For this inaugural GeoBlog series we ask researchers to answer the question of why they study geoengineering. Researchers from all over the world who are involved in the study of geoengineering have volunteered to give their personal reflections on this important question.
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Clare Heyward is a James Martin Fellow at the Oxford Geoengineering Programme. She is currently studying the ethics and governance of geoengineering and has a background in climate justice research.
Edward Pitt is a DPhil Student in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. His work is part of the IAGP (Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals), where he investigates how different geoengineering schemes could be measured using a uniform approach.
Andrew Lockley is an independent consultant and researcher interested in geoengineering. His current research focuses on the areas of ballistics for SRM particle delivery, methane geoengineering, and the use of computer games to research public opinions. He is unaffiliated.
Nigel Moore is a student in Environment and Business at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He previously worked at the Centre for International Governance Innovation conducting geoengineering research and is currently working with the Oxford Geoengineering Programme on website development and public engagement initiatives.
Jack Stilgoe is a researcher and practitioner in science policy. He is currently senior research fellow at the University of Exeter where he is working on a framework for responsible innovation.