This is the first monthly Digest from the BSG Press Office, and thus a short one! We will be bringing you a summary of the Society’s activities, and news from our members, each month, and sharing job and training opportunities that have been sent to us.
Dr Annie Ockelford presented about the work of the Society at the 2016 Flood Expo in London on October 13th, which produced much interest. This was part of a partnership between the Society and the Flood Expo.
Geomorphology was well represented at the NERC Into the Blue Science Showcase in Manchester in the final week of October, with stands run by members claiming two spots in the Top 3 of the public's vote for their favourtie exhibits - this was out of over 40 exhibits! Dr David Milan and the University of Hull exhibited their ever-popular River-in-a-Box mini-flume, claiming 2nd place. Geomorphology was also joint 3rd with a VR flood simulation, Flash Flood! produced by SeriousGeoGames for the NERC Flooding from Intense Rainfall programme - Flash Flood! was supported by an Outreach grant from the Society to produce printed materials in support of the activity, and over 400 were given out over the week. The science of peatlands was demonstrated by the University of Manchester, with Dr Emma Shuttleworth and Danielle Alderson. Read Chris Skinner's Storify of the event here.
We want you to share your geomorphology-related news. Are you starting/completing an exciting project, published research which has gained media interest, or just want to let us know about progress on a BSG-funded project, please send them to us and we’ll share them in this Digest.
Likewise, have any jobs or training opportunities? Share them on Twitter using the hashtag #BSGJobs and we’ll compile them for the digest, or email a link to us and we’ll post them for you.
Funded PhD Studentship - Reconstructing Himalayan glacier behaviour since the ‘Little Ice Age’ to predict their response to future climate change, University of Sheffield: Application deadline 9th January 2017