Japan Conference for WISE CDT Student

Laurence at the JpGU Deltas Meal

Laurence at the JpGU Deltas Meal

WISE CDT Student Laurence Hawker of the University of Bristol presented his work at the Japan Geoscience Union Conference (JpGU)   in Makuhari Messe, Japan.

This five-day event was packed full of intriguing topics ranging from astrobiology to the devastating recent earthquake in Kumamoto. This year saw a number of sessions jointly organised with the American Geophysical Union (AGU). One such session was River Deltas, which bought together researchers investigating the key risk and sustainability issues in deltas. Many participants were working within the large Belmont Forum supported BF Deltas research project, giving Laurence an excellent opportunity to position his work within this framework.

After four nerve-racking days continuously practicing and tweaking his presentation, Laurence gave his presentation on ‘Modelling floodplain inundation of the Mekong Delta using a regional hydrodynamic model with a view to future scenarios’. Despite the nerves, the presentation went well with the advice from the recent WISE CDT Transferable Skills course proving to be invaluable.

To find out more about the Japan Geoscience Union, please see their webpages; see Laurence’s student profile for further details of his work.