National Centre for Atmospheric Science

National Centre for Atmospheric Science

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is a distributed NERC research centre, with staff based at a number of research organisations across the UK, including the University of Manchester. 

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Met Office

The Met Office

The Met Office provides operational forecasts of weather and hazards and has a comprehensive research programme into weather and climate science, with 500 active scientists, with approximately 100 who could supervise graduate student projects. The Met Office is supporting this DTP and will contribute:  

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British Geological Survey

British Geological Survey

BGS, through the BGS University funding Initiative (BUFI), currently supports the doctoral training of over 75 PGRs at around 30 ROs, with approximately 15-20 new starts per year. BGS, therefore, has the capacity to be involved in multiple DTPs at a variety of levels. 

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Diamond

Diamond Light Source

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron light source. Diamond opened in 2007 and will have 32 operational beamlines by the end of the phase III build in 2017. The synchrotron is situated on the Harwell Science campus. 

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Dstl

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Supporting CASE students to conduct research on the determination of bathymetry, the geological and biological nature of the sea bed and other marine environmental parameters in coastal regions by integrating remote sensing data with coupled a variety of process and shelf sea circulation models.

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Radioactive Waste Management Directorate

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

NDA RWMD is responsible for implementing geological disposal in the UK and recognises the strength of the University of Manchester in Environmental Radioactivity training and research. 

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TOTAL Exploration & Production UK Ltd

TOTAL Exploration & Production UK Ltd

Total currently supports PhD training and research projects with the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool. TOTAL recruits many PhD graduates and will support the DTP in further increasing the number, and improving the training, of PhD graduates with appropriate skills. 

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BP Alternative Energy

BP has worked extensively with the Earth Sciences groups at both Manchester and Liverpool and recently has made a substantial investment at The University of Manchester to set up an International Centre for Advanced Materials. 

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