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Boost for addressing challenges in global agriculture and food systems sustainability

To address key global development challenges in securing future food supplies, BBSRC is leading a collaboration with the MRC, ESRC, AHRC, and NERC to invest over £16 million through the Global Challenges Research Fund Foundation Awards for Global Agriculture and Food Systems Research.

17 Jul 2017


NERC Annual Report

NERC's Annual Report and Accounts 2016-17 was published today; it outlines the organisation's main achievements over the past year and progress on strategic objectives.

13 Jul 2017


Study of 11,000 years of West Antarctic Ice Sheet loss sheds light on today

Study shows wind-driven incursions of warm water forced the retreat of glaciers in West Antarctica during the past 11,000 years, enabling researchers to better understand how environmental change may impact future sea-level rise.

6 Jul 2017


Sir Mark Walport outlines the vision for UK Research & Innovation

Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Executive Designate of UK Research & Innovation, has given a speech outlining the vision, objectives and next steps in development for the organisation.

4 Jul 2017


Results published from large-scale neonicotinoid study

Researchers at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology have examined the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on honeybees and wild pollinators in a trial spanning three countries.

30 Jun 2017


Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by a rise in a gas commonly used in paint strippers

If recent and rapid increases in a gas commonly used as a paint stripper and in the food industry to decaffeinate coffee and tea continue, the recovery of the ozone hole could be delayed by up to 30 years, say researchers.

28 Jun 2017


Boaty McBoatface returns home with unprecedented data

Researchers at the University of Southampton have captured unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on Earth during the first voyage of the yellow robotic submersible known as Boaty McBoatface, which arrived back in the UK last week.

28 Jun 2017


Opportunity to join the Strategic Programme Advisory Group

NERC is seeking applications to help steer the future of UK environmental science by joining its Strategic Programme Advisory Group.

26 Jun 2017

Closing Date: 24 Jul 2017


Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund opportunities begin to open

The research councils and Innovate UK welcome the initial key areas of the government's flagship Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) that have now opened to businesses and researchers to apply for funding.

23 Jun 2017


Queen's Birthday Honours

NERC extends its warmest congratulations to Professor Sir Charles Godfray and Professor Terence Lewis, who have both been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

20 Jun 2017