Events archive

Past NERC-run and NERC-sponsored events, with relevant outputs available to download:


November 2017


6-8 Nov 2017

Metabolomics with the Q Exactive course

Birmingham

This three-day course introduced the use of the Q Exactive mass spectrometer in metabolomics investigations.


7 Nov 2017

NERC in Holyrood

Holyrood

An insight into ground-breaking environmental science, policy and innovation.


October 2017


31 Oct 2017

Cross-research-council mental health networking

London

Ahead of a planned cross-disciplinary research call on mental health, the research councils held an informal networking event at the Imperial War Museum in London.


24-26 Oct 2017

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) Sandpit 2017

Birmingham

NERC and the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) invited applications to participate in an interactive strategic workshop (sandpit).


16 Oct 2017

NERC Parliamentary Reception 2017

House of Commons

We brought our research, researchers and partners into the Houses of Parliament to demonstrate how NERC helps find solutions to problems facing people, society and the economy.


12-13 Oct 2017

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Metabolomics course

Birmingham

This two-day course provided a comprehensive overview of the application of quality assurance and quality control in metabolic phenotyping.


10-11 Oct 2017

Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia - Networking workshop

Jakarta, Indonesia

NERC invited applications from UK scientists to attend a networking workshop for the Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards programmes.


September 2017


28-29 Sep 2017

Changing Arctic Ocean: First science meeting

Glasgow

This first science meeting introduced the programme participants to all aspects of the Changing Arctic Ocean (CAO) programme, to update on progress so far (after the completion of the first cruise) and to discuss future plans.


19-21 Sep 2017

ACSIS - OSNAP - RAPID joint science meeting

Oxford

The meeting was to bring together scientists from three UK programmes and the wider UK science community to explore change and variability in the North Atlantic climate system (atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere).


4-5 Sep 2017

GCRF workshop - Sustainable Development Goal Interactions: The role of environmental science

London

NERC invited applications from academics, international development practitioners, beneficiaries and users across a range of disciplines to attend a workshop on Sustainable Development Goal Interactions: The role of environmental science.


July 2017


28 Jul 2017

Building resilience to natural disasters using financial instruments networking event

London

NERC, DFID and ESRC invited applicants to participate in a one day networking and brokerage event, to hear more from practitioners working in the area of disaster risk financing, and to provide an opportunity for academics and practitioners to network and develop ideas for proposals to this funding call.


June 2017


30 Jun 2017

European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM) workshop

Bari, Italy

Workshop to showcase the recent developments of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) ECEM demonstrator.


5-6 Jun 2017

Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry final science meeting

Winchester

All researchers directly involved in the Shelf Sea Biogeochemistry (SSB) programme, either through research grant awards, research studentships, SSB cruise participation or SSB programme management, were invited to the final science meeting on 5-6 June 2017 at the University of Winchester.


May 2017


5 May 2017

Innovative monitoring approaches call brokerage event

Southampton

NERC invited applicants to participate in one of two interactive brokerage events to learn more about the innovative monitoring approaches funding call and to network and develop ideas for related innovation projects.


25 May 2017

NERC Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) meeting - May 2017

Portsmouth

The NERC Knowledge Exchange Group hosts two Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) meetings per annum, where we invited knowledge exchange practitioners to come along and share best practice, and also some problems that they would like the rest of the group to address.


April 2017


26 Apr 2017

Innovative monitoring approaches call brokerage event

Edinburgh

NERC invited applicants to participate in one of two interactive brokerage events to learn more about the innovative monitoring approaches funding call and to network and develop ideas for related innovation projects.


6 Apr 2017

NERC public engagement community consultation event

Manchester

NERC invited applications to attend a community consultation event, the outputs of which will directly inform our second public engagement call.


March 2017


5-10 Mar 2017

Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics course 2017

Birmingham

A short course to guide genomics and metabolomics research applied to environmental sciences.


February 2017


8-9 Feb 2017

Computational Environmental Metabolomics course

Birmingham

This two-day NERC funded Advanced Training Short Course provided a theoretical overview and hands-on training in the processing and analysis of metabolomics data. Attendees studied specific case studies from the environmental sciences, learning the step-by-step processes that are applied in the data analysis pipeline.


2-3 Feb 2017

ERA4CS Climate Services Synergies, Gaps & Challenges workshop

Brussels, Belgium

NERC held this interactive workshop to explore potential synergistic research and innovation opportunities and engage participants in identifying and putting forward knowledge and evidence gaps in climate service research and innovation.


January 2017


18-19 Jan 2017

NERC Research Fellows and Knowledge Exchange Fellows Training Workshop

Birmingham

NERC hosted this NERC Research Fellows and Knowledge Exchange Annual Training Workshop.


December 2016


5-6 Dec 2016

Introduction to Metabolomics for the Environmental Scientist course

Birmingham

This course introduced environmental scientists to applying metabolomics in their research via a combination of case studies, short practical demonstrations and lectures.


November 2016


28 Nov 2016

ERIIP showcase - Water sector

Webinar

The NERC Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme showcased NERC-funded innovation projects in this one-hour webinar.


17-18 Nov 2016

Water quality in India - Scoping workshop

Delhi, India

NERC and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council invited UK scientists to attend this jointly organised workshop with the Indian Department of Science & Technology.


