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Turning trailblazing science into agenda-setting TV

NERC science helps to shape BBC nature documentaries that drive public policy and change the way people choose to live their lives - extraordinary, award-winning programmes watched by millions and exported worldwide.

11 Jul 2019


Karen Hanghøj named Director of the British Geological Survey

Today, it was announced that Karen Hanghøj will take up the role of Director of the British Geological Survey from October 2019.

3 Jul 2019


Business gains: NERC investment delivers solutions that enrich the UK economy

Our science delivers positive economic benefits to a wide range of business sectors by providing science-based solutions, enabling smarter regulation, and reducing operational costs.

27 Jun 2019


Opportunity to join the NERC Advisory Network

NERC is looking to appoint members to the NERC Advisory Network.

18 Jun 2019

Closing Date: 10 Jul 2019


Call for nominations for the Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Do you know someone working within the environmental sciences sector who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding contribution, their achievements in public life or their commitment to serving and helping Britain?

17 Jun 2019


Interim Chief Operating Officer for NERC announced today

The NERC Executive Chair, Professor Duncan Wingham announced today that Nigel Bird will be the interim Chief Operating Officer for NERC.

13 Jun 2019


Queen's Birthday Honours for NERC research community

NERC extends its warmest congratulations to a number of researchers in the environmental science community who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

12 Jun 2019


Boaty McBoatface meets the public at the Science Museum

Visitors to the Science Museum can meet a scale model of the Autosub Long Range known as Boaty McBoatface as part of an exhibition opening today.

12 Jun 2019


Programme Coordination Team for the Landscape Decisions programme appointed

A multi-disciplinary programme coordination team at the University of Leicester has been appointed for the UK Research & Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund programme 'Landscape Decisions: Toward a new framework for using land assets'.

11 Jun 2019


Ambitious delivery plans published across UKRI

Ambitious delivery plans published today outline how UK Research & Innovation will work with its partners to ensure that world-leading research and innovation continues to flourish in the UK.

10 Jun 2019


Search starts for new NERC directors

NERC is recruiting two new directors to join its senior leadership team.

5 Jun 2019


NERC Council - Membership vacancies

NERC is looking to appoint new members to sit on our Council - if you have relevant expertise and experience we would like to hear from you.

5 Jun 2019

Closing Date: 29 Jul 2019


Introducing the new NERC non-executive director

NERC is delighted to announce that Ms Caroline Bault has been appointed as a new non-executive director.

3 Jun 2019


Chief Operating Officer bids farewell to NERC after nine years

NERC Executive Chair Professor Duncan Wingham announced today that, after nine years with NERC, Paul Fox will be leaving this coming September.

30 May 2019


NERC National Capability Science awards: CPOM and COMET

NERC has provided funding to two centres to enable major research programmes into the observation of earthquakes and volcanic activity, and build understanding of changes at the Earth's poles.

29 May 2019


Hay Festival and NERC launch Trans.MISSION II global project merging science and art

Hay Festival and NERC have today unveiled Trans.MISSION II, a new global project pairing leading environmental researchers with award-winning storytellers to communicate cutting-edge science to new audiences.

25 May 2019


Opportunity to join the Science Committee

NERC invites applications from across the NERC science remit, and from business and policy, to join its Science Committee.

24 May 2019

Closing Date: 1 Jul 2019


Collaborative projects to advance understanding of biodiversity in Latin America

NERC-funded researchers have begun a series of collaborative projects with partners in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru to advance understanding of the social and economic role of biodiversity in Latin America, and how it can be managed more sustainably.

17 May 2019


£25 million funding for leading disease prevention projects

NERC is one of 12 funders investing a total of £25 million into understanding and influencing the social, economic and environmental factors that affect our health. The investment marks the first funding round of the UK Prevention Research Partnership.

9 May 2019


NERC celebrates impacts of major public engagement programme

NERC and the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement have released a booklet to celebrate the outcomes of a major NERC-funded public engagement programme. The booklet highlights successes and learning points from the first stage of the Engaging Environments programme, to enable researchers at all stages of their career to plan and deliver high-quality public engagement activities.

2 May 2019


NERC invests £1.3 million to engage the UK public on big issues in environmental science

An innovative project that will see researchers collaborate with diverse communities on issues in environmental science has been awarded £1·3 million through NERC's Engaging Environments programme.

11 Apr 2019


National facilities commissioned for UK environmental science community

NERC has commissioned three national facilities to serve the UK environmental research community, allowing researchers to make use of specialist methods such as satellite modelling, radiocarbon dating, isotope analysis and field spectroscopy.

10 Apr 2019


Strength in Places Fund: Strong bids from every region and nation of the UK

Twenty-four ambitious projects, from pharmaceuticals to aerospace, and transport to the creative economy, are to receive early-stage funding to develop full-stage bids that could lead to significant economic growth in places across the country.

21 Mar 2019


Citizen scientists needed to unearth historic weather records to help predict future climate

As part of British Science Week 2019 NERC is funding a citizen science project that will rescue weather data to help scientists predict the future climate.

8 Mar 2019


Marine robot Boaty McBoatface to visit Science Museum

A scale model of the Autosub Long Range known as Boaty McBoatface will take centre stage in the Science Museum as part of an exhibition starting this summer.

28 Feb 2019