Professor John Harries: Science in Wales – an update
Organised by The British Science Association (South Wales Branch) in conjunction with the Institute of Welsh Affairs (Swansea Bay Branch)
Title: Science inWales – an update
Speaker: Professor John Harries, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Welsh Government
Date: Thursday, 2nd February 2012
Venue: Main Lecture Theatre,FaradayBuilding,SwanseaUniversity
Admission: Free of charge, all welcome.
Event summary: On 11th November 2010 inSwansea and on 2nd February 2011 inCardiff, Professor Harries shared his early thoughts after a short time in his new post inWales. On this occasion (and inCardiff on February 16th) he will describe developments over the past year which have informed the formulation of the new science policy of the Welsh Government; it is expected that the new policy will be announced early in 2012 by the First Minister.
Professor John Harries is Professor of Earth Observation at the Blackett Laboratory inImperialCollege,London. A Past-President of the Royal Meteorological Society he was the first Director of the Space Science Department of the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory. He is the Principal Investigator of a climate monitoring instrument which is currently operating in the European Meteostat Satellite Series in geostationary orbit. In July 2011 he was awarded NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal.