Current contract opportunities
JNCC has responsibility for the provision of nature conservation advice in the offshore area, to support management of activities to ensure the overall sustainability of use of the marine environment. The number of systems involved leads to a vast quantity of information duplication between the various platforms and when any information is updated, the changes need to be cascaded manually through the various platforms. With the highly manual process at present and the problems and frustrations it causes, the team need a new system. JNCC's Digital and Data Solutions (DDS) team have engaged with the OIA team to scope and specify a new casework management system to totally replace their current process.
Date for return of tender: 30 September 2020 at 16:00
The aim of this project is to establish the amount of mark-recapture effort required to obtain reliable estimates of key demographic rates in Black-legged Kittiwake populations in order to inform a realistic and feasible colour-ringing deployment plan in the UK that, if implemented, will deliver key evidence to help provide more realism in modelling population impacts of windfarm-induced mortality.
Date for return of tender: 7 October 2020 at 16:00
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