South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute

South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute

The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI), is an academic organisation conducting research in the South Atlantic from the tropics down to the ice in Antarctica. SAERIs vision is to be an internationally recognised academic institute, based In the Falkland Islands, operating in the South Atlantic from the equator down to the ice in Antarctica, conducting world class natural and physical science research, teaching students, and building capacity within and between the UK South Atlantic Overseas Territories.

The scientific mission is to advance environmental understanding in the South Atlantic through research excellence and innovative science leadership, using unique expertise to share, communicate and apply skills and findings.

SAERI continues to grow and develop since its inception. The range of work has extended beyond the South Atlantic to implementing Territory to Territory partnerships in the Caribbean.

Short description

The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) remit includes the natural and physical sciences. It aims to conduct world class research, teach students, and build capacity within and between the South Atlantic Overseas Territories. It is also an IMS-GIS Data Centre.

Experience in international cooperation and research

Experience in coordinating research opportunities in natural and physical sciences in the wider South Atlantic and South Georgia as well as working with other research institutes to offer placements to students. Recent projects include Inshore fisheries, seaweed biodiversity, South Georgia Future Sciences, Best III, the ‘Gap’ Project, Marine Spatial Planning, South Georgia Patagonian Toothfish.

Main networking interests / added value

Experience in bringing together international delegations on research in natural and physical sciences.

Contact person and email

Dr Paul Brickle, pbrickle@env.institute.ac.fk

More on SAERI website

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