OPAL partners


The OPAL partnership is based at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London

OPAL partners at an event

Work with us

For queries about working with us, please contact the OPAL team: opal@imperial.ac.uk

Partner organisations

In autumn 2013, OPAL was awarded a £3 million grant by the Big Lottery Fund to roll out across the UK.

The 13 partner organisations in the OPAL UK project, running from 2014 to 2017, were:

  • Imperial College London
  • Cofnod
  • Field Studies Council
  • Glasgow City of Science
  • National Museum Wales
  • Newcastle University
  • North Wales Wildlife Trust
  • Plymouth University
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • TCV
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of York

A team of 15 partners developed the original OPAL concept and products between 2007 and 2013, and continue to play a role in the OPAL network:

  • Imperial College London
  • Field Studies Council
  • Met Office
  • National Biodiversity Network
  • Natural History Museum
  • Newcastle University
  • Open University
  • Plymouth University
  • Royal Parks
  • University College London
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of York

Associate partners

  • Environment Agency
  • Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA)
  • Forest Research

OPAL is affiliated to:

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