2015 news announcements

First study showing pesticide exposure can affect crop pollination by bees

A new study shows neonicotinoid pesticide exposure impairs the pollination services provided by bumblebees.

18 Nov 2015


UK shipyard selected as preferred bidder for £200m new polar research vessel

The government has announced that Cammell Laird in Birkenhead has been selected as the preferred bidder to build a state-of-the-art £200m polar research ship that will maintain the UK's position firmly at the forefront of climate and ocean research.

12 Oct 2015


NERC's RRS Discovery images the Thames

NERC's Royal Research Ship Discovery has mapped the Thames as part of her journey from Southampton to London.

12 Oct 2015


NERC's risk research saves both lives and money

NERC's research is saving lives, money, and reducing property damage by helping government and business manage environmental risks more effectively.

9 Oct 2015


NERC research boosts UK energy industry

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.

8 Oct 2015


NERC science improves air quality at home and abroad

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.

7 Oct 2015


NERC's Royal Research Ship Discovery to visit London for the first time

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.

7 Oct 2015


NERC's ozone research saves thousands of lives and lowers food prices, saving the UK £1.3bn every year

NERC's ozone research has spared thousands of lives and led to lower food prices, leading to savings of £1·3bn every year for the UK, thanks to the early implementation of the Montreal Protocol.

16 Sep 2015


UK climate instruments take a ride on NASA's Global Hawk

Two cutting-edge science instruments developed by UK researchers took to the skies aboard NASA's Global Hawk research aircraft.

6 Mar 2015


NERC joins partnership to champion global water resilience

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.

2 Mar 2015