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JNCC support for PhD students

News Item 2018

JNCC is delighted to be collaborating in a new tranche of Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council.

JNCC will be involved in the following successful DTPs from 2019:

Doctoral Training Partnership

SUPER: The Scottish Universities Partnership for Environmental Research – Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh Napier, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde, West of Scotland, Highlands and Islands.

QUADRAT: To empower citizens with the capability of becoming future leaders in government, commerce, charities and higher education institutes nationally and internationally - University of Aberdeen and Queens University Belfast. 

ARIES: Advanced Research and Innovation in Environmental Sciences – Universities of East Anglia, Kent, Essex, Plymouth and Royal Holloway University of London.

ACCE: Adapting to the challenges of a changing environment – Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield and York.

INSPIRE: Automating the analysis of high-resolution sidescan sonar data to support marine habitat monitoring – University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural History Museum and the Marine Biological Association.  

PANORAMA: A Yorkshire partnership for doctoral training in environmental careers - universities of Leeds, York and Hull.

JNCC’s Chief Scientist, Prof. Christine Maggs, said: “We’re thrilled with the success of the proposals and look forward to collaborating with the universities. Through the development of the PhD projects we will be able to support the students to gain real experience in nature conservation.

“The Aberdeen QUADRAT partnership is particularly closely linked to JNCC – we have a team of scientists based at our Aberdeen office – but all of the partnerships will be significant for us.”

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