climate impact forecasting for slopes
 CLIFFS  is an EPSRC-funded network based at Loughborough University aiming to bring together  academics, R&D agencies, stakeholders, consultants and climate specialists to improve  forecasting of slope instability in the context of progressive climate change



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Launch meeting




CLIFFS public launch meeting and UKCIP/HC consultation session

Wednesday 26 October 2005



The programme of the day is shown below. Most of the presentations are available for download as MS-powerpoint files (ppt) or Adobe Acrobat files (pdf). NB the file sizes are considerable and rough indications are show where applicable. Just right click on the link and save the target to your computer.


Venue:  Sir Denis Rooke Building

              Holywell Park

              Loughborough University

              Ashby Road, Loughborough


09.15      Registration

              coffee and biscuits


09.45        Chairman’s opening remarks – a vision of CLIFFS

                  Neil Dixon, Loughborough University    [ppt - 1.2Mb]

10.00      Uncertainty and risk – the climate context

                  Michelle Colley, UKCIP    [ppt - 2.9Mb] 

10.20      Uncertainty and risk – the geotechnical context

                  David Shilston, Atkins Geotechnics

10.40      Climate change, landslides and infrastructure

                  Alex Kidd, Highways Agency    [pdf - 1.5Mb]


11.00      Break


11.20      Climate change impacts on landslide activity: accessing and using

              meaningful data

                  Paul Fish/Roger Moore, Halcrow Group Ltd    [pdf - 4.3Mb]

11.40      Climate change implications for the stability of embankments and cuttings

                  Stephanie Glendinning, University of Newcastle    [ppt - 7.3Mb] 

12.00      Response of slope stability to climate change driven changes in vegetation


                  John Greenwood, Nottingham Trent University    [pdf - 3.3Mb]


12.20      Lunch


13.20      Climate change and the implications for the management of coastal landslides

                  James Houghton, Isle of Wight Council    [pdf - 4.7Mb]

13.40      Planning, presentation, and communication of slope instability information

                  Pete Hobbs, BGS    [pdf - 1.3Mb]

14.00      Climate change and the consequences for remediation of unstable slopes

                  Tony O’Brien/Stuart Hardy, Mott MacDonald    [pdf - 1.6Mb]

14.20      Forecasting climate change – introduction to the consultation session

                  Geoff Jenkins, Hadley Centre    [pdf - 1Mb]


14.50      break


15.10      Consultation session [UKCIP/HC]    [pdf - 76kb]


17.00      end


core partners



British Waterways

CF Skanska



Highways Agency

Isle of Wight Council

Mott MacDonald



and Universities of:



Imperial College




Nottingham Trent

Queen's Belfast