COVID-19 sewage tracking system supported by UKRI-funded research

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news COVID-19 sewage tracking system supported by UKRI-funded research 23 October 2020 A government-led project is providing an early warning of coronavirus outbreaks by monitoring sewage across the country Studies supported by NERC, and funded by UKRI, are informing the project Research funded by UK Research and Innovation […]

Impacts of marine plastic pollution in south-east Asia researched

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Research on plastic pollution in south-east Asia marine ecosystems Leading environmental and research agencies in the UK and in Singapore have announced funding support for four innovative international research collaborations that will investigate how to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecosystems in south-east Asia. […]

RRS Sir David Attenborough departs Cammell Laird for sea trials

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news RRS Sir David Attenborough departs Cammell Laird for sea trials 21 October 2020 The UK’s most advanced polar research ship – RRS Sir David Attenborough – has left Cammell Laird shipyard for two weeks of technical sea trials. In November, the shipyard will formally hand over the ship […]

Digital Sprint powers rapid digital environmental solutions to tackle effects of COVID-19

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Digital Sprint powers rapid digital environmental solutions to tackle effects of COVID-19 19 October 2020 Scientists from across the world participated in teams during three successive hackathons to develop digital environmental tools that can help track, understand and predict the effects of COVID-19 and help lead to a […]

URKI funding puts UK at the forefront of next-generation plastic recycling

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news URKI funding puts UK at the forefront of next-generation plastic recycling £20m investment in cutting edge recycling technology, to reduce landfill and incineration. Projects to reduce landfill and incineration of waste plastics and schemes to recycle waste into new, sustainable plastics have received a funding boost today. […]

Congratulations to NERC researchers recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to NERC researchers recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Home Media centre News announcements 2020 news announcements Congratulations to NERC researchers recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 13 October 2020 NERC would like to congratulate all those in the environmental science community who have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. Including: Professor Sir Stephen Holgate, Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology and Honorary Consultant […]

Appointment of Future of UK Treescapes Ambassadors

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Appointment of Future of UK Treescapes Ambassadors 2 October 2020 NERC, the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) are pleased to announce the appointment of ambassadors to its Future of Treescapes research programme. Professor Clive Potter of Imperial College […]

NERC launches scoping project for Net-Zero Oceanographic Capability

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news NERC launches scoping project for Net-Zero Oceanographic Capability 2 October 2020 With UKRI’s commitment to achieve net-zero by 2040, NERC has launched a 12-month scoping study to move towards a net-zero oceanographic capability. NERC’s current marine infrastructure contributes over 2/3 of its carbon emissions, largely through the […]

Open Letter in response to the outcomes of the Independent Research Fellowship 2019

Open Letter in response to the outcomes of the Independent Research Fellowship 2019

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Open Letter in response to the outcomes of the Independent Research Fellowship 2019 28 September 2020 You may be aware that concern has been raised that only candidates identifying as male have been awarded NERC Independent Research Fellowships (IRF) from the 2019 call. The results were released […]

Natural History Museum public engagement project highlights the impact of Covid-19

Natural History Museum public engagement project highlights the impact of Covid-19

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Natural History Museum public engagement project highlights the impact of Covid-19 22 September 2020 A NERC COVID-19 public engagement funded project has produced infographics to show changes in the movement of people, air and noise pollution, and wildlife sightings in the UK during lockdown. The Natural History Museum […]