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Sciencewise training leads to potential new Sounding Board project with Environment Agency

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As a result of a recommendation from a participant at the Sciencewise training session in Defra on 25th June 2015, to a colleague in the Environment Agency, negotiations have now started for a new Sounding Board project on the public's environmental concerns about onshore oil and gas exploration. The expectation is that the project will inform the Environment Agency's research priorities.

Discussions to frame the questions for the project are still at an early stage but it is hoped that the project will go ahead and be completed within the current financial year (2015-2016).