A recent field trip along the Lower Severn Vale with a group of Landscape and Applied Ecology MSc students highlighted some of the opportunities and challenges associated with weaning ourselves off large-scale and centralised electricity generating systems. The area of interest is part of the Severn estuary between Gloucester and the old suspension bridge carrying the M48 from Aust to Chepstow.
On 12 November, Chris Short and Rob Berry, together with Lucy Clarke, will be showcasing the CCRI and NSS (School of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire) work around the area of catchment management at the Severn Vale Catchment Partnership meeting in Stroud.
A few weeks ago Rob Berry – CCRI’s GIS and database expert, took a group of students on a field trip around the Severn Vale visiting numerous points of interest. Although he has published it on his own blog, our placement student Jonnie Felton also had a few words to say on the trip. But first, Rob gives an overview of the day…
This Thursday, will see an exciting seminar take place at CCRI as our Leverhulme funded artist in residence, Antony Lyons, presents with regard to the Sabrina Dreaming (Severn Estuary Tidelands), project.
In a new paper, published in ‘Environment and Planning’, Owain Jones and his co-author Michaela Palmer (née Reiser) make the case for using sonification as a means of representing data that might not otherwise be considered in environmental discussions.