We organise exhibitions, conferences, events, debates and parliamentary receptions aimed at the general public, young people, policy makers, business and schools.
For more details about NERC's involvement in these events contact Jane Kendall.
Events in 2012
26-29 March 2012
Planet Under Pressure 2012
New knowledge towards solutions
Excel Conference Centre, London
This major international science conference focusing on solutions to global sustainability will be hosted by the UK's Royal Society, the Living With Environmental Change programme and NERC, together with the International Council for Science's four global environmental change research programmes.
The conference will provide a comprehensive update of knowledge of the Earth system and the pressure it is under. The conference will discuss solutions at all scales to move societies on to a sustainable pathway. It will provide scientific leadership for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio +20 (Earth Summit).
Events in 2011
24 November 2011
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Town Meeting
Thistle Birmingham City hotel, Birmingham, B4 6HY
A town meeting will be held on 24 November to introduce the new NERC Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Feedbacks research programme and to discuss the draft Announcement of Opportunity which is planned to be released shortly after this event.
The goal of this programme is to deliver improvements to the 'top down' methods used to estimate greenhouse gas sources and sinks, and to integrate knowledge from both 'top down' and 'bottom up' methods to deliver improved greenhouse gas inventories and predictions for the UK, and for the globe at a regional scale.
Registration closing date: 11 November 2011
24-28 October 2011
WCRP Open Science Conference
Climate Research in Service to Society
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, USA
A better understanding of the behaviour of the climate system and its interactions with other Earth system components is critical to predict its future evolution, reduce vulnerability to high impact weather and climate events, and sustain life. This need is perhaps greater than ever before given that humans have emerged as the dominant agent of future change. To advance on such challenges, the WCRP will assemble for the first time ever its entire research community, and engage other key international research programmes, in a major Open Science Conference (OSC) in October 2011.
Through a unique synthesis of research findings, the OSC will assess our current state of knowledge on climate variability and change, identify the most urgent scientific issues and research challenges, and ascertain how the WCRP can best facilitate research and develop partnerships critical for progress.
Application for finance assistance closes 31 March 2011.
Abstract submission closes 15 May 2011.
29 September 2011 - Thistle Parc Hotel, Cardiff
6 October 2011 - Barceló Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
Knowledge Exchange Launch Events
The NERC Knowledge Exchange Call for KE Fellows and KE Call grants will be open from early September, with a closing date of 3 November 2011.
NERC would like to invite you to one of our two Knowledge Exchange Call launch events taking place in Autumn 2011. The purpose of these events is to convey our success criteria for applications for funding to this call and to assist participants with their queries.
12-15 July 2011
RAPID-WATCH International Science Meeting
@Bristol Science & Discovery Centre, Bristol, UK
This year our annual science meeting will be an international joint initiative between the RAPID-WATCH and the US AMOC science programmes. The meeting will explore the scientific understanding of Atlantic variability on a range of scales, with a main focus on the role of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). Online registration closes 10 June 2011.
For more details about NERC's involvement in these events contact:
Natural Environment Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1EU
Tel: 01793 442559