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Natural Environment Research Council

Established in 1965, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the UK's main agency for funding and managing world-class research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. It coordinates some of the world's most exciting research projects, tackling major issues such as climate change, environmental influences on human health, the genetic make-up of life on earth, and much more.

NERC receives almost £400 million a year from the government's science budget, which it uses to fund research and training in universities and its own research centres.

NERC science is delivered under seven themes, namely Climate system; Biodiversity; Sustainable use of natural resources; Earth system science; Natural hazards; Environment, pollution and human health; and Technologies.

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Natural Environment Research Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon, SN2 1EU

Tel: 01793 411500
Fax: 01793 411501

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