BGS and the Natural History Museum’s ‘Research Partnership for the Future’ 2022
The Memorandum of Understanding reflects and builds on the two organisations’ shared history and sets out a roadmap for working collaboratively to deliver our joint ambitions.20/01/2022 By BGS Press
On 20 January 2022, BGS and the Natural History Museum (NHM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) called Research Partnership for the Future. This partnership reflects and builds on the two organisations’ shared history and sets out a roadmap for working collaboratively to deliver our joint ambitions.
The partnership focuses on six strategic areas of shared interest:
- digital and data resources
- provision of space and infrastructure
- public engagement and citizen science
- higher education and training
Earth science knowledge and expertise is core to addressing many of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century, from the decarbonisation of energy supplies to climate change mitigation.
The agreement enables BGS and NHM to harness the expertise they have in these areas and to engage with key stakeholders and the public. Working together means we can provide greater access to our collections, data, research and people whilst generating further dialogue around the most pressing issues facing society and the planet, both today and in the future.
This partnership agreement will complement and enrich the delivery of our science strategy and ensures not only will we work together to deliver cutting-edge geoscience for a sustainable future, but also work collaboratively in inspiring and engaging the next generation of geoscientists.
Dr Karen Hanghøj, BGS Director.
Geoscience expertise has never been more important; it plays a critical role in combatting the planetary emergency — from sourcing sustainable supplies of the resources needed to transition to a green economy, to securing clean water. This agreement builds on our century-old relationship and outlines our shared commitment to scientific excellence and discovery, making geosciences as inclusive as possible — and engaging the public with science-led solutions.
Dr Doug Gurr, Natural History Museum Director.
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