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Operation Earth: Environmental science for families launches nationwide

NERC's Operation Earth programme launches this month at 11 science and discovery centres across the UK.

8 Feb 2018


Report shows NERC environmental science tackles global challenges

Today, we published our annual Impact Report showing how sustained NERC investment and partnerships achieve prosperity and wellbeing. It demonstrates how our work delivers a cleaner, more productive and more resilient world.

31 Jan 2018


Air quality research supersites set for Manchester, Birmingham and London

A new network of advanced air quality monitoring instruments will detect harmful air pollutants and their sources in greater detail than ever before at existing research sites in three UK cities.

22 Jan 2018


New cut-off for highlight topic ideas - 2018

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

9 Jan 2018

Closing Date: 15 May 2018


NERC community recognised in Queen's New Year Honours 2018

NERC would like to congratulate colleagues and members of the environmental science community who have been recognised in the Queen's New Year honours list 2018.

8 Jan 2018


BGS non-executive director vacancies

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is seeking to appoint a number of non-executive directors to establish a new BGS Board. The Board will support the Chair and BGS Executive Team in shaping BGS's strategy and business plans, and in securing its position as a world-leading geological survey, delivering services and providing infrastructure support nationally and globally.

20 Dec 2017

Closing Date: 26 Jan 2018


NERC reviews national capability services

In September 2017, NERC completed a review of its national capability services and facilities. Following this review, and consultation with the Scottish Association for Marine Science and other delivery partners, NERC will no longer fund the NERC Facility for Scientific Diving (NFSD) after 31 March 2018.

13 Dec 2017


Call for nominations for the Queen's New Year Honours 2019

Do you know someone working within the environmental sciences sector who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding contribution, their achievements in public life, and/or their commitment to serving and helping Britain?

13 Dec 2017

Closing Date: 2 Mar 2018


15 biggest emerging trends and threats to biodiversity in 2018 - New report

Gene editing to eradicate unwanted animal populations, deep water lasers for trawling the sea, radiation threats from next-generation mobile phone networks and how to protect the 44% of the Earth's surface covered by no-mans-land oceans.

5 Dec 2017


Weather station returns to summit of Ben Nevis after 113 years without data

A group of NERC scientists scaled the UK's highest mountain this week to install a weather station that will record conditions on the summit for the first time in 113 years.

9 Nov 2017


Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund backs breakthrough robotics and AI projects

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is awarding £68 million to the latest ground-breaking research and innovation projects in robotics and artificial intelligence systems.

8 Nov 2017


Strategic Programme Advisory Group appointments - November 2017

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

2 Nov 2017


NERC Council - Membership vacancies

NERC is looking to appoint up to 12 new Council members - if you have relevant expertise and experience we would like to hear from you.

1 Nov 2017

Closing Date: 13 Nov 2017


CEH and NOC working to become independent research institutes

NERC, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) have been working with government to consider the future governance, responsibilities and ownership arrangements for NOC and CEH.

1 Nov 2017


Halley Research Station Antarctica will not winter in 2018

British Antarctic Survey has decided, for safety reasons, that it will close its Halley VI Research Station during the 2018 Antarctic winter.

31 Oct 2017


Meet the scientists tackling the biggest questions on Earth at free environmental science showcase

NERC is inviting the public to meet the scientists tackling the biggest questions on Earth at free environmental science showcase.

30 Oct 2017


Sector-changing public engagement projects launched

NERC has awarded a total of £500,000 to six projects that will build consortia and capacity in public engagement with environmental research across the UK.

16 Oct 2017


NERC announces the Hydro-JULES programme

NERC has announced a major five-year investment in national capability, to develop a new generation of terrestrial hydrological models linked to, and in collaboration with, the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) model.

5 Oct 2017


NERC has published its annual Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for 2016-17

NERC is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

5 Oct 2017


Grants awarded to train NERC researchers in making science more accessible

NERC has awarded grants to seven UK research institutes to deliver training to NERC-funded researchers to help make their science more accessible to non-expert audiences.

2 Oct 2017


Cross-research-council mental health networking

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

2 Oct 2017


Community puts heads together on Sustainable Development Goals

NERC's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) community engagement workshop brought experts together to explore the role of UK environmental science in meeting the global Sustainable Development Goals.

29 Sep 2017


Sir Keith O'Nions named as first Chair of the new British Geological Survey Board

Today, Sir Keith O'Nions has been announced as the first Chair to lead the new British Geological Survey (BGS) Board.

28 Sep 2017


New North Cheshire energy research site to be UK's 'eyes and ears of the underground'

The British Geological Survey (BGS) has announced the location for a new 'observatory for the underground' that will provide important research evidence on natural resources for heat and energy.

26 Sep 2017


NERC and the UK Association for Science & Discovery Centres join forces to engage families

The UK Association for Science & Discovery Centres and NERC are to work together on a programme of activities that will explore the importance of environmental science in helping us understand our changing world.

14 Sep 2017