2016 news announcements
Decades of research by NERC-funded scientists led to a fundamental contribution to the UK successfully banning harmful marine pollutants, according to a new report.
NERC's world-leading research has led to economic and environmental benefits for the UK by helping to strengthen regulation in the water industry while avoiding disproportionately expensive requirements.
Do you know someone working within the environmental sciences sector who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding contribution, their achievements in public life, and/or their commitment to serving and helping Britain?
A NERC centre's scientific review of the winter floods of 2015-2016 confirms that the event was one of the most extreme and severe hydrological events of the last century.
NERC partners with ESRC and AHRC to fund projects that will help developing countries cope with environmental hazards
Three of the UK's research councils have funded 22 projects that will help communities in some of the poorest regions of the world understand, prepare for and manage a range of natural and man-made environmental hazards.
NERC and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are jointly supporting a new strategic research programme Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience.
NERC has funded two highly ambitious projects worth nearly £9 million that will help two UK regions benefit from its world-class environmental science research.
NERC has joined forces with the Indian government and the country's scientists to tackle air pollution in Delhi and help secure improved water quality nationwide.
NERC's Into the blue Manchester showcase has kicked off with the arrival of the UK's most advanced scientific research aircraft at the city's main airport.
NERC and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) have announced that they will jointly fund as much as $25 million (approx. £20 million) in research, and make available additional funding for associated logistical support, to understand a massive Antarctic glacier whose collapse could significantly affect global sea level.
NERC's new state-of-the-art polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, reaches its first construction milestone this week with the ceremonial laying of the keel.
In a unique celebration of the best of British environmental science, the Natural Environment Research Council will showcase one of the world's most advanced research ships in Liverpool this week.
Scientists this week launched a new study into the 'soundscape' of Britain's seas, aiming to better understand the impact of maritime noise pollution on fish including their ability to communicate.
NERC and ESRC have joined forces with the US's Rockefeller Foundation to support the United Nation's 17 Global Goals, which aim to eliminate poverty and hunger and help fight climate change over the next 15 years.
Today, NERC releases exclusive images of two of the world's key scientific instruments taking part in a training mission ahead of going on public display at Into the blue, an interactive celebration of science taking place in Liverpool and Manchester next month.
NERC is taking fresh steps to engage the British public with environmental science and its vital role in meeting some of the world's biggest challenges with a new new public engagement with research strategy.
NERC is relaunching its magazine Planet Earth, which communicates the amazing science it supports, and the wider benefits it has to UK society and the economy.