Search results for: NERC

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  • 3 April 2013

    New research tracking the movement of dredged sediment around Liverpool Bay could save millions of pounds, according to scientists. Each year, sediment has to be dredged from the port and deposited elsewhere to maintain access for commercial vessels. But according to the new study, the dredged material appears back in the port again within just […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Completion of the new King Edward Point Research Station wharf marks the latest milestone for the £140m UK Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme. The new wharf at Rothera Research Station and mooring dolphin provide the extra capability required to berth the new UK polar research vessel, the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The new wharf was commissioned […]

  • 4 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    An £8.15 million contract to build a new wharf at the remote Sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia was awarded to BAM Nuttall earlier this week. The contract is part of a major investment program to modernize the UK’s Antarctic infrastructure. Commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Government of South Georgia & […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    HR Wallingford, an independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organization, has just released a very interesting article named “Developing a new tool to optimize sea wall design”. Sea walls are designed to protect people, property and infrastructure from large waves that can occur when a severe storm happens at the same time as a high […]

  • 4 December 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    HR Wallingford has been recognized in two categories of the IHS Dredging and Port Construction (DPC) Innovation Awards 2017 which were held in London on the 29 November 2017.  The engineering and environmental hydraulics consultancy was shortlisted for both the Innovative Support Services Award for their survey vessel, the ARC-Boat, and the New Markets Award […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A project has kicked-off in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding, National Oceanography Center (NOC) just announced. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this NOC led project will help inform the planning of coastal defenses and emergency response. NOC Professor, Kevin Horsburgh, said: “The worst case […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    E-tech elements, such as cobalt and tellurium, are vital for emerging E-technologies. These elements are in short supply, yet they are formed through natural Earth processes and occur in high concentrations in the world’s ocean basins in metal rich deposits. HR Wallingford is part of MarineE-tech, a new £4.2 million research program that will investigate the […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    The UK’s first investigation into the use of beach widening to reduce coastal flooding and erosion is being led by the National Oceanography Center (NOC) in partnership with the University of Liverpool. Dr. Jenny Brown, who is leading this project from the NOC, said: “Rising sea levels and the expansion of built up areas around […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    HR Wallingford is supporting the Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) new strategic innovation initiative to help protect some of Britain’s most important national infrastructure from environmental hazards. The five-year, £5m Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP) will give decision-makers in areas such as energy, transport and water improved access to NERC’s world-class environmental science. […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The 53rd Marine Measurement Forum was organised by Xylem Analytics UK and hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton on Thursday 28th November 2013. The event was particularly well attended with over 60 delegates benefitting from a full programme of presentations, 12 small exhibition displays and a number of fully-subscribed tours. The day began with […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    Far North Queensland communities hit by flooding as a result of Cyclone Yasi will receive $479,000 in funding for local river improvement projects. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps today said the Herbert, Cassowary Coast and Cairns River Improvement Trusts were looking forward to being able to repair seven rivers and creeks in the […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Andrew Manning has been appointed a Visiting Professor specialising in Sediment Dynamical Processes by the University of Hull. Andy, a Principal Scientist at HR Wallingford in the Coasts and Estuaries Group, is a marine scientist specialising in sediment transport within coastal, estuarial and fluvial locations. Andy is also a Lecturer in Coastal and Shelf Physical […]

  • 10 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Acidification of UK waters may make industrially-contaminated sediments more toxic over time, say scientists. The study looked at crustaceans that feed on the surface of sediments from dredged ports and estuaries. It found that ocean acidification, caused by climate change, causes sediments contaminated with metal to become more toxic. This can result in significant DNA […]

  • 13 December 2010
    Vessels

    Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the propulsion equipment for a new, state-of-the-art, research vessel. The vessel will be operated by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is to be built at the C.N.P. Freire S.A. shipyard in Spain. The NERC is the UK’s main […]