Area of investment and support

Area of investment and support: Aquaculture research collaborative hub UK (ARCH-UK)

The aim of this programme is to foster collaborative activities between academic researchers and business representatives at all career stages to identify and develop new approaches to solving major research challenges and help to deliver key benefits to the UK aquaculture sector.

Budget:
£650,000
Duration:
2017 to 2022
Partners involved:
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

The scope and what we're doing

The aim of the Aquaculture Research Collaborative Hub (ARCH-UK) is to foster collaborative activities between academic researchers and business representatives at all career stages to identify and develop new approaches to tackle major research challenges and help deliver key benefits to the UK aquaculture sector.

ARCH-UK is interdisciplinary, working across the boundaries of biological and environmental science and encouraging the participation of other disciplines including engineering, economics, social science, remote sensing and computational modelling.

It facilitates the development of a community of people who work together towards a mutual goal of sustainable aquaculture systems and work with the research councils to help ensure their investments support high-quality innovative research that builds UK academic capability and underpinning capacity and meets the long-term needs of the sector.

ARCH-UK provides a central hub for information sharing, networking and engagement. Annual science meetings are held to bring together researchers and stakeholders to discuss current and future aquaculture research. ARCH-UK identifies the need for workshops and training and organises events to address community needs.

Joining ARCH-UK is free and all members of the aquaculture sector are encouraged to engage with ARCH-UK in order to receive news and updates, attend events and provide input on activities.

Past projects, outcomes and impact

Find out more on Gateway to Research about funded projects led by Swansea University and the University of Sterling.

Who to contact

Jennifer Wickens

Email: jennnifer.wickens@nerc.ukri.org

Sarah Newport

Email: sarah.newport@nerc.ukri.org 

Jacky Wood

Email: jacqueline.wood@nerc.ukri.org

Aquaculture Research Collaborative Hub

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Governance, management and panels

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