15 Nov 2016

2016 UK IODP General Conference

London

The UK International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) team's 2016 general conference was held in London.


10-11 Nov 2016

Joint UK-China offshore renewables energy (ORE) systems workshop

London

The RCUK Energy Programme ran this two-day workshop to engage in discussion, to identify research challenges and to initiate new collaborative working partnerships between UK and Chinese academics working in the area of offshore renewable energy.


4 Nov 2016

Conference for university press officers

London

The Research Councils UK (RCUK) organised this free one-day conference for press officers working in the higher education and research fields.


October 2016


25-29 Oct 2016

Into the blue - external link

Manchester

Into the blue brought alive the world of environmental science and research by immersing visitors in a hands-on science exhibition at the Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport.


20 Oct 2016 - 3 Feb 2017

Into the blue - Cloud Crash exhibition - external link

Manchester

As part of NERC's celebration of science, Into the blue, the Cloud Crash exhibition, which is Cape Farewell's 2016 Lovelock Art Commission, took inspiration from our research in atmospheric science, as well as James Lovelock and the Museum of Science & Industry's collection. Cloud Crash was a headline event for the Manchester Science Festival.


14 Oct 2016

The Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System (RoSES) - Workshop

London

A workshop was held to facilitate the development of high quality proposals that will take full advantage of potential collaborative opportunities.


13 Oct 2016

NERC data centres - future services: A forward look town hall meeting

London

NERC held a town hall meeting to help us better understand users' future requirements for our environmental data centres and the services that they provide.


September 2016


22 Sep 2016

Engaging the UK public with the big issues of environmental science: new public engagement funding call

Birmingham

NERC invited applications to attend a public engagement call information event.


21-23 Sep 2016

Aquaculture Europe 2016: Food for thought

Edinburgh

NERC and the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) co-sponsored this conference / exhibition.


16 Sep 2016

Marine sensor development capital call - Information workshop

Southampton

Individuals interested in submitting a proposal to the marine sensor capital call were strongly encouraged to attend this workshop which provided an opportunity to develop collaborations with other scientists and discuss integration of sensors into marine autonomous systems (MAS) with NOC technicians.


July 2016


19 Jul 2016

Global Challenge Research Fund: Building Resilience workshop

London

A one day workshop to enable interdisciplinary community building as part of the NERC, AHRC & ESRC call for proposals to address the challenge of Building Resilience to environmental hazards in developing countries.


5 Jul 2016

Heads of Department meeting 2016

London

The NERC community were invited to suggest topics for discussion at this meeting.


5 Jul 2016

Oil & gas decommissioning brokerage event

Aberdeen

As part of the Oil and Gas Innovation Programme, NERC invited applicants to participate in a one-day interactive brokerage event on decommissioning and its environmental management, with the ultimate aim of funding research translation projects which address industry challenges


June 2016


30 Jun 2016

Challenges and Opportunities of Renewable Energy event

London

A one-day conference that showcased the R&D funded across the NERC land based and marine research programmes together with projects funded with Innovation/Discovery science funding in the renewable energy sector.


20-22 Jun 2016

Practical Aerosol Science 2016 course

Manchester

This second annual short-course in aerosol theory and measurement ran over 2·5 days, with a combination of lectures and hands-on lab experience with research-grade equipment.


9 Jun 2016

Using natural processes to reduce flood risk

London

NERC invited applications to attend a jointly organised workshop with the Environment Agency and Department for Food, Environment & Rural Affairs on 9 June 2016 on using natural processes to minimise flood risk.


May 2016


26 May 2016

NERC Green infrastructure community event - Glasgow

Glasgow

In order to gain further insight into Green Infrastructure practices and their relationships with academic research NERC held a community event to bring together research, policy and practice.


24 May 2016

Decision making under uncertainty - Town meeting

London

EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC and NERC invited applications to attend a town meeting which aimed to initiate the building of a multidisciplinary community focused on decision making under uncertainty. The meeting provided more information about an announcement of opportunity for networks.


10-20 May 2016

Atmospheric Measurement Summer School 2016

Isle of Arran

This 10-day practical course was aimed at first and second year PhD students and early career researchers who were new to atmospheric field work.


5 May 2016

NERC Green infrastructure community event - Birmingham

Birmingham

In order to gain further insight into Green Infrastructure practices and their relationships with academic research NERC held a community event to bring together research, policy and practice.

April 2016


28 Apr 2016

Greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere

London

Applications were invited from researchers, industry representatives and policy makers to attend a one-day workshop on greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere.


11-15 Apr 2016

Introduction to Scientific Computing course 2016

Leeds

This course was designed to provide NERC PhD students and early career researchers with essential skills for working with scientific data and automating tasks.


March 2016


15 Mar 2016

Engaging with NERC

London

With a new public engagement strategy in place, professionals and practitioners in the public engagement sector were invited to explore the public engagement landscape in terms of strategic overlap with NERC.


8-9 Mar 2016

SARIC sandpit

Nottingham

NERC, the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) invited attendance to a sandpit for the Sustainable Agriculture Research Innovation Club which was held on 8-9 March 2016.


6-11 Mar 2016

Environmental Genomics and Metabolomics course 2016

Birmingham

An integrated short course to guide genomics and metabolomics research for environmental health management and protection of diversity.