Universities & Science Minister Jo Johnson yesterday officially opened a £3 million centre to develop new technology for the emerging marine robotics sector.
The deal has been sealed for a major marine and engineering services company to start work on a new £200 million polar research ship for NERC.
Droughts could kill off the tallest trees in tropical rainforests, raising the Earth's carbon dioxide levels in the coming decades, a study suggests.
The value of investment in joint UK-India research from the UK research councils, the government of India, and third parties now exceeds £200 million, following a £72 million boost to the portfolio during 2015.
NERC is investing just over £8m in research to ensure we have access to elements needed for a variety of environmental technologies that will provide cleaner energy and more efficient energy usage.
NERC has awarded scientists at King's College London around £55,000 to use drones to measure how wildfires currently raging in Indonesia, made worse by El Niño, affect the atmosphere.
A UK government-funded initiative will put £20m behind leading-edge research to better understand Africa's changing climate and the use of climate change information in decision making across the continent.