Select Committee on Science and Technology Written Evidence


Memorandum 54

Supplementary submission from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

MARINE SCIENCE EXPENDITURE


£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
1999-00
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
Total

1.  Ship Operations expenditure:*
UK Ocean Research Services (UKORS)
2.198
2.753
1.753
1.830
8.534
Research Ship Unit (RSU)
4.600
7.425
12.025
Research Vessels Service (RVS)
7.000
7.000
Research Ship Services
7.000
6.898
7.890
7.181
28.969
Sea Systems—NMFD
0.894
12.226
13.120
Sub-total
7.000
4.600
7.000
9.096
10.643
8.934
10.149
12.226
69.648
2.  Marine Centres expenditure:*
Centre for Coastal and Marine Sciences (CCMS) (excl SAMS and MBA)
9.200
9.300
18.500
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL) (incl PSMSL and BODC)
2.900
5.602
8.170
4.352
4.811
4.940
30.775
National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS)/Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC) (excl marine facilities of NMFD, UKORS, RSU, RVS)
6.200
7.100
6.200
6.624
8.635
7.039
8.398
7.020
57.216
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
4.900
5.980
4.311
4.262
4.487
4.565
28.505
Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU)
0.500
0.500
0.600
0.628
0.640
0.630
0.640
0.940
5.078
Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS)
0.200
0.200
0.200
0.155
0.155
0.375
0.000
0.196
1.481
Scottish Association for Marine Sciences (SAMS) (incl CCAP)
0.300
0.300
2.400
2.237
2.311
2.323
2.534
2.642
15.047
Marine Biological Association (MBA) (including National marine biological library and Grants to the MBA)
0.400
0.400
1.000
1.040
1.175
1.184
1.179
1.194
7.572
Sub-total
16.800
17.800
18.200
22.266
25.397
20.165
22.049
21.497
164.174
3.  Directed Programmes:**
Autosub Science Missions
0.900
0.300
1.200
Autosub Under Ice
1.100
1.284
1.154
0.784
0.549
0.449
5.320
Developmental Ecology of Marine Animals (DEMA)
0.900
0.500
0.200
0.023
1.623
Ocean Drilling Programme (ODP)
0.500
0.500
0.500
0.404
0.591
0.189
0.090
0.042
2.816
Ocean Drilling Programme subscription
1.800
1.900
2.100
2.014
7.814
Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme (IODP) (including subscription)
1.796
2.458
2.606
2.506
9.366
Marine Productivity
0.100
0.900
1.300
1.696
1.025
0.616
0.083
-0.040
5.680
Ocean Margins LINK
0.200
0.200
0.918
1.068
0.840
0.595
0.478
4.299
Rapid Climate Change (RAPID)
0.100
0.180
3.950
3.609
4.325
3.197
15.361
LINK Aquaculture
0.300
0.400
0.300
0.165
0.083
1.248
LINK SEASENSE
0.200
0.200
0.200
0.048
0.648

Plankton Reactivity in the Marine Environment (PRIME)
0.100
0.100
The Deep Ocean Benthic Boundary Layer (BENBO)
0.500
0.200
0.700
Marine Biofouling
0.100
0.100
Sub-total
5.400
5.100
6.000
6.684
9.715
8.496
8.248
6.632
56.275
4.  Blues Skies (responsive mode funding)***
4.736
5.205
4.785
5.889
6.408
7.022
34.045
Total Marine Science Expenditure****
29.200
27.500
35.936
43.251
50.540
43.484
46.854
47.377
324.142
5. Other Directed Programmes:
Arctic Ice Environmental Variability (ARCICE)
1.200
0.900
0.400
0.214
0.041
2.755
Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Processes and European Climate (COAPEC)
0.700
0.600
1.376
1.175
0.780
0.407
0.073
5.111
Environmental Genomics
0.400
2.777
4.901
4.292
2.338
14.708
Marine (and Freshwater) Microbial Biodiversity (MMB & M&FMB)
0.700
1.500
1.427
1.497
1.199
0.265
6.588
Post-Genomics and Proteomics
0.057
0.674
2.230
3.890
6.851
Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System (QUEST)
0.029
0.606
1.072
3.086
4.793
UK Surface-Ocean/Lower Atmosphere Study (UK SOLAS)
0.025
0.125
1.257
2.822
4.229
Sub-total
1.200
2.300
2.900
5.794
7.725
7.676
7.569
9.871
45.035


Notes:
*Sections 1 and 2 include science, infrastructure and capital expenditure.
**The following Directed Programmes include further Marine Science expenditure; figures are total programme spend.
***Blues skies figures are not included for 1999-00 and 2000-01 because the NERC database does not extend back to those years.
****Total marine science expenditure does not include "Other Directed Programmes" or, in 1999-00 and 2000-01, blues skies funding, nor marine science spend in the core programmes of BAS, BGS or CEH.

Abbreviations not explained elsewhere

  NMFD: National Marine Facilities Division.

PSMSL: Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level.

BODC: British Oceanographic Data Centre.

CCAP: Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa.






 
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