Quaife University of Reading and National Centre for Earth Observation BC  EO
SC2023_16 Air quality, thermal effects and micro-climate in urban areas Matteo Carpentieri Unversity of Surrey This project has a placement opportunity with ECL, France CC IS NH
SC2023_17 Modelling the impact of planting choices and management on the delivery of multiple ecosystem services by domestic gardens

Anne Verhoef, Tijana Blanusa, and Deepa Senapathi talk about this project on YouTube

Anne Verhoef University of Reading This project has support from the Royal Horticultural Society CC IS NH  HC AE
SC2023_18 Climate variability and societal responses in Pre-Columbian South America

Joy Singarayer talks about the project on YouTube

Joy Singarayer University of Reading  CC
SC2023_19 How will extreme weather affect the energy sector in Europe under climate change?

Reinhard Schiemann talks about the project on YouTube.

Reinhard Schiemann University of Reading and National Centre for Atmospheric Science This project has CASE support from RTE, France CC IS NH
SC2023_20 Modelling microbial immigration at critical interfaces of urban and natural water environments Bing Guo University of Surrey This project has an opportunity to visit McGill University, Canada CC IS HC
SC2023_21 Understanding the diversity in the AMOC response to climate change Jonathan Gregory University of Reading and National Centre for Atmospheric Science CC
SC2023_22 Understanding and improving AMOC forecasts in inter-annual to decadal climate prediction

Jon Robson talks about the project on YouTube

Jon Robson University of Reading and National Centre for Atmospheric Science This project has CASE support from the Met Office CC
SC2023_23 Impact of Holocene land use and climate change upon Brazil’s Atlantic Forest biodiversity hotspot

Frank Mayle talks about the project on YouTube

Frank Mayle University of Reading CC AE
SC2023_24 Strengthening links between agri-environment management and pollination services for cost-effective bee conservation Jake Bishop University of Reading AE
SC2023_25 Mitigating greenhouse gas releases from contaminated urban re-development sites Sue Hughes University of Surrey This project has CASE support from LEAP Environmental CC IS NH  HC EO AE
SC2023_26 Impacts of microplastics on bioavailability of heavy metals in soil Mónica Felipe-Sotelo University of Surrey BC  EO
SC2023_27 Machine learning driven balance relationships for next generation data assimilation systems Ross Bannister University of Reading and the National Centre for Earth Observation This project has CASE support from the Met Office NH  HC EO
SC2023_28 Parameterising model bias in data assimilation with application to marine biogeochemistry forecasting Alison Fowler University of Reading and the National Centre for Earth Observation BC  EO
SC2023_29  Sea surface temperature pattern influence on monsoon variability and change

Chris Holloway talks about the project on YouTube

Chris Holloway University of Reading CC NH  HC
SC2023_30 Maximising the value of observational data in ensemble data assimilation for hazardous weather prediction Sarah Dance University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office NH  EO
SC2023_31 Bigger, better hedgerows – assessing hedge structure and landscape context for pollinating insects Jo Staley UK Centre for Ecology and  Hydrology This project has CASE support from The Tree Council AE
SC2023_32 Improving urban air quality measurement with artificial intelligence

David Birch and Scenario PhD Student Joy Schmeer (Wingrave) talk about EnFlo facility at the University of Surrey on YouTube

David Birch University of Surrey IS NH
SC2023_33 Do unrelated plants growing in the same region look similar due to climate adaptation? Alastair Culham University of Reading This project has support from the Royal Horticultural Society CC AE
SC2023_34 Using geochemical proxies to quantify past climate change in the Andes, South America Stuart Black University of Reading BC CC AE
SC2023_35 Making digital rivers flow: integrating hydrological-relevant calibration in Earth System Modelling

Hannah Cloke talks about the project on YouTube

Hannah Cloke University of Reading This project has a placement opportunity with ECMWF NH  HC
SC2023_36 Investigating the climate feedbacks that will determine the fate of the Greenland ice sheet Robin Smith University of Reading and National Centre for Atmospheric Science CC
SC2023_37 Tracking the bioaccumulation, the metabolization and synergy between Nanoplastics and Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the food web Maya Al-Sid-Cheikh University of Surrey This project has a placement opportunity with Cefas BC AE
SC2023_38 Understanding freshwater ecosystem health from a microbial perspective Dan Read UK Centre for Ecology and  Hydrology This project has CASE support from the Environment Agency BC AE
SC2023_39 Accelerating the computation of air quality projections over India using novel computing

Chris Maynard and Laura Wilcox talk about this project on YouTube

Chris Maynard University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office CC IS NH
SC2023_40 A Robotic Ecologist for Automated Habitat Monitoring Robert Siddall University of Surrey This project has a placement opportunity with Forest Research CC AE
SC2023_41 Changes in soil hydraulic properties using long-term innovative monitoring to unveil process dynamics, improve numerical model parameterisation and support Nature-based Solutions Alejandro Dussaillant UK Centre for Ecology and  Hydrology CC NH  HC
SC2023_42 Generating and evaluating the next generation of ensemble atmospheric dispersion forecasts Helen Dacre University of Reading This project has CASE support from the Met Office NH
SC2023_43 New approaches to ocean state analysis for climate and forecasting applications

Keith Haines and Dan Lea talk about this project on YouTube

Keith Haines University of Reading and National Centre for Earth Observation This project has CASE support from the Met Office     EO