Planet Earth

The science we support is amazing. Our researchers study every aspect of our planet, and how humans are changing it - from the poles to the tropical rainforests, and from the depths of the ocean to the edge of space. Planet Earth brings you the latest stories, pictures and videos about their work.

Penguins on iceThe experts making a difference

NERC expertise has played a central part in all the published assessment reports of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the cornerstones of international climate agreements. But what about the incredible people behind the science? What are their opinions on climate change and what makes them tick? We meet the NERC scientists who are helping us all to understand every element of our planet, one groundbreaking discovery at a time.

22 October 2020

Collaboration to beat climate change

With climate change having a huge impact on the decisions and policies we make, collaboration is key – and at the forefront is the NERC and Met Office collaborative Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme.

20 Oct 2020

Ocean role

The Southern Ocean is one of the hardest places on Earth to carry out scientific research – but there is a growing realisation that in the era of climate change, we need to understand it better.

20 Oct 2020


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