Annual Report & Accounts 2008-09
Our Annual Report can be downloaded using the links below. Paper copies are no longer available.
* Unless specified, all sections are less than 1MB in size.
As well as the full report (above) individual sections of the annual report are also available:
Next generation science for planet Earth NERC's strategic goal.
The year in review NERC-funded scientists deliver world-leading environmental research.
Climate system Major changes in the Arctic and the Amazon came to the fore in 2008-09.
Biodiversity The UK is developing global standards for describing genomes.
Sustainable use of natural resources The world may come to rely on carbon capture and storage to stop emissions entering the atmosphere.
Natural hazards In 2008-09 NERC-funded early-warning systems have helped vulnerable people and reduced economic losses.
Environment, pollution and human health A new area of research has sprung up to investigate the links between metabolic changes, genetics and lifestyle.
Earth system science The idea that Earth's climate will change smoothly as greenhouse gases rise is being challenged.
Technologies Advances in unmanned autonomous vehicles are giving researchers access to places once thought unreachable.
Knowledge exchange The UK is considered a world leader in climate research and NERC is the UK's largest funder in this area of science.
People The UK's world-class record in environmental science helps attract and retain the best scientists and support staff.
National capability NERC's national capability is an invaluable asset to the UK economy.
Partnerships NERC's international team has a close relationship with RCUK's new offices in China, India and the United States.
Delivering the strategy (1·2MB) An overview of the annual accounts, a management commentary, a financial summary and an outline of organisational changes.
Remuneration report Pay and allowances of senior managers.
Annual accounts Summary statistics of NERC's funding, expenditure, environmental impacts, equality monitoring, success rates, health & safety and freedom of information requests.