NERC news


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

NERC researcher wins Science of Risk prize

Dr Juliet Biggs has been awarded a Science of Risk prize by Lloyd's for a paper published earlier this year in Nature Communications.

31 Oct 2014

Minister for universities, science & cities announces new appointment to NERC

Greg Clark, minister for universities, science & cities, has announced the appointment of Professor Ian Poll of Cranfield University to the Natural Environment Research Council.

22 Oct 2014

NERC invests £23 million in Earth observation, supporting science and innovation, big data and space technology

NERC is to fund the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) for a further five years, signing a new contract worth £23 million with the University of Leicester.

20 Oct 2014