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View our list of forthcoming Workshops below.

Clay suspension (c) James Hutton Institute
for oil and gas professionals or anyone interested in clays

Clay mineralogy and its application to the oil industry

16 to 19 October 2018, 9am to 5pm

A training course offered by our commercial subsidiary James Hutton Limited, aimed at helping the oil industry understand the nature, properties, behaviour and occurrence of clays in the context of hydrocarbon exploration and production.

Indo-UK workshop on monitoring and analysis strategies for anthropogenic polluta
for water professionals

Indo-UK workshop on monitoring and analysis strategies for anthropogenic pollutants in environmental and waste waters

12-15 November 2018

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council, in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry, will be holding a four day workshop on the above theme at the Royal Orchid Convention Centre, Bangalore, India on 12-15 November 2018.

Previous Workshops

This workshop will discuss social innovation in Scotland's rural areas
for anyone interested in Scotland's rural areas

Social Innovation in rural areas in Scotland

31 May, 9.30am to 4pm

This workshop will discuss how social innovation can address challenges in Scotland's rural areas - come and network with a community of social innovation practitioners and researchers.

Field of oilseed rape at Balruddery farm (c) James Hutton Institute
for farmers, land managers and anyone interested in sustainable agriculture

Sustainable agriculture in Scotland: new research ideas

12 January 2018, 10am to 3pm

This one-day workshop will feature new research on precision soil management, insect pollinators, grassland in GHG mitigation, and land use economics.

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for policy teams and research stakeholders

From research to outcomes: Showcasing crop science research from the RESAS Science Research Programme and its benefit to Scotland and beyond

7 December 2017

This workshop held at SASA in Edinburgh showcased the outcomes of Scottish Government funded crop science research.

Glensaugh_Research_Farm
for livestock farmers and land managers

The Challenge of Marginal Land: efficient utilisation of the managed natural environment

13 September 2017, 10am to 4pm

The Challenge of Marginal Land Meeting will take place at the James Hutton Institute's Glensaugh Farm, the aim of which is to showcase ongoing and planned research into marginal land management

for people who work in and for the food system

Field of Enquiry: 10 days to explore the food system through the 2000m2 lens

11 March 2017

Join the Field of Enquiry team to explore the food system through the 2000m2 lens: when you divide all the arable land on our planet by the people, we each have 2000m2.

Economic development and social welfare under pressure: Climate change impacts on water resources

7th September 2016

Climate Change (CC) and its impacts on water resources are well documented worldwide. In Mexico, poor populations are more susceptible to climate induced changes because their economic and social welfare depend strongly on natural resources. Water supply changes due to CC have been given insufficient attention.

The Shire River in Malawi (c) James Hutton Institute
for Scottish Communities Climate Action Network members

Can scenario planning help people come together to plan for the future?

29 February 2016, 10am to 4pm

In this workshop aimed at Scottish Communities Climate Action Network members, participants will be able to explore how scenario planning may assist communities in preparing for climate change and other future challenges.

Potatoes (c) James Hutton Institute
for early stage crop scientists

Genomics, Gene Discovery and Genome Editing in Crops

1-5 February 2016

This FCO-funded workshop will take place in Lima, Peru, and will look into recent advances in genomics and biotechnology to address challenges in crop production and help ensure food security.

The workshop aims to promote better ways to work together to deliver solutions
for funders of research, researchers and wider users of research outputs

Working together for better outcomes

26-27 March 2015

This workshop aims to advance our knowledge and ability to work together for better outcomes, through learning from different perspectives to improve delivery of solutions to land and natural resource challenges.

Genomics of Plant Parasite Interactions Workshop – Mexico

3 - 6 February 2015

The British Council and the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) have launched the programme 'Researcher Links' to encourage international research collaboration between young researchers from the UK and Mexico. We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK and Mexico to apply to attend this binational wo


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