About Us

About Us

Welcome to ARIES

The ARIES (“Advanced Research and Innovation in the Environmental Sciences”) DTP was launched in 2018 with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It draws together expertise from five universities and nine research centres, as well as over forty other research-users. Our partnership has a mission to train postgraduate research students (PGRs) with excellent potential from across society, equipping them with the necessary skills to become 21st Century Scientists: leaders in the science and sustainable business of the natural environment.

ARIES will offer a minimum of 75 fully funded PhD studentships over five student cohorts, the first of which will begin their studies in October 2019.

ARIES Research

ARIES  is  built  upon  scientific  excellence  within  five  overlapping  research  themes:

1) Ecology  and  Biodiversity

2) Marine,  Atmospheric  and  Climate  Science

3) Geosciences,  Resources  and  Environmental  Risk

4) Environmental  Genomics  and  Microbiology  and

5) Agri-environments  and  Water

Each theme is led by experienced Theme Leaders drawn from ARIES Universities and representative research users and combine scientific strength to meet the current, emerging and future major challenges across NERC  science,  both  within  the  UK  and  beyond.

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ARIES Training

The ARIES mission is to train PhD students with excellent potential from across society, equipping them with the necessary skills to become 21stCentury Scientists: leaders in the science and sustainable business of the natural environment.

ARIES does this with a combination of mandatory whole-cohort training events, and self-selected advanced skills training courses, across a wide range of topics.

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ARIES Organisation

ARIES is a large consortium of many different partners, and the management of ARIES is transparent, responsive, equitable and experienced. We place heavy emphasis on integration and empowerment of collaborative partners, postgraduate research students, and academic colleagues throughout our organisation.

The overall direction of the DTP is guided by an Advisory Board (AB) drawn from our collaborative partner community. It promotes links between academic, policy, and research user communities within and beyond ARIES. It advises on maximising impact from ARIES research on society, industry, policy, and the wider scientific arena; and how best to realise the career aspirations of ARIES PGRs.

Find out more about ARIES Management