Announcement of Opportunity: NERC Digital Solutions Programme

Outline Proposals deadline: 4pm on 7 November 2019
Full Proposals deadline: 4pm on 28 February 2020

NERC is inviting outline proposals for up to £5m programme investment with a maximum duration of 5 years, for the Digital Solution programme. In addition to the research and innovation programme investment up to £3m Capital investment and £2m funding for the NERC EDS is available to support this programme. The NERC Digital Solutions programme aims to work with business and public sector users to exploit the rich diversity and potential of public, and possibly commercial, data to create innovative digital services that deliver economic, social and environmental benefits. 

The Digital Solutions programme will deliver broad, lasting impact through the delivery of economic and societal benefits from data held both by NERC and third parties. To achieve this it will work closely with stakeholders across the non-academic community in order to generate a step-change in the availability and usefulness of data products to users, allowing them to readily exploit this information. The programme will take collaborative approaches towards:

  • Facilitating the acquisition of environmental and multi-disciplinary datasets
  • Delivering impact, both in policy, economic and societal terms from the use of data

Further information on the call and how to submit an application can be found in the Announcement of Opportunity document below.

Announcement of opportunity (PDF, 168KB)