Our world-class research and extensive long-term monitoring isn't carried out in isolation. We help to integrate the terrestrial and freshwater sciences communities and increase the impact of our research by working with businesses, policy-makers and environmental practitioners through co-design, co-delivery, co-location and commercialisation.
Examples of working with partner organisations
- We work with the academic community on hundreds of research projects
- We provide advice and provision of scientific expertise to a wide range of organisations
- We are a key member of the Natural Hazards Partnership and the Environment Science to Services Partnership (ESSP)
- We have knowledge exchange fellows actively engaged in topics including Biodiversity Offsetting and bioenergy
- We work closely with others to coordinate UK input to the UN's major hydrological programmes
- We are a founding member of the Natural Capital Initiative
- Participating in the Big Bumblebee Discovery - working with BSA / EDF
- Evaluating the frequency, severity and impact of major catastrophes - working with the insurance sector via The Willis Research Network
- Studying the Impact of neonicotinoids on honeybees - working with Bayer and Syngenta
- CASE studentships: collaboration between the research community and the end-users of research, where a PhD student spends up to 18 months with a business partner
Long-term monitoring and data collection
Most of our work in long-term environmental monitoring is carried out in collaboration with a wide range of partners, and a number of our monitoring sites are European Commission Infrastructure recognised sites.
- Some of our field sites are available to the research community to use in collaborative projects. Contact the relevant site manager for further information.
- We also work on sites managed by others, such as the Invereshie and Inshriach NNR.
Involving members of the public in environmental monitoring is a highly effective way of increasing understanding of and commitment to key environmental issues. Some activities tap into the enthusiasm of existing interest groups, which enables our experts in the Biological Records Centre to collate and analyse trends from citizen science.
Such evidence can inform and validate policies to enhance and protect the environment while supporting the farming food production chain and ensuring society is directly involved.
Work with us
We are always keen to talk to organisations to discuss ideas and potential projects, how our data and knowledge can help solve their problems and how we can work together. We are particularly interested to hear from small to medium Enterprises with specific scientific challenges.
Contact our Business Development team to discuss your specific needs. When you contact us, please describe the problem or identify the bidding opportunity, what the envisaged benefits are likely to be, and what potential application or impact the solution would have.