FRESH CDT students win 1st place at the NERC COVID-19 Hackathon on ecosystems services

Congratulations to the second Cohort of the GW4 FRESH Centre for Doctoral Training who came first in NERC Digital Sprints Hackathon this month! This specific Hackathon was focused on ecosystems services and seek to understand the impact of natural capital and ecosystem services on the spread of COVID-19. 

Their project ‘2FRESH2FURIOUS’ looked at how green spaces affect the rate of COVID-19 infections. They found that, in addition to being important for mental and physical wellbeing, access to green space was related to lower rates of infection and could provide resilience against the spread of the disease.

Find out more about their project here.

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