Project ICAD


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 284369




News Archive

ICAD News Archive

Project News 2014

19.12.14 ICAD Working Paper No. 6 & SRI Paper No. 76 released today entitled The Right Stuff? Informing Adaptation to Climate Change in British Local Government by James J. Porter, David Demeritt and Suraje Dessai.

20.11.14 James Porter attended the Conference of the ANR ClimaConf Project, Climate change, expertise and futures entitled "Confidence, Credibility, and Authority in Climate Sciences and Politics" in Paris. Read his report here.

11.11.14 James Porter attended the Environment Agency Climate Purveyors Workshop. Read his report here.

09-11.09.14 International Workshop organised as part of the ICAD project "Better  together?  Reconciling  the  supply of,  and  demand  for,  climate knowledge in adaptation decision making" Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park. By invitation only.

This workshop brings together scholars from different disciplines, philosophical traditions, and national contexts, to reflect on the socio-technical and institutional-political considerations affecting the supply of, and demand for, climate knowledge in adaptation decision-making. Over 48 hours, this residential workshop will allow participants to give talks, share ideas and debate. Workshop papers will be circulated to everyone prior to the workshop but to introduce greater interaction and reflexivity, each paper will be delivered first by a discussant, followed by the author's response, then opened up for general discussion. Event summary.

25-27.08.14 Susanne Lorenz attended the "Third Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation". Read her conference report here.

19-21.05.14 Susanne Lorenz attended the ‘Climate change communication and visualisation’ workshop took place in Bedruthan, Cornwall. The workshop was organised by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)and the European Centre for Environmental and Human Health at the University of Exeter. Read her workshop report here.

20.05.14 Susanne Lorenz attended the Visualisations in Climate Change conference at the ECEHH in Cornwall on May 20, 2014

15-16.05.14 Geoff Whitman and Susanne Lorenz attended the Transformational Climate Science - The future of climate change research following the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report event in Exeter on 15-16 May 2014

08-12.04.14 James Porter led a session on Institutional Governance of Climate Adaptation I and II at Association of American Geographers: 2014 Annual Meeting, Tampa, USA, April 8-12, 2014

10-13.03.14 Geoff Whitman, Marta Bruno Soares & Suraje Dessai will be presenting at the ADAPTATION FRONTIERS - Conference on European Climate Change Adaptation Research and Practice - CIRCLE-2 FINAL CONFERENCE in Lisbon, March 10-13 2014.

24.02.14 Susanne Lorenz went to the International Conference on Regional Climate Adaption and Resilience in Bremen on 24th February 2014.

20.02.14 Susanne Lorenz gave a talk entitled ‘The challenges of communicating climate change projections’ at the Joint Development Session of Financing / Participation and Visualisation of the EU at the Interreg IVB-project "Future Cities - urban networks to face climate change" in Arnhem in the Netherlands on 20th february 2014

11.02.14 James Porter wrote a letter that was published in the London Evening Standard, 11th February- Letters: Learning to Live with Flooding

10-12.02.14 Marta Bruno Soares attended the ECLISE/CLIMRUN Synthesis Workshop 2014 “Enabling Climate Information Services for Europe”, 10-12 February 2014

14.01.14 Susanne Lorenz gave a talk entitled ‘Everyone loves a bar chart – or how to communicate climate change projections in practice’ RMets Yorkshire Meeting – PhD Research showcase 14th January 2014


Project News 2013

16-18.12.13 International workshop "(Re)Thinking National Climate Scenarios". University of Reading. By invitation only.

This international workshop will be held to bring producers and users of climate scenarios/projections together - "(Re)Thinking National Climate Scenarios". Organised by Professor Suraje Dessai and Dr James Porter, the workshop explores how different national climate scenarios developed, what lessons an be learnt about the social, political and technical issues that shaped them, and where the next generation of projections might led us. The event is sponsored by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), the EQUIP project, and the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP).

18.11.13 ICAD registers as host for NSF researchers through NSF-ERC agreement

22.11.13 ICAD team to present at Working Atmospheres: "Weather and Climate Services in Contemporary and Historical Perspectives" University of Manchester.

29.10.13 Geoff Whitman attended the Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for UK climate change policy: delivering the National Adaptation Programme at Congress Hall, London on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 Report available now.

10.10.13 Susanne Lorenz's CSAG collaboration

01.10.13 Forthcoming Intenational Workshop entitled (Re)Thinking National Climate Scenarios.

24.07.13 ICAD Seminar - Dr. Ing Manuel Gottschick

02.07.13 Ricardo AEA led a significant research programme for DEFRA and the Project ICAD team took part by carrying out literature reviews. See the published reports here.

