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Science Minister opens British Antarctic Survey innovation centre

The new Aurora Innovation Centre that will support cross-discipline research to tackle environmental challenges and increase the real-world benefit of polar research was officially opened today by Universities & Science Minister Jo Johnson.

21 Jul 2017


Global issues from health to humanitarian crises to be tackled in ambitious research programme

Leading experts from the UK and in developing countries across the world are joining forces to tackle some of the most serious global challenges in a new multi-disciplinary research programme.

21 Jul 2017


UK Research and Innovation launches interim website

An interim website has been launched today by UK Research & Innovation. The site will be a source of news and information about the development of UK Research & Innovation ahead of its formal creation in April 2018.

19 Jul 2017


The environment is central to achieving the UN Global Goals, the first joint Rockefeller Foundation-NERC-ESRC report finds

A clear understanding of the multiple ways we, as humans, affect the environment and how the environment, in turn, affects us is essential to achieving each of the United Nation's 17 Global Goals on Sustainable Development.

18 Jul 2017


Boost for addressing challenges in global agriculture and food systems sustainability

To address key global development challenges in securing future food supplies, BBSRC is leading a collaboration with the MRC, ESRC, AHRC, and NERC to invest over £16 million through the Global Challenges Research Fund Foundation Awards for Global Agriculture and Food Systems Research.

17 Jul 2017


NERC Annual Report

NERC's Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17 was published today; it outlines the organisation's main achievements over the past year and progress on strategic objectives.

13 Jul 2017


Study of 11,000 years of West Antarctic Ice Sheet loss sheds light on today

Study shows wind-driven incursions of warm water forced the retreat of glaciers in West Antarctica during the past 11,000 years, enabling researchers to better understand how environmental change may impact future sea-level rise.

6 Jul 2017


Sir Mark Walport outlines the vision for UK Research & Innovation

Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research & Innovation, has given a speech outlining the vision, objectives and next steps in development for the organisation.

4 Jul 2017


Results published from large-scale neonicotinoid study

Researchers at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology have examined the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on honeybees and wild pollinators in a trial spanning three countries.

30 Jun 2017


Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by a rise in a gas commonly used in paint strippers

If recent and rapid increases in a gas commonly used as a paint stripper and in the food industry to decaffeinate coffee and tea continue, the recovery of the ozone hole could be delayed by up to 30 years, say researchers.

28 Jun 2017


Boaty McBoatface returns home with unprecedented data

Researchers at the University of Southampton have captured unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on Earth during the first voyage of the yellow robotic submersible known as Boaty McBoatface, which arrived back in the UK last week.

28 Jun 2017


Opportunity to join the Strategic Programme Advisory Group

NERC is seeking applications to help steer the future of UK environmental science by joining its Strategic Programme Advisory Group.

26 Jun 2017

Closing Date: 24 Jul 2017


Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund opportunities begin to open

The research councils and Innovate UK welcome the initial key areas of the government's flagship Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) that have now opened to businesses and researchers to apply for funding.

23 Jun 2017


Queen's Birthday Honours

NERC extends its warmest congratulations to Professor Sir Charles Godfray and Professor Terence Lewis, who have both been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

20 Jun 2017


Call for exhibits and activities at UnEarthed

NERC is offering an opportunity for researchers to run public engagement activities as part of our annual showcase, 'UnEarthed. Explore the world at your feet'.

15 Jun 2017


Engaging environments: Public engagement funding announcement

Engaging environments: NERC funding for public engagement consortium and capacity-building projects.

13 Jun 2017


Call for nominations for the Queen's Birthday Honours 2018

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

12 Jun 2017


Science Board nominations invited

NERC is inviting applications to its key scientific advisory board, the Science Board.

12 May 2017

Closing Date: 16 Jun 2017


£8.6 million UK research programme on greenhouse gas removal

New research will investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.

20 Apr 2017


NERC response to the industrial strategy consultation

NERC responded to the Building our Industrial Strategy green paper consultation, considering how environmental science might help a modern industrial strategy deliver productivity, jobs and growth across the UK.

19 Apr 2017


Scientists to shed light on UK's underground energy technologies

New £31 million research facilities will see UK scientists gather critical data on the use of geoenergy technologies to help meet energy needs.

12 Apr 2017


Contribute to the industrial strategy consultation

NERC welcomes the government green paper Building our Industrial Strategy, which launches a consultation on how to address long-term challenges for the UK economy.

17 Mar 2017

Closing Date: 17 Apr 2017


Universities minister Jo Johnson opens new multi-agency research hub

Jo Johnson, minister of state for universities, science, research & innovation, officially opened the Cranfield University / NCAS Centre for Atmospheric & Emissions Research today.

2 Feb 2017


Professor Sir Mark Walport named as first chief executive of UKRI

The minister for universities, science, research & innovation, Jo Johnson, has announced that Professor Sir Mark Walport will be the chief executive designate of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

2 Feb 2017


NERC science brings large, long-term benefits for the UK and other countries

Today, we published our annual Impact Report which shows how NERC science brings sustained benefits to our economy and society, driving UK productivity and competitiveness while building a safer, wealthier and more secure world.

24 Jan 2017