Submission from the Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC)
ESRC ACTIVITIES ON
Interdisciplinary collaborative research
NERC/ESRC Interdisciplinary Research StudentshipsThe
ESRC and NERC fund jointly a small number of interdisciplinary
research studentships each year on environmental issues which
are of interest to both Councils. For this year's competition
applications relevant to the Living with Environmental Change
Programme were encouraged. (This scheme is administered by NERC).
NERC/ESRC Transdisciplinary Research Seminar
CompetitionEach year ESRC and NERC invite applications
for a Transdisciplinary Research Seminar Competition. This year's
competition focused on sustaining future ecosystem services as
an initial contribution to the new Living with Environmental Change
Partnership Programme. Under this year's competition the two councils
have agreed to fund the following in marine related research:
Prof E Matlby (Liverpool University) et al
New approaches to managing ecosystem services in the marine
1 September 2007-31 August 2009.
Dr P White (York University)
Coastal Wetland Ecosystem Services
1 November 2007-31 October 2009.
Centre for Social and Economic Research on the
Global Environment (CSERGE)The Centre for Social and Economic
Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) at the University
of East Anglia is an ESRC Research Centre in the field of environmental
and sustainable development. One of the Centres key areas of research
is the economics of environmental problems relating to water and
watery environments, which includes wetland ecosystems, rivers,
lakes and sea bed environments.
The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change ResearchThe
Tyndall Centre, established in 2001 by ESRC, NERC and EPSRC is
a national UK centre for inter-disciplinary research on climate
change. It is dedicated to the identification, promotion and facilitation
of sustainable responses to the challenge of climate change. One
of the Centre's seven research programmes is "Coasts",
which includes marine related research.
UK Energy Research CentreThe UK Energy
Research Centre (UKERC) was established in 2004 as part of the
Research Councils Energy Programme and is funded by ESRC, NERC
and EPSRC. One of the research topics under UKERC's "Future
Sources of Energy" research theme is "Marine Renewables",
investigating wave and tidal stream energy.
Responsive mode funding (in the last five years)
ESRC has funded the following marine related
research under its responsive mode:
Public engagement grant as part of the RCUK National
Science Week Awards: Dr D Schroeder, Marine Biological Association,
Marine Viruses... Friends or Foe? £2,000, 1 March
2007-31 March 2007.
Small Grant: Dr J A Galloway, University of London,
London and the Tidal Thames 1250-1550: Marine Flooding, Embankment
and Economic Change, £99,909, 1 March 2008-28 February
Postdoctoral Fellowship: (Dr Lynda Rodwell, University
of York, £26,334, 1 December 2001-31 November 2002).
Standard Grant: Dr James G Carrier, Oxford Brookes
University, Conflict in Environmental Conservation: A Jamaican
Study, £173,732, 1 January 2004-30 June 2005.
Sustainable Technologies Programme: Dr M Winskel,
University of Edinburgh, Building Renewable Energy Innovation
Systems, £147,024, 1 February 2004-31 March 2006.
Research Fellowship: Dr J Pugh, University of Westminster,
Developing Institutional Capital in the Neo-Liberal Era: Caribbean
Environmental Planning, £66,332, 1 February 2003-31 December
Standard Grant: Professor M Bloor, Cardiff University,
Problems of Global Governance of Seafarers' Health and Safety,
£66,394, 1 December 2002-31 March 2004.