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Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

News Archive

Air pollution in relation to coronavirus The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) data confirm large decreases in air pollutant concentrations — of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations in particular — largely due to reduced traffic and other activities, especially in major cities under lockdown measures. Reductions of around half have been seen in some locations. The EEA’s data are measured hourly, on the ground, at about 3,000 monitoring stations across European countries.
European Environment Agency, Wednesday 25 March 2020
Review: effects of emissions outsourcing on industrial pollution This EIONET report reviews potential evidence for the outsourcing of European industrial emissions, as well as the impact of environmental regulation as a driver for industrial relocation.
European Environment Information and Observation Network, Friday 6 March 2020
Introduction new SENSE employee Katarzyna (Kate for short) Negacz will join the SENSE network as a coordinator for the A2 projects from March onwards and will co-organize the A1 course in the fall of 2020. You can find her at the IVM-VU or contact her by email: k.e.negacz@vu.nl
Thursday 27 February 2020
eScience Center The Netherlands eScience Center is the Dutch national center of excellence for the development and application of research software to advance academic research. As a PhD student at SENSE you can benefit from workshops on digital skills (e.g. programming, data handling, open science, best practices, etc.) that the eScience center provides.
eScience Center, Monday 17 February 2020
EEA story maps on projected climate change impacts The maps present a story about how Europe might be affected by key climate hazards such as droughts, floods, forest fires and sea level rise during the 21st century and beyond. These maps are based on different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios and climate models published by the European Environment Agency.
EEA, Monday 10 February 2020
Ten simple rules for getting started on Twitter as a scientist In this article, Twitter is strongly recommended for anyone who needs to develop themselves in academia, to learn and to teach, to develop and tighten bonds with researchers overseas, and to join the #AcademicTwitter community.
Cheplygina, V., Hermans, F., Albers, C., Bielczyk, N., & Smeets, I. (2020), Monday 10 February 2020
Co-designing climate information services in Bangladesh SENSE PhD student Uthpal Kumar is co-developing climate information services with smallholder farmers in Bangladesh for the WaterApps project. In this video, Ela Ganguli tells us about her experience with climate information services.
Wageningen University, Tuesday 4 February 2020
Norwegian photo essay: Chasing Climate Change Journalist Mads Nyborg Støstad and photo-journalist Patrick da Silva Sæther traveled around Norway to see the implications of global warming. They found browner water, a changing landscape, a great weather shift, positive climate effects, melting glaciers, endangered animals and they visited thawing island Svalbard.
NRK (Norwegian broadcaster), , Sunday 19 January 2020
North Atlantic Current may cease temporarily in the next century The North Atlantic Current transports warm water from the Gulf of Mexico towards Europe, providing much of north-western Europe with a relatively mild climate. However, scientists suspect that meltwater from Greenland and excessive rainfall could interfere with this ocean current. Simulations showed that there is a 15 percent likelihood that there will be a temporary change in the current in the next 100 years.
University of Groningen, Monday 30 December 2019
How to tackle climate challenges in cities? Heavier rainfall and storms, higher temperatures, rising sea levels, and other climate change consequences present challenges to Amsterdam’s urban environment. What measures can we take to guarantee the quality of life in cities?
Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, Tuesday 17 December 2019