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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 Title: Phase I Climate Change Impact Assessment: Evaluating evidence-based changes in management strategy to steer adaptive responses for mitigating climate change impacts on water quality in Scottish standing waters (click title to download further details)

Project code: CRW2020/1

Date of Publication: Thursday 1st July 2021
Deadline for questions/feedback: 17:00 on Wednesday 21st July 2021
Deadline for submission (full tender): : 17:00 on Friday 30th July 2021*
Apply using the generic application form below.

*Please note change in deadline for proposals to be submitted  for CRW2020/1. We understand that this CREW project proposal has been advertised during the summer leave period which may impact upon research team capacity to respond and liaise internally (e.g. finance/contracts department) as needed by the original submission date. We have therefore agreed to extending the application deadline by one week (to 30th July 2021)  to support all interested HEIs/Research Institutes with preparing their bids. 

However, it is imperative that this CREW project is completed (i.e. final project outputs submitted) by the end of February 2022 (followed by online publication in March 2022) and as such the CREW Project Manager will work closely with the Research Team/Project Steering Group to ensure Objectives 1 and 2 are met against the milestones and timeline specified and to the agreed maximum budget.

We therefore advise all interested HEIs/Research Institutes to view this extension as a reasonable adjustment, at the project outset. Any additional requests for extending the application deadline could not be accommodated to mitigate such delays and timeline slippage impacting on overall project delivery, as planned. We also advise all interested HEIs/Research Institutes to prepare their research proposals accordingly and expect that applications submitted will align with the project needs specified.

All feedback and queries related to this call 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. See FAQs

Project Title:  Understanding the increased risk of frazil ice blockages at water intakes in response to climate change in Scotland  (click title to download further details)

Project code: CD2021/2

Date of Publication: Thursday 1st July 2021
Deadline for questions/feedback: 17:00 on Wednesday 21st July 2021
Deadline for submission (full tender): : 17:00 on Friday 30th July 2021
Apply using the generic application form below.

All feedback and queries related to this call 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. See FAQs

Relevant documentation:

**COMING SOON**

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?

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.
ecology and conservation, thus providing a network for successful multidisciplinary marine and social science to address the management of the coastal zone and the ecosystem services it provides. Cooperative research, together with interactions with key decision makers, local communities and experts can assist scientists to help solve often-complex issues and help generate leads for new projects, insights and potential contracts.
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.

**COMING SOON**

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?

 

**COMING SOON**

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

CRW2020/1 – Mitigating climate change impacts on the water quality of Scottish standing waters.

Please note this is a preliminary short project title and may change. More research details are expected to be published later in June. We encourage everyone to check this webpage for further updates.

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.

See FAQs

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