We would like to invite you to join the Flood Risk, Resilience and Adaptation Network (FRRAN) – an interdisciplinary network, bringing together Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from across the disciplines of geomorphology, hydrology and flood risk, as well as practitioners and industry representatives working in these areas. FRRAN is being set up through the British Society for Geomorphology to address some of the key issues surrounding the incorporation of geomorphology of in all aspects of flooding. We hope to bring together a global network of ECRs working in cognate disciplines to promote integration of the ECR communities of these groups and foster collaborations that may lead to the development of research proposals. Briefly, the network and has four key aims:
1) To integrate researchers and practitioners in cognate disciplines to foster strong, credible, and ground-breaking research proposals addressing the impacts of hydro-geomorphic risk.
2) To develop timely and novel research projects targeted at thematic and strategic calls from RCUK and elsewhere.
3) To embed geomorphology as an important component of future flood risk research and practice, consolidating the BSG’s position for the promotion of the flood resilience agenda, nationally and internationally.
4) To promote ECRs within the BSG membership and beyond, and develop their careers by affording them the opportunity to engage with a range of researchers from other fields.
The network’s steering group comprises of Dr Chris Hackney (Hull), Dr Chris Skinner (Hull), Dr Louise Slater (Loughborough), Dr Georgina Bennett (UEA) and Dr Ed Baynes (Uni Rennes). We would like to invite you to a kick-off meeting for the FRRAN to be held at the upcoming EGU conference in Vienna. The meeting will take place on Thursday 12th in Room 0.16 between 1730 and 1830, leading up to the Bagnold lecture on Thursday evening. There will subsequently be two formal meetings of the FRRAN during 2018 to be held at the University of Hull and the Royal Geographical Society, London (details TBC). We will be gauging interest for these meetings next Thursday. I appreciate that you may not be attending EGU. In that case, please could you let us know via return email whether you are willing to be part of the FRRAN and would like further information on the formal meetings at a later date.
As with all these networks, we rely on word of mouth as much as anything to involve the right people. If you know of anyone who may be interested in being part of the group please do forward this email on. If you know anyone heading to EGU who would be interested, please tell them to come along to the meeting.