2015 news announcements
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.