2018 news announcements

NERC beats target with 53 new apprenticeships

NERC staff began 53 apprenticeships during 2017-18, surpassing the government target set by the Apprenticeship Levy last year.

18 Sep 2018


NERC funds National Capability National Public Good awards

NERC has funded six National Capability National Public Good awards worth a total of £8 million.

12 Sep 2018


Research on the role of the environment on mental health

The role the natural environment could play in mental health will be explored as part of an ambitious research investment led by UK Research & Innovation.

10 Sep 2018


UK expertise informs Google's new dataset search

Experts from UK Research & Innovation have contributed to a new search tool launched today by Google that aims to help scientists, policy makers and other user groups more easily find the data required for their work and their stories, or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

6 Sep 2018


UK scientists to join Arctic research ship 'drifting' past North Pole

UK scientists will join what could be the largest-scale Arctic research expedition ever planned when the German research ship, RV Polarstern, is deliberately lodged into sea ice to drift past the North Pole.

29 Aug 2018


Glasgow gives warm welcome to geothermal heat research

Glasgow City Council and South Lanarkshire Council have approved plans to develop a world class geothermal research observatory in the east end of the city. Work will begin on site this autumn.

28 Aug 2018


£6 million to explore impact of hazardous chemicals on UK ecosystems

NERC has awarded £6 million to investigate the effects that potentially hazardous chemicals used by humans are having on UK habitats and wildlife.

9 Aug 2018


NERC invests £22 million in major research programme on the Atlantic Ocean

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.

2 Aug 2018


Launch of the RRS Sir David Attenborough hull into River Mersey

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.

11 Jul 2018


UK and Germany combine forces to fund crucial Arctic science

For the first time, the UK and Germany have joined forces to investigate the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean.

3 Jul 2018