The First Minister for Wales, Rhodri Morgan, paid a short visit to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) site at Bangor, North Wales on Thursday 23rd November.
The First Minister heard from staff about many aspects of CEH Science including our UK wide monitoring research programmes such as Countryside Survey and the Biological Records Centre. He also viewed progress on the new Environment Centre Wales building, a partnership venture between the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the University of Wales, Bangor.
The First Minister was in town to launch the first Science Policy for Wales. Dr Bridget Emmett of CEH, lead scientist at our Bangor site, commented, "It was a pleasure to welcome the First Minister and to hear his passion for Science. We're honoured that he chose us as the perfect place to launch the first Science Policy for Wales."
Dr Emmett added "The First Minister clearly recognizes the need to see world class science, including the work we carry out at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, at the heart of wealth creation and sustainable development in Wales."