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Wednesday 18th January 2023 - Invitation Only

Climate Change Resilience & Response - with Data

Emergency Response to The Climate Emergency for Major Infrastructure & Cities.

2022 has included a number of 1 in a hundred year weather events e.g Storm Arwen , Storm Eunice - The Summer Heatwave.

In this event, we focused on how we plan for and manage real time response to changing climate for major infrastructure, communications with People & Customers who may be vulnerable & also assisting Primary Care response.

We worked together in a facilitated way to rapidly share knowledge - identify work that needs innovation and design and scope projects for rapid implementation.

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Rapid Innovation Pathway

We brought together our sponsors to prepare for, contribute to and complete follow up actions in an Rapid Innovation Pathway.

Confirmed participants:

  • Yorkshire Water
  • Northern Powergrid
  • Leeds City Council
  • Arup (Leeds)
  • Calderdale Council
  • Bradford Council
  • WYCA
  • Satellite Applications Catapult

Running Order

Prior to the day we asked all of the participants to do three things.

  1. Identify use cases where we could have used better data infrastructure to plan and help our response to recent climate events i.e. where we could improve.
  2. Identify examples of where data has been used to plan and respond effectively to recent climate events i.e. we have done well.
  3. Think about and identify how other organisations/sectors/industries/people are or have responded well.

We structured the day in two parts.

In the morning session, we collectively explored what needs to be worked on and improved and where we could make a difference. We shared examples, experiences and known use cases and user needs.

In the afternoon session, we brought the conversation round to identifying areas of priority and started to structure potential collaborations to build concept bids for programmes of work and potential funding streams.

Read more about the session below.

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  • Satellite Applications Catapult