News announcements

NERC puts £15 million into creating new marine robots and sensors

NERC will invest £15 million in Marine Autonomous Systems and sensors over a five-year development programme.

27 Apr 2016


Name Our Ship online poll has now closed

NERC would like to thank everyone who has supported our campaign to name the UK's next world-class polar research ship.

17 Apr 2016


NERC partners with M&S on sustainable food production

NERC is joining forces with major retailer M&S to help shape the future of sustainable food production in the UK and abroad.

13 Apr 2016


NERC commissions ambitious multi-centre research programmes

NERC has commissioned five highly ambitious research programmes, worth £34 million, that will see its research centres working closely together to tackle major scientific and societal challenges.

22 Mar 2016


Campaign launched to name the UK's state-of-the-art £200m polar research ship

NERC has a new polar research ship under construction and we need a name for her!

17 Mar 2016


New research will improve city life with green infrastructure

NERC is investing around £1·2 million in innovative projects designed to improve urban life and create sustainable cities by helping us make better use of 'green infrastructure'.

7 Mar 2016


NERC-funded scientists start work on Scottish slopes after storm Desmond and storm Frank landslides

Scientists will use cutting-edge technology to pinpoint potential landslide "warning signs" on a high-risk route in Scotland following devastating storms in December.

9 Feb 2016


Tackling drought with big data

An event in March will bring together experts in different fields to find out more about how environmental and social media data can help improve drought prediction.

3 Feb 2016


How to suggest a name for our new ship

We have a new research ship under construction at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead and we need a name for her!

2 Feb 2016


Report highlights the value of NERC investment to the UK

NERC's latest Impact Report clearly demonstrates the importance of its investment in science, innovation and training in creating jobs and driving economic growth across the whole country and beyond.

1 Feb 2016