The cost

BGS and NOC are putting in around £1M per annum from the NERC national capability funds to underpin the programme. Several other groups (e.g. University of Southampton, SAMS, Channel Coastal Observatory) have already agreed to combine resources to help deliver better value for money to support UK industries and help Government meet its environmental and development objectives. Through this launch and the work of MAREMAP, we see excellent opportunities to add value to the work of conservation and fisheries agencies, the Crown Estate, government departments and academia.

RRS James Clark Ross
Nephrops and burrows