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SPRI Review 2002: NERC Arctic Science Advisor

NERC Arctic Science Advisor

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) seconded Professor Liz Morris to the Institute from the British Antarctic Survey as NERC Arctic Science Advisor. Her role in is to help develop and facilitate new Earth Systems Science initiatives which require Arctic expertise and to provide a focal point for UK research activities in the Arctic. A highlight of last year was the meeting on 'Climate Change, the Arctic and the United Kingdom: directions for future research' at the Tyndall Centre in May. The objectives of the meeting were to bring together key members of the UK Arctic research and policy-making communities in order to identify important knowledge gaps and assist in formulating the UK's future research effort in the Arctic. The meeting was most successful in raising the profile of Arctic research within NERC and a series of further activities are now underway.

Liz Morris