The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the leading funder of independent research, training and innovation in environmental science in the UK. NERC manages the strategy for UK environmental science and funds the world-leading science that helps us sustain and benefit from our natural resources, predict and respond to natural hazards and understand environmental change. NERC works closely with policymakers and industry to make sure our knowledge can support sustainable economic growth and wellbeing in the UK and around the world. NERC has approximately 2500 employees and a turnover of ~£400M. The National Oceanography Centre (NERC-NOC) is the UK’s largest institution for integrated sea level science, ocean research and environmental technology development. It is wholly owned by NERC. NERC-NOC provides most of the UK’s capability for the country’s marine research community. This includes provision of major facilities (such as the Royal Research Ships and deep submersibles), and programmes of sustained observing, survey, mapping, data management and other functions. There are 146 staff members are at NERC-NOC and the turnover is ~£35M.
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