The ambition of the collaborating parties is to initiate as much research as possible as soon as possible, given the eight year timeframe to secure the Central Arctic Ocean Marine Reserve. The Research Unit aims to secure £3.5 million per year over the eight year period from its funding partners.
Exeter is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of universities, and a centre of excellence in environmental research. With over 450 environment and marine scientists, and over 30,000 students from over 140 countries, it is a global community, combining leading research with an excellent reputation for working with industry and policymakers to identify and address key challenges facing our planet.
The Central Arctic Ocean Research Unit’s objectives are:
- To deliver short and long term research projects
- To run an international CAO-focused scientific research group
- To establish a professorial chair/associate professorship
- To establish an international research programme
- To integrate the Unit’s research with that of relevant research bodies and groups
- To introducing research findings to the policy-making community
- To partner with research vessel(s) making voyages to the CAO
- To run a network of ecosystem sensors across the CAO
- To establish the Central Arctic Ocean Research Unit as an authoritative research body whose contributions are trusted and valued by the relevant nations, policy-development groups and UN agencies.
CAORU Researchers (include)
Each research project will contribute to an official report for each theme. The five reports will be integrated into an overall report focused on underpinning the recommended conservation policy for the Central Arctic Ocean.
All reports will be made available to the wider stakeholder community of the Central Arctic Ocean