Adaptation events for November

ARCC/Climate NI energy management and system resilience event

6 November 2013: The Mac, Belfast, 9.15am to 1.15pm

Energy stakeholders are invited to this event, which will share some of the latest thinking and outputs from a number of energy-related research projects, all with a focus on the sustainability and resilience of energy infrastructure.

Shoreline planning for Northern Ireland

12 November 2013: Harbour Commissioner’s Office, Belfast, 9am to 4pm

The Northern Ireland shoreline will face unprecedented changes in coming decades. This event aims to bring together key stakeholders and decision makers with research experts to discuss the role of shoreline planning and its associated policy challenges, with the goal of ensuring the sustainable development of Northern Ireland’s future shoreline. The event is free to attend.

Stakeholder event, i-BUILD

14 November 2013: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, 10am to 4pm

i-BUILD is a new research centre which will develop new approaches to infrastructure business models with the ultimate aim of replacing current public-private business models. This meeting is for infrastructure stakeholders, and at this first meeting there will be: information about the aims and objectives of the programme, activities to highlight stakeholder priorities; and opportunities to co-develop case studies. The i-BUILD Centre brings together a multi-disciplinary team including researchers in infrastructure engineering, business modelling, economic analysis and social science. The event is free to attend.

Final dissemination meeting, SHOCK (not) Horror

22 November 2013: The Royal Society, Carlton House Terrace, London, 10am to 4pm

SHOCK (not) Horror is an EPSRC-funded research project that has been looking at how ‘shock’ events can provide opportunities for learning about and transformation of infrastructure systems. This event is for infrastructure stakeholders and researchers and will include an overview of the project aims, methodologies and findings. Interactive sessions will aim to prompt discussion around identifying barriers and enablers for change and innovation of infrastructure systems. The event is free to attend.