The government has announced that Cammell Laird in Birkenhead has been selected as the preferred bidder to build a state-of-the-art £200 million polar research ship that will maintain the UK's position firmly at the forefront of climate and ocean research.
NERC research creates enormous benefits for the energy sector; over its 50-year lifetime it's helped the UK keep the lights on while developing new, cleaner power options.
NERC research into air quality has reduced the damage air pollution does to human health and the environment, and generated economic benefits of up to £82bn.
NERC's Royal Research Ship Discovery is set to visit the heart of London for the first time this week to mark 50 years of ground-breaking NERC-funded environmental research.
NERC and EPSRC are launching a new £2·5 million Centre for Doctoral Training in the use of smart and autonomous observation systems for the environmental sciences.
Climate change is already causing serious disruption for UK biodiversity and the problem is likely to get worse, according to a report released today.
Engineers, ecologists, economists and heritage experts will be among diverse research teams joining with local authorities and innovative business to build successful 21st-century cities.
In association with the Natural History Museum, we are offering the public the chance to win a guided tour around the Discovery and experience this world-leading research vessel.