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Economic valuation reports

A series of commissioned reports using economic valuation methodologies to explain the wider economic impact of a selection of NERC's research investments.

Understanding Groundwater Flooding in the UK (696KB) Report on the impact and economic value of British Geological Survey (BGS) groundwater flooding research

Bioaccessibility Testing of Contaminated Land for Threats to Human Health (255KB) Report on the economic value of bioaccessibility research, and the development of robust bioaccessibility testing protocols for testing contaminated land for threats to human health.

Storm Surge Prediction and its Impact on the UK Economy (307KB) Report on the economic value of storm surge risk warnings.

High Resolution Climate Modelling and the Reinsurance Industry (288KB) Report on the economic value of pricing risk through improved catastrophic weather prediction.

Monitoring Water Quality in the UK (263KB) Report on the economic value of real-time water quality monitoring with new technology.

Modelling the UK in 3D (214KB) Report on the economic value of 3D subsurface modelling.

River flooding and the Grid-to-Grid hydrological model (495KB) Report on the economic value of improved forecasting of potential river flooding and the Grid-to-Grid hydrological model.

Using humidity data from radar to forecast extreme rainfall events (204KB) Report on the economic value of using humidity data from radar to forecast extreme rainfall events.

Regulating standards and growth in Scottish fish farming (253KB) Report on the economic value of research carried out at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) which has resulted in the development of a model to simulate how waste from Scottish fish farms impacts on the marine environment.

Developing marine energy: de-risking the growth of tidal energy (222KB) Report which considers the economic impact achieved by the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) at the University of St Andrews in supporting the development of SeaGen, a new tidal stream technology.

Environmental data for marine planning (651KB) Report which considers the impact of software developed by a spin-out company, PRIMER-E Ltd, from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (a NERC collaborative centre) which enables users to perform complex analysis of environmental datasets.

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