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CATS Research Grants

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  • Weather Information for Disaster Anticipation
    Summary: As part of this fellowship Dr Erica Thompson will be working with the Start Network, a group of charities working on rapid response to humanitarian emergencies. She will assist the Start Network in their efforts to improve their use of weather forecast information in order to anticipate crises before they occur, so that resources can be allocated in advance, potentially saving both costs and lives.
    Funded by: NERC (Innovation Placement)
    Principal Investigator: Dr Erica Thompson
    Project duration: 1 November 2017 – 31 August 2018
  • ReUseHeat - Recovery of Urban Excess Heat
    Summary: There is enough waste energy produced in the EU to heat the EU’s entire building stock; however, despite this huge potential only a restricted number of small scale examples of urban waste heat recovery are present across the EU. The objective of REUSEHEAT is to demonstrate, at TRL8 first of their kind advanced, modular and replicable systems enabling the recovery and reuse of waste heat available at the urban level. REUSEHEAT explicitly builds on previous knowledge and EU funded projects (notably CELSIUS, Stratego and HRE4) and aims to overcome both technical and non technical barriers to the unlocking of urban waste heat recovery investments across Europe. 
    Funded by: H2020
    Principal Investigator at LSE: Professor Henry Wynn
    Project duration: 1 October 2017 - 30 September 2021
  • BUG - Better Uncertainty Guidance
    Summary: This small project is aimed at improving how the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) quantify and communicate uncertainty. It will aim to summarise current (and existing alternative) guidance and formulate improved guidance. CATS is co-sponsoring a meeting in the Netherlands in November 2017 which will draw on international experts both to discuss challenges to the old guidance and to criticise our new guidance.
    Funded by: LSE KEI fund
    Principal Investigator: Professor Leonard Smith
    Project duration: 1 January 2017 - 31 March 2018
  • SHANE - Strategic Hurdles in the Attribution of Natural Extremes
    Workshop held 17 November 2016
    Funded by: SECURE Network (EPSRC)
    Project duration: 24 May 2016 - 31 January 2017
  • GLIMPSE - Gauging Limitations of Imperfect Model Prediction with Sculpted Ensembles
    Summary: Novel, potentially deployable approaches to operational adaptation of infrastructure and transport for the future climate would prove of great value, given the very limited insight current climate model simulations are able to provide at the high spatial/temporal resolutions previously considered by design engineers and regulators. GLIMPSE will explore a game-changing approach to extreme events in the unknown climate of the future. 
    Funded by: EPSRC ReCoVER Network
    Principal Investigator: Professor Leonard Smith
    Project duration: 1 January 2016 - ongoing
  • ECOPOTENTIAL - Improving Future Ecosystem Benefits Through Earth Observations
    Summary: This multi-partner project, led by Professor Antonello Provenzale at CNR, Italy, aims to improve terrestrial and marine ecosystem benefits in the face of increasing anthropogenic pressures. ECOPOTENTIAL will create a new unified framework for ecosystem studies and management of protected areas. The project will make best use of Earth Observation (EO) and monitoring data, and new modelling approaches will be developed able to include information from EO data; ecosystem services in current and future conditions will be assessed, and the requirements of future protected areas will be defined.
    Funded by: EU H2020
    Lead Research Organisation: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
    Principal Investigator at LSE: Professor Leonard Smith
    Project duration: June 2015 - May 2019
    Grant reference: EP-210185204
  • CELSIUS - Combined Efficient Large Scale Integrated Urban Systems
    Summary: This project involves a number of leading utilities organizations as well as academic partners. It aims to maximize carbon savings in cities by maximizing the unused energy saving potential through tackling ways to effectively and efficiently recover energy losses.
    Funded by: European Commission FP7 (Smart Cities & Communities 2011 call)
    Lead Research Organisation: City of Gothenburg
    Principal Investigator at LSE: Professor Henry Wynn
    Project duration - April 2013 - December 2017 
  • Integrated Ocean Observing System
    Summary: Dr Ralph Rayner is the industry liaison for the US Interagency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC) and the US Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) that it coordinates. Dr Rayner acts as the information point for a broad range of relevant industries; implements and manages a network for the exchange of information; and organises outreach workshops which promote the socioeconomic benefits of ocean observations. He also supports the interface between US IOOS and regional initiatives in other countries as well as the interface with the United Nations coordinated Global Ocean Observing System. Dr Rayner gave a presentation on the Global Ocean Observing System at the CATS 10th Anniversary event in October 2010. Link to talk here.
    Funded by: US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Principal Investigator: Dr Ralph Rayner 
    Project duration: 2007 - ongoing