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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 £1·9m 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


Indian and UK scientists team up to tackle monsoon

The UK's Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change has today announced new research projects that will see Indian and UK scientists come together to improve forecasts of the South Asian monsoon, including the potential impacts of climate change.

26 Aug 2014


NERC is saddened by the death of a highly respected marine scientist and colleague

We are very sorry to hear that Professor Laurence Mee, director of the Scottish Association for Marine Science, died yesterday (13 August 2014) following a stroke.

14 Aug 2014


New science minister announces 'war cabinet' to tackle antimicrobial resistance on all fronts

NERC has joined forces with the UK's other research councils and numerous government bodies in an initiative to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on all fronts.

17 Jul 2014