Facts and figures
NERC is funded mainly by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, but we also receive support from other government departments and much of our research is co-funded by private and public-sector partners.
- 3,000 scientists and 1,000 PhD students.
- 1,000 research projects and 60 UK or international programmes.
- 55 universities and 20 research institutes.
- UK research capability including four ships, seven aircraft, six polar stations, six data centres and 32 research community facilities.
NERC invests in environmental science across the UK, with more than 70% spent outside London and the South East.