Welcome to the first edition of FCERM.net News. It brings us great pleasure to announce the launch of our community website, which will be the focal point for providing members of the Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Network with up to date news and events from the sector, sharing the latest resources such as research papers and webinars, and providing community networking opportunities.
FCERM.net was launched in November 2013 at a one-day meeting in Birmingham. At that meeting Garry Pender set out his aspirations for the network:
‘Useful research is created when all professionals in the sector have opportunities for collaborating and contributing. FCERM.net will facilitate this by ensuring that there is dialogue at the interface between research and practice, and that there is a two-way exchange of information, enabling us to produce world-leading research that is of significant and practical value to those working in the FCERM field’
FCERM.net aims to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary group of expert practitioners and provide a collaborative framework that will:
- Foster innovative thinking in FCERM
- Share the outcomes of research in accessible and tangible ways
- Promote the uptake of research through events, guidance and recommendations
- Enable the UK community to be leaders in FCERM best practice worldwide
- Identify research needs in the sector and facilitate linkages to undertake the work
The network newsletter is the first step in creating dialogue within the community. We hope that you find it enjoyable and informative. We’ll be gathering news from across the sector regularly but if you have a story you’d like to share please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘News’ in the subject line.