2015 news announcements
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Universities & Science Minister Jo Johnson today announced the reappointment of Professor Duncan Wingham as chief executive of the Natural Environment Research Council.
Two teams of entrepreneurial researchers have triumphed in a business plan competition for hypothetical biotechnology and environmental start-up companies in London on Thursday.
An article about the challenges of undertaking geology in Greece and a photograph of a snow-covered hut from the NERC iSTAR programme in Antarctica are this year's winners of NERC's short article writing and student photography competitions.
The Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) and Vodafone UK are working together to learn more about the rapid decline in many UK seal populations by fitting them with mobile phone-based tracking tags.
Fifteen NERC-funded PhD students have been awarded internships that will give them valuable insights into the policymaking process and how science can contribute to it.
Soaring temperatures could mean less summer rain despite previous research showing a strong link between climate change and a wet UK holiday season.
NERC's world-leading climate science research is set to play a pivotal role in helping negotiators thrash out an international climate change agreement during the upcoming UN climate change conference in Paris.
A new film commemorates the RRS Discovery's historic passage to London, celebrating half a century of ground-breaking environmental science.
Universities & Science Minister Jo Johnson yesterday officially opened a £3 million centre to develop new technology for the emerging marine robotics sector.
The deal has been sealed for a major marine and engineering services company to start work on a new £200 million polar research ship for NERC.
Droughts could kill off the tallest trees in tropical rainforests, raising the Earth's carbon dioxide levels in the coming decades, a study suggests.
The government has announced that Cammell Laird in Birkenhead has been selected as the preferred bidder to build a state-of-the-art £200 million polar research ship that will maintain the UK's position firmly at the forefront of climate and ocean research.
NERC research creates enormous benefits for the energy sector; over its 50-year lifetime it's helped the UK keep the lights on while developing new, cleaner power options.
NERC research into air quality has reduced the damage air pollution does to human health and the environment, and generated economic benefits of up to £82bn.
NERC's Royal Research Ship Discovery is set to visit the heart of London for the first time this week to mark 50 years of ground-breaking NERC-funded environmental research.
NERC's ozone research saves thousands of lives and lowers food prices, saving the UK £1.3 billion every year
NERC's ozone research has spared thousands of lives and led to lower food prices, leading to savings of £1·3 billion every year for the UK, thanks to the early implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
NERC are pleased to announce their support for the newly launched UK Water Partnership, which will promote the UK's expertise in the sector around the globe.
A new fund to ensure safety and sustainability are at the forefront of any drilling for shale gas and oil in the UK has been announced today.