Aberystwyth academics at COP26
Plants grown under controlled conditions
02 November 2021
Academics from Aberystwyth University are contributing to a number of discussions and exhibitions at the COP26 summit.
Attendees at the summit - both virtual and in person - will be able to see examples of the University’s research to develop climate change solutions.
On 3 and 7 November, the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences’ work on satellite mapping of forest above ground biomass with the European Space Agency and the biomass product harmonisation activities with NASA and the Japanese Aeronautics Exploitation Agency will be on display.
On Saturday 6 November, Professor Richard Lucas and Heather Kay will present on the Living Wales project, which uses satellites to capture the state and dynamics of Wales’s landscape.
On the same day, Dr Judith Thornton and Prof Mariecia Fraser from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences and Professor Richard Lucas will be among the main speakers at the COP26 Roadshow. Dr Thornton and Professor Fraser will deliver an address on Greenhouse Gas Removal through Peat Restoration. Professor Lucas will present on the Living Wales project and Earth observation data. Miranda Whall from the School of Art will be performing ‘Crossed Paths – Scots Pine’ in the city centre and exhibiting a series of films and photographs in the UK Universities Networks exhibition stand.
On Monday 8 November, Dr. Siobhan Maderson from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences will present recommendations on how to reduce food loss and waste to lower greenhouse gas emissions, as part of a Global Food Security project.
The ecoengineering work of scientists at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences will be on display at a private garden for world leaders and officials at the COP26 venue.