Changing Arctic Ocean Announcement of Opportunity: Workshop

Giant funnel net being used on ship to collect Zooplankton

5 November 2015 (Thursday)
Jurys Inn, 245 Board Street, Birmingham, B1 2HQ

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A workshop will be held on the 5 November 2015 in order to facilitate the development of high quality proposals that will effectively use the planned programme cruises and maximise collaboration opportunities.

The objectives of the workshops are:

  • to ensure the research community is aware of the NERC National Capability available to support research, such as facilities, infrastructure and modelling, as well as collaboration opportunities with potential partners
  • to discuss science challenges and possible approaches to undertaking the research
  • to discuss opportunities for national and international collaboration.

The workshop will be held at Jurys Inn, Birmingham. The workshop will start at 10:00 with coffee and tea available from 09:30. The workshop is expected to end no later than 16:00.

Online registration is available.

Due to the large number of registration received, the deadline to register to attend the workshop has been brought forward to 12:00 on 29 October 2015.

Individuals interested in submitting a proposal to the Changing Arctic Ocean announcement of opportunity are encouraged to attend, however attendance at the workshop is not a prerequisite for submitting a proposal.

Spaces at the workshop are limited to 60, and will be assigned on a first come first served basis whilst ensuring an institutional balance should there be high demand for places. Registrations from the same research group should therefore be managed if possible.

The workshop will include an opportunity for attendees to give a two minute presentation (two slide maximum) of their research ideas/interests relating to the Changing Arctic Ocean programme. When registering please indicate if you would like the opportunity to give a presentation. There will only be time for a maximum of 40 presentations. Should more people be interested in presenting, opportunities will be allocated on a first come first served basis whilst ensuring institutional balance. The number of people applying to give presentations from the same research group should be managed.

Presenters will be asked to submit their two slides by 3 November 2015 in pdf format to Jessica Surma. Copies of all presentations will be made available on the NERC website after the workshop.

Further details of the workshop agenda will be circulated to delegates prior to the meeting.

NERC will pay essential travel and subsistence costs to support attendance at the workshop that fall within NERC guidelines for appropriate expenditure. Note that first class travel is not permitted and taxi fares can only be claimed in exceptional circumstances where there is no practical alternative.


For further details please contact:

Jessica Surma
07925 891431