Impact publications

The following impact publications are available to download as PDF documents.


NERC Impact Report 2016

NERC Impact Report 2016 coverWe report annually on the impact of our investments and activities. The 2016 Impact Report shows how NERC science brings sustained benefits to our economy and society, driving UK productivity and competitiveness while building a safer, wealthier and more secure world.

Impact Report 2016 (PDF, 9.6MB)

Previous NERC Impact Reports are available on the reports page.


Great science for a great future

Great science for a great future booklet coverThe research NERC has supported since its formation in 1965 has created innumerable benefits in the UK and beyond - making us more resilient to natural disasters, helping us use natural resources responsibly, increasing wellbeing and supporting economic growth. For the nation to flourish in a changing environment, our work as the driving force behind investment in UK environmental science has never been more critical.

This booklet outlines just a few of them - from protecting people and property from floods to saving the UK's peregrine falcons from pesticide poisoning.

Great science for a great future (PDF, 2.9MB)


More information about impact, including more impact case studies, can be found in our impact section.