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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

NERC joins partnership to encourage innovative shale regulation

A new fund to ensure safety and sustainability are at the forefront of any drilling for shale gas and oil in the UK has been announced today.

15 Jan 2015

New fellowships will drive innovation in horticulture sector

NERC and the Horticulture Innovation Partnership are funding a new fellowship worth over £220,000.

19 Dec 2014

Enterprising young scientists scoop start up prize

Two teams of enterprising scientist's scooped top prize in a business plan competition for environmental and biotechnology start-up companies in London on Monday.

10 Dec 2014

Professor Jim Al-Khalili to present the NERC Impact Awards

Eminent physicist, author and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE will be hosting the inaugural NERC impact awards prize-giving ceremony.

28 Nov 2014

Minister for universities, science & cities announces new appointment to NERC

Greg Clark, minister for universities, science & cities, has announced the appointment of Professor Ian Poll of Cranfield University to the Natural Environment Research Council.

22 Oct 2014

NERC invests £23m in Earth observation, supporting science and innovation, big data and space technology

NERC is to fund the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) for a further five years, signing a new contract worth £23m with the University of Leicester.

20 Oct 2014

NERC-funded researchers celebrated by major European Geosciences Union awards

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has awarded four NERC-funded researchers major prizes in recognition of their outstanding work in the field of geosciences.

17 Oct 2014

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