Events archive

Notable previous events:

  • UnEarthed - NERC's 2017 showcase was held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh from 17-20 November 2017.

  • Into The Blue - NERC took the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) research aircraft to Manchester in October 2016 as part of a showcase of events.

  • NERC's 50th anniversary - During 2015, NERC marked our achievements, and those of the researchers we support, through a series of events.


Past NERC-run and NERC-sponsored events, with relevant outputs available to download:


April 2019


4-5 Apr 2019

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap

Birmingham

This two-day course provided a hands-on approach to teach the attendees about the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification in non-targeted metabolomics studies. The course was led by experts working within the fields of metabolomics and chemical analysis and included a significant proportion of hands-on experience of using mass spectrometers, software tools and databases.


1-3 Apr 2019

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive

Birmingham

This three-day course introduced use of the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in metabolomics investigations. The course was led by experts in the field of metabolomics and included lectures, laboratory sessions and computer workshops to provide a detailed overview of the metabolomics pipeline applying the Q Exactive mass spectrometer.


March 2019


25 Mar 2019

ARCH-UK Workshop: Microplastics, aquaculture & fisheries - A risk assessment

London

Presentations from experts in the field of microplastic research, and group discussion, hoped to establish scientific consensus on the risk of microplastics to aquaculture and fisheries during this one-day workshop.


12 Mar 2019

Constructing a Digital Environment workshop

Manchester

This workshop brought together members of the 'digital environment' community to develop connections and explore how environmental data can be further taken in to the digital space.


5-7 Mar 2019

Sustainable Intensification & Valuing Nature in Dialogue workshop

Birmingham

Applications were invited from early career researchers with experience in disciplines broadly related to sustainable intensification or natural capital to attend this free workshop.


February 2019


28 Feb - 1 Mar 2019

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

Birmingham

This two-day NERC-funded Advanced Training Short Course provided environmental scientists with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline.


27 Feb 2019

UK Geoenergy Observatories training opportunities - Activity 2 ideas workshop

York

NERC invited applications from PhD students and early career researchers to participate in an ideas workshop with experienced academics and innovators, which will help generate novel research and innovation ideas that extend the reach and impact of the UK Geoenergy Observatories.


January 2019


30 Jan - 1 Feb 2019

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist

Birmingham

This three-day course introduced how untargeted metabolomics can be applied to study microbial systems in academic and industrial research.


17-18 Jan 2019

Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience: First science meeting

London

The BETR programme held its first science meeting, Earth System transitions - How resilient is the biosphere? on 17-18 January 2019 at the Geological Society.


16-18 Jan 2019

Multiple biofluid and tissue types, from sample preparation to analysis strategies for metabolomics

Birmingham

This three-day course provided a theoretical overview and hands-on training to apply multiple sample preparation and UPLC-MS methods to characterise the metabolomes of complex biological samples using a mass spectrometer.


16 Jan 2019

Resource Recovery from Waste: Final conference

London

The final conference for the Resource Recovery from Waste programme brought together five years of research to highlight the relevance of resource recovery for a clean, low-carbon and resource efficient economy.


15-17 Jan 2019

Changing Arctic Ocean: Annual science meeting

Birmingham

All researchers directly involved in the Changing Arctic Ocean (CAO) programme, either through research grant awards or CAO programme management, were invited to the annual science meeting on 15-16 January 2019 with additional meetings and workshops on 17 January 2019.


November 2018


30 Nov 2018

Your Planet Needs You

London

A huge Earth glowed alongside Hope the whale in the Natural History Museum at this public 'Lates' event delivered in partnership with NERC.


27 Nov 2018

Developing NERC's High Performance Computing Strategy - Town meeting

London

As a first step to the development of a high performance computer (HPC) strategy, NERC organised this one-day community event to provide NERC with evidence and advice on the future direction of HPC provision in the environmental sciences community.


22-23 Nov 2018

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap course

Birmingham

This two-day course provided a hands-on approach to teach the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification.


