News announcements

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


NERC supports UKRI A Vision for Zero Plastic Waste parliamentary engagement

On Monday 11 June, NERC researchers and representatives supported a cross-disciplinary parliamentary reception led by UKRI, bringing together authoritative voices from science and innovation, industry and politics under the title: A Vision for Zero Plastic Waste.

14 Jun 2018


Call for nominations for the Queen's Birthday Honours 2019

Do you know someone working within the environmental sciences sector who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding contribution, their achievements in public life, and/or their commitment to serving and helping Britain?

14 Jun 2018


NERC colleagues included in Queen's Birthday Honours

NERC is pleased to announce that five colleagues have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list 2018 for their services to environmental science.

11 Jun 2018


Young researchers develop innovative natural hazard communications

NERC sponsored ten young researchers to develop innovative solutions to communicate natural hazard risks, as part of the World Bank's Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico.

31 May 2018


Into the deep - Discovering our oceans

In April, NERC sponsored 'Into the deep - Discovering our oceans', a Parliamentary & Scientific Committee reception in Westminster, chaired by Stephen Metcalfe MP.

31 May 2018


NERC and Hay Festival launch Trans.MISSION films merging climate science and art

NERC and Hay Festival have today unveiled the Trans.MISSION series, three new short films by award-winning artists to communicate cutting-edge science to new audiences at Hay Festival 2018 and beyond.

26 May 2018


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