Blog & News

You can find our latest news and project updates here. In addition to this, you can find featured blog articles by resilience professionals from across the UK, sharing their thoughts, ideas and experiences. If you would be interested in contributing to our blog please do get in touch. 

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REVIVING SCOTLAND’S PEATLANDS: A NATURE-BASED SOLUTION FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND HAZARD MITIGATION

Amidst Scotland’s captivating landscapes, peatlands take centre stage. NCR researcher Jiren Xu, a Lecturer specializing in Remote Sensing & GIS at the University of Glasgow’s School of Social & Environmental Sustainability, introduces his latest project. This initiative explores the potential of these ‘nature-based solutions’ in securing Scotland’s future in the face of an ever-changing climate.

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW NATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESILIENCE RESEARCH DIRECTOR

Join us in welcoming our latest team member, Dr Michelle Bloor, as she takes on the role of Research Director. With a strong background in Environmental Science and Risk, Michelle brings a wealth of expertise in pollution prevention and chemical management. In addition to her work with the NCR, Michelle is currently a senior lecturer in Environmental Science and Risk at the School of Social and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Glasgow.

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FOSTERING RESILIENCE IN SCOTLAND: NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGES AND EMBRACING COLLABORATION

We are delighted to welcome our Incoming Principal Investigator Professor Fabrice Renaud. In addition to his work with the NCR Fabrice is the Head of the School of Social & Environmental Sustainability at the University of Glasgow and a Professor in Environmental Risk/Community Resilience. In his introductory article, Professor Renaud outlines how the NCR will continue to support building resilient communities in Scotland.

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SUPPORTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The National Centre for Resilience has been highlighted in an article by The University of Glasgow team looking at The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The article looked at how the SDGs are woven through the work of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, where The National Centre for Resilience is based.

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