03.06.13 Susanne Lorenz attended the Your Climate Adaptation Network event in Wakefield on 3 June 2013.

29.05.13 Suraje Dessai presented at the Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change Debates on Framings and Knowledge in Paris on 29th May 2013. For more informaiton visit http://www.medialab.sciences-po. fr/fr/blog/

29.05.13 Susanne Lorenz, Suraje Dessai, Jouni Paavola and Piers M. Forster (2013) The Communication of Scientific Uncertainty in European National Adaptation Strategies. This paper has now been accepted and we are awaiting the DOI.

08.05.13 CCCEP Lunchtime Seminar : Project ICAD. This seminar will introduce the rationale and aims of Project ICAD, its methods and preliminary findings based on analysis of two questionnaire surveys, almost 100 organisation adaptation reports and numerous interviews. Presented by Prof. Suraje Dessai & Dr Geoff Whitman. Everyone welcome. SEE, UoL, Room 8.119 from 1pm.

24.04.13 James Porter gave a talk entitled Adaptation in Austerity? Climate change adaptation: A survey of local authorities in Great Britain at Kings College, London as part of the Innovate UK Knowledge Exchange Workshop. Free but limited capacity.

19.04.13 James Porter presented at ESRC Retrofitting homes for a future: Emerging trends from recent surveys on climate change adaptation, in London, King's College London, on April 19th 2013.

18.04.13 Geoff Whitman and James Porter appear at the National Centre for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS), ES4 Summer School at Edinburgh University.

11.04.13 Susanne Lorenz trials a visualisation survey on climate projections

09.04.13 Geoff Whitman attended the "Using UKCP09 & Climate Projections for assessment of future impacts in Scotland" event on 9.4.13.

21.03.13 ICAD presentation by Dr James Porter at the Centre for the Analysis of Time Series, London School of Economics and Political Science. Part of the Climate Change Decision Theory Group (CCDTG) led by David Stainforth.

18.03.13 Susanne Lorenz attended the 1st European Adaptation Conference in Hamburg, March 18-20, 2013.

15.03.13 Geoff & James go out in the field!

14.03.13 Marta Bruno Soares & Suraje Dessai organised a Euporias WP12 workshop in the Netherlands to discuss "Climate service providers and users' needs", March 14-15, 2013.

05.03.13 Geoff Whitman attended the "Local Health and Wellbeing in a Changing Climate: Building Preparedness for People, Services and Communities" in York

06.02.13 Susanne Lorenz visited Climate North East on Wednesday 6th February 2013 for talks about Susanne's future survey for her research.

05.02.13 Geoff Whitman attended the "UK Climate Projections Workshops" organised by the The Environment Agency, Met Office and Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) Partnership from 5-7 February 2013.

04.02.13 James Porter attended a talk on What counts as evidence? at UCL on Monday 4th February 2013

09.01.13 Susanne Lorenze : Climate & Weather presentation

08.01.13 Susie Lorenze presented her paper The Communication of Scientific Uncertainty and Climate Adaptation in the Media: Comparing the UK and Germany at the Climate & Weather: Science as Public Culture event at the Maison Francaise D'Oxford on Tuesday 8 January 2013. To read the report click here


Project News 2012

14.12.12 Geoff Whitman attended the Your Climate Annual Conference: Environmentally Resilient Businesses, Services & Communities on Friday 14th December 2012. (This event was cancelled)

12.12.12 James Porter attended the presentation Quantifying Uncertainties in Climate Science at the Royal Meteorological Society on Wednesday 12 December 2012.

06.12.12 ICAD Surveys now closed.

22.11.12 ICAD Surveys - Deadlines extended.

12.11.12 Suraje Dessai attended the LWEC Event 2012 "Supprting the Journey to Adaptation", 12-13 November 2012, to lead a workshop on Interconnected Risks.

05.11.12 ICAD launches its Survey!

05.11.12 ICAD launches its Local Authority Survey!

11.10.12 James Porter attended the 5th meeting, 11-12 October 2012, on "Climate Modeling and Prediction: Scales of Confidence" at the CNRS-Centre A. Koyré Paris (hosted by Helene Guillemot, CNRS Paris)

04.10.12 Suraje Dessai gave a talk on Handling uncertainty in weather and climate prediction, with application to health, agronomy, hydrology, energy and economics at The Kavli Royal Society International Centre

18.09.12 Geoff Whitman presented at the Research Workshop on Barriers to Adaptation to Climate Change in Berlin from September 18th-21st September - see

28.08.12 Susanne Lorenz gave a talk at the 2nd Nordic Conference Climate Change Adaptation Research meets Decision making - 28th - 31st August in Helsinki - see

06.08.12 Project ICAD on the Web!

21.06.12 Project ICAD First Working Paper

30.03.12 Project ICAD Launch

28.03.12 Project ICAD Advisory Board Meeting