About the Lyell Centre partners

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British Geological Survey

The British Geological Survey (BGS), a component body of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is the nation's principal supplier of objective, impartial and up-to-date geological expertise and information for decision making for governmental, commercial and individual users. The BGS maintains and develops the nation's understanding of its geology to improve policy making, enhance national wealth and reduce risk. It also collaborates with the national and international scientific community in carrying out research in strategic areas, including energy and natural resources, our vulnerability to environmental change and hazards, and our general knowledge of the Earth system.

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Natural Environmental Research Council

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the largest funder of environmental science in the UK. We invest £330m in cutting edge research, training and knowledge transfer in the environmental sciences. Our scientists study and monitor the whole planet, from pole to pole, and from the deep Earth and oceans to the edge of space. We address and respond to critical issues such as environmental hazards, resource security and environmental change. Through collaboration with other science disciplines, with UK business and with policy-makers, we make sure our knowledge and skills support sustainable economic growth and public wellbeing reducing risks to health, infrastructure, supply chains and our changing environment.

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Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University (HWU) specialises in science, technology, engineering, business and design, with a particular focus on developing solutions to critical global issues, such as climate change and energy. Established in 1821, the university has campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney and Dubai, and is investing £35 million in a new campus in Malaysia. In The Sunday Times 2013 University Guide: Number 4 in Scotland; Top in Scotland for Chemical Engineering, Building and Civil Engineering ; In the UK Top 10 for Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Building, Town & Country Planning and Landscape, and Food Science. In the National Student Survey 2013 : No 1 in Scotland and No 4 in UK (based on responses to all questions from FT degree students) ; In the Top 10 for graduate employment in the UK (over 94% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation).

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