£4m to investigate future marine research infrastructure

The UK Research and Innovation Infrastructure Fund will support a £4m scoping study to help develop infrastructure for marine research.

The project will test how feasible it is to deploy marine sensor technologies that can monitor and collect biogeochemical marine data via autonomous platforms.

Its results will help scientists develop an environmentally friendly and economically sustainable infrastructure for current, and future, cutting-edge marine research.

Called ‘Future Marine Research Infrastructure: accelerating adoption of marine sensor innovation’, the study will be a real-world trial delivered by the Natural Environment Research Council.

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