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The public impact of research

Case Studies from UCL Geography

The public impact of research

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) for the first time included recognition of the wider public impact of university research.

The projects chosen to exemplify this aspect of UCL Geography’s work were:

  • Long term studies of freshwater acidification
  • The development of remote sensing techniques to monitor climate change and land management
  • Public, and especially children’s, involvement in water quality and aquatic biodiversity assessment
  • The history of the black presence in London
  • The mapping analysis of surnames to establish cultural, linguistic and ethnic affinities.

 

Details of these projects can be seen below:

1) Provision of data on freshwater acidification and recovery for monitoring and policymaking
UCL Environmental Change Research Centre, led by Professor Rick Battarbee FRS
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/impact/case-study-repository/freshwater-acidification-and-recovery

2) Models enabling the use of satellite data to monitor climate change and improve weather forecasting
Professor Philip Lewis and Dr Mathias Disney
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/impact/case-study-repository/monitoring-albedo

3) Monitoring the impacts of fire in land management
Professor Philip Lewis and Dr Mathias Disney
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/impact/case-study-repository/monitoring-fire-impacts

4) Open Air Laboratories and their contribution to public awareness and involvement in water science
Professor Neil Rose
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/impact/case-study-repository/opal-water

5) Illuminating the black presence in London before 1948
Dr Caroline Bressey
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/impact/case-study-repository/black-presence-in-london

6) Mapping names to establish cultural, linguistic and ethnic affinities
Professor Paul Longley and Dr James Cheshire
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/impact/case-study-repository/mapping-names


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Open air involvement in water science


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