Current scientific research is organised into projects focused on scientific problems related to geographical areas. These projects offer focused, fundamental research to an industry where in-house research facilities face diminishing resources. CASP's not-for-profit status, independent professional staff and high-quality output make it extremely cost-effective.
Research projects are designed in collaboration with industry subscribers and scientific collaborators so that they have the maximum possible scientific and commercial impact.
The Design Process
- A research opportunity that has both scientific and commercial (strategic or applied) value is identified, either by CASP staff or by a subscribing company.
- CASP develop a plan for the research in discussion with potential subscribers.
- Scientific partners are sought where outside expertise is required for:
- Local field support & scientific partners.
- Scientific expertise that is not available in house.
- Academic partners whose expertise and interests complement the more commercial aspects of the work.
- The project is priced for the minimum expected number of subscribers and offered for subscription.
- When the project is running, subscribers receive regular reports and take part in discussions that shape the path of the investigation. This flexibility is a key benefit of the CASP system, as opposed to many consultancy projects that work in isolation and deliver only at the end of the contract.