The Geography Department has been successful at securing funds through the EHU Global Challenges Research Fund. The GCRF supports activities directly and primarily related to the economic development and well-being of developing countries. Activities funded are designed in order to contribute to efforts at achieve one ore more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The Geography Department has been highly successful at this year, with two research projects funded:
– ‘Climate change, coastal erosion and risks of flooding to low-lying coastlines subject to tropical storms, Thailand’ led by Prof Irene Delgado-Fernandez, with Dr Anna Jones and Prof Cherith Moses as co-investigators.
– ‘Development of satellite mapping toolkit to empower local malaria control programmes in underdeveloped countries’ led by Dr Clare Strode in Biology, with Dr Chris Marston and Prof Paul Aplin as co-investigators.
Both projects will start in January 2019 and will allow Geography researchers to collaborate with prestigious institutions in Thailand and South Africa.