Past Webinars

Webinar Recordings

Dr Jens Jensen – The Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo)

Date: 27th March 2024, 12pm

The Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) is a pioneering climate change adaptation digital twin project that provided a practical example of how connected data can improve climate adaptation and resilience across a system of systems.

 The aim is to study the interdependency between networks when failures arise from climate events made worse by the climate emergency, but without revealing sensitive information about assets that users are not allowed to see. Current work in the CReDo projects focuses on failure model “elicitation,” how to get an expert to describe how an asset might fail or degrade under certain conditions.

DAFNI had a pivotal role to play in building the CReDo digital twin by identifying and integrating data, and enabling collaboration between the three partners, BT, Anglian Water, and UK Power Networks.  The expertise from the DAFNI side was delivered by Dr Jen Jensen who is a Data Security expert within Scientific Computing.

 In this webinar you will learn more about CreDo, DAFNI’s role, project outputs and impact, failure models and computation with sensitive data!

Professor Robert Nicholls – ‘OpenCLIM: Open Climate Impacts Modelling Framework’ 

Date: 28th February 2024, 12pm

Robert Nicholls is based at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia. He has a long experience of analysing long-term coastal problems and finding solutions. Much of his work has focused on sea-level rise and climate change. A distinctive dimension has been consideration of the coastal zone as a series of interacting systems which facilitates policy analysis. He also has extensive international and global experience, especially in coastal cities, deltas and small islands. He has advised national governments (e.g., UK, Netherlands, Bangladesh, Singapore) and intergovernmental organisations (e.g., OECD) on climate change and coastal issues. He was a lead author to five reports of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) assessment process. He leads the OpenCLIM Project which is developing methods for integrated assessment to support national and sub-national policy analysis on climate change risks and adaptation using the DAFNI platform.

DAFNI Sandpit Funding Opportunity

Date: 10th January 2024, 12pm

Thank you to everyone who attended our first in the series on webinars, on the sandpit funding opportunity. We hope you found the information useful. Please see the video for a reminder of all information. The powerpoint presentation can be downloaded by clicking the button below.

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