Category Archives: CERF News and Events

Our website has moved!

The Institute for Environment, Health, Risk and Futures now has a new futures website. Visit us at http://www.cranfieldfutures.com for the latest horizon scanning blogs and foresight reports. If you are an email follower of this website, we will automatically transfer … Continue reading

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Climate change clearing Arctic shipping routes

Researchers at the University or California, Los Angeles, are predicting that new summer Arctic shipping routes will open within the next 50 years due to global warming, based on analysis of climate model projections for sea ice. It is expected … Continue reading

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News: River eco-systems could be improved with new Cranfield research

A new remote-controlled ‘boat’ being developed at Cranfield University for the Environment Agency could assist in the recovery of fish populations in UK rivers, by improving migration routes and access to vital food and breeding grounds. The surveying device, or … Continue reading

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News: New student project investigates climate change communication

Students at the Centre for Environmental Risks and Futures are investigating the most effective ways to engage businesses in climate change adaptation. Future weather patterns are likely to bring many challenges to UK businesses, who may need to adapt to ensure … Continue reading

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Forestry Commission Workshop Update: prioritising tree pest and disease risk

CERF recently facilitated a one-day workshop on the prioritisation of tree pest and disease risk. Below is a brief account of what went on, why, and where you can find the results. Background In recent years there has been a … Continue reading

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Cranfield set to educate the next wave of landscape ecologists

The National Ecosystem Assessment has spearheaded a new era of scientific interest in how we manage Britain’s landscape and the ecological systems within it. In response, Cranfield University’s Centre for Environmental Risks and Futures have launched a new short course … Continue reading

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Floating wind turbines

The Energy Technologies Institute has announced that it is looking for partners for its £25 million offshore wind floating system demonstration project, with the aim of showing that ‘floating’ wind turbines placed near to shore to take advantage of higher … Continue reading

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