Tipping Points Funding Call - Video available

Rosie Hails discusses the Valuing Nature Tipping Points Funding Call

New video available: hear about the thinking behind the current funding call on Understanding Ecosystem Stocks and Tipping Points from Rosie Hails, lead of the Valuing Nature Programme Coordination Team.  

The video includes:

  • the background to the call
  • the focus of the call and what we mean by Tipping Points
  • the expectations for interdisciplinary working

You can see the video on our Tipping Point Call page here.

Environmental economics: a beginner’s tale

Photo Joseph Kenworthy - Eden Estuary, one of Joe's field sites

Joseph Kenworthy, one of our Placements from the University of St Andrews, here writes about the start of his placement and where he hopes it will take him and his research

A number of weeks ago I attended a meeting with mainly social scientists and economists, presenting on my project about valuing coastal ecosystems and how they’re affected bydifferent stressors. This event was the “Valuing Nature Placements” start-up meeting in London, and when I began my presentation I described myself as a field ecologist with very little knowledge of environmental economics.

Valuing Nature Business Impact School, London, 2 to 4 March 2016

From 2 March, the Valuing Nature Programme is running a three-day Business Impact School to provide early career researchers with an opportunity to gain insight into producing research with business impact. The Natural Environment Research Council is funding this School to help develop a Valuing Nature research community with a broader understanding of how to translate research into private sector decision making and innovation.

Pre-announcement of opportunity - funding for environmental data in health outcomes

The National Environment Research Council (NERC), the Medical Research Council and the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office are investing up to £600,000 in projects to identify and fill knowledge gaps around the potential of environmental data to improve health outcomes in the UK. 

A brokerage event in Edinburgh to identify projects for this call is planned for April 2016. Prospective participants will be invited to apply to attend this event. Participants will then be invited to submit full proposals for studies following the event.