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NERC and NSF jointly support research into fate of Antarctic glacier

NERC and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced that they will jointly fund as much as $25m (approx. £20m) in research, and make available additional funding for associated logistical support, to understand a massive Antarctic glacier whose collapse could significantly affect global sea level.

21 Oct 2016

Deputy First Minister opens new Lyell Centre

Deputy First Minister John Swinney hails Lyell Centre as 'a leading centre with bold vision to spearhead new energy evolution'.

18 Oct 2016

Sir David Attenborough lays keel on UK's new polar research ship

NERC's new state-of-the-art polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, reaches its first construction milestone this week with the ceremonial laying of the keel.

17 Oct 2016

Strategic Programme Advisory Group appointments

NERC has appointed three new members to its Strategic Programme Advisory Group (SPAG) to replace those who have completed their term.

5 Oct 2016

State-of-the-art research vessel visits Liverpool

In a unique celebration of the best of British environmental science, the Natural Environment Research Council will showcase one of the world's most advanced research ships in Liverpool this week.

5 Oct 2016

Searching for Scouse cod and Geordie haddock

Scientists this week launched a new study into the 'soundscape' of Britain's seas, aiming to better understand the impact of maritime noise pollution on fish including their ability to communicate.

5 Oct 2016

DFID independent expert advisory group recruitment

The Department for International Development (DFID) are currently recruiting new members of their Research Advisory Group (RAG).

4 Oct 2016

India-UK Joint Centre on Water Security officially launched

A water security initiative between major India and UK research funding bodies is announced today.

27 Sep 2016

New cut-off for highlight topic ideas

NERC invites the environmental science community to submit new ideas for highlight topics.

21 Sep 2016

Closing Date: 16 May 2017

NERC joins forces with the US's Rockefeller Foundation to achieve the UN's Global Goals

NERC and ESRC have joined forces with the US's Rockefeller Foundation to support the United Nation's 17 Global Goals, which aim to eliminate poverty and hunger and help fight climate change over the next 15 years.

20 Sep 2016

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