22-23 Nov 2018

ARCH-UK finfish and shellfish microbiome workshop

Aberdeen

This workshop in Aberdeen on 22-23 November focused on the finfish and shellfish microbiome. It provided a platform to present the current status of UK aquaculture microbiota research as well as an opportunity to showcase young talent within this area.


22 Nov 2018

Knowledge Exchange Network meeting

Newcastle

The NERC Knowledge Exchange Group host two Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) meetings per annum, where we invite knowledge exchange practitioners to come along and share best practice, and also some problems that they would like the rest of the group to address.


19-21 Nov 2018

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive course

Birmingham

This three-day course introduced the use of the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in metabolomics investigations.


8 Nov 2018

NERC capital workshop: Strategic investment in catchment observations

Central London

This workshop aimed to bring together representation from the meteorological, hydrological and other research communities to identify emerging and cutting-edge technologies.


September 2018


27-28 Sep 2018

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

Birmingham

This two-day course provided environmental scientists with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline.


19-21 Sep 2018

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist course

Birmingham

This three-day course introduced attendees to how untargeted metabolomics can be applied to study microbial systems in academic and industrial research.


11-13 Sep 2018

Ganga Delta - Bay of Bengal Interactions sandpit event

Kolkata, India

NERC invited applications from UK scientists to attend a joint sandpit event on the proposed Ganga Delta - Bay of Bengal Interactions programme, in conjunction with India's Ministry of Earth Sciences, with support from the Newton-Bhabha Fund.


10-14 Sep 2018

UK-Argentina AMR partnership building workshop

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Ahead of a planned UK-Argentina joint call for collaborative research proposals focusing on antimicrobial resistance in the environment, opening in October 2018, BBSRC and NERC invited expressions of interest to attend this partnering workshop.


10 Sep 2018

UK Climate Resilience workshop

London

UKRI and the Met Office organised this workshop, which aimed to bring together the climate resilience community to consider the multidisciplinary climate risk and solutions research that is required to ensure that the UK is resilient to climate variability and changes.


4-5 Sep 2018

ARCH-UK annual science event

Belfast, Northern Ireland

The first annual science event organised by ARCH-UK took place at the AFBI headquarters in Belfast. It provided an overview of the UK finfish and shellfish aquaculture sector from an industry perspective and showcased the research and innovation projects funded by BBSRC and NERC's UK Aquaculture Initiative.


July 2018


23-25 Jul 2018

Multiple biofluid and tissue types, from sample preparation to analysis strategies for metabolomics course

Birmingham

This three-day course provided a comprehensive overview of dealing with complex biological samples for LC-MS analysis.


18 Jul 2018

Data Tree data management training workshop

Leeds

Data Tree was a new free online self-paced course, funded by NERC. PhD students and early career researchers were invited to a series of five regional workshops in June and July to give a face-to-face taste of this exciting online data training course. The topic of this workshop was communicating with business.


10 Jul 2018

Data Tree data management training workshop

Bristol

Data Tree was a free online self-paced course, funded by NERC. PhD students and early career researchers were invited to a series of five regional workshops in June and July to give a face-to-face taste of this exciting online data training course. The topic of this workshop was engaging with public policymakers.


2 Jul 2018

Data Tree data management training workshop

Birmingham

Data Tree was a free online self-paced course, funded by NERC. PhD students and early career researchers were invited to a series of five regional workshops in June and July to give a face-to-face taste of this exciting online data training course. The topic of this workshop was data visualisation.


June 2018


29 Jun 2018

Data Tree data management training workshop

London

Data Tree was a free online self-paced course, funded by NERC. PhD students and early career researchers were invited to a series of five regional workshops in June and July to give a face-to-face taste of this exciting online data training course. The topic of this workshop was publishing papers and data.


26 Jun 2018

Knowledge Exchange Network meeting

Glasgow

The NERC Knowledge Exchange Group host two Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) meetings per annum, where we invited knowledge exchange practitioners to come along and share best practice, and also some problems that they would like the rest of the group to address.


