2014 news announcements
Two teams of enterprising scientist's scooped top prize in a business plan competition for environmental and biotechnology start-up companies in London on Monday.
Eminent physicist, author and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE will be hosting the inaugural NERC impact awards prize-giving ceremony.
Greg Clark, minister for universities, science & cities, has announced the appointment of Professor Ian Poll of Cranfield University to the Natural Environment Research Council.
NERC invests £23 million in Earth observation, supporting science and innovation, big data and space technology
NERC is to fund the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) for a further five years, signing a new contract worth £23 million with the University of Leicester.
The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has awarded four NERC-funded researchers major prizes in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of geosciences.
NERC and BBSRC are working together, with partners, to fund three new initiatives to improve our understanding of soils.
NERC-funded scientists have contributed to a major new international report showing unequivocally that ocean acidification will have significant consequences for marine life, and in turn human society.
A fleet of seven robotic vehicles is being launched into the ocean off southwest England this week, in the most ambitious project of its kind in Europe.
NERC has teamed up with BBC presenter Professor Iain Stewart and Shadow Industries, a Bristol-based production company, to create a new short film called 'Anatomy of an Earthquake'.
New state-of-the-art equipment recently installed on Marylebone Road in central London is giving hourly measurements of kerbside traffic pollution in more detail than ever before.
In response to seismic activity around Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, NERC is working with the Civil Aviation Authority and other partners to ensure that the UK's large atmospheric research aircraft is fitted out and available to monitor any ash plume should it be needed.
NERC is investing £1·9 million in protecting Britain's vital infrastructure from environmental risks like extreme weather and natural disasters.
The UK's Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change has today announced new research projects that will see Indian and UK scientists come together to improve forecasts of the South Asian monsoon, including the potential impacts of climate change.
NERC has joined forces with the UK's other research councils and numerous government bodies in an initiative to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on all fronts.
Three leading environmental scientists from the UK have been invited to talk about the state of the world's oceans to an audience including US Secretary of State John Kerry at an ocean summit in Washington.
NERC and STFC today celebrate a major upgrade to the JASMIN cloud computing facility that lets UK environmental scientists assess and evaluate huge sets of environmental data.
The UK Energy Research Centre will continue to act as the focal point for UK energy research following today's announcement of a further £14m of funding from NERC, EPSRC and ESRC.
NERC has signed a statement of intent with the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Medical Research Council to work together on research into air pollution and human health.
The British Geological Survey and the University of Nottingham have announced a new research facility, the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry.
UK scientists funded by NERC have just started a 12-month project to find out how the recent barrage of devastating winter storms affected the communities and coastlines of southwest England.
The UK's share of the global water technology market could be worth £8.8 billion by 2030, providing 71,000 jobs, suggests a new report published today.
NERC has invested close to £1m in 33 projects aimed at harnessing the power of environmental data to develop new solutions to problems faced by a range of UK businesses.
Minister for Universities & Science, David Willetts, today announced £4.6 million of NERC investment that will let the UK research community take advantage of existing environmental data for science and impact.
Scientists funded by NERC will this week start research to find out how quickly sand dunes along the east coast of England recover from the erosion caused by massive storm surges like the one that struck the UK coastline in December 2013.