Environmental Research Institute £1000
6 December 2001

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Dounreay is assisting the University of the Highlands and Islands to promote greater understanding of environmental issues in Caithness and Sutherland through a series of guest presentations.

The UKAEA has provided £1000 to enable the Environmental Research Institute of the North Highland College to run a series of free seminars at its premises in Castle Street, Thurso.

Dr Sturart Gibb Receives cheque From Tina Wrighton

The money will part-fund a series of guest talks over the winter by respected environmental scientists, including Dr Anuschka Miller of the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Dr Rob Goddard of the University of Newcastle, Dr Ronald Harriman of the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, and Prof Andrew Clarke of the British Antarctic Survey.

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Dr Guy Owen, Dounreay’s head of safety and environment, said: “Dounreay has moved on from nuclear energy to environmental restoration, so we are pleased to be able to contribute in this way towards increasing understanding locally of a variety of environmental sciences.

“Dounreay supports the development of the UHI across the region and supporting its Environmental Research Institute is one of the ways we can demonstrate this.”

Dr Stuart Gibb, manager of the ERI, said: “The seminars make an important contribution to our development as a research centre and as part of the UHI Millennium Institute project, so we are delighted that UKAEA has agreed to support them financially,”

The seminars are free and open to the public. For more details, contact Dr Gibb at the ERI (tel: 01847 889581).

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