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NERC are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint workshop with Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica, Perú (CONCYTEC) on Peruvian Glacial Retreat & its Impact on Water Security & Resilience to Natural Hazards.

NERC, working with CONCYTEC, are planning a major investment in research that will provide an improved understanding of the rate of glacial retreat in Peru and the impact of this on water security and natural hazards. The exact level of investment is still to be confirmed, but NERC anticipates committing up to £3 million in this area through joint projects under the Newton-Paulet Fund, with CONCYTEC supporting the Peruvian research effort.

The investment provides the opportunity for UK scientists to form substantial collaborations with Peruvian scientists to undertake research.

As an initial step to help build partnerships and facilitate collaboration, NERC and CONCYTEC will hold a workshop on 19-20 March 2018 in Lima. The aim of the workshop will be to discuss the key science challenges that relate to the aims of the programme and how they could best be addressed. It will also facilitate networking, discussion and enable researchers to share ideas on key research questions relevant to this call. The outcome of the workshop will shape the scope of the call. The full workshop programme and further details will be published in February.

For more information, please read the Announcement of Opportunity document before applying to attend the workshop.

If you would like to apply to attend the workshop event, please complete the online registration form. The deadline for applications is 16:00 on 26 January 2018.


Further details can be found here.

Monday, 19 March, 2018 - 09:00 to Tuesday, 20 March, 2018 - 17:00
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Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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