News - Record of 2014

  • IC3 to attend White House dengue workshop

    09/09/2014 General

    IC3 researcher Dr Rachel Lowe has been invited to participate in the upcoming workshop “Integrating Prediction and Forecasting Models for Decision-Making: Dengue Epidemic Prediction”, convened by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), which will be held 15 September 2014 in Washington DC. 

  • First global conference on health and climate

    09/09/2014 Events

    IC3 researcher Dr Rachel Lowe attended the first ever global conference on health and climate at the World Health Organization, Geneva, 27-29 August, 2014.

  • El Niño Forecast for 2014

    24/07/2014 Research

    The El Niño Southern Oscillation is a recurring climate event in the tropical Pacific Ocean with a period of between 2 and 7 years. It is a coupled phenomenon of sea surface temperatures and zonal wind anomalies in the equatorial Pacific. ENSO has a far-reaching effect and leads to extensive rainfall and floods or anomalous droughts in certain regions of the globe, thus affecting local agriculture.Therefore, its prediction is important and it is the subject of extensive research.

  • IC3 features in BBC Health Check

    10/06/2014 General

    Dr Rachel Lowe was interviewed for a BBC World Service Health Check report: Dengue fever in Brazil. 

  • IC3 research featured on the BBC

    20/05/2014 General

    IC3 scientists and partners have developed an early warning system to predict the risk of dengue infections for the 553 microregions of Brazil during the football World Cup. The estimates, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, show that the chance of a dengue outbreak is likely to be generally low in all twelve host cities. However, there is enough of a possibility to warrant a high-alert warning in the three northeastern venues (Natal, Fortaleza, and Recife).

  • Kawasaki Disease: Road to discovery

    02/04/2014 Research

    Two IC3 scientists - the PhD student Desislava Petrova and the post-doctoral scientist Joan Ballester - from the Climate Dynamics and Impacts Unit attended the Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM 2014) at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on February 23rd – 28th.

    
    						

  • Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014

    23/02/2014 Research

    Two IC3 scientists - the PhD student Desislava Petrova and the post-doctoral scientist Joan Ballester - from the Climate Dynamics and Impacts Unit attended the Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM 2014) at the Hawai‘i Convention Center on February 23rd – 28th.

  • Climate and health workshop in Brazil

    03/02/2014 Education

    A workshop on “the integration of environmental remote sensing products to inform health early warning systems” was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3-14 February 2014.