Recent Grant Awards

2019: PRIMaRE Short Research Visit Grant. Identifying consistencies in animals' use of tidal stream environments to inform environmental impact assessments. Waggitt JJ (Bangor), Bond J (Bangor) and Fraser SJ (UHI). £1200

Joint Seafish, EMFF, Food Standards Agency funding
Developing an assurance scheme for shellfish and human health (DASSHH) project.  Phase 1 of a larger project.  Shelagh Malham, Lewis LeVay, Peter Robins, et al. working with CEH Bangor.   November 2018 – March 2020.  £42,904

ASSEMBEPlus through H2020. Combining Topographical and Current information to identify important foraging habitats for Seabirds across coastal environments (TOCUBIRD). Waggitt JJ (Bangor) and Fraser SJ (UHI). Use of facilities at Instutute Of Marine Research (Azores, Portugal) and Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn (Naples, Italy). March – April 2019.

European Regional Development Funds
MEECE (Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence). Simon Neill. £614k (part of a £5M multi-partner grant led by Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult); January 2019 – August 2022.

NERC Changing Arctic Ocean
€800k "Primary Production driven by escalating Arctic nutrient fluxes?". PI Lenn, Co-I Rippeth. PDRA Ben Lincoln.

ESRC IAA Impact Project Grant
Improved Arctic Ocean forecasting. Amount: £3,230. Rippeth (PI). 1st September 2018 – 31st January 2019

£17,974. Remote Sensing of renewable energy resource. Lewis (PI), Neill and Robins (Co-I). 2018-2019

Postdoctoral fellowship £364,293. Improving Methods of Characterising Resource, Interactions and Conditions for Marine Renewable Energy (METRIC). Lewis (PI). 2018-2021

£110,967. Combination Hazard of Extreme rainfall, storm Surge & high Tide on estuarine infrastructure (CHEST). PI (Coulthard), Robins and Lewis (Co-I). 2018-2019

NRN-LCEE visiting Bursary
£1450. Coupled modelling and Met Office collaboration.  Lewis (PI). 2017-2018

£4500. Future of Estuaries workshop. Lewis (PI), Robins (Co-I). 2017

ESRC IAA Impact Project Grant.
Shellfish Sustainability. Malham S.K. (Project investigator and lead); LeVay, L.  Jones, D. McDonald, J. (Co-investigators). £16,241. 1st July – 31st December 2018

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. Implementing methodologies for the assessment of the state of the seabed. Hiddink. £1395

ESRC IAA Impact Project Award
Biodiversity Action Plans for the Chagos Archipelago, British Indian Ocean Territory  Turner, J.R. (Principal Investigator & Project Lead); Roche, R. (Co-investigator).  £13,692.  1st July 2018, - 31st December 2018.

Bangor University ECR Award
Changing tides: implications of palaeo- and future tidal-range changes in eastern Canada. Ward SL, £1,500 May – August 2018

EMFF MARine MAnagement: Tool for evaluating conservation Evidence: (MARMATE)
£104,618 Hiddink and Kaiser. May 2018 to March 2020.

EMFF Scallop fisheries in the English Channel
£130k. Hiddink and Kaiser. January 2018 to December 2019.

EMFF Adaptive approach to MPA Management Project
£74k. Hiddink and Kaiser. April 2018 to March 2020.

ASSEMBEPlus through H2020
Ship time on RV Oceanograf in Gdansk Bay. In kind, ~£100k. Hiddink. Summer 2018

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
Sea Bass Fisheries Conservation UK.  McCarthy ID.  £30k April 2018-March 2020
Subcontract on a larger EMFF award to Cefas

ASSEMBEPlus through H2020. Quantifying seabird use of tidal stream environments in the Ria De Vigo, north-western Spain. Waggitt JJ.  
Use of facilities at Toralla Marine Science Station (Vigo, Spain). June 2018.

Ice-ocean interaction: effects of climate change on Antarctic ice-shelf dynamics. Green, JAM, Lenn, YD (Bangor), Gudmundson, HG (Northumbria), Jenkins, A (BAS); October 2018-March 2022.

National Overseas Scholarship (India) PhD studentship
Earth system consequences of collapsing ice-sheets. Green, JAM (Bangor). £120k; September 2018-August 2022.

NRN-LCEE: Returning Fellowship
Coupled marine ecosystem modelling, with application to the Welsh marine renewable energy sector. Ward, SL; £6k. February 2018 – December 2018.

Newton Fund (Institutional Links Award with British Council and FAPESP, Brazil)
Coastal biodiversity and public policies: methodologies and actions to integrate stakeholders.  Jenkins SR, Christofoletti RA, St. John FAV, Martins F.   £120k April 2017-March 2019

WEFO: Ser Cymru II Fellowship
Artificial Light Impacts on the Encroachment of Invasive Species (ALIENS)  Appointed Fellow Dr Tom Davies in association with Stuart Jenkins. £171k Oct 2017- Sept 2020

FAPESP, Brazil.
The strength of ecological interactions and environmental mediation on coastal ecosystems Jenkins SR et al £45k. August 2017-July 2019

Food and Drink Wales.
A celebration of the cooked oyster. Jonathan King £5k. September 2017

