The ‘Integrating Knowledge to Inform Mercury Policy’ (IKIMP) knowledge exchange initiative has been set up to ensure the UK scientific and technical knowledge base is used to inform and guide public policy relating to mercury. The 3 year Initiative, which started in October 2008, has been funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council.
What is IKIMP and what will it do?
Knowledge exchange will be achieved by stimulating interaction between relevant sectors of industry, government and academia by means of:
- Specialist cross-sectoral workshops
- The production of reports of practical use for policy makers and researchers
- A website for information provision and networking
- Presentations and seminars at conferences