The first Call for Proposals funded by industry, led to a Phase 1 research programme consisting of nine projects that concluded in 2017. In 2018, Phase 2 of INSITE was developed in partnership with NERC (Natural Environment Research Council). NERC launched its INSITE call for Proposals in 2019 and in April 2020 awarded around £5Million in grants to seven projects.
In November 2020 INSITE established a new PhD Scholarships Programme. Led by the Programme Advisory Group (PAG) the Call for Proposals invited universities and research institutions to propose PhD’s which increase the understanding of the ecosystems on and around man-made structures in the North Sea.