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Film captures RRS Discovery's unique voyage to mark NERC's 50th anniversary celebrations

A new film commemorates the RRS Discovery's historic passage to London, celebrating half a century of ground-breaking environmental science.

27 Nov 2015

NERC appoints new head of Arctic Office

NERC is delighted to announce that Henry Burgess has accepted the position of head of the NERC Arctic Office.

25 Nov 2015

Science minister opens new Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at NERC's National Oceanography Centre

Universities & Science Minister Jo Johnson yesterday officially opened a £3m centre to develop new technology for the emerging marine robotics sector.

24 Nov 2015

NERC's new £200m polar research ship contract signed by Cammell Laird

The deal has been sealed for a major marine and engineering services company to start work on a new £200m polar research ship for NERC.

23 Nov 2015

Tallest trees in rainforests could die of thirst, NERC-funded study finds

Droughts could kill off the tallest trees in tropical rainforests, raising the Earth's carbon dioxide levels in the coming decades, a study suggests.

23 Nov 2015

The Nurse review - Ensuring a successful UK research endeavour

An independent review of the UK Research Councils, led by Sir Paul Nurse, is published today.

19 Nov 2015

First study showing pesticide exposure can affect crop pollination by bees

A new study shows neonicotinoid pesticide exposure impairs the pollination services provided by bumblebees.

18 Nov 2015

UK shipyard selected as preferred bidder for £200m new polar research vessel

The government has announced that Cammell Laird in Birkenhead has been selected as the preferred bidder to build a state-of-the-art £200m polar research ship that will maintain the UK's position firmly at the forefront of climate and ocean research.

12 Oct 2015

NERC's RRS Discovery images the Thames

NERC's Royal Research Ship Discovery has mapped the Thames as part of her journey from Southampton to London.

12 Oct 2015

NERC's risk research saves both lives and money

NERC's research is saving lives, money, and reducing property damage by helping government and business manage environmental risks more effectively.

9 Oct 2015

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