Author Archives: Nicola Munro

Arctic Office Bulletin – June 2016

As part of it’s communication plan, the NERC Arctic Office will produce monthly bulletins to help keep the Community updated on Arctic issues relevant to the UK. The first edition of the NERC Arctic Office Bulletin is now available and can be downloaded here:

Request for views on the service provided by NERC’s Data Centres by 10th June 2016

The Natural Environment Research Council  (NERC) is currently evaluating its data centres and seeks the views from the user community through an online questionnaire. The questionnaire should only take a few minutes and can be found here: - deadline is 10th June 2016. A list of the data centres can be found below. Your views are an important […]

White House Arctic Science Ministerial Meeting

The United States will be hosting an Arctic Science Ministers meeting on 28 September 2016 in Washington DC. Given the UK’s strong track record in Arctic research we hope that the UK will be invited to attend. The Arctic Office has submitted an initial response to the call for evidence, in consultation with others. This […]

Arctic Office briefing from the ASSW and AOS 2016 meetings

Following on from the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) and Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) meetings in Fairbanks, Alaska, 12-18 March 2016, the NERC Arctic Office have produced a summary of events and meetings attended. This is now available in the ‘Resources’ section, under ‘Publications and reports’ here: For further information, please contact the NERC Arctic Office: […]

Integrating Arctic Research – a Roadmap for the future

The official outcomes of the Third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III) have now been published online. The report, entitled “Integrating Arctic Research – A Roadmap for the Future” presents the key messages that emerged from the 2 year ICARP III process. Initiated by the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) with engagement from its partners, […]

Invitation to online consultation on European polar research objectives

The EU-PolarNet consortium has compiled a set of twelve overarching European research priorities for the Polar Regions, which have been identified based on national polar strategies, international consortia and major scientific clusters. Each topic includes several key-questions, which in turn are linked to the associated societal challenges.  EU-PolarNet invites you to share your input to the […]

Environmental Science Impact Programme – Announcement of Opportunity

The Environmental Science Impact Programme (ESIP) is dedicated to bringing research organisations together with businesses, policy bodies and other actors contributing to economic development specific to their location to deliver significant regional impact from NERC environmental science. NERC invites research organisations with a strong and substantial portfolio of NERC funded research to apply through ESIP […]

COP21 Side Event: Climate Change in the Arctic

On Saturday 5th December ICE-ARC will host a European Commission Side Event in conjunction with EU-PolarNet and the European Polar Board. ICE-ARC is a major EU-funded programme of research that is co-ordinated by the British Antarctic Survey. This 90-minute Arctic briefing session will examine the science, impact, opportunities and potential conflicts arising from Arctic climate […]

NERC appoints new Head of the Arctic Office

NERC is delighted to announce that Henry Burgess has accepted the position of head of the NERC Arctic Office. He will take up his post in the new year. The NERC Arctic Office, hosted by the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, co-ordinates research and logistics in the Arctic for UK scientists. This includes managing the […]

The Changing Arctic Ocean Research Programme Announcement of Opportunity

Outline proposals are invited under a new research programme – The Changing Arctic Ocean: Implications for marine biology and biogeochemistry. This five year programme aims to understand how change in the physical environment (ice and ocean) will affect the large-scale ecosystem structure and biogeochemical functioning of the Arctic Ocean, the potential major impacts and provide […]