University of Southampton
The University of Southampton are the project lead for the DECCMA Consortium. The Faculty of Environment and Engineering at the University of Southampton represents the largest and most diverse engineering and environmental science grouping in the UK. Our expertise looks deep below the Earth’s crust, reaches into space and encompasses everything in-between. Our research groups are working on a variety of projects that are addressing some of the major issues facing the world, with investment from research councils, government and industry partners. We work on multidisciplinary projects across the University, as well as with other academic and industrial partners. Engineering and the Environment has built strong relationships with industry. We share our knowledge, expertise and facilities with our partners to help them achieve their goals. We offer a wide range of solutions, from consultancy to long-term, leading-edge research projects.
Website: www.soton.ac.uk | Team members
Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)
BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change is an excellence research centre created in 2008 as jointly promoted by the Basque Government and the University of the Basque Country, with the goal of contributing to knowledge on the causes and impacts of climate change, as well as drive advancements in high level research on these issues. Under the leadership of Prof. Anil Markandya, BC3 seeks to contribute to solve this great challenge from the Basque Country, summing up efforts with other centres in the world. BC3 has four main research lines: Low Carbon, Climate and Natural Environment, Health and Climate, and Climate Policy.
Website: www.bc3research.org | Team members
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The FAO was established in 1945 with a specific mandate to ensure food security for all people of the world. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. As a knowledge organisation, FAO creates and shares critical information about food, agriculture and natural resources in the form of global public goods. FAO also has extensive experience in the development of indicators and tools to assess climate impacts on agriculture, based on a large variety of data sources.
Website: www.fao.org | Team members
Kulima Integrated Development Solutions
Kulima Integrated Development Solutions is a South African climate change adaptation consultancy. We act as a boundary organisation, using gender-sensitive consultation and/or participatory processes to support effective communication channels between scientists, policy-makers, donors, practitioners and community members. Our ultimate aim is to ensure that adaptation is effectively supported and/or enabled. The methods through which we fulfil our role include research and analysis, scoping studies, screening activities for climate risk, institutional and policy analysis, developing strategy documents, guidebooks and toolkits, presentations, training courses and facilitation of conferences and workshops.
Website: www.kulima.com | Team members
The Met Office is a science-led organisation, focussing on weather forecasting and long-term climate prediction. They provide advice to underpin mitigation and adaptation policy formation and decision making, based on ground-breaking scientific achievements in the fields of weather and climate science. The teams involved in the DECCMA project within the Met Office focus on developing models and techniques to produce regional climate information for climate change impacts and adaptation assessments, often with a focus on, and collaboration in, developing country regions.
Website: www.metoffice.gov.uk | Team members
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is an International Centre of Excellence in Marine Science & Technology and a Collaborative Centre of the UK Natural Environment Research Council. PML carries out innovative fundamental, strategic and applied research in the marine environment from estuaries to the open ocean. The mission of PML emphasises on integrated scientific understanding of the interactions between the marine environment and society in order to sustain coastal and upper ocean ecosystems and their services under conditions of global change. Since 2002, PML has been operating as a company limited by guarantee with UK charity status. In 2014 PML was the winner of the UK Charity award in the category of Environment and Conservation. PML also operates a commercial branch, Plymouth Marine Applications© to commercialise aspects of its research and provide additional income to the charity.
Website: www.pml.ac.uk | Team members
University of Dundee
The Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy and Management, which is within the University of Dundee, was formed in 2006 to bring together Centres which already had a longstanding international reputation for graduate teaching, research and specialist expertise on natural resources issues. Within the School, the Centres continue to grow and forge co-operative relationships in research and teaching across the areas of law, policy and management with a focus on the energy, water and mineral resources sectors.
Website: www.dundee.ac.uk | Team members
University of Exeter
Geography at Exeter University is part of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. The Environment and Sustainability Research Group within Geography undertakes interdisciplinary social and natural science research on the causes and consequences of environmental change and solutions for sustainability. The University is an academic partner of the UK Met Office and has made major contributions to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report across climate science, impacts, adaptation and mitigation.
Website: www.exeter.ac.uk | Team members