2013 news announcements

Entrepreneurial scientists scoop prize money at competition finals

Two teams of entrepreneurial researchers triumphed in a business plan competition for hypothetical biotechnology and environmental start-up companies on Monday.

4 Dec 2013

NERC announces the winner of its first photo and essay competition

The winners of NERC's inaugural short article and photography competition were announced at an awards ceremony in central London this evening.

2 Dec 2013

NERC supports growth with responsible environmental management in energy sector

NERC is funding research, skills and technologies, aimed at helping the oil and gas sector put environmental science at the heart of responsible management of our planet.

28 Nov 2013

Better modelling of tsunami zones could help insurance quotes

NERC grant awarded for improved modelling of tsunami risk.

25 Nov 2013

NERC signs MoU with global engineering consultancy Arup

NERC has this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global engineering and design company Arup in the first strategic partnership of its kind for the UK's largest funder of environmental science.

7 Nov 2013

NERC invests £100 million in environmental science doctoral training

The Minister for Universities & Science David Willetts today announced £100 million of new NERC investment in fifteen Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs), which specialise in training environmental science PhD students.

4 Nov 2013

New Earth and marine science and technology centre

The British Geological Survey (BGS) and Heriot-Watt University are joining forces to create a new centre for Earth and marine science and technology.

31 Oct 2013

Archaeologists rediscover the lost home of the last Neanderthals

A record of Neanderthal archaeology, thought to be long lost, has been re-discovered by NERC-funded scientists working in the Channel Island of Jersey.

17 Oct 2013

Killer whales may have menopause so grandma can look after the kids

NERC has funded a new project to uncover why killer whales evolved a menopause.

17 Oct 2013

Iron in the Earth's core weakens before melting

New NERC-funded study gives insight into the unusual properties of Earth's core.

11 Oct 2013