2019 news announcements

Citizen scientists needed to unearth historic weather records to help predict future climate

As part of British Science Week 2019 NERC is funding a citizen science project that will rescue weather data to help scientists predict the future climate.

8 Mar 2019


Marine robot Boaty McBoatface to visit Science Museum

A scale model of the Autosub Long Range known as Boaty McBoatface will take centre stage in the Science Museum as part of an exhibition starting this summer.

28 Feb 2019


Artificial intelligence PhDs to tackle climate change

A new generation of PhD students will use artificial intelligence technology to tackle climate change, improve healthcare and create new commercial opportunities, thanks to a £100 million investment from UK Research & Innovation.

21 Feb 2019


New NERC Advisory Network

NERC is adapting its governance and advisory structures to provide increased agility and broader expertise in light of new opportunities within UK Research & Innovation.

20 Feb 2019


Ambitious research to help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

Scientists from across five countries will collaborate on ambitious research to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between humans and their environment in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

13 Feb 2019


UKRI research contributes to report on how to achieve zero plastic waste

A new report on how to eliminate plastic waste from the environment by a UK think tank has been informed by a diverse portfolio of UKRI research and innovation experts. The report proposes a way forward to reduce the amount of plastic waste into the environment produced by the UK.

12 Feb 2019


NERC invests £2.2 million in CDTs focused on renewable energy

Two new Centres for Doctoral Training with a focus on renewable energy are among 75 announced today by UK Research & Innovation.

4 Feb 2019


Understanding impacts of flooding and drought in South East Asia

New international research will boost resilience to hazards such as floods, droughts, storm surges and landslides in South East Asian countries.

29 Jan 2019


New international partnerships on antimicrobial resistance, climate change and soil security

New international collaborations to tackle antimicrobial resistance in the environment, prepare for health risks posed by climate change and ensure healthy soils for food security are part of world-leading international research announced today.

22 Jan 2019


Global research hubs tackle world's environmental challenges

UK Research & Innovation is pioneering an ambitious new approach to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges through a £200 million investment across 12 global research hubs.

22 Jan 2019