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New NERC doctoral training partnership award led by the University of Birmingham
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The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has just announced the results of a funding competition for doctoral training to replace its algorithm system and CENTA is one of the successful partnerships with an award valued at £4.9M.
Date:
07/11/2013
New training course: The Practical use of mini- and micro-UAS for the Environmental Sciences
New training course: The Practical use of mini- and micro-UAS for the Environmental Sciences
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Rick Thomas and Rob MacKenzie have secured funding from the Natural Environment Research Council to run a training course for PhD students on the practical use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS, sometimes called "drones") for research in the Earth and environmental sciences.
Date:
29/10/2013
The Conversation: Not just weapons of war: drones hold much potential for civilians
The Conversation: Not just weapons of war: drones hold much potential for civilians
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Rob MacKenzie, Professor of Atmospheric Science, has written an article for The Conversation titled 'Not just weapons of war: drones hold much potential for civilians'. Robotic aircraft, or drones, are a much-debated military technology. But while this change in military capability challenges our shared senses of threat and protection, robotic aircraft have also been changing the way we do all kinds of other important things.
Date:
22/10/2013
Environmental Health student awarded gold medal for Graduate of the Year 2013
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A student who graduated with MSc in Environmental Health with Distinction in October 2012 has been awarded the Gold Medal as Graduate of the Year 2013 by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Date:
13/10/2013
Mike Beazley receives award at Parliamentary reception
Mike Beazley receives award at Parliamentary reception
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On 4th September Mike Beazley was given an award at a Parliamentary reception in Portcullis House, London, as one of the planning aid pioneers who had been instrumental in establishing planning aid as a key activity of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Date:
16/09/2013
The Conversation: Fracking earthquakes and flaming water: but not in the UK
The Conversation: Fracking earthquakes and flaming water: but not in the UK
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Alan Herbert, Senior Lecturer in Radioactive Waste Disposal and Remediation, has written an article for The Conversation titled Fracking earthquakes and flaming water: but not in the UK'. Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Davey, reignited the row over fracking this week, when he insisted this method of extracting shale gas was no "great evil" and could act as a bridge to a "green future" in the UK so long as it was properly regulated.
Date:
13/09/2013
Global ranking reinforces Birmingham's position as a world-class university
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The University of Birmingham has made an impressive 15 place rise to 62nd in this year's QS World University Rankings, cementing its position in the top 100 universities globally and placing it 10th in the UK.
Date:
10/09/2013
The Conversation: Fixing air pollution is like walking: easy until the ground starts moving
The Conversation: Fixing air pollution is like walking: easy until the ground starts moving
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Rob MacKenzie, Professor of Atmospheric Science, has written an article for The Conversation titled 'Fixing air pollution is like walking: easy until the ground starts moving'. There is something of a sensory dissonance in modern cities. Glamorous as they are, the breath of contemporary cities stinks. A recent study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters found that two million premature deaths worldwide are associated with outdoor air pollution. Read the full article on The Conversation website...
Date:
19/07/2013
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