2018 news announcements
NERC has awarded £6 million to investigate the effects that potentially hazardous chemicals used by humans are having on UK habitats and wildlife.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
In April, NERC sponsored 'Into the deep - Discovering our oceans', a Parliamentary & Scientific Committee reception in Westminster, chaired by Stephen Metcalfe MP.
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.