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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


UK joins forces with international experts to tackle global challenges

UK researchers and innovators will work with counterparts across the planet to tackle global challenges such as Ebola outbreaks, the impact of subpolar ocean currents on global climate, and the effect of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on society and individuals’ happiness and wellbeing following a major funding announcement.

9 Aug 2019


NERC's public engagement with research strategy - Have your say

NERC is creating a new strategy for public engagement with environmental science research and today we're publishing a draft which is open to feedback. The strategy is available for feedback from 31 July to 7 September.

31 Jul 2019


Turning trailblazing science into agenda-setting TV

NERC science helps to shape BBC nature documentaries that drive public policy and change the way people choose to live their lives - extraordinary, award-winning programmes watched by millions and exported worldwide.

11 Jul 2019


UKRI Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Scoping Workshop

NERC, on behalf of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), is working with Innovate UK, to convene a scoping workshop which aims to bring together members of the research and innovation communities with an interest in the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge and to strengthen collaboration, enabling greater interdisciplinary working.

10 Jul 2019

Closing Date: 5 Nov 2019


Karen Hanghøj named Director of the British Geological Survey

Today, it was announced that Karen Hanghøj will take up the role of Director of the British Geological Survey from October 2019.

3 Jul 2019