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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


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


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


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