MASTS members have significant marine research assets ranging from large ocean going research vessels to inshore craft, remotely operated vehicles, and diving facilities together with a host of specialist equipment, services and expertise. Much of this information is captured and made available to MASTS members through our Resource Map.
The map is a core facility of our virtual Resource Centre which is designed to encourage the sharing of physical assets such as equipment and services as well as cross disciplinary utilisation of valuable intellectual resources, particularly in areas such as mathematical modelling and the development of new technologies.
The Centre is entirely web-based and provides details on a variety of intellectual, technical and operational resources that individuals, or groups of partner institutes, wish to promote and may make accessible.
I am pleased to draw your attention to the updated Marine Facilities Planning website that enables scientists to apply to use marine facilities from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in support of marine science. If you have any questions or feedback about the Marine Facilities Planning website, please kindly contact Colin Day, National Marine Facilities Programme Manager.