26 Jun 2018

NERC UK Geoenergy Observatories project - Community event

London

NERC is investing £31 million in a project to establish two centres for research into the subsurface environment, and organised an open meeting to update the research community on progress with the project.


21 Jun 2018

Data Tree data management training workshop

Edinburgh

Data Tree is a free online self-paced course, funded by NERC. PhD students and early career researchers were invited to a series of five regional workshops in June and July to give a face-to-face taste of this exciting online data training course. The topic of this workshop was communicating with the media and public.


7-8 Jun 2018

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolomics course

Birmingham

This two-day course provided a comprehensive overview of the application of quality assurance and quality control in metabolic phenotyping.


May 2018


15-17 May 2018

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive course

Birmingham

This three-day course introduced the use of the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in metabolomics investigations.


April 2018


16-17 Apr 2018

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap course

Birmingham

This two-day course provided a hands-on approach to teach the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification.


March 2018


21-23 Mar 2018

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist course

Birmingham

This three-day course introduced the attendees in how untargeted metabolomics can be applied to study microbial systems in academic and industrial research.


14 Mar 2018

About Drought Showcase

Birmingham

The About Drought Showcase presented a major opportunity to discover more about the outputs emerging from the £12 million five-year research council-funded UK Droughts & Water Scarcity programme. The programme is aimed at supporting improved decision-making and communication in relation to droughts and water scarcity for a range of sectors.


9 Mar 2018

Global Challenge Research Fund: Building Resilience event

London

The day was to highlight the successes and identify the achievements of projects funded have had so far, what worked well or not, and aimed to provide opportunities for lessons learned between projects.


6 Mar 2018

Design for Decommissioning: Opportunities for marine science workshop

Edinburgh

Designing offshore structures for decommissioning allows engineers to learn from the issues encountered with current decommissioning plans, therefore potentially improving future efficiency, reducing costs, improving safety and reducing the overall decommissioning footprint.


4-9 Mar 2018

Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics course 2018

Birmingham

A short course to guide genomics and metabolomics research applied to environmental science.


January 2018


30-31 Jan 2018

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist

Birmingham

This two-day course provided environmental scientists with an overview of the metabolomics pipeline.


30 Jan 2018

DTP2 town hall meeting

London

This town hall meeting provided an opportunity for those interested in applying to the DTP2 call to receive detailed guidance about the scope and requirements of the call, raise any questions with NERC staff and network with prospective DTP partners.


December 2017


14-15 Dec 2017

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap course

Birmingham

This two-day course provided a hands-on approach to teach the latest techniques and tools available to perform metabolite identification.


6-8 Dec 2017

Multiple biofluid and tissue types, from sample preparation to analysis strategies for metabolomics course

Birmingham

This three-day course provided a comprehensive overview of dealing with complex biological samples for LC-MS analysis.


November 2017


20-24 Nov 2017

UK-China AMR Centre Partnerships Initiative - Expressions of interest for workshop

Shanghai

The Research Councils UK are pleased to invite expressions of interest to participate in a joint workshop to explore opportunities for UK-China collaboration in the area of antibacterial resistance.


17-19 Nov 2017

UnEarthed

Edinburgh

Our environment shapes our lives, and how we live shapes our environment. We at NERC want to give the Scottish public the chance to see our world-class science up close.


16 Nov 2017

Knowledge Exchange Network meeting

Cambridge

The NERC Knowledge Exchange Group hosts two Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) meetings per annum, where we invite knowledge exchange practitioners to come along and share best practice, and also some problems that they would like the rest of the group to address.


14-17 Nov 2017

Water security workshop

Oaxaca, Mexico

The British Geological Survey invites Early Career Researchers from the UK and Mexico to apply to attend a workshop on enhancing regional water security in semi-arid regions through improved metropolitan design.


6-8 Nov 2017

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive course

Birmingham

This three-day course introduced the use of the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in metabolomics investigations.


7 Nov 2017

NERC in Holyrood

Holyrood

An insight into ground-breaking environmental science, policy and innovation.