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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.

Panel membership

2 Nov 2020


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).

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.

Life stranded in ice

20 Oct 2020

Scientists are currently marooned onboard the icebreaker RV Polarstern due to the COVID-19 lockdown; we hear first hand how they are coping, what life is like on the ship, and what ongoing experiments can reveal about climate change in this fascinating region.

The experts making a difference

20 Oct 2020

We meet the NERC scientists who are helping us all to understand every element of our planet, one groundbreaking discovery at a time.

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.

Flood forecaster

20 Oct 2020

Predicting when and where a flood will hit saves people's lives and livelihoods, but why is forecasting floods so hard?

Building resilience

20 Oct 2020

Hotter summers and wetter winters will bring new challenges and opportunities. The UK Climate Resilience programme, a collaboration between UKRI and the Met Office, brings a wide range of researchers to help in this effort.

Harnessing the wind

20 Oct 2020

One of the best places to exploit wind power is offshore, where the wind is more reliable and where there are fewer objections to big wind farms.

The gathering storm

20 Oct 2020

From rising sea level impact on coastal ecosystems to exciting new ways to reduce greenhouse emissions, marine scientist Dr Judith Wolf describes her research into the effect of climate change on the world’s oceans.