Yearly Archives: 2017


DREAM Challenge Week 2017 underway in Birmingham

The 2017 DREAM Challenge Week is now underway, hosted by the University of Birmingham. The DREAM students are challenged to determine how best to manage the strategies, priorities and communication of flood defence measures in the East Anglian region (the counties of Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk). Flooding is a most pressing and also contentious issue […]


New National Productivity Investment Fund Studentships appointed

DREAM have now offered positions for seven new National Productivity Investment Fund places, with the recipients to join the DREAM research community in October 2017. The projects are aligned with the Government’s Industrial Strategy and the requirement to underpin growth, productivity and re-balancing of the national economy, within the context of excellence in the environmental […]


Presentation by Charles Mazivanhanga

DREAM doctoral researcher Charles Mazivanhanga, and supervisory team from Cranfield University, paid a visit to the University of Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT) to present a seminar entitled “Water Hazard Assessment in Tropical Areas”, based on the state-of-art research methods underway, the presentation provided an overview of the preliminary findings from the collaborative projects DREAM […]


Paper by DREAM researcher Milan Gritta judged OUTSTANDING at ACL 2017 conference

We are delighted to report that a paper presented by DREAM Doctoral researcher Milan Gritta, “Vancouver Welcomes You!“, was judged OUTSTANDING at the top international conference, ACL 2017. ACL, or the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, is the premier conference of the field of computational linguistics, covering a broad spectrum of diverse […]


Paper published on Coastal Risk Adaptation

DREAM PhD researcher Al Rumson has had a new paper published in the Journal Marine Policy. Entitled, ‘Coastal risk adaptation: the potential role of accessible geospatial Big Data’, the publication provides an evaluation of the benefits modern Big Data techniques offer to coastal management, highlighting the need for the inclusion of high resolution data in […]


Seven new fully-funded studentships

 NEW A new set of 2017 DREAM PhD studentships are now available – we look forward to hearing from you.See how to make your application » We are pleased to announce we can announce new fully-funded PhD studentships within DREAM: we have 7 new places on offer to join our active community of researchers, each closely […]

DREAM Challenge Week - 11-15 July, 2016

Research Experience Placement (REP) scheme

NERC recognises that there is a shortage of individuals with quantitative skills coming into environmental science and runs the Research Experience Placement (REP) scheme. This aims to address this shortage by offering funding to support summer placements for undergraduate students studying quantitative disciplines which are outside the normal NERC remit – such as engineering, maths […]

DREAM Challenge Week - July 11-15, 2016

Our new Doctoral studentships are launched!

Our new set of fully-funded PhD studentships are now launched across the four university partners of DREAM: we have 15 places on offer to join our active community of researchers. If you are interested in a PhD in Big Data and Environmental Risk Science – we want to hear from you. Our projects are described […]


DREAM Studentships

We will shortly be announcing the set of PhD projects selected for advertisement for the DREAM CDT third cohort. We have received some really exciting and novel PhD research proposals around the area of big data and environmental risk mitigation, and we look forward to getting these out to prospective applicants. We will advertise the […]