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New study estimates there is at least 10 times more plastic in the Atlantic than previously thought

The mass of ‘invisible’ microplastics found in the upper waters of the Atlantic Ocean is approximately 12- 21 million tonnes, according to research published in the journal Nature Communications today.

19 Aug 2020

NERC launches £20M 'Changing the Environment' call for whole system solutions to environmental challenges

NERC invites eligible research organisations to submit proposals for large scale inter-disciplinary research and innovation funding to provide whole system solutions to major environmental challenges.

29 Jul 2020

Alison Robinson takes up role of NERC Deputy Executive Chair

Today, it was announced that Alison Robinson will take up the role of NERC Deputy Executive Chair from 27 July 2020. 

27 Jul 2020

Work begins on UK system for estimating COVID-19 cases from wastewater

Scientists will develop a standardised UK-wide system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater, in order to provide an early warning of future outbreaks and reduce reliance on costly testing of large populations.

6 Jul 2020

Opportunity to join the Science Committee

UKRI-NERC invites applications from across the NERC science remit to join its Science Committee. Science Committee members should have a broad strategic perspective and expertise to support the development and delivery of the UKRI-NERC strategic priorities, investments and policies.

6 Jul 2020

Closing Date: 25 Sep 2020

£13 million investment for NERC Environmental Omics Facility

A new state-of-the-art Scientific Support and Facility (S&F) providing environmental researchers across the UK with access to innovative technologies to enable world-leading environmental research is to open later this year.

3 Jul 2020

Innovative space weather monitoring projects receive UKRI funding

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced the funded projects for the first phase of the SWIMMR (Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk) programme.

27 Jun 2020

Call for nominations for the Queen's Birthday 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?

15 Jun 2020

Update to 20/21 NERC Marine Facilities Programme in response to COVID-19

Following a thorough evaluation of the seagoing operating environments and all of the associated risks, in June 2020 CPEB considered and approved a new ‘recovery’ 2020/21 MFP which NMF will now work to deliver in conjunction with the nominated Chief Scientists.

12 Jun 2020

UK Research and Innovation seeks further council members

Council members play a critical role in UKRI’s strategy development and governance, working with their Executive Chair to deliver their council's aims and objectives and to support UKRI's overall mission.

10 Jun 2020