Environmental projects receive funding in UK science spending
A new round of university science funding will benefit environmental research at several UK universities.
The Joint Infrastructure Fund (JIF) from the Department of Trade and Industry and the charity Wellcome Trust has released £320 million to be awarded to 47 projects at 27 UK universities. Included in the list of funded projects are several that environment-focused research studies:
- Work on atmospheric pollution and urban noise caused by road traffic, undertaken by The Leeds Health Air Pollution, Noise, Health & Emissions Research Network at Leeds University, will be provided with extra funding
- The Laboratory for Global Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of East Anglia will build a new lab for its study of atmosphere, air-sea exchange and the ocean surface. The research will concentrate on aerosol formation, ozone cycling and the impact of oceans on greenhouse gases
- Work into “plant environmental interactions” and “scaling between genes and ecosystems” at the University of Sheffield has been awarded funds
- An instrumented aircraft facility will be built for atmospheric research by the UK university community generally
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