2016 news announcements
Decades of research by NERC-funded scientists led to a fundamental contribution to the UK successfully banning harmful marine pollutants, according to a new report.
NERC's world-leading research has led to economic and environmental benefits for the UK by helping to strengthen regulation in the water industry while avoiding disproportionately expensive requirements.
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?
A NERC centre's scientific review of the winter floods of 2015-2016 confirms that the event was one of the most extreme and severe hydrological events of the last century.
NERC partners with ESRC and AHRC to fund projects that will help developing countries cope with environmental hazards
Three of the UK's research councils have funded 22 projects that will help communities in some of the poorest regions of the world understand, prepare for and manage a range of natural and man-made environmental hazards.
NERC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are jointly supporting a new strategic research programme Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience.
NERC has funded two highly ambitious projects worth nearly £9 million that will help two UK regions benefit from its world-class environmental science research.
NERC has joined forces with the Indian government and the country's scientists to tackle air pollution in Delhi and help secure improved water quality nationwide.
NERC's Into the blue Manchester showcase has kicked off with the arrival of the UK's most advanced scientific research aircraft at the city's main airport.
NERC and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced that they will jointly fund as much as $25 million (approx. £20 million) in research, and make available additional funding for associated logistical support, to understand a massive Antarctic glacier whose collapse could significantly affect global sea level.
NERC's new state-of-the-art polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, reaches its first construction milestone this week with the ceremonial laying of the keel.
In a unique celebration of the best of British environmental science, the Natural Environment Research Council will showcase one of the world's most advanced research ships in Liverpool this week.
Scientists this week launched a new study into the 'soundscape' of Britain's seas, aiming to better understand the impact of maritime noise pollution on fish including their ability to communicate.
NERC and ESRC have joined forces with the US's Rockefeller Foundation to support the United Nation's 17 Global Goals, which aim to eliminate poverty and hunger and help fight climate change over the next 15 years.
Today, NERC releases exclusive images of two of the world's key scientific instruments taking part in a training mission ahead of going on public display at Into the blue, an interactive celebration of science taking place in Liverpool and Manchester next month.
NERC is taking fresh steps to engage the British public with environmental science and its vital role in meeting some of the world's biggest challenges with a new new public engagement with research strategy.
NERC is relaunching its magazine Planet Earth, which communicates the amazing science it supports, and the wider benefits it has to UK society and the economy.
NERC has funded five research projects to explore and develop new ways to improve sustainable food production using satellite technologies.
Professor John Underhill, chair of exploration geoscience at Heriot-Watt University, has been presented with the Lyell Medal by the Geological Society.
NERC is pleased to announce that five colleagues have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2016 for their services to environmental science, Earth science and deep-sea ecology.
Initial appointments have been made to a new strategic advisory group to support the development of the government's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
NERC-funded researcher Professor Nigel Dunnett has recently been appointed as an ambassador of the Royal Horticultural Society.
Understanding the southern Asian monsoon and its effects on the world's climate is the focus of a new UK research collaboration now underway in India.
Do you know someone working in the environmental sciences who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding contribution, their achievements in public life, and/or their commitment to serving and helping Britain?
People living in the cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle & Gateshead and York will benefit from a new research and innovation initiative that puts them in the driving seat to help improve their cities' health, wellbeing and prosperity as they face up to challenges of modern urban living.
The government has published a white paper which details its planned policy to reform support for higher education and research, including proposals on the future of the research councils.
Five UK Research Councils have announced the first joint interdisciplinary calls from the new £1·5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) unveiled by the Government in last year's spending review.
NERC's new £200 million state-of-the-art polar research ship is to be named after world-renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) has today launched an action plan to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in research, recognising its leadership role in driving a change in culture.
NERC has commissioned five highly ambitious research programmes, worth £34 million, that will see its research centres working closely together to tackle major scientific and societal challenges.
NERC is investing around £1·2 million in innovative projects designed to improve urban life and create sustainable cities by helping us make better use of 'green infrastructure'.
Scientists will use cutting-edge technology to pinpoint potential landslide "warning signs" on a high-risk route in Scotland following devastating storms in December.
NERC's latest Impact Report clearly demonstrates the importance of its investment in science, innovation and training in creating jobs and driving economic growth across the whole country and beyond.
UK policy on energy, water, environment and food will be in the spotlight at a new research centre backed by NERC.
NERC's investment of £1 million to support the decommissioning of oil and gas fields was highlighted today by Prime Minister David Cameron.
NERC has joined forces with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water to help tackle future environmental challenges in managing water resources and provide vital data to decision-makers.