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(l to r) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Howard Newby, Lawrence McGinty (BSc Zoology 1969), Andrew Miller MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, Professor Sir David King, Professor Matthew Baylis, Oxenhale Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology, Professor Ric Williams, Professor Jon Saunders, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Philip Woodworth, NOC and Visiting Professor at the University, Professor Andrew Wilmott, Director of Science and Technology, NOC, and presenting but not pictured, Professor Timothy Greenshaw, School of Physical Sciences
Staff are now able to watch the webcast of a high profile lecture which was given to a packed auditorium in the Sherrington Building.
Scientists from the University of Liverpool and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) welcomed guest speakers, including Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee, ITN’s Health and Science Editor, Lawrence McGinty and Chancellor, Professor Sir David King, former Government Chief Scientific Officer, who joined them in delivering the Science of Climate Change Briefing.
The seven speakers’ presentations, to local and regional decision makers, scientific peers, alumni, staff and students, highlighted the strength of research being carried out in this field. They were followed by questions from the audience which stimulated further debate that continued later amongst those attending a networking reception at the Victoria Gallery & Museum.
This briefing was a joint venture developed by the Research Centre for Marine Sciences and Climate Change, a group comprising representatives from the Natural Environment Research Council’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University, whose role it is to co-ordinate research initiatives in marine sciences and communicate their work on how the climate system operates.
Professor Ric Williams, Chair in Ocean Dynamics and Biogeochemistry, said: “The event was well received, the variety and strength of the presentations applauded and it is hoped it will encourage further engagement and debate with local and regional decision makers as well as a broader scientific community, and members of the public. The briefing coincided with the University’s first research theme launch – Living with Environmental Change, staged the day before.”
To facilitate maximum impact of the briefing, continued communication of the issues, and potential for engagement, the Science of Climate Change webcast is available to watch online and it is also possible to download selected presentation slides.
The online version of the book mentioned by Professor Phil Woodworth is Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/book/10.1002/9781444323276
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