Flood Risk from Extreme Events
Flood Risk from Extreme Events (FREE) is research to predict floods minutes to weeks and seasons to decades ahead.
The programme uses environmental science to investigate the physical processes involved in generating extreme events, so they can be better forecasted.
The FREE programme will research what causes and propagates floods, so helping to forecast and quantify flood risk, and inform our society about the likely effects of climate change.
FREE brings researchers in the hydrological, meteorological, terrestrial and coastal oceanography communities together in an integrated research programme for the first time. More about the FREE programme
30 Jul 2007
Why is Britain suffering from severe floods this summer? Will climate change bring more frequent and intense storms in the future? Britain's floods
24 Nov 2006
NERC-funded environmental science is worth hundreds of millions of pounds to the UK economy according to an independent study. Economic benefits of environmental science