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1 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Global Change Research Group PRIMARY MEMBERSHIP: 38 full time academic staff + 20 postdocs PRIMARY + SECONDARY: ~100 academics and post docs

2 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Global Change Research Group Rationale: Focus on the processes that control the nature of the Earth’s near surface environment Structure and Programmes: Atmosphere Biosphere Cryosphere Oceans and Past Climate Continents Centre for Earth System Dynamics

3 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Atmosphere:

4 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Biosphere:

5 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Cryosphere:

6 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Oceans and past climate:

7 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences

8 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Centre for Earth System Dynamics

9 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Global Change Research Group Recent Developments: 1.SAGES: Scottish Alliance for Geosciences Environment and Society ( ): SFC contribution: ~£2.02 million in salaries, £0.44 million in equipment NEW POSTS: 3 Chairs, 10 Lecture-Readers, 4.5 Research Fellows; 3.5 Technicians

10 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Global Change Research Group Recent Developments: FUNDING: : Sum of Total Awarded Costs Sponsor TypeTotal Charity European Union Research Council Commercial Group Total £5,290,157 (~13% increase on )

11 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences grant income GLOBAL CHANGE-RELATED (including relevant EEO, EPS and CECS awards): Sponsor TypeTotal Awarded Charity European Union Research Council Commercial Grand Total£12,606,328 (about double income, but affected by a few large awards)

12 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Global Change-Related Grant Income from Research Councils, SponsorTotal EPSRC NERC ESRC32555 Total

13 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Global Change Research Group Recent Developments: 3. Top European and 6 th World ranked University for Ecology and Environment based on recent citation- based assessment by THES.

14 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Global Change Research Group Opportunities: 1.Increasing engagement with NERC via Themes 2.Increased collaborations in EU including possible new research masters 3.Increase links with society via CECS, SAGES and Human Geography. (Carbon Management MSc example) 4.SAGES II 5.Ecology

15 Edinburgh ‘The birthplace of Geosciences’ School of GeoSciences Global Change Research Group Challenges: 1.Split site 2.Aging buildings poorly suited to 21 st century science 3.Future replacement and development of major analytical facilities


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