May 2018

Call for Proposals: £10,000 available for a digital technology and biodiversity project

An exciting opportunity has arisen for individuals, academics, community groups and other organisations to apply for a grant for a project relating to digital technology and biodiversity.*

As part of our vision to extend the remit of our research, we are pleased to announce that we have a £10,000 grant available for a project to look at digital technology and biodiversity. An example of the range of topics the funding could be used for include:

  • Elements related to the design of biodiversity virtual observatories related to place (noting that we are working on a virtual observatory for Morecambe Bay);
  • Investigating novel data science methods tailored towards an understanding of biodiversity, including but not limited to novel statistical techniques, machine learning or deep learning;
  • Advancing the state-of-the-art in species distribution models, including the role of data in reducing uncertainty across space and time;
  • Developing inclusive open and collaborative science: bringing together professional and ‘citizen’ scientists, work with schools and community groups and seek to collaboratively produce new computational and environmental science;
  • Visualisation and communication of the complexities of place, including innovative means of communication inspired by digital innovation;
  • Innovative use of environmental DNA (eDNA) for biodiversity monitoring and assessment.

The deadline for applications is Friday 6 July 2018, 5pm.

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