This exhibition of landscape photography will mark the launch of Vaibhav Kaul’s Himalayan field research project ‘Understanding and enhancing the adaptation and resilience of remote high-mountain communities to hydrometeorological extremes and related geophysical hazards in a changing climate’. The project is aimed at reducing disaster risk and supporting community adaptation to extremes in changing mountain environments. It is hosted by the Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, UK, and supported (TBC) by the Dudley Stamp Memorial Award (administered by the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers).
The four-day event will close at 6 pm on Sunday 27 September 2015 with the release of ‘Hear Me, O Himalaya!’, Vaibhav Kaul’s limited edition fundraising series for the Saheli Trust, a non-profit organisation working in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand to improve the safety and well-being of distressed, abused, abandoned, and vulnerable women, adolescents, and children. Fifty percent of any sale proceeds will go to the Saheli Trust. Any profit that still remains after all expenses have been paid will go to the artist’s own field research project.
ICERS are exhibiting at the Royal Society’s prestigious 2015 Summer Science Exhibition in London will be discussing how glaciers around the world’s highest mountain (Mt. Everest, 8848m) are rapidly shrinking. The Vanishing Glaciers exhibit will be using striking photographs and data collected from expeditions to the Khumbu, Imja, Lhotse and Ngozumpa Glaciers in Nepal combined with hands-on experiments and 3-D models, to explain how glaciers in the Himalaya are responding to climate change and why this is important for humanity. Presenting our research at the Royal Society in London are Ann Rowan, James Douglas, Vaibhav Kaul and Camilla Rootes from ICERS, and glaciologists from the University of Leeds, Aberystwyth, Northumbria and Hertfordshire. Also joining the team at the Royal Society Summer Science exhibition is Mollie Hughes, one of the youngest British climbers to summit Everest.
The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is a week-long science festival which features 22 exhibits from the forefront of British innovation. You can meet the scientists behind cutting edge science and technology exploring everything from cancer cells to plasma rockets. It’s free entry for all ages and runs from Tuesday 30th June to Sunday 5th July 2015. For more information visit: http://sse.royalsociety.org/2015/vanishing-glaciers/
The University of Sheffield is hosting the UK Arctic Science Conference 2015, with financial and administrative support from the NERC Arctic Office. This three day conference aims to bring together UK Arctic scientists of all natural and social science disciplines to present and discuss recent findings.
Date: Wednesday 16th September 2015 to Friday 18th September 2015 (exact timings to be confirmed).
Registration details can be found here.
The RRS James Cook is due to set sail from Southampton on the 3rd of July carrying ICERS researchers. Part of the BRITICE-CHRONO project, the ship will set course around Scotland and through the North Sea. The aim of the cruise is to collect new samples for dating, in order to decipher the timing of the retreat of the last British-Irish Ice Sheet.
Details of the cruise that took place last year can be found here.