Changing Ice and its impact on people and the environment

10 May 2018, 9.00 AM - 10 May 2018, 5.00 PM

M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN

We are pleased to invite you to an interdisciplinary workshop on our ‘Changing Ice’ environment and it’s impacts on people and the environment.

Workshop Overview

The changing cryosphere* is putting pressure on ecosystems and arctic communities, as well as having global impact due to sea level rise. An interdisciplinary approach is therefore essential for addressing the complex challenges of this topic.

Our aim is to bridge links between those who can help understand the rate, scale and environmental impact of a changing ice environment, with those who could shed light on the lived experience of this change, and the implications for things like social justice, displacement, culture, resilience, and livelihoods. This workshop will bring together researchers from a wide range of disciplines across the University and externally to establish new connections and explore new research ideas.

Objectives include:

  • Share research and raise profile of activities across the University.

  • Link up researchers from a range of disciplines including Social Sciences, Law, Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Geography.

  • Develop new research ideas and connections to support funding applications, with a focus on EU 2019 Call on The changing cryosphere: uncertainties, risks and opportunities.

  • Explore opportunities for policy impact.

Agenda and further information will be available soon.

*parts of the earth’s surface where water is frozen – like ice sheets, glaciers, permafrost, snow on land, and frozen parts of the ocean.

Please note this event is only open to University of Bristol Academic Staff and Postgraduates.  Please contact for more information and for the booking link.

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