NERC news


Enterprising young scientists scoop start up prize

Two teams of enterprising scientist's scooped top prize in a business plan competition for environmental and biotechnology start-up companies in London on Monday.

10 Dec 2014

NERC considers charitable status for new ownership model in two of its research centres

NERC Council has agreed to proceed to the next stage of a process considering changes in the ownership and governance of two of its research centres.

10 Dec 2014

A new polar research vessel for the UK marine science community: Consultation town meeting

A meeting will be held on 15 January 2015 in London to engage with the wider scientific community and encourage participation and input to overall design concept and operability of the new NERC polar research vessel.

1 Dec 2014

Closing Date: 12 Jan 2015

Professor Jim Al-Khalili to present the NERC Impact Awards

Eminent physicist, author and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE will be hosting the inaugural NERC impact awards prize-giving ceremony.

28 Nov 2014

ARCHER phase 2 - Expanding the UK's national supercomputer

The RCUK ARCHER supercomputer in Edinburgh has just been upgraded to increase its computing power by approximately 60%.

26 Nov 2014

NERC announces first tranche of highlight topics

NERC has revealed the first tranche of highlight topics that will tackle some of the biggest environmental challenges facing us today.

17 Nov 2014

Research councils scheme commits £1 million to boost farming sustainability and productivity

NERC, BBSRC and 14 industry partners have funded five research translation projects with a total value of £1 million to address challenges to the efficiency, productivity and sustainability of UK farming.

12 Nov 2014

UK commits £20.5m to combat worldwide animal diseases that could spread to humans

A £20·5m programme of research and training to tackle diseases that could pass from animals to humans has been funded by six UK partners, including NERC.  

11 Nov 2014

NERC names impact finalists

NERC is excited to announce the finalists of its inaugural Impact Awards.

11 Nov 2014

Updating ESFRI's Roadmap of Research Infrastructure - UK proposals sought

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) is updating its Roadmap of Research Infrastructures and has launched a call for projects to be considered for inclusion.

5 Nov 2014