NERC has commissioned five highly ambitious research programmes, worth £34m, that will see its research centres working closely together to tackle major scientific and societal challenges.
NERC is investing around £1·2m in innovative projects designed to improve urban life and create sustainable cities by helping us make better use of 'green infrastructure'.
Scientists will use cutting-edge technology to pinpoint potential landslide "warning signs" on a high-risk route in Scotland following devastating storms in December.
NERC's latest Impact Report clearly demonstrates the importance of its investment in science, innovation and training in creating jobs and driving economic growth across the whole country and beyond.
UK policy on energy, water, environment and food will be in the spotlight at a new research centre backed by NERC.