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 […]

Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging projects for Recycle Week

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging projects for Recycle Week 22 September 2020 URKI is announcing nearly one quarter of a million pounds in funding for projects to address plastic waste and improve the UK’s recycling capabilities during Recycle Week. The funding is being awarded as part of the Feasibility […]

Professor Dame Georgina Mace – 1953-2020

Professor Dame Georgina Mace – 1953-2020

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Professor Dame Georgina Mace – 1953-2020 22 September 2020 It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of Professor Dame Georgina Mace. Dame Georgina’s notable work on biodiversity loss and ecosystem change led to the well-known development of criteria for listing species on […]

NERC COVID-19 Ideas Series webinar to take place this month

NERC COVID-19 Ideas Series webinar to take place this month

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news NERC COVID-19 Ideas Series webinar to take place this month 15 September 2020 (Credit: vm/GettyImages) A ground-breaking event series to explore environmental solutions in a post COVID-19 world will conclude with a special webinar later this month to discuss its outcomes. The NERC Ideas Series set out […]

Webinar: Changing the Environment

Home Research Funded research Research programmes Changing the Environment News Webinar: Changing the Environment 1 October 2020 Time: 13:00 – 14:30 Deadline for registration: 28 September 2020, 16:00 We are inviting individuals to attend a Town Hall meeting via webinar for the NERC Changing the Environment Programme. The webinar will focus on the upcoming CtE […]

Innovative digital projects that will tackle environmental challenges receive funding

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Innovative digital projects that will tackle environmental challenges receive funding 10 September 2020 The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has awarded individual grants of up to £1.2 million to seven research projects that will use cutting-edge digital technology to advance environmental outcomes. As part of the ‘Constructing […]

National Oceanography Centre launches New Online Course

3 September 2020 A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the National Oceanography Centre starts 5 October and is now open for registration.   This free online course, Ocean Science in Action: Addressing Marine Ecosystems and Food Security in the Western Indian Ocean, will introduce learners to innovative marine technologies and their applications used to tackle the challenges of the sustainable management of marine ecosystems.  The course is an output […]

Investigation into ecological impact of Chernobyl wildfires

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Investigation into ecological impact of Chernobyl wildfires 25 August 2020 A new project led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will investigate the impact of this year’s wildfires in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone on wildlife.   The 2,600 km2 Ukrainian exclusion zone was created […]

New research will improve early warning of devastating megastorms

Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news New research will improve early warning of devastating megastorms 24 August 2020 Ground-breaking scientific research will make it easier to predict the path of some of the world’s most powerful storms, enabling communities to better protect themselves from severe flooding. Mesoscale convective systems (MCSs) are ‘megastorms’  that […]