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Sir John Houghton, 1931-2020

It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of Sir John Houghton. We would like to extend our sympathies and thoughts to his family, friends and former colleagues.

20 Apr 2020


New Antarctic Wharf Ready for the RRS Sir David Attenborough

A new £40 million wharf to moor the RRS Sir David Attenborough has been used by polar ships for the first time at British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station in Antarctica to transport staff and materials back to the UK.

16 Apr 2020


Bangor University contributes to global COVID-19 related research

Scientists at Bangor University are joining the global fight against the current COVID-19 pandemic.

16 Apr 2020


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

In April 2020, NERC’s Cruise Programme Executive Board (CPEB) reviewed the status of the published 20/21 Marine Facilities Programme (MFP) in light of COVID-19.

15 Apr 2020


IIASA-NERC collaborative research fellowships awarded

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have awarded three fellowships to support talented early career researchers in delivering challenging research and supporting collaboration between the two organisations.

15 Apr 2020


New facility for atmospheric measurements launches April 2020

A new research facility will offer scientists access to mobile instrumentation, laboratories and observatories across the world.

6 Apr 2020


Coronavirus updates

The latest guidance and information on the vital work of UKRI and our community in response to the crisis.

1 Apr 2020


Future of UK Treescapes Programme ambassador

Applications are invited for the role of programme ambassador on the new "Future of UK Treescapes Programme".

27 Mar 2020

Closing Date: 21 May 2020


Executive Chair of NERC awarded a knighthood for services to climate science

Professor Sir Duncan Wingham, Executive Chair of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Professor of Climate Physics at University College London has received a knighthood for services to climate science.

13 Mar 2020


Operation Earth: Phase Two of the national environmental science programme for families is announced

A popular national programme to engage school-aged children and their families with environmental science will return later this year.

6 Mar 2020