A new cohort of DMF scientists met with the class of 2018 for three days of induction, planning and discussion at Degrees’ research planning workshop in Istanbul, from 24-26 January 2023.
The meeting marked the starting point for DMF’s second round of research projects, bringing two scientists from each of the 15 new teams together with members from all of its previous projects, as well as eight leading SRM modelling experts who volunteer their time as research collaborators.
In total, the event counted scientists from more than 20 Global South countries. The agenda included a combination of informative and interactive sessions, as well as plenty of unstructured time to encourage relationship-building and informal exchange.
Over the three days, each of the 15 new DMF teams gave presentations on their research plans, receiving input and feedback from other workshop participants. Research collaborators also provided the new teams with modelling data and ran sessions to help them navigate the challenges of SRM modelling.
Degrees aims to turn the research planning workshop into an annual event to help us achieve our goals of putting the Global South at the centre of the SRM conversation and building a global community of SRM experts.