National Environmental Research Council

Project Leads

Mike King

In 2019 the National Environmental Research Council (NERC) commissioned a Public Dialogue on their Digital Environment research programme. NERC was wanted to better understand the publics views o the increased use of technology, from Satellites to mobile phones, to monitor the environment. R4C was asked to evaluate the dialogue process, particularly focussing on the impact the it had on NERC programme development and the wider research community. Through observation, participant survey’s and stakeholder interviews, a comprehensive evaluation was undertaken the results of which indicate that public dialogue was well received and may well become more important in the way NERC operates in the future.