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Robot fleet observes marine life in the open ocean

A fleet of seven robotic vehicles is being launched into the ocean off southwest England this week, in the most ambitious project of its kind in Europe.

3 Oct 2014


NERC and NSF widen agreements to simplify UK-US collaboration

NERC and the US's National Science Foundation (NSF) have widened agreements to make it easier for world-leading environmental scientists to collaborate on discovery science projects and tackling global environmental challenges.

29 Sep 2014


NERC teams up with Professor Iain Stewart to explore the 'Anatomy of an Earthquake'

NERC has teamed up with BBC presenter Professor Iain Stewart and Shadow Industries, a Bristol-based production company, to create a new short film called 'Anatomy of an Earthquake'.

19 Sep 2014


NERC funds hourly traffic pollution monitoring in London

New state-of-the-art equipment recently installed on Marylebone Road in central London is giving hourly measurements of kerbside traffic pollution in more detail than ever before.

19 Sep 2014


NERC-funded student helps analyse Ebola genome sequence

A NERC-funded student has worked with an international group of researchers to help analyse newly available sequences of Ebola virus genome.

5 Sep 2014


NERC and aviation authorities prepare for possible Icelandic eruption

In response to seismic activity around Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, NERC is working with the Civil Aviation Authority and other partners to ensure that the UK's large atmospheric research aircraft is fitted out and available to monitor any ash plume should it be needed.

3 Sep 2014


NERC and NSF join forces to simplify UK-US collaboration process

NERC and the US's National Science Foundation (NSF) have agreed to work together to make it easier for world-leading environmental scientists to collaborate on discovery science projects and global environmental challenges.

2 Sep 2014


Joint Capital Advisory Group

NERC is implementing a new process for prioritising capital investment. The Joint Capital Advisory Group has been formed to identify and advise NERC on new capital priorities and the membership has now been confirmed.

2 Sep 2014


NERC works with partners to shield infrastructure from natural risks

NERC is investing £1·9 million in protecting Britain's vital infrastructure from environmental risks like extreme weather and natural disasters.

1 Sep 2014


Sheepdogs use simple rules to herd sheep

Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep, scientists have discovered.

27 Aug 2014