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Date: Upcoming Past

5th December 2023 at 12:30
5th December 2023 at 13:30
Online - TEAMS

iPACT Webinar 3 – An introduction to Coastwise

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27th November 2023 at 09:30
27th November 2023 at 15:30
Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde, Collins Building 22 Richmond St, Glasgow G1 1XQ

iPACT Connect Day – University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

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7th November 2023 at 12:30
7th November 2023 at 13:30
Online - TEAMS

iPACT webinar 2 – Mapping Port City Territories

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3rd October 2023 at 12:30
3rd October 2023 at 13:30
Online - TEAMS

iPACT webinar 1 – Geodesign & Environmental Resilience

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12th September 2023 at 09:30
14th September 2023 at 16:00
University of Southampton, Highfield campus

International Conference on Evolving Cities & Towns (ICEC 2023)

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10th July 2023 at 13:30
10th July 2023 at 15:00
Online - TEAMS

Challenging the Dominance of the Hypothetico-Deductive Frame – Webinar with Dr Fred Amonya

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24th May 2023 at 09:30
26th May 2023 at 15:00
Sir James Matthews Building, Guildhall Square, Southampton

Sustainable Infrastructure & Cities conference

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20th March 2023 at 09:30
21st March 2023 at 16:00
Bugle Street, Southampton

Funding Sandpit in Southampton

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10th January 2023 at 09:30
11th January 2023 at 16:00
West Runton, Norfolk

Funding Sandpit in Norfolk

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12th December 2022 at 00:00
13th December 2022 at 15:00
Morecambe, Lancashire

Funding Sandpit Morecambe

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Webinar series

A monthly webinar series commenced in October 2023 focussing on areas of interest to the iPACT network. Each webinar will include a guest speaker from the network or wider community who will present their research or current challenges during an informal lunchtime webinar. These will be hosted on TEAMs between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. Recordings available of past webinars.

  • 3rd October – ‘Geodesign & Environmental Resilience’ Dr Paul Cureton, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University – Webinar recording
  • 7th November – ‘Mapping Port City Territories’ Professor Carola Hein, TU Delft – Webinar recording
  • 5th December – ‘An Introduction to Coastwise’ Dr Sophie Day, North Norfolk District Council
  • 6th February – ‘Nature Based Solutions for a Coastal Context’ Dr Grainne El Mountassir, University of Strathclyde
  • 5th March – ‘The Rising Tide: monitoring sea levels change to guide adaptive flood management in one of the world’s most important coastal cities – London, UK’ Prof Ivan Haigh, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton
  • 7th May
  • 4th June
  • 2nd July

Funding Sandpits

The iPACT funding sandpits brought together researchers and research users and beneficiaries from the iPACT network to hear about local challenges and opportunities and develop potential solutions. Each funding sandpit was held over two days allowing opportunities for delegates to network, form project groups and discuss ideas with each other. Our funding sandpits were held in 3 case study locations: Morecambe on 12-13 December 2022, Norfolk on 10-11 January 2023 and in Southampton on 20-21 March 2023.

Q&A with Council officers Southampton
Ideas discussion in Norfolk
Morecambe Bay
Walking tour of Southampton

Each Sandpit ran from late morning on Day 1 to mid-afternoon on Day 2 and included a short tour from a local guide highlighting points of interest or concern at the location.  Academics met local experts, including council officers and local interest groups who presented issues affecting the case study location and opportunities for research projects. We provided hospitality and accommodation for the event, there were also grants available for travel to the venue. 

Following the sandpits project groups discussed their ideas further and submitted proposals for consideration as pilot projects.

iPACT Connect days

At in-person showcase events we will hear from the pilot project teams, they will inform the network of their progress and challenges faced during the project so far. Events are in planning stages, the first Connect Day is to be held in Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde on 27th November 2023 details here. Further events will be announced for the spring and summer of 2024 in university locations around the UK. The Connect day will appeal to the wider network too as networking sessions, collaboration workshops and funding call ideas will be included in these interactive days. They will be open to all the iPACT network members, local council officers and stakeholders to attend.

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