The real-world impact of inspirational environmental science was celebrated last night at NERC's 2018 Impact Awards in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall.
Brazilian early career scientist Dr Cristina Banks-Leite discovered the minimum forest cover required to maintain biodiversity in Brazil's Atlantic forest.
Work has begun on a highly innovative satellite able to measure the amount of biomass locked in the world's forests and how this changes over time, paving the way for monitoring how deforestation and reforestation are affecting the climate globally.
An air turbulence forecasting algorithm, co-developed by British researchers, has helped make flying safer and smoother for up to 2·5 billion passenger journeys.
A team of UK and US polar scientists are about to embark on one of the largest joint Antarctic missions for more than 70 years. It's the first field season of a five-year quest to understand the contribution that the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica will make to global sea level.
New certification standards to make growing palm oil less destructive to biodiversity were developed based on research by NERC 2018 Impact Awards finalist Dr Jennifer Lucey.
Leading British microplastics researchers have been shortlisted for a NERC Impact Award to honour the substantial benefits their pioneering research has provided for society.