Environmental science themes
NERC continues to deliver science via seven themes identified under its previous strategy:
- Climate system
- Sustainable use of natural resources
- Earth system science
- Natural hazards
- Environment, pollution & human health
We appointed theme leaders who developed action plans for each theme that led to research programmes.
Theme leaders were experts in their chosen theme and their ability to lead and influence strategic partnerships helped us to respond more effectively to the challenges of environmental change. Each theme leader consulted with the research community and stakeholders on their action plan.
NERC's governing Council approved the first phase of the theme action plans in July 2008, the second phase in November 2009, the third phase in May 2011 and the fourth phase in May 2013.