- 24 May 2018
We’ve all seen them at the sea side, in all weathers, throwing their lines out into the blue, well I thought I better get out there and see what it’s all about. So I borrowed a rod, and headed out sea angling off the North Norfolk coast. I may have failed to check the tide, and the weather forecast, and ended up soaking wet with not a tiddler to write home about, but being an outdoorsy type I had a great time and came home feeling refreshed and alive. However I know that some people don’t get the appeal. So what is it that attracts so many people to recreational sea angling?
Opportunity from the Valuing Nature Programme Coordination Team (PCT) to participate in the 2019 Horizon Scan of global environmental issues.
This undertaking, which first started in 2008 aims to identify emerging issues for global conservation and biodiversity. The paper from the 2018 exercise can be found here.
NERC in collaboration with the Argentine National Scientific & Technical Research Council (CONICET), the Brazilian São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Chilean National Commission for Scientific & Technological Research (CONICYT), the Peruvian National Council for Science, Technology, & Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC), are inviting proposals under the Latin American Biodiversity Programme. Link to Full information
New research from Fields in Trust suggests that parks and green spaces across the United Kingdom provide people with over £34 billion of health and wellbeing benefits.
The Natural Capital Protocol is a framework designed to help generate trusted, credible, and actionable information for business managers to inform decisions. The Protocol aims to support better decisions by including how we interact with nature, or more specifically natural capital.
The British Ecological Society have launched a new journal, People and Nature: a journal of relational thinking, with Valuing Nature's Rosie Hails and Rob Fish among the lead editors. The journal is open access, and inherits the Society’s long-standing interest in promoting conversations and experimentation across disciplinary boundaries, and publishing the very best of current thinking.
Vivid Economics, Barton Willmore and the University of Exeter are developing an urban greenspace valuation toolkit to assess the benefits of green infrastructure so as to inform policy and business decisions around urban green spaces.
NERC will shortly be inviting applications from existing researchers to apply for 3 to 12 month placements based in non-academic organisations. Projects must fall within the NERC remit and must identify clear examples of where environmental research, data and skills can be used to make a difference. Link to Full Information