News announcements

£6 million to explore impact of hazardous chemicals on UK ecosystems

NERC has awarded £6 million to investigate the effects that potentially hazardous chemicals used by humans are having on UK habitats and wildlife.

9 Aug 2018


NERC invests £22 million in major research programme on the Atlantic Ocean

A new research programme will investigate the impacts of climate change and human activities on the Atlantic Ocean, from the surface to the deep seabed.

2 Aug 2018


Launch of the RRS Sir David Attenborough hull into River Mersey

A major milestone in the build of the UK's state-of-the-art polar research ship is reached this weekend (Saturday 14 July 2018), when the 129m-long, 10,000 tonne hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough is launched into the River Mersey for the first time.

11 Jul 2018


UK and Germany combine forces to fund crucial Arctic science

For the first time, the UK and Germany have joined forces to investigate the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean.

3 Jul 2018


NERC supports UKRI A Vision for Zero Plastic Waste parliamentary engagement

On Monday 11 June, NERC researchers and representatives supported a cross-disciplinary parliamentary reception led by UKRI, bringing together authoritative voices from science and innovation, industry and politics under the title: A Vision for Zero Plastic Waste.

14 Jun 2018


Call for nominations for the Queen's Birthday Honours 2019

Do you know someone working within the environmental sciences sector who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding contribution, their achievements in public life, and/or their commitment to serving and helping Britain?

14 Jun 2018


NERC colleagues included in Queen's Birthday Honours

NERC is pleased to announce that five colleagues have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2018 for their services to environmental science.

11 Jun 2018


Young researchers develop innovative natural hazard communications

NERC sponsored ten young researchers to develop innovative solutions to communicate natural hazard risks, as part of the World Bank's Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico.

31 May 2018


Into the deep - Discovering our oceans

In April, NERC sponsored 'Into the deep - Discovering our oceans', a Parliamentary & Scientific Committee reception in Westminster, chaired by Stephen Metcalfe MP.

31 May 2018


NERC and Hay Festival launch Trans.MISSION films merging climate science and art

NERC and Hay Festival have today unveiled the Trans.MISSION series, three new short films by award-winning artists to communicate cutting-edge science to new audiences at Hay Festival 2018 and beyond.

26 May 2018