Shelf sea biogeochemistry trawling impacts synthesis £2.5k. Hiddink

Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship.
Marine Ecosystem Trophic References and Indicators for assessing system Condition and Status (METRICs). £316k Appointed Fellow: Dr Adel Heenan; Supervisor: Dr Gareth Williams

Interreg Atlantic Area Programme
COCKLES (Boosting Co-operation and integration of Capacities for applying Knowledge and mutual Learning in Restoring Cockle Shellfisheries and its related Ecosystem-Services in the Atlantic Area). Shelagh Malham, Peter Robins, Luis Gimenez, et al £347K to Bangor.  Oct 17 – Sept 20

NERC Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme
Combination hazard of extreme rainfall, storm surge & high tide on estuarine infrastructure (CHEST). Tom Coulthard, Peter Robins and Matt Lewis. £39k  Nov 2017 – Aug. 2018

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd
A strategic regional Marine Mammal Monitoring Programme for assessing the population consequences of constructing the BOWL and MORL Wind Farm Developments Line Cordes £16k 2017-19.

Bertarelli Foundation
Coral Reef Condition in the Chagos Archipelago.  John Turner, Gareth Williams, Ronan Roche et al   (1.8 m USD – 886,695 USD to Bangor – and part of a 4 m USD series of multi-partner projects on Chagos reefs which also includes Australian Institute of Marine Science, Lancaster and Stanford). 

Marine Stewardship Council
Determining quantitative habitat impact in Marine Stewardship Council assessments.  Mike Kaiser, Jan Hiddink; £153k  Mar 2017 - Sept 2019

INTERREG Ireland-Wales Programme
ECOSTRUCTURE: climate change adaptation through ecologically sensitive coastal infrastructure. Jenkins SR, Davies AD, Neill SP, Robins PE; £774k (part of £3.5 million multi-partner grant); June 2017- November 2020

Widening our view of the reef: the landscape ecology of disturbance and recovery on Pacific coral reefs. Williams GJ, Healey J et al; Oct 2017- Mar 2021

Functional changes in coral reef marine protected areas.  Graham NAJ (Lancaster), Williams GJ (Bangor);; October 2017- March 2021

Measurable metrics for the characterisation of large-scale turbulent structures in tidal races for the marine tidal energy industry. Austin MJ, Rippeth TP, Green, JAM; £178k. July 2017 - June 2018.

NRN-LCEE: Fellowship writing grant
Characterisation of large-scale turbulent structures with application to the marine renewable energy industry.  Austin MJ, Rippeth TP, Green, JAM; £9k. Mar 2017 – Apr 2017.

European Social Funds KESS2 Phd studentship
Identification of measurable metrics for characterisation of marine turbulence in tidal races.
Austin MJ, Rippeth TP, Green, JAM; £52k. March 2017 - Feb 2020. (In partnership with Nortek)

INTERREG Ireland -Wales Programme
Irish Sea Portal Pilot (ISPP)  Shelagh Malham, Peter Robins, Lewis LeVay et al: £620k (part of 1.4 m euros with BIM in Ireland) Jan 2017 to Sept 2018

INTERREG Ireland-Wales Programme
Bluefish (Building Resilience into Blue Growth in the Irish and Celtic Seas Fisheries and Aquaculture) Shelagh Malham, Peter Robins, Lewis LeVay, Mike Kaiser et al £1,4m (Part of 6.6m euros multipartner) Jan 2017 to Dec 2020

Food Standards Agency
Desk based study: Active Management of Shellfisheries.  Shelagh Malham, Peter Robins, Lewis LeVay et al £28k  Jan 2017 to April 2017

European Social Funds KESS2
Balancing commercial seed mussel harvest and shorebird conservation. Cordes L, Hiddink JG; £52k. Jan 2017 - Dec 2020; (In partnership with Myti Mussels).

How can we maximise the benefits from living marine natural capital?  Hiddink JG, Kaiser MJ. £26k (part of £0.5 million multi-partner grant); January 2017 – May 2018

Cumulative Impacts and the Management of Marine Ecosystems Hiddink JG, Kaiser. £62k (part of £0.5 million multi-partner grant); January 2017 – May 2018

Fellowship writing grant: Science to underpin sustainable fisheries in Welsh waters. Kaiser MJ; £6k. May 2017 - August 2017.

Demographic consequences of variation in individual foraging strategies of northern fulmars. Cordes LS, Bishop C (Bangor), Thompson P (Aberdeen); October 2017-March 2021

European Social Funds KESS2 PhD studentship
Modelling the distribution and habitat impacts of an expanding roe deer population in Wales.
Shannon GS, Healey J, Cordes LS; MRes studentship; £14k; November 2016-November 2017

European Social Funds KESS2 PhD studentship
Valuing the ecosystem services provided by shellfish aquaculture. Shelagh Malham, Lewis LeVay, Laurence Jones (CEH), Mike Christie (AU), Andrew Olivier (PhD student). £52,000. October 2016 - 2019

Research Development Fund: Grant proposal development award. (Robins P, Lewis M, Neill S) £5,000.

Research Development Fund: Grant proposal development award. (Lewis M, Robins P, Neill S)) £5k

Research Development Fund: Tidal Lagoon Workshop. (Neill S, Lewis M, Robins P) £10k

European Social Funds KESS2 PhD studentship
Simulating variability of North Wales mussel populations. Neill SP, Robins PE, Malham SK; £53k 2015 - 2018; (In partnership with Extra Mussel).