25-29 October 2016, ManchesterLast week scientists from across the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology took part in NERC’s ‘Into the Blue’ public engagement and networking event held at Manchester Airport Runway Visitors Park.
Thousands of members of the public, of all ages, visited during the week of 25-29 October 2016. Three evening stakeholder events were also held for the wider NERC community from business, politics, and academia.
‘Into the Blue’ brought alive the world of environmental science and research by immersing visitors in a hands-on science exhibition. Visitors entered into a world of science, finding out about the sea and the sky, and experiencing the best of the UK's environmental science research and the cutting-edge technology used to measure and monitor our environment.
The CEH ‘Sensing the Environment’ stand focused on the way we monitor the landscape. The ARC boat (pictured below) attracted many comments and questions, as did our range of free biological recording mobile phone apps.