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Professor Jim Al-Khalili to present the NERC Impact Awards

Eminent physicist, author and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE will be hosting the inaugural NERC impact awards prize-giving ceremony.

28 Nov 2014


New appointment to NERC announced

Greg Clark, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, has announced the appointment of Professor Ian Poll of Cranfield University to the Natural Environment Research Council.

22 Oct 2014


£23m boost for environmental science from space

NERC is to fund the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) for a further five years, signing a new contract worth £23m with the University of Leicester.

20 Oct 2014


NERC researchers recognised with top geoscience awards

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has awarded four NERC-funded researchers major prizes in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of geosciences.

17 Oct 2014


NERC and BBSRC fund soil initiatives to protect food security

NERC and BBSRC are working together, with partners, to fund three new initiatives to improve our understanding of soils.

13 Oct 2014


NERC scientists lead major UN report on ocean acidification

NERC-funded scientists have contributed to a major new international report showing unequivocally that ocean acidification will have significant consequences for marine life, and in turn human society.

8 Oct 2014


Robot fleet observes marine life in the open ocean

A fleet of seven robotic vehicles is being launched into the ocean off southwest England this week, in the most ambitious project of its kind in Europe.

3 Oct 2014


NERC launches short film - 'Anatomy of an Earthquake'

NERC has teamed up with BBC presenter Professor Iain Stewart and Shadow Industries, a Bristol-based production company, to create a new short film called 'Anatomy of an Earthquake'.

19 Sep 2014


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


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