FMRI: Science Requirements Framework Webinar Registration

FMRI: Science Requirements Framework

Friday 8th March 2024

Location: Zoom Webinar 10:00am - 12:00noon


Introduction FMRI – Building on the NZOC scoping study: 

The Future Marine Research Infrastructure programme (FMRI) aims to develop and deliver the Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) strategic investment in the next generation of large-scale, marine research infrastructure. The programme is working towards a high-value UKRI Infrastructure Fund bid and is part of the UK Government’s Major Projects Portfolio.

The FMRI programme is currently in business case development phase, building the strategic and economic case to identify a preferred option in line with the HM Treasury Green Book process. FMRI is also coordinating activity to engage the marine science community while building capabilities that will de-risk the transition.


The planning for Future Marine Research Infrastructure (FMRI) needs to be requirements driven. The UK’s marine science aspirations and ambitions should be enabled in future, recognising the relevance of marine science to society. It is important to articulate science requirements clearly, thereby enabling priorities, interdependencies, synergies, trade-offs and consequences to be considered in context given the financial and carbon emissions envelope for FMRI. Such an approach will also enable the articulation of priorities for greater ambition if new funding and partnership opportunities arise.


The Webinar will provide explain the scope and goals of the FMRI programme, overall timeline and how the Science Requirements Framework will be developed along with details of how to engage and contribute.


 We look forward to your input and feedback on the plans and next steps


Agenda Outline:




Introduction and Overview to FMRI by Chairperson

Mark Inall/ Alex Rogers


Overview of programme status/ timeline NERC

Kristian Thaller


Introduction to Science Requirements Framework

Dr Katy Hill


Planning timeline & opportunities to engage

Dr Katy Hill


Open Q&A using Slido

Dr Katy Hill/ Kristian Thaller/ Alex Rogers/ Mark Inall


 Questions and Answers expected to take place after main presentation 


To participate in this virtual event please register below.

National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH

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