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UK shipyard selected as preferred bidder for £200 million new polar research vessel

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.

12 Oct 2015


NERC's RRS Discovery images the Thames

NERC's Royal Research Ship Discovery has mapped the Thames as part of her journey from Southampton to London.

12 Oct 2015


NERC's risk research saves both lives and money

NERC's research is saving lives, money, and reducing property damage by helping government and business manage environmental risks more effectively.

9 Oct 2015


NERC research boosts UK energy industry

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.

8 Oct 2015


NERC science improves air quality at home and abroad

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.

7 Oct 2015


NERC's Royal Research Ship Discovery to visit London for the first time

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.

7 Oct 2015


NERC and EPSRC announce new Centre for Doctoral Training in smart observation

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.

6 Oct 2015


New report spells out climate change threat to UK wildlife

Climate change is already causing serious disruption for UK biodiversity and the problem is likely to get worse, according to a report released today.

30 Sep 2015


Researchers, innovators and local authorities to realise vision for future cities

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.

23 Sep 2015


RRS Discovery public tours

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.

18 Sep 2015