NERC news


Top woman scientist appointed to key role as chair of NERC Science & Innovation Strategy Board

NERC is delighted to announce that Professor Angela Hatton will be the new chair for its Science & Innovation Strategy Board.

20 Mar 2015

NERC invests in discovery science to tackle major environmental questions

NERC is investing £17·5 million to help answer fundamental questions about how the world works.

10 Mar 2015

UK climate instruments take a ride on NASA's Global Hawk

Two cutting-edge science instruments developed by UK researchers took to the skies aboard NASA's Global Hawk research aircraft.

6 Mar 2015

NERC joins partnership to champion global water resilience

NERC are pleased to announce their support for the newly launched UK Water Partnership, which will promote the UK's expertise in the sector around the globe.

2 Mar 2015

Impact Awards for KEC professionals

PraxisUnico and the research councils are working together to deliver a joint competition to reward and recognise knowledge exchange, technology transfer and commercialisation professionals.

16 Feb 2015

Closing Date: 16 Apr 2015

Videos showcase NERC impact finalists' exceptional research

Videos premiered at NERC's inaugural Impact Awards demonstrate the value of environmental science to our economy and society.

5 Feb 2015

NERC introduces demand management measures for standard grants

NERC is implementing new measures designed to raise discovery science standard grant success rates.

3 Feb 2015

NERC funds initiative to train specialists in risk, mitigation and big data

NERC has awarded a consortium of four leading UK universities £2·5 million to train the next generation of researchers to become experts at assessing and mitigating risk using big data.

3 Feb 2015

Call for evidence to inform NERC's investment priorities for the next Comprehensive Spending Review period

NERC is seeking views on future priorities for investments in environmental science and innovation.

2 Feb 2015

Closing Date: 23 Mar 2015

Work starts on new home for NERC's British Geological Survey

Work is starting on the new £20 million Lyell Centre at Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh campus with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site. 

30 Jan 2015