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:


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.


15 May 2018

Building Resilience to the Impacts of El Niño event

London

The Building Resilience to the Impacts of El Niño event on 15 May 2018 in London will present the lessons learned from this large multi-institution programme, bringing together policymakers, practitioners and researchers to ensure these findings contribute to the development of practical approaches to building resilience to future El Niño events.


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.


October 2017


31 Oct 2017

Cross-research-council mental health networking

London

Ahead of a planned cross-disciplinary research call on mental health, the research councils held an informal networking event at the Imperial War Museum in London.


24-26 Oct 2017

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) Sandpit 2017

Birmingham

NERC and the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) invited applications to participate in an interactive strategic workshop (sandpit).


16 Oct 2017

NERC Parliamentary Reception 2017

House of Commons

We brought our research, researchers and partners into the Houses of Parliament to demonstrate how NERC helps find solutions to problems facing people, society and the economy.


12-13 Oct 2017

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.


10-11 Oct 2017

Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia - Networking workshop

Jakarta, Indonesia

NERC invited applications from UK scientists to attend a networking workshop for the Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards programmes.


September 2017


28-29 Sep 2017

Changing Arctic Ocean: First science meeting

Glasgow

This first science meeting introduced the programme participants to all aspects of the Changing Arctic Ocean (CAO) programme, to update on progress so far (after the completion of the first cruise) and to discuss future plans.


19-21 Sep 2017

ACSIS - OSNAP - RAPID joint science meeting

Oxford

The meeting was to bring together scientists from three UK programmes and the wider UK science community to explore change and variability in the North Atlantic climate system (atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere).


4-5 Sep 2017

GCRF workshop - Sustainable Development Goal Interactions: The role of environmental science

London

NERC invited applications from academics, international development practitioners, beneficiaries and users across a range of disciplines to attend a workshop on Sustainable Development Goal Interactions: The role of environmental science.


July 2017


28 Jul 2017

Building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments networking event

London

NERC, DFID and ESRC invited applicants to participate in a one day networking and brokerage event, to hear more from practitioners working in the area of disaster risk financing, and to provide an opportunity for academics and practitioners to network and develop ideas for proposals to this funding call.


June 2017


30 Jun 2017

European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM) workshop

Bari, Italy

Workshop to showcase the recent developments of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) ECEM demonstrator.


5-6 Jun 2017

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry final science meeting

Winchester

All researchers directly involved in the Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) programme, either through research grant awards, research studentships, SSB cruise participation or SSB programme management, were invited to the final science meeting on 5-6 June 2017 at the University of Winchester.


May 2017


5 May 2017

Innovative monitoring approaches call brokerage event

Southampton

NERC invited applicants to participate in one of two interactive brokerage events to learn more about the innovative monitoring approaches funding call and to network and develop ideas for related innovation projects.


25 May 2017

NERC Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) meeting - May 2017

Portsmouth

The NERC Knowledge Exchange Group hosts 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.


April 2017


26 Apr 2017

Innovative monitoring approaches call brokerage event

Edinburgh

NERC invited applicants to participate in one of two interactive brokerage events to learn more about the innovative monitoring approaches funding call and to network and develop ideas for related innovation projects.


6 Apr 2017

NERC public engagement community consultation event

Manchester

NERC invited applications to attend a community consultation event, the outputs of which will directly inform our second public engagement call.


March 2017


5-10 Mar 2017

Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics course 2017

Birmingham

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


February 2017


8-9 Feb 2017

Computational Environmental Metabolomics course

Birmingham

This two-day NERC funded Advanced Training Short Course provided a theoretical overview and hands-on training in the processing and analysis of metabolomics data. Attendees studied specific case studies from the environmental sciences, learning the step-by-step processes that are applied in the data analysis pipeline.


2-3 Feb 2017

ERA4CS Climate Services Synergies, Gaps & Challenges workshop

Brussels, Belgium

NERC held this interactive workshop to explore potential synergistic research and innovation opportunities and engage participants in identifying and putting forward knowledge and evidence gaps in climate service research and innovation.


January 2017


18-19 Jan 2017

NERC Research Fellows and Knowledge Exchange Fellows Training Workshop

Birmingham

NERC hosted this NERC Research Fellows and Knowledge Exchange Annual Training Workshop.