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EPSRC funding for trap and animal monitoring

Wide Area Trap and Animal Monitoring System (WATAMS) secures grant

Dr Iain Evans and Mr Paul Watson have secured an Ideas to Innovation Fund grant from the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) for £15k to develop the next stage of their current wireless trap monitoring prototype system.  The current working prototype was developed by the Wildlife technology Lab within the School of Engineering working with the Centre for Wildlife Management in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

The new EPSRC-IAA funding will support further development and testing of the system with the aim to overcome the human and environmental constraints currently surrounding extensive trapping and monitoring operations. This interdisciplinary project will involve working with academics from the Centre for Wildlife Management and the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering over a 12 month period.

For further information contact p.watson@ncl.ac.uk

EPSRC funding for trap and animal monitoring

published on: 5 July 2017