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Decarbonising Heating and Cooling for Net Zero - Survey of Needs

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are seeking input to understand how research, including training and demonstration activities can best inform and accelerate the transition to net zero heating and cooling for the UK.

13 Jan 2020


Queen's New Year Honours for NERC research community

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

6 Jan 2020


New doctoral training centre for Earth Observation of environmental challenges

An exciting new centre has been announced that will train 50 PhD students to tackle environmental challenges using the latest satellite data.

3 Jan 2020


NERC Executive Chair recognised in New Year's Honours

Professor Duncan Wingham, Executive Chair of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has been appointed a Knight for services to climate science.

28 Dec 2019


Call for exhibits and activities at NERC Public Engagement Showcase 2020

NERC is offering an opportunity for researchers to run public engagement activities as part of our annual showcase 2020. The showcase will take place at Techniquest Science Centre in Cardiff in July 2020.

19 Dec 2019

Closing Date: 30 Jan 2020


Continued UK membership of IIASA, and Co-Investigator eligibility for IIASA

The three UKRI councils, NERC, ESRC and EPSRC are pleased to confirm funding for a further five years of the UK membership of the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

19 Dec 2019


Glacier Shallap – Or the Sad Tale of a Dying Glacier

Hay Festival and the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, a part of UK Research and Innovation) have today released Glacier Shallap – Or the Sad Tale of a Dying Glacier, the latest film in from Trans.MISSION II, a global project pairing leading environmental researchers with award-winning storytellers to communicate cutting-edge science.

18 Dec 2019


Tropical forests lose vital nutrients from continued logging and re-growth

NERC-funded research shows that continual logging and re-growing of tropical forests is reducing the levels of vital nutrients in the soil – limiting future forest growth and jeopardising the long-term sustainability of logging in the tropics.

17 Dec 2019


Call for nominations for the Queen's New Year Honours 2021

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?

16 Dec 2019

Closing Date: 6 Feb 2020


Professor Susan Waldron named NERC Director of Research & Skills

Today, it was announced that Professor Susan Waldron will take up the role of NERC Director of Research and Skills from 6 January 2020. Susan will join NERC from the University of Glasgow where she has been Professor of Biogeochemistry. 

21 Nov 2019


Professor Graham Underwood named as new Chair of NERC Science Committee

Today, it was announced that Professor Graham Underwood will take up the role of the Chair of NERC Science Committee from November 2019.

11 Nov 2019


Greater R&I would protect businesses and our natural world

A set of four new reports identifies the range of research and innovation (R&I) needs of key UK business sectors, to enable them to measure and value natural assets.

 

24 Oct 2019


Cray named as hardware provider for UK's most powerful supercomputer

Cray has been awarded the contract to supply the hardware for the next national supercomputer, ARCHER2, following a procurement exercise delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

23 Oct 2019


New NERC brand launched as part of unified UKRI identity

A new brand for the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has been launched today as part of a unified identity for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

10 Oct 2019


Dr Iain Williams named NERC Director of Strategic Partnerships

Today, it was announced that Dr Iain Williams will take up the role of NERC Director of Strategic Partnerships from 2 January 2020.

9 Oct 2019


£20 million to accelerate British research into forecasting space weather

British satellites will be better protected through a £20m boost to predict severe space weather events, the PM announced whilst at the UN General Assembly.

4 Oct 2019


Ship is named with royal ceremony

The UK’s new polar research ship is formally named the RRS Sir David Attenborough by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The royals will follow tradition by smashing a bottle of champagne against the hull. Special guest Sir David Attenborough will attend.

26 Sep 2019


Approval given for two NERC centres to become independent

We are pleased to announce that the plan for two research centres within the NERC portfolio to become independent has received approval from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy' and HM Treasury.

23 Sep 2019


UK researchers join biggest ever Arctic research expedition

UK research teams are set to join the first ever year-round expedition into the central Arctic Ocean to undertake ground-breaking studies into the Arctic climate system during the middle of the polar night.

20 Sep 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.

19 Sep 2019


Supporting government: NERC science produces solutions that benefit the UK economy and society

Our investment helps to shape and strengthen policies and decisions made at every level of government, including Parliament, central government, the devolved administrations, local government and government agencies.

19 Sep 2019


Hay Festival and NERC merge climate science and art with 'Trans.MISSION II' in Peru

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

11 Sep 2019


RRS Sir David Attenborough naming ceremony – tickets available

British Antarctic Survey and Cammell Laird invite members of the public to join them at the Birkenhead shipyard on Thursday 26 September 2019 to watch the ceremonial naming of the new polar ship for Britain – the RRS Sir David Attenborough.  The ceremony is the highlight of a three-day celebration of UK science, engineering, and shipbuilding.

5 Sep 2019


Major NERC public engagement programme marks milestone with publication of reports

The first phase of the Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) major public engagement programme, Engaging Environments, has come to a close with the publication of reports from each of the six projects it funded.

22 Aug 2019


Publication of a Joint Science Plan and appointment of Champions for the UK Climate Resilience Programme

UKRI and the Met Office are publishing a Joint Science Plan for the UK Climate Resilience Programme. Additionally, UK Climate Resilience appoints Champions for the UKRI & Met Office led Strategic Priorities Fund research programme.

15 Aug 2019