The REA was established in 2001 as a not-for-profit trade association, representing British renewable energy producers and promoting the use of renewable energy in the UK. The REA’s mission is to grow the renewable energy economy.
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The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) is a world leader in marine science and technology, providing innovative solutions for the aquatic environment, biodiversity and food security. They are the UK’s most diverse centre for applied marine and freshwater science and research, covering a broad range of specialist areas to provide a fully integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to all their customers’ needs. Many of the industries that Cefas works with mean they have a direct interest in the findings of the CAO Programme.
View Link: https://www.cefas.co.uk/
DEFRA are the UK government department responsible for safeguarding the natural environment, supporting the UK’s food and farming industry, and supporting the rural economy. Amongst its responsibilities, DEFRA lead for Britain on fisheries policy in international negotiations. Many of the findings in the CAO Programme will be of interest to DEFRA, for example the consequences of change in the Arctic Ocean for fish stocks.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change. BEIS have a responsibility for ensuring that the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation, and tackling climate change. Investigators in the CAO Programme will be interacting with members of the BEIS science team to promote the conversion of science into policy with which to underpin future evidence-based policy making.
The United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) works to protect and promote UK interests internationally, and works with other countries on issues of mutual concern like trade, climate change, security and economic development. The FCO’s Polar Regions Department addresses UK interests in both the Arctic and the Antarctic, using the best UK scientific research, know-how and advice. The FCO will be regularly updated with the scientific findings of the CAO Programme.
A vast array of Arctic internet resources is available. Here we list those with direct links to the Changing Arctic Ocean Programme. An important component of the research in the Programme is international collaboration, and the many Arctic and international organisations that the scientists have contact with are summarised here.