OPAL joins Glasgow's science hub to total 55 partners

OPAL has become the 55th partner to join the pioneering Glasgow City of Science (GCoS) partnership.

GCoS aims to raise the profile of the region as a world-class science destination and leverage science and technology to boost sustainable economic development and quality of life.

Bee on flowersProfessor Tracey Howe, Deputy Chair of Glasgow City of Science, said: “Reaching a total of 55 partners is a fantastic milestone for Glasgow City of Science. OPAL is a highly regarded UK wide initiative recognised by government, academia and major organisations associated with the natural environment and in science education.

"The project is generating important scientific data, so understandably we are extremely pleased to welcome them on board.”

OPAL Director Dr David Slawson said: “OPAL is thrilled to become a partner to Glasgow City of Science. During our short time together working on rolling out the OPAL project in Scotland, it has become clear what a progressive, innovative and energetic organisation Glasgow of City of Science is.

“These are vital attributes to help us engage people with science, in particular to inspire citizens to get actively involved with some of today’s major environmental issues, such as loss of biodiversity, the health of our trees and air, water and soil quality.”

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