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2014 media releases

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New fellowships will drive innovation in horticulture sector

NERC and the Horticulture Innovation Partnership are funding a new fellowship worth over £220,000.

19 Dec 2014


Enterprising young scientists scoop start up prize

Two teams of enterprising scientist's scooped top prize in a business plan competition for environmental and biotechnology start-up companies in London on Monday.

10 Dec 2014


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


Minister for universities, science & cities announces new appointment to NERC

Greg Clark, minister for universities, science & cities, has announced the appointment of Professor Ian Poll of Cranfield University to the Natural Environment Research Council.

22 Oct 2014


NERC invests £23m in Earth observation, supporting science and innovation, big data and space technology

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-funded researchers celebrated by major European Geosciences Union 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 initiatives to protect soils and safeguard global 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 teams up with Professor Iain Stewart to explore the '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


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