An innovative project that will see researchers collaborate with diverse communities on issues in environmental science has been awarded £1·3 million through NERC's Engaging Environments programme.
NERC has commissioned three national facilities to serve the UK environmental research community, allowing researchers to make use of specialist methods such as satellite modelling, radiocarbon dating, isotope analysis and field spectroscopy.
Twenty-four ambitious projects, from pharmaceuticals to aerospace, and transport to the creative economy, are to receive early-stage funding to develop full-stage bids that could lead to significant economic growth in places across the country.
As part of British Science Week 2019 NERC is funding a citizen science project that will rescue weather data to help scientists predict the future climate.
A scale model of the Autosub Long Range known as Boaty McBoatface will take centre stage in the Science Museum as part of an exhibition starting this summer.
A new generation of PhD students will use artificial intelligence technology to tackle climate change, improve healthcare and create new commercial opportunities, thanks to a £100 million investment from UK Research & Innovation.
Scientists from across five countries will collaborate on ambitious research to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between humans and their environment in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
A new report on how to eliminate plastic waste from the environment by a UK think tank has been informed by a diverse portfolio of UKRI research and innovation experts. The report proposes a way forward to reduce the amount of plastic waste into the environment produced by the UK.