In this post we focus on our Natural Hazards Science Area, which includes some of our work on floods and droughts. Natural hazards also include threats from parasites, pathogens and invasive species, and threats from natural air pollution incidents.
Duncan Wingham, chief executive @NERCScience, visits CEH today & finds out more about flood forecasting research pic.twitter.com/ecNeJoPLZG
— CEH Science News (@CEHScienceNews) February 14, 2014
Natural hazards are of increasing concern for humanity because of population growth and increased societal vulnerability due to trends in urbanisation and land-use change. They have been identified by the National Security Review as some of the most significant risks to the UK in terms of economic, social and environmental consequences.
A key demand is to improve our prediction and estimation of natural hazards and develop knowledge to better manage and minimise their impacts on our society, economy and environment.
RT @Michaelcranston Encouraging findings for forecasting #floods in rapid response catchments http://t.co/fs8Gd4rl1L
— CEH Science News (@CEHScienceNews) September 2, 2013
MT @ChrisBraban: co-authored volcano response planning report incl #airquality knowledge gaps/eruption response info http://t.co/CVmqKgruN9
— CEH Science News (@CEHScienceNews) October 2, 2013
Hydro-meteorological science is an important element of our research. Within CEH we have teams of scientists working on furthering our understanding of hydrological processes, water resources, water information management, hydrological status and reporting, the climate system, hydrological modelling and risk, and hydrological modelling and forecasting. Our science and data played a key role in informing UK operational agencies during the recent flooding events.
Scientists from @CEHScienceNews & @BritGeoSurvey comment on #flooding situation in the UK http://t.co/1AKZty48eK
— CEH Science News (@CEHScienceNews) February 11, 2014
The recent storms and floods in the UK – new report from @metoffice & @CEHScienceNews http://t.co/kVoxrrarKz
— CEH Science News (@CEHScienceNews) February 9, 2014
Our future research objectives include the development of physical and statistical models to better quantify the current and future risks from extreme rainfall and floods at multiple temporal and spatial scales. We are also developing web-based tools for seasonal forecasting of river flows to support flood and drought management in the UK and overseas.
|What is a drought? - read more on the CEH website|
. @BritishEcolSoc members @invasidora and @UKLadybirds gave evidence to the EAC yesterday. Find out how they got on: http://t.co/dN6XGjP9ZI
— BES Policy Team (@BESPolicy) January 23, 2014
We are working on methods to supply predictions of their arrival and spread, underpinned by rigorous risk assessment. We will deliver new systems to predict the arrival of invasive non-native species with particular focus on their pathways of arrival, spread and associated disease pathogens.
A new map of good habitats for an invasive kind of #rhododendron may help control the spread of #SuddenOakDeath http://t.co/JGqYJJS91b
— Planet Earth Online (@PlanetEarthnews) April 18, 2013
Find out more about our Natural Hazards Science Area, including a Science Area Summary [PDF], on the CEH website.
CEH Science Strategy 2014-2019
Staff page of Nick Reynard, Natural Hazards Science Area Lead