News announcements

Engaging environments: Public engagement funding announcement

Engaging environments: NERC funding for public engagement consortium and capacity-building projects.

13 Jun 2017

Call for nominations for the Queen's Birthday Honours 2018

Do you know someone working in the environmental sciences who deserves to be recognised for their outstanding contribution, their achievements in public life, and/or their commitment to serving and helping Britain?

12 Jun 2017

£8.6 million UK research programme on greenhouse gas removal

New research will investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.

20 Apr 2017

Scientists to shed light on UK's underground energy technologies

New £31 million research facilities will see UK scientists gather critical data on the use of geoenergy technologies to help meet energy needs.

12 Apr 2017

Universities minister Jo Johnson opens new multi-agency research hub

Jo Johnson, minister of state for universities, science, research & innovation, officially opened the Cranfield University / NCAS Centre for Atmospheric & Emissions Research today.

2 Feb 2017

Professor Sir Mark Walport named as first chief executive of UKRI

The minister for universities, science, research & innovation, Jo Johnson, has announced that Professor Sir Mark Walport will be the chief executive designate of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

2 Feb 2017

NERC science brings large, long-term benefits for the UK and other countries

Today, we published our annual Impact Report which shows how NERC science brings sustained benefits to our economy and society, driving UK productivity and competitiveness while building a safer, wealthier and more secure world.

24 Jan 2017

£10 million to investigate impact of climate change on Arctic Ocean

A major UK research programme will investigate the impact of diminishing sea ice on the fragile marine environment of the Arctic Ocean.

24 Jan 2017

Halley Research Station Antarctica to close for winter

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has decided not to winter at Halley VI Research Station for safety reasons. The station, which is located on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, will shut down between March and November 2017.

16 Jan 2017

Construction partner chosen to modernise Antarctic infrastructure

Construction expert BAM has been chosen to partner with NERC's research centre BAS to modernise UK Antarctic research facilities.

4 Jan 2017