July 9, 2020

The Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture (CEFAS) have announced 7 INSITE projects set to receive £5 million of funding over the next 3 years.

The awards come after an Announcement of Opportunity from NERC in 2019 inviting researchers to submit proposals for a new programme of science in support of the INSITE objectives. Peer reviewed by an international panel of independent experts, the projects have been granted funding until 2023.

Projects will seek to examine three key areas of North Sea study: understanding the role of man-made structures as an inter-connected hard substrate network; understanding the role of man-made structures as artificial reefs; and ecological monitoring and assessment of man-made structures as whole systems in the North Sea ecosystem. Read more…