Joint Capital Advisory Group

NERC is adapting its governance and advisory structures to provide increased agility and broader expertise in light of new opportunities within UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

To complete the governance transition, the Joint Capital Advisory Group (JCAG) will formally end in April 2019.

The work of JCAG has helped NERC make great strides in the past five years. In particular, JCAG's work in the creation of the NERC Capital Roadmap and the related community engagement has led to a series of transformative capital investments, including urban air pollution research laboratories, the EISCAT 3D radar and the UK Geoenergy Observatories for world-leading research into the subsurface environment.

JCAG also advised NERC on priority investments in strategic equipment at research organisations through a series of capital calls, which funded much needed scientific equipment across its research community. More recently, JCAG has advised NERC on its strategy as a co-lead of the Environment Sector of the UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap, to help shape and strategically plan to 2030 the research and innovation infrastructure needs of the UK's environmental science community.

From September 2019, a new NERC Advisory Network (NAN) will provide a retained, agile and flexible pool of expertise that can be drawn on for strategic or policy advice on specific issues.