Degrees scientists lead sessions at WCRP Open Science Conference in Rwanda

Degrees funded scientists at the WCRP Open Science Conference, Kigali, Rwanda. From left to right, Thierry Fotso-Nguemo, Michelle Simões Reboita, Frédéric Bonou, Carla Gulizia, Pete Irvine, Temitope Egbebiyi, Romaric Odoulami, Franklin Opijah, Chris Lennard (front). Photo Credit: the Degrees Initiative. Degrees-funded scientists during panel at WCRP Open Science Conference, Rwanda, Kigali. Photo Credit: The Degrees […]

Remembering Prof. Saleemul Huq OBE (1952-2023)

Prof. Saleemul Huq

It is with a heavy heart that the Degrees Initiative bids farewell to our friend and colleague Saleemul Huq, who died at his home in Bangladesh on Saturday. He was one of Degrees’ trustees since it became an independent NGO in 2021, and a good friend to Degrees’ predecessor, the SRM Governance Initiative, for many years before that.

Newsletter: Degrees autumn update 2023

Degrees has published the autumn update of our quarterly newsletter. During this quarter the Degrees Initiative has been busy in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. CEO Andy Parker rounds up recent developments in his opening message, highlighting record Global South scientist attendance at GeoMIP, the impressive achievements of Degrees-funded early career scientists and recent […]

The Degrees Initiative announces a new Chair of the Board and two new Trustees

Oliver Morton (top), Mohammed Mofizur Rahman (left), Pauliina Murphy (right). Image Credit: The Degrees Initiative. The Degrees’ Board of Trustees has moved to a new stage. After over a decade of working with the organisation in its various iterations, a long-standing friend and Chair of the Degrees Board, Prof. John Shepherd has stepped down (read […]

Early career DMF scientists centre stage at SRM youth organisation launch

Holly Scoble, Alice Wells, Dr Thelma Krug and Varisha Kahn during virtual panel ‘Young women in SRM’ at SRM Youth Watch launch event September, 2023. Photo Credit: SRM Youth Watch Two early career Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists, Trisha Patel (South Africa) and Varisha Khan (Pakistan), presented their current research during the launch event for […]

Trisha Patel’s story: South African SRM lecture to published master’s thesis

Trisha Patel talking during a roundtable discussion at Degrees’ research planning workshop in Istanbul, Turkey – January 2023. Photo Credit: the Degrees Initiative. Trisha Patel, a junior researcher working on the 2023 South African Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) team led by Dr Andreas Schwarz Meyer, has published the research from her MSc dissertation in Environmental […]

DMF paper: Exploring SRM’s impact on temperature and precipitation in South Africa

South Africa, Cape Town taken during a day pass by the Expedition 40 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), 2014. Photo Credit: NASA The 2018 South African Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) team led by Dr Chris Lennard at the University of Cape Town has published the research from their student Trisha Patel’s master’s dissertation […]

Degrees welcomes the COC’s call for more SRM research in developing countries

The Degrees Initiative welcomes the Climate Overshoot Commission’s recommendations for more solar radiation modification (SRM) research in and led by developing countries, which is set out in its new report Reducing the Risks of Climate Overshoot. These recommendations echo the mission of the Degrees Initiative, which has been changing the global environment in which SRM […]