NERC news (up to October 2020)
Note: From 29 October 2020 news is being published on the UKRI website.
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A government-led project, supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is providing an early warning of coronavirus outbreaks by monitoring sewage across the country.
UK/Singapore partnership to reduce impacts of plastic pollution with £6 million investment to support projects in south-east Asia. How plastic enters and behaves in the environment, its effect on marine life, and suitable approaches to reducing environmental damage.
The UK’s most advanced polar research ship – RRS Sir David Attenborough – has left Cammell Laird shipyard for two weeks of technical sea trials. In November, the shipyard will formally hand over the ship to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).
Scientists from across the world participated in teams during three successive hackathons to develop digital environmental tools that can help track, understand and predict the effects of COVID-19 and help lead to a greener post-pandemic future.
NERC would like to congratulate all those in the environmental science community who have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
NERC, the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) are pleased to announce the appointment of ambassadors to its Future of Treescapes research programme.
With UKRI’s commitment to achieve net-zero by 2040, NERC has launched a 12-month scoping study to move towards a net-zero oceanographic capability.
You may be aware that concern has been raised that only candidates identifying as male have been awarded NERC Independent Research Fellowships (IRF) from the 2019 call. The results were released on Monday 21 September on the NERC website.