2019 news announcements

Collaborative projects to advance understanding of biodiversity in Latin America

NERC-funded researchers have begun a series of collaborative projects with partners in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru to advance understanding of the social and economic role of biodiversity in Latin America, and how it can be managed more sustainably.

17 May 2019


£25 million funding for leading disease prevention projects

NERC is one of 12 funders investing a total of £25 million into understanding and influencing the social, economic and environmental factors that affect our health. The investment marks the first funding round of the UK Prevention Research Partnership.

9 May 2019


NERC celebrates impacts of major public engagement programme

NERC and the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement have released a booklet to celebrate the outcomes of a major NERC-funded public engagement programme. The booklet highlights successes and learning points from the first stage of the Engaging Environments programme, to enable researchers at all stages of their career to plan and deliver high-quality public engagement activities.

2 May 2019


NERC invests £1.3 million to engage the UK public on big issues in environmental science

An innovative project that will see researchers collaborate with diverse communities on issues in environmental science has been awarded £1·3 million through NERC's Engaging Environments programme.

11 Apr 2019


National facilities commissioned for UK environmental science community

NERC has commissioned three national facilities to serve the UK environmental research community, allowing researchers to make use of specialist methods such as satellite modelling, radiocarbon dating, isotope analysis and field spectroscopy.

10 Apr 2019


Strength in Places Fund: Strong bids from every region and nation of the UK

Twenty-four ambitious projects, from pharmaceuticals to aerospace, and transport to the creative economy, are to receive early-stage funding to develop full-stage bids that could lead to significant economic growth in places across the country.

21 Mar 2019


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