To provide an overall synthesis of the scientific evidence relating to the influence of man-made structures in the marine environment from a global context, including the North Sea, USA, Australia, SE Asia and beyond.
The INSITE Project Advisory Group (PAG) has commissioned Professor Dickon Howell, to manage the process of developing a proposal for a synthesis project. The aim of this project will be to provide an overall synthesis of the scientific evidence relating to the influence of man-made structures (MMS) in the marine environment.
There is an aspiration that this should be an ambitious, globally- leading piece of work and should not only address the experience of INSITE in the North Sea but also capture the significant work done in the USA, Australia, SE Asia and beyond.
It is anticipated that there will be two phases of work, Phase 1 is project initiation with the INSITE PIs, industry partners and wider scientific and user community, and Phase 2 is project delivery for the synthesis work.