The College was involved in two pilot schemes for NERC for which we received £270k for projects and activities running until March 2015.
The objectives for the NERC Impact Acceleration Account were to:
- Strengthen interaction between NERC-funded science and the user community, primarily businesses, to accelerate and amplify the impact of NERC science.
- Support strategic level, cross-project impact activities that help enable impact to be achieved in a more effective and timely manner.
The following projects were supported through the NERC Impact Acceleration Account:
|Principal Investigator||Department||Project Title|
|Dr James Rosindell||Life Sciences||Development for the ‘OneZoom’ Data Visualisation Engine. To find out more about this project please see the case study
|Professor EJ Milner-Gulland||Life Sciences||User Engagement with the Grand Challenges in Ecosystems and the Environment Initiative|
|Dr Markus Perkmann||Business School||A study to understand the drivers and systems that generate impact from NERC funded research|
|Dr Dominik Weiss||Earth Sciences & Engineering||Development of a prototype filter for the selective removal of arsenate from contaminated household water supplies. To find out more about this project please see the case study|
|Dr Rob Ewers||Life Sciences||Internet radio for crowd-sourced rainforest biodiversity monitoring. To find out more about this project please see the case study|
|Professor Vincent Savolainen||Life Sciences||Development of a new houseplant variety: red-stemmed palms for the Asian market|
|Professor Alfried Vogler||Life Sciences||Environmental DNA to test for the presence of endangered species. To find out more about this project please see the case study|
|Professor EJ Milner-Gulland||Life Sciences||Measuring the outcomes of corporate biodiversity strategies|
|Professor Steven Schwartz||Physics||Imperial Space Lab 2014|
|Dr Simon Buckle||Grantham Institute||Briefing Paper on “Conservation, Biodiversity and Climate Change”|