Want and Needs of Early Career Researchers

We asked attendees of the ASA Aquaculture Careers Day on 20th May:

What do you need?
How can we help?
What opportunities can we create?

The results of this survey will help us to formulate future events but we welcome feedback any time so please get in touch! Alternatively become part of the team and apply to be one of our ECR Co-Leads.

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Are you an Early Career Researcher? Would you like to get more involved in curating events and training for ECRs and the wider UK aquaculture community? ARCH-UK would like to find the next generation of aquaculture knowledge exchange leaders!

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MASTS Small Grant Scheme

Open applications for £500-£1000 for travel/equipment/analysis/data access/workshops. Deadline 4pm 20th Dec. Eligibility criteria apply.

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Dates have been released for the 2019 ARCH-UK workshops as follows:

Microplastics workshop
25 March, London
Finfish Sterility workshop
26-27 March, Stirling
The 2nd ARCH-UK Annual Science Event
(likely 2 days over 25-27 June in Stirling)

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Includes: Registration for our 1st Annual Science Event 4-5 September 2018 and the Shellfish/Finfish Microbiome workshop 22-23 November 2018 as well as an update from the Sustainable Seafood Consumption Initiative and a report from our ECRs that attended Aquaculture UK 2018

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Developing a large-scale water simulator for the UK: NERC and STFC seek water sector views via a survey by 15 June '18

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) are jointly investigating the viability of developing a large scale water simulator in the UK - a unique modelling and simulation capability to integrate all aspects of sustainable water management and interactions with other infrastructure and service providers.

In order to explore potential approaches to building a picture of the whole water system through a simulator, NERC and STFC have commissioned an Arup and WRc team to conduct a scoping study to identify the following:

•                     The current UK capability in the water simulator space and any unique selling points specific to the UK.

•                     Key competition from other water industries globally.

•                     The capability and lessons learned from other industries that can be applied to the water sector.

•                     The wider appetite within the sector to support the development of a large-scale water simulator.

We are seeking the views of the water sector on the above questions via this survey.

Please complete the survey by 15 June 2018. Your input will inform the development of any future NERC and STFC water innovation activities in this area and particularly the digital water sector. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this and if you have any questions please contact sophie.fisher@arup.com.

UK Student Internship Opportunity at BIOS

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) and the UK Associates of BIOS are pleased to announce the 2018 UK Student Internship at BIOS!

Students enrolled in UK universities are eligible to apply, with preference given to students who are UK citizens. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Students who meet the eligibility requirements should consult the list of potential internship projects and mentors for 2018, available on the website. The internship must start in 2018 and run for 12 consecutive weeks, concluding in either 2018 or 2019. Applications are due June 15, 2018.

Thanks to the generosity of XL Catlin through the UK Associates of BIOS, the UK Student Internship at BIOS covers the costs of accommodation and meals, and includes a small student stipend, as well as a contribution to the costs of supplies. Travel expenses and medical/travel insurance are not covered.

For application instructions and more information on the Internship visit: http://www.bios.edu/education/uk-associates-of-bios/ or email education@bios.edu  

Source: http://www.bios.edu/education/uk-associate...

NERC, EPSRC, BEIS Joint Funding Call: Accelerating Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilisation

Closing date for submission of pre-proposals (stage 1): 13:00 CEST 12 September '18
Closing date for submission of full proposals (stage 2): 13:00 CET 1 March '19

NERC, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are pleased to announce the UK's participation in a new Accelerating CCUS Technologies (ACT) call to facilitate the emergence of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) in the energy and industrial sectors.

Further information

For full details on the scope, eligibility criteria and submission process of the call, please refer to the published call on the ACT website- external link.

Source: https://nerc.ukri.org/funding/application/...


Click here to meet the ECRs presenting their aquaculture research topic at Aquaculture UK. 'Elevator pitches' will be at 1545-1645 in the SAIC Aquavation session 23 May at Aquaculture UK, Aviemore. A fun/fact filled short-film about the ECR experience of the event coming soon! Click on image for full PDF.