Marine Facilities Planning

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Marine Facilities Planning

This website allows Scientists to apply to use marine facilities from the NERC, NIOZ, GEOMAR and CSIC.

The Natural Environment Research Council is the UK's largest funder of independent environmental science, training and innovation, delivered through universities and research centres.
The National Marine Facilities at NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research facilitate access to research vessels and seagoing equipment for the marine science community in the Netherlands.
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel is a foundation under public law jointly funded by the federal government (90 %) and state of Schleswig Holstein (10 %).
The institute investigates the chemical, physical, biological and geological processes of the seafloor, oceans and ocean margins and their interactions with the atmosphere. GEOMAR is member of the Helmholtz Association.
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the largest public institution in Spain dedicated to research and one of the most renowned of the European Research Area (ERA). It is ascribed to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities through the General Secretariat of Scientific Policy Coordination.
SYKE is a multidisciplinary research and expert institute. Our most important task is to solve society's most burning questions that have an impact on the environment.
The environment is our shared responsibility.

We are building a sustainable society. We provide necessary information, multidisciplinary expertise and expert services for public and private decision-making
The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) is a centre for marine and coastal research. As a partner in various projects and networks it promotes and supports the international image of Flemish marine scientific research and international marine education
The Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources is the central geoscientific authority providing advice to the German Federal Government in all geo-relevant questions. It is subordinate to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
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The published NIOZ and NERC research programmes can be viewed without an account on the programme
The Marine Facilities Planning Website is a joint NIOZ, NERC and MAAS Software Engineering project that could also be made available to other users.