Select Committee on Science and Technology Tenth Report


AMSIAssociation of Marine Scientific Industries
AMTAtlantic Meridional Transect
ARGOArray for Real-Time Geostrophic Observations
AutosubAn unmanned Autonomous Underwater Vehicle developed in the UK
AUVAutonomous Underwater Vehicle
BASBritish Antarctic Survey
BBSRCBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
BGSBritish Geological Survey
BODCBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Carboocean  CarboOcean Integrated Project
CAROSCo-operative Arrangements for Research in Ocean Sciences
CBDConvention on Biological Diversity
CCMSTCo-ordinating Committee on Marine Science and Technology
CEFASCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
CLIVARClimate Variability and Predictability Experiment
CPRContinuous Plankton Recorder
CSRComprehensive Spending Review
DamoclesDeveloping Arctic Modelling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies
DBERRDepartment for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
DefraDepartment for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DELOSDeep ocean Environmental Long-term Observatory System
DERADefence Evaluation and Research Agency
DETRDepartment of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
DfIDDepartment for International Development
DIUSDepartment for Innovation, Universities and Skills
DoEDepartment of Environment
DoTDepartment of Transport
DTIDepartment for Trade and Industry
EAEnvironment Agency
ECEuropean Commission
ECASAEcosystem Approach to Sustainable Aquaculture
EFAROEuropean Fisheries and Aquaculture Organisation
EMSOEuropean Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatories
ENVINETAn "Infrastructure Co-operation Network" focusing on multidisciplinary environmental research in Northern Europe.
ENVISATEarth Observation Spacecraft
EPSRCEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
ERFFEnvironment Research Funders' Forum
ESAEuropean Space Agency
ESFEuropean Science Foundation
ESFRIEuropean Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure
ESRCEconomic and Social Research Council
ESSCEnvironmental Systems Science Centre
EURO-ARGOEuropean component of the Array for Real-Time Geostrophic Observations
EUROCORESEuropean Collaborative Research
EURODEEPEcosystem Functioning and Biodiversity in the Deep Sea
EUR-OCEANSEuropean Ocean Ecosystems Analysis Network
FABFunding, Allocation and Budgeting Project
FCOForeign and Commonwealth Office
FP6Sixth Research Framework Programme
FP7Seventh Research Framework Programme
FRSFisheries Research Services
FRVFisheries Research Vessel
GCOSGlobal Climate Observing System
GCSAGovernment Chief Scientific Adviser
GEOGroup on Earth Observations
GLOBECGlobal Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics
GMESGlobal Monitoring for Environment and Security
GOOS (AG)Global Ocean Observing System (Action Group)
GPSGlobal Positioning System
HEFCEHigher Education Funding Council for England
HEIHigher Education Institution
HERMESHotspot Ecosystem Research on the Margins of European Seas
HPCHigh-Performance Computing
HSEHealth and Safety Executive
IACMSTInter-Agency Committee on Marine Science and Technology
IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Agency
IMAGESInternational Marine Past Global Change Study
IMarESTInstitute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
IMBERIntegrated marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research
IMOInternational Maritime Organisation
IOCInternational Oceanographic Commission
IODPIntegrated Ocean Drilling Programme
IPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPOInternational Project Office
IPYInternational Polar Year
JAMSTECJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
JNCCJoint Nature Conservation Committee
M&FMBMarine and Freshwater Microbial Biodiversity
MAFFMinistry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Foods
MAPCMarine Assessment Policy Committee
MarBEFMarine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning Network
MARGMarine Assessment and Reporting Group
MASTMarine Science and Technology Programme
MBAMarine Biological Association
MCCIPMarine Climate Change Impacts Partnership
MDIPMarine Data and Information Partnership
MEDAGMarine Environmental Data Action Group
MEICMarine Environment Information Centre
MNRMarine Nature Reserve
MMOMarine Management Organisation
MODMinistry of Defence
MPAMarine Protected Area
MSAMarine Safety Agency
MSPMarine Spatial Planning
MSTMarine Science and Technology
NCOFNational Centre for Ocean Forecasting
NERCNatural Environment Research Council
NIONorthern Ireland Office
NMFNational Marine Facilities
NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOCSNational Oceanography Centre, Southampton
NRANational Rivers Authority
ODAOverseas Development Administration
OFEGOcean Facilities Exchange Group
ORPPOcean Research Priorities Plan
OSIOffice of Science and Innovation
OSPAROslo-Paris Agreement (The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic, signed at the Ministerial Meeting of the Oslo and Paris Commissions in 1992.)
OSTOffice of Science and Technology
PMLPlymouth Marine Laboratory
PMSPPlymouth Marine Sciences Partnership
POGOPartnership for Observation of the Global Oceans
POLProudman Oceanographic Laboratory
POSTParliamentary Office of Science and Technology
R&DResearch and Development
RAPIDRapid Climate Change Programme
RCUKResearch Councils United Kingdom
RNRoyal Navy
ROVRemotely Operated Vehicle
RRSRoyal Research Ship
RSPBRoyal Society for the Protection of Birds
RVResearch Vessel
SACSpecial Areas of Conservation
SAHFOSSir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science
SAMSScottish Association for Marine Science
SCARScientific Committee for Antarctic Research
SCORScientific Committee on Oceanic Research
SEScottish Executive
SeaSense LINKA NERC programme, designed to support innovative pre-competitive research and development of marine sensors in collaboration with industry.
SEERADScottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department
SERPENTScientific and Environmental Remotely Operated Vehicle Partnership using Existing Industrial Technology
SIMORCSystem of Industry Metocean Data for the Offshore and Research Communities
SMRUSea Mammal Research Unit
SOAEFDScottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department
SOFIStrategic Ocean Funding Initiative
SOLASSurface-Ocean/Lower Atmosphere Study
SPASpecial Protection Areas
SSSISite of Special Scientific Interest
SSTSea Surface Temperature
SUTSociety for Underwater Technology
UEAUniversity of East Anglia
UKHOUnited Kingdom Hydrographic Office
UKMMASUnited Kingdom Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
WHOWorld Health Organisation
WMOWorld Meteorological Organization
WOCEWorld Ocean Circulation Experiment
WWFWorld Wildlife Fund

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