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Welcome to the IBIS project:

A partnership between the Loughs Agency, Queen's University Belfast, and the University of Glasgow, supported by the EU's INTERREG IVA Programme, managed by the SEUPB.

We are delivering across four outcome areas

- research, training, knowledge transfer, capacity building -

to enhance aquatic resources management across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

More IBIS materials on companion websites:Social media links

IBIS Dissemination Site (workshop reports & materials)

IBIS Researchers Intranet (staff area)

  • Research


    A consensus on the most pressing aquatic research needs was drawn from an inclusive Project Advisory Group from government, NGOs, charities, academic institutions. IBIS meets these needs by a programme of PhD, MPhil, MRes and Masters by Research studies.

  • Knowlege Transfer

    Knowlege Transfer

    Knowledge Transfer workshops will raise awareness and skills, channelling info to stakeholders. Research will be published in the science literature, linked from this site. Explore these pages for the latest on issues in aquatic resource management.

  • Training


    We deliver high level, quality training for future aquatic resource management practitioners through PhD & Masters studentships supervised by leading experts from the three jurisdictions, and Continuing Professional Development for current practitioners.

  • Capacity Building

    Capacity Building

    We are building world class research and training facilities on Loch Lomond in Scotland to complement the project facilities in Ireland and N. Ireland. These will support the delivery of the project and of aquatic resource management in the future.