2018 news announcements

UK government commits over £30 million of funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance

The UK government has announced that it will be committing over £30 million of funding and will continue to lead the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. The funding will be delivered via four new projects as part of the Global AMR Innovation Fund. One of these projects will be delivered by BBSRC and NERC, on behalf of UKRI.

24 May 2018


New programme launches to understand biodiversity in Latin America

A new collaboration between researchers in the UK and Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru has been announced, during a visit by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Peru this week.

22 May 2018


Judging panel for the NERC Impact Awards revealed

With just one week left for applications to the NERC 2018 Impact Awards, we can reveal the experts who will be assessing the applications for the awards.

14 May 2018


UK scientists return to the Arctic Ocean to measure climate change threat to marine life

The £16 million UK flagship Changing Arctic Ocean programme sets off today on a scientific cruise to the Arctic Ocean. Funded by NERC, researchers from institutes across the UK are heading to the Fram Strait region between Greenland and Svalbard to look at the effects of warming on Arctic marine life.

9 May 2018


New Arctic research on ocean acidification and microplastics brought live to classrooms around the world

Students around the world have been sending in questions directly to the Arctic Live Research Expedition scientists about their work on microplastics, ocean acidification and the impacts on marine life.

8 May 2018


AccessLab: Scientists to share evidence and skills to help decision making

A new public engagement opportunity will see environmental scientists paired with parliamentary,  policy and council workers, journalists and marine industry figures to help boost the benefits of NERC research beyond the academic community.

3 May 2018


UK and US join forces to understand how quickly a massive Antarctic glacier could collapse

A joint UK-US research programme launched today is one of the most detailed and extensive examinations of a massive Antarctic glacier ever undertaken.

30 Apr 2018


UK environmental science best in the world

A recent report showed that UK environmental science ranks top amongst research-intensive countries around the globe. Further analysis now shows that NERC-funded science outperforms the UK environmental research average.

18 Apr 2018


NERC building resilience projects showcased at Commonwealth summit

Researchers helping to boost resilience to natural disasters in developing countries using innovative risk financing schemes showcased their work today as part of the Commonwealth summit.

16 Apr 2018


NERC and Hay Festival launch Trans.MISSION project merging science and art

NERC and Hay Festival have joined forces to launch Trans.MISSION, a new project pairing leading environmental scientists with award-winning artists to communicate cutting edge research to new audiences at Hay Festival 2018 and beyond.

26 Mar 2018