The QUEST programme is now into its final year, with some of the projects having already finished and others soon coming to an end, the focus is now on synthesis and outputs. The projects will have their own outputs but the Core Team are planning a series of high impact cross-project synthesis activities.
QUEST Synthesis Products
- Research articles, special issues
Please see the publications page for details of QUEST publications.
Don't forget to let Cat Downy know of any upcoming publications from your project, and to acknowledge the funding received from QUEST in them. Details of how to do this can be found on the associates page (username and password are in the QUEST handbook).
- High profile synthesis products: positioning articles beyond normal disciplinary boundaries, e.g. Nature, commissioned reviews
At the QUEST Synthesis workshop (details below) a list of potential high profile synthesis products was developed. These are designed to show to the global Earth system science community the depth and breadth of innovative, collaborative work that has been supported, or otherwise inspired, by the QUEST programme. Synthesis products will deliberately cross the boundaries among different scientific disciplines and cultures and provide pointers to further collaborations in the future.
The list provided here is by no means complete and is likely to undergo changes throughout the remaining year of QUEST. Further additions to it are encouraged, either by your own synthesis suggestions or contributions to the ideas already in place. Please contact a member of the Core Team (many of the products involve a relevant Core Team person).
- The QUEST Book:
QUEST are in discussion with Cambridge University Press about a book that brings together new insights into climate change arising from QUEST, and sets them in their policy context. We plan to develop this book through a partnership of climate scientists from other disciplines, and informed stakeholders.
QUEST Synthesis Workshop
A three day Synthesis Workshop was held in Bristol to develop and expand upon the synthesis products already begun. A main aim was to generate questions around cross cutting topics in QUEST that would involve collaborations across various disciplines and expertise.