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Reappointment of the NERC chief executive

Universities & Science Minister Jo Johnson today announced the reappointment of Professor Duncan Wingham as chief executive of the Natural Environment Research Council.

14 Dec 2015


Entrepreneurial scientists scoop prizes at anniversary finals

Two teams of entrepreneurial researchers have triumphed in a business plan competition for hypothetical biotechnology and environmental start-up companies in London on Thursday.

11 Dec 2015


Field tested: NERC PhDs explain their work

An article about the challenges of undertaking geology in Greece and a photograph of a snow-covered hut from the NERC iSTAR programme in Antarctica are this year's winners of NERC's short article writing and student photography competitions.

10 Dec 2015


Putting SIMs on seals - SMRU and Vodafone announce partnership

The Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) and Vodafone UK are working together to learn more about the rapid decline in many UK seal populations by fitting them with mobile phone-based tracking tags.

10 Dec 2015


NERC PhD students awarded RCUK policy internships

Fifteen NERC-funded PhD students have been awarded internships that will give them valuable insights into the policymaking process and how science can contribute to it.

9 Dec 2015


NERC launches £6m initiative to support the seafood industry

NERC has today unveiled a scheme to help ensure the UK's fish farming industry develops healthily, safely and sustainably.

9 Dec 2015


UK and Chinese scientists join forces to combat city pollution

New research into toxic fumes polluting a Chinese megacity could help protect the health of millions in the coming decades.

3 Dec 2015


NERC and BBSRC support new smartphone app to help UK farmers protect crops

A new app could help farmers protect crops and safeguard food production in the UK.

3 Dec 2015


NERC-funded science predicts UK rainfall of the future

Soaring temperatures could mean less summer rain despite previous research showing a strong link between climate change and a wet UK holiday season.

1 Dec 2015


NERC science to play a key role in Paris climate change conference

NERC's world-leading climate science research is set to play a pivotal role in helping negotiators thrash out an international climate change agreement during the upcoming UN climate change conference in Paris.

30 Nov 2015