The first NRN-LCEE Research Clusters have started

We are delighted to be able to announce the first four NRN-LCEE Research Clusters.

We are proud to introduce these Clusters and look forward to an exciting new phase for the NRN-LCEE.


The following Clusters have now started:


AQUAWALESMinimising the Impacts of Intensive Aquaculture in the face of Climate Change

Cluster Leader: Dr. Sonia Consuegra, Swansea University.

A collaboration between Swansea, Aberystwyth and Cardiff Universities; Natural Resources Wales; CIBIO; Cardiff Harbour Authority; FishGen; Natural Aptitude; Pontus Aqua; Skillfish and the Wye & Usk Foundation.



Cluster Leader: Prof. Iain Donnison, Aberystwyth University.

A collaboration between Aberystwyth, Bangor and Cardiff Universities.


QUOTIENT – Quantification, Optimisation, and Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewable Energy

Cluster Leader: Dr. Simon Neill, Bangor University.

A collaboration between Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities.


RESILCOAST – Integrating ecosystem resilience into coastal planning for the persistence of natural flood protection and wetland ecosystem services

Cluster Leader: Dr. Martin Skov, Bangor University.

A collaboration between Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea Universities; the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology; Natural Resources Wales; Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research.


Please find further details on the Clusters on their research pages.

Announcements for Fellowships ad PhD positions as part of these Clusters will be made soon, and information will be made available on our website.

Publication date: 27 November 2014