Public engagement opportunity for environmental science researchers

Are you an environmental science researcher?  Interested how people access and use scientific research?  Want to develop your skills and increase the impact of your research?

NERC has joined forces with non-profit organisations the British Science Association (BSA) and FoAM to launch AccessLab – an exciting opportunity for researchers to build new relationships and help those working in their local community to access and use scientific research.

The new scheme, focused on the South West of England will pair researchers with 3 groups of non-specialists:

  • Parliamentary, policy and council workers
  • Journalists and bloggers
  • Marine industry figures

Researchers can express their interest in the project by applying to the open call, which closes on Wednesday 23 May 2018. Non-researchers interested in getting involved in AccessLab can contact FoAM at

For full details, please see


Hannah King
Public Engagement Officer, NERC