2019 news announcements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.