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£10m research centre to spur a greener global financial system

16 Mar 2021

Following a successful competition, Oxford University have been selected to lead the development of The UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment (CGFI) funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Update: Intensive Observing Periods 2021/2022

9 Mar 2021

Following discussion with stakeholders and university hosts, the SPF Clean Air programme can confirm the timings of Intensive Observing Periods (IOPs) in 2021 and 2022.

Announcement of Opportunity: Virtual site surveys for scientific ocean drilling

Closing date: 2 Jun

26 Feb 2021

This call will support desk-based Virtual Site Survey Investigations that rely solely on existing geophysical data and will enable UK researchers to develop strong cases for proposed International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) drilling expeditions.

Information webinar - Statement of community need for NERC scientific support and facilities

Closing date: 22 Jun

26 Feb 2021

NERC has invited eligible UK higher education institutions, NERC Research Centres and independent research organisations to submit Statements of Community Need for scientific support and facility ideas that are essential to the delivery of environmental science looking forward over the next five to ten years.

NERC invites the environmental science community to submit new ideas for highlight topics

8 Feb 2021

NERC is seeking ideas for research challenges that should be priorities for strategic research investment through highlight topics.

Collaborative Antarctic Science Scheme - Applications invited for 2021-22

Closing date: 15 Mar

28 Jan 2021

Applications to carry out small-scale research projects in the Antarctic in the 2021/22 season are invited from UK-based researchers. The closing date is 16:00 on Monday 15 March 2021.

NMB Sept 2020 Agenda

26 Jan 2021

UKRI and Met Office appoint Dr Gary Fuller as Clean Air Champion

26 Jan 2021

UKRI and the Met Office have appointed Dr Gary Fuller as the new Clean Air Champion for the Strategic Priorities Fund Clean Air Programme.

Webinar: Sustaining Water Resources for Food, Energy & Ecosystem Services in India

16 Dec 2020

The webinar showcased the research, successes and lessons learned from the SWR programme. UK and Indian Principle Investigators demonstrated the outputs and outcomes from the projects, with a focus on outcomes relevant to end users.

SPF Clean Air Steering Committee Chair

Closing date: 14 Dec

9 Nov 2020

The SPF Clean Air Programme is looking to appoint a new Chair for its Steering Committee.

Workshop to support scientists in developing IODP proposals for Mission Specific Platforms

3 Nov 2020

Through the UK IODP research programme, NERC is committed to supporting the science community in developing high quality science-driven proposals for submission to IODP.


2 Nov 2020

Panel membership

2 Nov 2020

COVID-19 sewage tracking system supported by UKRI-funded research

23 Oct 2020

A government-led project, supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is providing an early warning of coronavirus outbreaks by monitoring sewage across the country.

Impacts of marine plastic pollution in south-east Asia researched

22 Oct 2020

UK/Singapore partnership to reduce impacts of plastic pollution with £6 million investment to support projects in south-east Asia. How plastic enters and behaves in the environment, its effect on marine life, and suitable approaches to reducing environmental damage.

RRS Sir David Attenborough departs Cammell Laird for sea trials

21 Oct 2020

The UK’s most advanced polar research ship – RRS Sir David Attenborough – has left Cammell Laird shipyard for two weeks of technical sea trials. In November, the shipyard will formally hand over the ship to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Capturing carbon

20 Oct 2020

Carbon Capture and Storage offers a way to take greenhouse gases from industrial plants or power stations at source and storing them to prevent release into the atmosphere.

Ocean role

20 Oct 2020

The Southern Ocean is one of the hardest places on Earth to carry out scientific research – but there is a growing realisation that in the era of climate change, we need to understand it better.