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NERC is funded mainly by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, but we also receive support from other government departments and much of our research is co-funded by private and public-sector partners.

We support:

  • 3000 scientists and 1000 PhD students.
  • 1000 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.
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1965 – 2015