EPW are keen to ensure that as students and researchers, you are delivering projects with relevance and meaningful impact which link directly to the needs of Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales (NRW).
In addition to the evidence needs highlighted in the State of the Natural Resources Report (SoNaRR), Natural Resources Wales are seeking evidence for a series of high priority marine and coastal questions.
By aligning your research interests (at undergraduate or postgraduate level) with the evidence needs of NRW, you could provide important evidence to support those regulating and managing the Welsh Environment.
Additionally, it will provide you with impactful applied research experience, and added confidence when completing your CV and seeking future employment. You will have an advantageous insight into the operation of NRW and by contributing, sustainably managing the Welsh environment.
We encourage you to co-develop your project with NRW, to ensure that your research is as effective and impactful as possible. EPW will also give you the opportunity to share your project experience and results in the form of a presentation directly to those who raised the research needs in the first instance. This may be through a bespoke workshop, conference presentation or podcast.
Natural Resources Wales have also outlined marine and coastal evidence needs where they have identified opportunities for collaborative research.
Once you’ve identified a potential project and discussed with your supervisor – please get in touch through email@example.com and we will connect you to the relevant member of staff in NRW who can explain more about their aspirations regarding the research need.