Launch of the survey on Climate and Health / Extreme Climate Event Research in South Africa: Fill in and win a R1000 voucher!

Please invest 30 minutes into this survey & stand a chance to win a R1000 voucher for the CSIR Brand Store.

Here is the link to the survey:

The Research Alliance for Climate and Health (REACH) and the Extreme Climate Events Research Alliance (ECERA), with endorsement from of government members, are conducting a survey to identify and scope out research currently being conducted in the two related areas of climate and health and extreme climate and weather events.

The purpose of this survey is to:

  • Identify who is involved in research on these topics and where they are located.
  • What the scope of work is currently underway at different time and space scales.
  • To identify where the research priorities are located and what gaps there are.
  • To create a database of research groups, researchers, resources and needs.
  • To use the results to develop a research strategy on these topics.

The results of these surveys will be presented at the SASAS / ECERA / REACH events taking place at the end of October / Early November 2023 and will be published as a report.

To execute this survey, we have developed an online questionnaire for all those researchers, students, groups, institutions etc. The questionnaire may take up to 30 minutes to complete.

Note that the survey will guide you to select (a) category(ies) for characterizing the research work that you do. We developed this framework in consultation with several experts and we have had to balance the survey between major categories of research with the amount of detail tolerable in the survey. We acknowledge that this is not perfect and that there may be alternative ways to present this research scope in these fields, however we feel this is an optimal first step in gathering the data we seek. Please use the spaces provided to qualify or specify your inputs and to comment on the survey.

As an incentive to complete the survey, three respondents will be randomly selected and will be awarded a R1000 gift voucher to spend at the CSIR Brand Store.

The survey will be concluded on the 15th of October 2023.

Here is the link to the survey again!