Science Board

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

To complete the governance transition, the Science Board will transition to the Science Committee in May 2019.

Council is supported by the Science Board (SB).

SB is the key source of advice to Council on science and innovation matters. It is responsible, amongst other things, for:

  • developing NERC's integrated science strategy
  • advising on the balance of the science portfolio
  • advising on the strategic priority of funding new programmes and initiatives
  • assessing and advising on what is going on in UK environmental science, including research and training opportunities, challenges, monitoring and survey, managing scientific data and making the most of our research and training investments.

We regularly make appointments to the Science Board - find out more about self-nomination to SB.