The INSITE Programme - Phase 2
The INSITE Programme was launched in 2014, with the aim of providing stakeholders with the independent scientific evidence-base needed to better understand the influence of man-made structures on the ecosystem of the North Sea.
The first Call for Proposals funded by industry, led to a Phase 1 research programme consisting of nine projects that concluded in 2017. In 2018, Phase 2 of INSITE was developed in partnership with NERC. NERC launched its INSITE Call for Proposals in 2019 and in April 2020 awarded around £5Million in grants to seven projects.
In November 2020 INSITE established a new PhD Scholarships Programme. Led by the Programme Advisory Group (PAG) the Call for Proposals is open to universities and research institutions for PhD’s which increase the understanding of the ecosystems on and around man-made structures in the North Sea.
Structures in the Marine Environment Conference 2021- a forum to discuss the impacts, benefits and implications of MMS
We need to be clear about what how future MMS that are put into the marine environment will affect the marine biological ecosystems
INSITE - What's in a name?
The INSITE Programme emerged from the oil and gas industry with scientific outcomes very relevant across all offhshore energy sectors.
Offshore energy structures: A Nature-based Solution to biodiversity loss?
INSITE Programme Director Richard Heard discusses manmade structures as Nature-based solutions