Roger has worked on climate services and adaptation to climate change since the early 1970s when working with Environment Canada. He moved to the University of Oxford in 2006 where he continued to explore adaptation planning and implementation and the knowledge and information used to support adaptation decision making. Roger’s work in these areas has included rapporteur for the development of the European Roadmap for research and innovation Roadmap for climate services and PI for the Knowledge Exchange between Climate Adaptation Platforms (KE4CAP) and involvement in related activities throughout Europe, China, Australia, Ireland (member of Climate Change Adaptation Committee) and Canada (member of the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices expert panel on Adaptation).
What are your hopes/goals for REACHOUT?
Looking forward to being involved in the further development of the Triple-A structured approach intended to support city-level adaptation planning and implementation. I am also interested in the exploitation elements of the REACHOUT, including being able to provide advice on the development of sustainable business and implementation models and the creation of the proposed network of champions, service providers and platforms, that are intended to facilitate sustainability of the project outcomes beyond its lifetime.