Upcoming events


Operation Earth

Operation Earth is an ongoing series of hands-on activities, experiments, public shows and meet-the-expert sessions for children and families, in 11 UK science centres. Find out what events are going on near you at the Operation Earth website - external link.

Other upcoming NERC-run and NERC-sponsored events:

May 2019

9 May 2019

Security of Supply of Mineral Resources programme - Finale meeting


The final meeting of the NERC Security of Supply of Mineral Resources programme will celebrate and share its achievements to researchers and stakeholders.

10 May 2019

Drilling Subglacial Lake CECs in Antarctica workshop


NERC invites applications to attend a workshop to introduce the new collaborative partnership between the UK and Chile, the exploration of Subglacial Lake CECs in Antarctica, and the scope of the associated research programme.

15-17 May 2019

UK-India tackling AMR in the environment from antimicrobial manufacturing waste - Partnership workshop

New Delhi, India

NERC is inviting expressions of interest from UK researchers to attend a partnership workshop to provide opportunities for face-to-face networking and develop new collaborations.

June 2019

3 Jun 2019

NERC UK Geoenergy Observatories project - Innovation event


NERC invites interested parties to register to attend a one-day UK Geoenergy Observatories (UKGEOS) Innovation event that will focus on the innovation requirements to underpin the development of geothermal energy resources in the UK.

19 Jun 2019

The changing Canadian Arctic workshop


NERC is convening a multidisciplinary workshop on behalf of AHRC, EPSRC and ESRC, focused on the changing Canadian Arctic and would like to invite applications to attend.

19-20 Jun 2019

Valuing Nature International Summit


Applications are invited to this free summit which will enhance connections between the Valuing Nature Network and relevant international research and innovation opportunities and networks.

27-28 Jun 2019

Greenhouse Gas Removal: Mid-programme science meeting


This meeting will provide an opportunity to reflect on the last two years of research to highlight key achievements, encourage inter-project collaboration and provide the opportunity for forward planning to address policy needs and remaining knowledge gaps.

September 2019

25-27 Sep 2019

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


This three-day course provides 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 the mass spectrometer (Xevo QToF G2-XS - a maximum of 4 people working on the instrument in a session).

October 2019

9-11 Oct 2019

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Microbiologist


This three-day course introduces how untargeted metabolomics can be applied to study microbial systems in academic and industrial research. The course provides an overview of the metabolomics pipeline, experimental design, sample preparation and data acquisition.


6-8 Nov 2019

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive


This three-day course introduces you to using the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in your metabolomics investigations. The course is led by experts in the field of metabolomics and includes lectures, laboratory sessions and computer workshops to provide a detailed overview of the metabolomics pipeline applying the Q Exactive mass spectrometer.

20-21 Nov 2019

Metabolite identification with the Q Exactive and LTQ Orbitrap


This two-day course will provide 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 will be led by experts working within the fields of metabolomics and chemical analysis and will include a significant proportion of hands-on experience of using mass spectrometers, software tools and databases.

An archive of recent events is also available.