NERC is funding research, skills and technologies, aimed at helping the oil and gas sector put environmental science at the heart of responsible management of our planet.
One of these initiatives includes an award of £2•8m to a consortium of institutes led by Heriot-Watt University to host a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).
The centre will focus on creating a highly skilled workforce with expertise that can be used across the wider energy and environment sectors, as well as filling skills gaps in the oil and gas sector. This will equip the industry with the skills needed to reduce the environmental impact of oil and gas extraction.
Further information is available here.