IDS-RIG project 2020

This project is funded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) under the Institutional Development Scheme Research Infrastructure Grant (UGC/IDS(R)16/19). Hong Kong Metropolitan University, with a long and excellent track record in environmental research, aims to contribute to Hong Kong’s efforts in coastal wetland conservation through this project — the establishment of the University Research Facilities (URF) for basic and applied research on coastal wetlands in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). The University Research Facility (URF), combining existing equipment and facilities in the University with the proposed acquisition, leverages the integrated advantages of the University in environmental research. The facilities will also be open to other academics in the region to facilitate collaborations and knowledge exchange. The URF also nurture new ideas for cutting-edge coastal wetland research and put the University in a stronger position to contribute to coastal wetland research and conservation in the area.