URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH- 

ADVANCES AND RELEVANCE 

The Annual Conference and Workshops of the NERC URGENT Research Programme 

To be held at Birmingham University 4/5/6 April 2001

Draft Meeting Agenda

Wednesday 4th April 2001 (For URGENT PDRAs)

Thursday 5th April 2001 Plenary Meeting Sessions

Friday 6th April 2001 Workshop Sessions
Poster List

Meeting Location and
How to get to Birmingham University

Participants List


Thursday 5th April 2001

08:30-11:00Registration

 

 

Plenary Meeting Sessions

 

 

 

09.15-10.30

4 PDRA Presentations: Chair: Sir Geoffrey Allen

10.30-11.00 Refreshment Break
AM Session

 Chair: Sir Geoffrey Allen

11.00-11.10

Welcome

Professor D Westbury Vice Principal, University of Birmingham.

11.10-11.30

Brief Intro to NERC, URGENT etc

Speaker: Rob Margetts NERC

11.30-11.50

Invited Speaker

The nature of Sustainable Urban Living
Speaker: Chris Baines (President: Urban Wildlife Partnership)

11.50-12.30

Exploitation and Links to Users

Speakers: Mike Tricker NERC and Bob Bushaway University of Birmingham

12.30-12.45

EIS

Speaker: Martin Culshaw

12.45-13.50

Lunch

Buffet Lunch and Poster displays

PM Session

Chair: Andrew Skinner Environment Agency

13.50-14.50

Science and User Talks 1

Water and Ecology in Urban Environments: Advances and Relevance
Convenor: Geoff Petts

14.50-15.20 Refreshment Break

15.20-16.20

Science and User Talks 2

Atmospheric Science Applications
Convenor: Roy Harrison

16.20-16.30

Comfort Break

16.30-17.30

Science and User Talks 3 A Generic Study of Contaminated Land in Wolverhampton
Convenor: John Cripps

 Evening Reception and Dinner

18.00-18.45

Drinks reception (Open to All) and Poster Session

 

18.45 1930
Guest Speaker
Judith Lowe
"A European Twist?"

 

19.45

Conference Dinner 
(Prior Booking Essential)


 

Friday 6th April 2001

Morning Workshop Sessions: Presentations from the URGENT Science Projects

 

08:45-09:15

Registration

 

 

 

 

Plenary Introduction

09.15-09.45

Introduction to URGENT Programme

Speaker: Graham Leeks

 

Parallel Workshop Sessions

 

09.45-12.00

 

 

 

Air 
Science WS

Ecology 
Science WS

Soils
 Science WS

Water
 Science WS

Chair:
Roy Harrison

Roy Richards 

Roy Harrison 

Sue Owen 
15 Min

Chris Baker 
10 Min

John Thornes
- 10 Min

Peter Simmonds
-15 Mins

Eiko Nemitz
-15 Min

David Fowler
-15 Min

Mike Pilling
-

Chair:
John Good

Kevin Gaston 
5 Min

Mike Ashmore 
15 Min 

Alastair Fitter 
25 Min

Mike Barnsley 
10 Min

Phil Hulme

Mark Hill

Nick Hewitt

 

Chair:
John Farmer

Randall Parrish
15 Min

John Farmer 
15 Min

Robert Allison
- 10 Min

Matthew Collins
-

Chair:
John West

John Mather 
15 Min

Emma Harris 
-

John Packman
10 Min

Kevin Taylor
-

Paul Webster
- 15 Min

 

10.30-11.00

Refreshment Break

 

 

Plenary and Close of Science Area Sessions

 

 

12.00-12.30

Short discussion   Chair: Sir Geoffrey

 

 

 

12.30-13.30

Lunch and Poster Session

 

 

 

Afternoon Workshop Sessions Oriented on USER Issues

Parallel Workshop Sessions

 

13.30-15.15

Urban Land Use and Approaches to Reclamation and Revegetation of Degraded Urban Sites Use of Environmental Information within Local Authorities
Workshop Agenda

Urban Research in Catchment Management

Dissemination of URGENT science
Convenor: 
John Good

Chair: 
Peter Shirley

Convenor: Martin Culshaw

Chair: 
Brian Marker

 

Convenor: Angela Gurnell

Chair: 
Sue Stocks

 

Chair: 
Roger Moore

 

15.15-15.45

Final Plenary: Chair: Sir Geoffrey Allen

 

 

 

15.45-

Refreshments and Close of Meeting

 


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