Select Committee on Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Fourth Special Report


Annex: List of Acronyms

ARGO

Array for Real-Time Geostrophic Observations

BAS

British Antarctic Survey

BERR

Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

BGS

British Geological Survey

BNSC

British National Space Centre

CPD

Continuing Professional development

CPR

Continuous Plankton Recorder

CSIC

Higher Council for Scientific Research

DARDNI

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Northern Ireland

DCFS

Department for Children, Families and Schools

DFT

Department for Transport

DIUS

Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills






EA

Environment Agency


EPSRC

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

ERFF

Environment Research Funders' Forum

FP7

Framework Programme 7

FMSCG  

Fisheries and Marine Science Customer Group

GEO

Global Environment Outlook

GEOSS

Global Earth Observation System of Systems

GMES

Global Monitoring for Environment and Security

GOOS

Global Ocean Observing System

HECToR

High End Computing Terascale Resource

HEI

Higher Education Institutes

HPC

High performance computing

IACMST

The Inter-Agency Committee on Marine Science and Technology

ICES

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

EU INSPIRE Directive

Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community

IPY

International Polar Year

IROs

Independent Research Organisations

ISIS

Name of Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

MAPC

Marine Assessment Policy Committee

MARG

Marine Assessment Reporting Group

MCZs

Marine Conservation Zones


MDIP

Marine Data and Information Partnership

MEDAG

Marine Environmental Data Action Group

MFMB

Marine and Freshwater Microbial Biodiversity

MMO

Marine Management Organisation

MOD

Ministry of Defence

MPAs

Marine Protected Areas

MSCC

Marine Science Co-ordination Committee

NERC  

Natural Environment Research Council

NOCS

National Oceanography Centre

PML

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

POL

Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (part of NERC)

PSEG

Productive Seas Evidence Collection Group

RCUK

Research Council UK

RDAs

Regional Development Agencies

SAHFOS

Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science

SEMTA

Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

SOLAS

Surface-Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study

STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (Support Centres)

UKDMOS

UK Directory of Marine Observing Systems

UKHO

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

UKMMAS

UK's Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy

UKRO

UK Research Office





 
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