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:

September 2019

10 Sep 2019

NERC Fellows Workshop


This invitation-only workshop will involve half a day of training / networking with other fellows and half a day of ideas process workshops - developing the next big scientific questions.

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

3 Oct 2019

UK Climate Resilience town hall meeting


UK Research & Innovation and the Met Office invite applications to attend this town hall meeting focused on UK Climate Resilience in London (venue to be confirmed).

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.

15 Oct 2019

Consultation event for NERC's public engagement with research strategy


As part of listening to our communities on the new public engagement with research strategy, NERC will run this event to get feedback and understand how we can work with our partners to achieve the strategy. The event will also celebrate research that has successfully demonstrated purposeful engagement in the research community.

16 Oct 2019

Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators workshop


NERC on behalf UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are inviting applications to attend a workshop for the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators programme in London on Wednesday 16 October 2019.

17 Oct 2019

Digital Solutions Town Hall Meeting


We are inviting individuals to submit expressions of interests to attend a Town Hall Meeting for the NERC Digital Solutions Programme. The £5m programme investment in Digital Solutions will deliver broad, lasting impact through the delivery of economic and societal benefits from data held both by NERC and third parties.


5-6 Nov 2019

ARCH-UK Proteomics Workshop for Early Career Researchers - November 2019

University of Stirling

This workshop, organised by the Aquaculture Research Collaborative Hub (ARCH-UK), will provide Early Career Researchers with theoretical and practical know-how on proteomic analytical workflows and data analysis.

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.

14 Nov 2019

NERC Capital Workshop: Floods and Droughts Resilience


NERC is inviting individuals to submit expressions of interest to attend a workshop on 14 November 2019 to input into a case for a potential significant capital investment in a world-leading integrated network of long-term catchment observing facilities in the UK.

15 Nov 2019

UKRI Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Scoping Workshop


NERC, on behalf of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), is working with Innovate UK, to convene a scoping workshop which aims to bring together members of the research and innovation communities with an interest in the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge and to strengthen collaboration, enabling greater interdisciplinary working.

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.