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Can astrophysics help save our planet?

Speaker:

Dr Claire Burke, Astro-ecologist

Abstract:

Society is currently facing the massive global challenges of climate change, environmental pollution and biodiversity collapse, and the need to address these challenges has never been more urgent. Through interdisciplinary collaboration the astro-ecology project aims to bring new solutions through the application of  cutting edge technology and techniques commonly used in astrophysics. I will discuss how drones, machine learning, infrared sensors and other technology is being used to help preserve our planet’s biodiversity and present some of our successful work on solving these problems so far.

Info:

Lectures held at 7.30pm in the Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. For further information contact Prof Ray Mackintosh (email STEM-SPS-Outreach@open.ac.uk).
No need to register.

Organised By
IOP London and Southeast Branch
Date/Time
11 Feb 2020 19:30 to 20:30
Location
Berrill Lecture Theatre
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
MK7 6AA
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