Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live and work on a research ship gathering data about how our planet is changing?
Come along to Dynamic Earth today and meet environmental scientists working in an exciting area of research; investigating one of the many ways our planet is responding to climate change. The BRITICE-CHRONO project aims to reconstruct the retreat of the last British-Irish ice sheet and improve ice sheet forecasting. In turn, this will help us improve our ability to predict sea level rises, and combat environmental challenges we face as individuals and society in a warming world.
Professor Chris Clark and Dr Jeremy Ely from the University of Sheffield will be on hand to inspire you in the work of the BRITICE-CHRONO Project, and give you an insight to what it’s like to live and work on-board a research ship, the RSS James Cook.
The BRITICE-CHRONO Project is a consortium project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. For more information on the project, visit:
www.britice-chrono.group.shef.ac.uk As well as this ‘Meet the Scientist’ session, Dynamic Earth will be hosting a temporary photography exhibition documenting a research trip as part of the BRITICE-CHRONO project. This exhibition is available from 16/10/2017-29/10/2017. This event is included with admission to Dynamic Earth and is free for Annual Explorer Pass Holders.
Both the Meet the Scientist Session and Photography Exhibition are drop-in experiences which complement your visit to the centre, and are available from 10am-4pm.