2014 news announcements

NERC funds hourly traffic pollution monitoring in London

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.

19 Sep 2014

NERC-funded student helps analyse Ebola genome sequence

A NERC-funded student has worked with an international group of researchers to help analyse newly available sequences of Ebola virus genome.

5 Sep 2014

NERC and aviation authorities prepare for possible Icelandic eruption

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.

3 Sep 2014

NERC works with partners to shield infrastructure from natural risks

NERC is investing £1·9 million in protecting Britain's vital infrastructure from environmental risks like extreme weather and natural disasters.

1 Sep 2014

Sheepdogs use simple rules to herd sheep

Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep, scientists have discovered.

27 Aug 2014

Indian and UK scientists team up to tackle monsoon

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.

26 Aug 2014

New science minister announces 'war cabinet' to tackle antimicrobial resistance on all fronts

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.

17 Jul 2014

UK science trio called to Washington ocean summit

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.

10 Jun 2014

JASMIN - Environmental science supercomputer upgraded

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.

2 Jun 2014

RCUK commits £14m to UK Energy Research Centre

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.

29 May 2014