CREW Call for Proposals

Please visit this page for details of CREW Call for Proposals

CREW is a Scottish Government funded partnership between the James Hutton Institute and Scottish HEI's, established to deliver accessible research and expert opinion to support Scottish Government and its delivery partners in the development and implementation of water policy in Scotland. We are pleased to announce a call for proposals. Applications are invited from Scottish HEI's and National Research Organisations to collaborate with CREW in the delivery of the following projects. Only HEIs and NROs are invited to bid for projects, and any consultants/SMEs interested in being sub-consultants to a particular project should liaise directly with an HEI.


Project TitleThe impact of flicker or pulsating shadow effect, caused by wind turbines, on Atlantic salmon (click title to download further details)

Project code: CD2020/8

Date of Publication: Monday 26th April 2021

Deadline for questions/feedback: 17:00 on Monday 10th May 2021

Deadline for submission (full tender)12:00 on Friday 14th May 2021

Apply using the generic application form below.



CREW would also like to inform you of an upcoming call which will be advertised by MASTS in due course.

CRW2019/9 - The effect of sea kelp/sea grass and shellfish reefs on flood risk in Scotland

Research questions (preliminary, please note these may change).

Please note that it is expected that this project will focus more strongly on sea kelp/sea grass but should cover both sea kelp and shellfish.

  • What is the historic and current distribution of native oyster and blue mussel reefs in Scotland?
  • What is the historic and current distribution of sea kelp and sea grass beds in Scotland?
  • What plans currently exist and what are the costs for restoration of these features in Scotland?
  • What does the literature suggest regarding their role in flood and coastal erosion mitigation and potential benefits – and how could it be applied to the Scottish context?
  • If it is found that they provide some benefit in preventing or reducing flood and coastal erosion risk, which areas/locations in Scotland could be targeted to reduce this risk, and/or are there sites where existing features could be protected or restored to reduce risk?
  • Can we make recommendations about how to design them for flood and coastal erosion management? In particular, regarding location, size, density, closeness to the coast, etc. and how these could be modified for the purpose of flood management?




Relevant documentation:


All feedback and queries related to these calls should be directed by email to Dr Emma Defew before the stated deadline. All non-confidential queries and answers will be published on this website.

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