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New programme launches to understand biodiversity in Latin America

A new collaboration between researchers in the United Kingdom and Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru has been announced, during a visit by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Peru this week.

22 May 2018


Judging panel for the NERC Impact Awards revealed

With just one week left for applications to the NERC 2018 Impact Awards, we can reveal the experts who will be assessing the applications for the awards.

14 May 2018


UK scientists return to the Arctic Ocean to measure climate change threat to marine life

The £16 million UK flagship Changing Arctic Ocean programme sets off today on a scientific cruise to the Arctic Ocean. Funded by NERC, researchers from institutes across the UK are heading to the Fram Strait region between Greenland and Svalbard to look at the effects of warming on Arctic marine life.

9 May 2018


New Arctic research on ocean acidification and microplastics brought live to classrooms around the world

Students around the world have been sending in questions directly to the Arctic Live Research Expedition scientists about their work on microplastics, ocean acidification and the impacts on marine life.

8 May 2018


AccessLab: Scientists to share evidence and skills to help decision making

A new public engagement opportunity will see environmental scientists paired with parliamentary,  policy and council workers, journalists and marine industry figures to help boost the benefits of NERC research beyond the academic community.

3 May 2018


UK and US join forces to understand how quickly a massive Antarctic glacier could collapse

A joint UK-US research programme launched today is one of the most detailed and extensive examinations of a massive Antarctic glacier ever undertaken.

30 Apr 2018


UK environmental science best in the world

A recent report showed that UK environmental science ranks top amongst research-intensive countries around the globe. Further analysis now shows that NERC-funded science outperforms the UK environmental research average.

18 Apr 2018


NERC building resilience projects showcased at Commonwealth summit

Researchers helping to boost resilience to natural disasters in developing countries using innovative risk financing schemes showcased their work today as part of the Commonwealth summit.

16 Apr 2018


New NERC website address

You may have spotted a change to our web address. This is because NERC is now part of UK Research & Innovation, a new organisation that brings together the UK's seven research councils, Innovate UK and Research England.

3 Apr 2018


British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility commissioning - Community consultation

As part of the commissioning process for the British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility (BOSCORF), NERC would like to offer users and the wider community the opportunity to input into the specific requirements for this facility.

28 Mar 2018

Closing Date: 17 Apr 2018


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

NERC and Hay Festival have joined forces to launch Trans.MISSION, a new project pairing leading environmental scientists with award-winning artists to communicate cutting edge research to new audiences at Hay Festival 2018 and beyond.

26 Mar 2018


NERC report on gender pay gap 2017

NERC has today published a report on the average hourly pay and bonuses of male and female employees, known as the 'gender pay gap'.

26 Mar 2018


NERC reviews Earth observation national capability services

NERC recently completed a review of its Earth observation portfolio of services and facilities, considering a number of elements and including consultation with stakeholders.

19 Mar 2018


Boaty completes first under-ice Antarctic mission

NOC autonomous underwater vehicle Autosub Long Range, known affectionately around the world as Boaty McBoatface, was successfully recovered last week following its first under-ice mission beneath the Filchner Ice Shelf in West Antarctica.

14 Mar 2018


Building Resilience event highlights the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration

Researchers from across the UK, the globe and from a wide variety of disciplines gathered last week to address the building of resilience to environmental hazards, both natural and man-made, in developing countries.

13 Mar 2018


New Board created for the British Geological Survey

NERC and the British Geological Survey (BGS) have today announced the membership of the first BGS Board.

13 Mar 2018


JASMIN4: A crucial upgrade for environmental science

A major upgrade is being made to double the storage available in one of the UK's national supercomputers.

8 Mar 2018


Government position on UK participation in Horizon 2020

The UK government has issued a document to clarify the UK's eligibility to participate in Horizon 2020, the EU's flagship programme for science and innovation.

6 Mar 2018


NERC announces Council members

We are pleased to announce the appointment of the NERC Council which will be effective from 1 April 2018. This board is a combination of previously serving Council members, existing members and new members to ensure a broad range of expertise and experience is represented, as we commence upon the creation of UK Research & Innovation.

6 Mar 2018


Operation Earth: Environmental science for families launches nationwide

NERC's Operation Earth programme launches this month at 11 science and discovery centres across the UK.

8 Feb 2018


Report shows NERC environmental science tackles global challenges

Today, we published our annual Impact Report showing how sustained NERC investment and partnerships achieve prosperity and wellbeing. It demonstrates how our work delivers a cleaner, more productive and more resilient world.

31 Jan 2018


Air quality research supersites set for Manchester, Birmingham and London

A new network of advanced air quality monitoring instruments will detect harmful air pollutants and their sources in greater detail than ever before at existing research sites in three UK cities.

22 Jan 2018


New cut-off for highlight topic ideas - 2018

NERC invites the environmental science community to submit new ideas for highlight topics.

9 Jan 2018

Closing Date: 15 May 2018


NERC community recognised in Queen's New Year Honours 2018

NERC would like to congratulate colleagues and members of the environmental science community who have been recognised in the Queen's New Year honours list 2018.

8 Jan 2018


BGS non-executive director vacancies

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is seeking to appoint a number of non-executive directors to establish a new BGS Board. The Board will support the Chair and BGS Executive Team in shaping BGS's strategy and business plans, and in securing its position as a world-leading geological survey, delivering services and providing infrastructure support nationally and globally.

20 Dec 2017

Closing Date: 26 Jan 2018