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There is a market in the UK Europe and US for a robust service and methodology to ascribe economic values to proposed green infrastructure (GI) provision and to enable improved modelling and assessment of land-use change. There is a market opportunity to develop a product that brings together GI mapping and valuation (VAL). This project will develop a sector-leading tool, GI-VAL, that will support decision making at all levels, initially for the UK and US markets where GI planning is most developed within policy. CFNW, in partnership with the University of Liverpool, are looking for an enthusiastic graduate with established research expertise in ecosystem services and green infrastructure and their economic valuation. Ideally you will have some technical expertise in GIS and or expert systems.
- Community Forests North West
- University of Liverpool
Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.
To apply for this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
- 2 page CV
- 2 page expression of interest
- Reference number: 150
- 6th August 2012
- Expected to be held by 20th August