Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science Seminar Series

Wednesday 20 May 2020, 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Online via ZOOM

Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Postgraduates, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff


Registration not required - just turn up

Event Details

CEEDS Seminar Series Launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new CEEDS seminar series. This seminar series aims to enable staff across Lancaster University and UKCEH to learn more about our themes and encourage greater interest across both organisations. During the summer term, we have 3 seminars scheduled, details as follows.

20 May 2020 2-3:30pm​

Title: Visions of a Data Driven Environmental Science​

Content: In this seminar, we ask four experts In CEEDS to present their visions of a more data-driven future, drawing on the different methodological themes we cover from data acquisition, through methods and infrastructure, to decision making based on this data. The format will be 4 x 10 minute presentations followed by a panel discussion. Each speaker will be asked to present their particular vision for the future drawing on examples from their work as appropriate. This focus on 'vision' should be an excellent way of launching our seminar series and we look forward to an exciting and stimulating event.​​

Invited speakers (in order):​​

Matt Fry​​: Machine learning for quality control of sensor data

Amber Leeson​: Data related challenges in glaciology

Michael Hollaway​​: DataLabs: Collaborative platform for environmental data science

Bran Knowles​​: Why Trust matters

Second and third CEEDS seminars

3 June 2020 2-3:30pm

Eleanor Blyth (convenor) focuses on quantifying soil moisture at the National Scale. Observations at large (satellite) and small (site-based COSMOS UK) scales combined with large-scale models (1km grid across mainland Britain) will be discussed to better understand this challenge.​

17 June 2020 2-3:30pm

Rob Dunford-Brown (convenor) will be looking broadly at the topic of model coupling as a means to address interdependencies between different aspects of the environment. To what extent can complicated environmental questions be better assessed by integrating models? What are the advantages, the challenges, and the limits of joined-up modelling?

Contact Details

Name Dr Ce Zhang


Telephone number

+44 1524 595815