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Mapping weather man's journey to Antarctica

Mapping weather man's journey to Antarctica | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Our weather presenter Peter Gibbs has been onboard the British Antarctic Survey RRS Ernest Shackleton for nearly a week now, en route to Antarctica.

In just a week, temperatures have plunged from the tropics to those you might expect to see as you approach the polar south.

But how do you measure the weather at sea? Peter Gibbs talks us through it.

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The British Antarctic Survey is one of six NERC research centres. It operates five Antarctic research stations and two polar research ships, including the RRS Ernest Shackleton, where Peter Gibbs is now on board. 

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Plymouth team ready to go 20,000 leagues under the sea

Plymouth team ready to go 20,000 leagues under the sea | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

A Plymouth University researcher and a local entrepreneur are launching a new high definition deep sea camera system for the global research market.

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NERC funded the second stage of the device's development and the device will be tested on board the NERC-owned RRS James Cook.
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Chicxulub 'dinosaur' crater drill project declared a success

Chicxulub 'dinosaur' crater drill project declared a success | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Success is declared by the team drilling into the Chicxulub Crater, the deep scar made in the Earth's surface by the asteroid that hastened the end of the dinosaurs.
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The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of six NERC-supported centres.
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How events in Panama created the modern world (millions of years ago)

How events in Panama created the modern world (millions of years ago) | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Panama has been in the news for other reasons recently, but paleoclimatologists have long known of its significance. In fact, the formation of this thin strip of land between North and South America may be one of the key events in Earth’s history.

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Alex Farnsworth, one of the authors of this article, receives funding from NERC.
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Rolls-Royce to equip UK polar research ship

Rolls-Royce to equip UK polar research ship | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
The UK’s Cammell Laird shipyard has chosen a Rolls-Royce design for the UK’s future polar research ship, which, when built, will be one of the most advanced scientific maritime vessels ever constructed.
NERC Press Office's insight:
The RRS Sir David Attenborough is NERC's new polar research vessel.
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The humble ladybird is being sighted in unusually high numbers

The humble ladybird is being sighted in unusually high numbers | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
The humble ladybird is being sighted in unusually high numbers, spelling good news for gardeners - and the species itself. The emergence of the seven-spot beetles is a sure sign of the start of spring.
NERC Press Office's insight:
Professor Helen Roy, of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), is co-ordinating UK ladybird sightings. CEH is one of six NERC-supported centres.
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New technology can be the difference between life and death in a disaster

New technology can be the difference between life and death in a disaster | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
The recent Canadian wildfires revealed the need for cutting-edge disaster management strategies.
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The author of this article, Lili Yang, receives funding from NERC.
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Vanadium: the 'beautiful metal' that stores energy

Vanadium: the 'beautiful metal' that stores energy | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

An unheralded metal could become a crucial part of the renewables revolution. Vanadium is used in new batteries which can store large amounts of energy almost indefinitely, perfect for remote wind or solar farms. And what’s more there is loads of the stuff simply lying around in industrial dumps.

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The authors of this article, Helen Abigail Baxter and Helena I. Gomes, receive funding from NERC (grant NE/L014211/1).
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£1.3 million research into Sheffield parks aims to boost green space nationally

£1.3 million research into Sheffield parks aims to boost green space nationally | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
The benefits Sheffield residents get from city parks is to be the focus of a £1.3 million research project to improve green spaces nationally.
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The project cited is funded by a £1.3m grant from NERC.
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Toxic arsenic exposure discovered in Cornish private water supplies

Toxic arsenic exposure discovered in Cornish private water supplies | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
It is widely appreciated that toxic arsenic in well water is a devastating environmental health issue overseas in developing countries such as Bangladesh. However, a PhD student from The University of Manchester, together with colleagues from the British Geological Survey, has discovered high exposure to the chemical from private water supplie
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The British Geological Survey is one of six NERC-supported centres.
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'Boaty McBoatface' ship to be called RRS Sir David Attenborough

'Boaty McBoatface' ship to be called RRS Sir David Attenborough | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Polar research ship is named after naturalist and broadcaster, despite public vote for Boaty McBoatface
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The RRS Sir David Attenborough is NERC's new polar research vessel.
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Schools urged to improve landscapes for pollinators

Schools urged to improve landscapes for pollinators | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Schools, community groups and individuals across the UK are being encouraged to make improvements to their outdoor spaces to make them friendlier for pollinators, and to take part in a new national pollinator survey, supported by the National Lottery.

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The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) is one of six NERC supported centres.
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Biological insights to help protect coastlines

The first project to investigate the role of biological processes on the future evolution of the UK coastline is expected to produce valuable insights that will shape coastal protection policy.
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BLUE-coast has received funding from NERC and is led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in partnership with the British Geological Survey (BGS) and eight other partners. NOC and BGS are NERC-supported centres. The project complements NOC’s long term strategic research into coastal processes.
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30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, the wildlife is flourishing

30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, the wildlife is flourishing | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Thirty years after the Chernobyl disaster, naturalists have observed that the absence of a human population has led to thriving wildlife in Chernobyl. 

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion on 26 April 1986 spewed large quantities of radioactive particles into the air, making the area unfit for human habitation. 

But, seemingly with no humans to interfere, Chernobyl has since become the ideal habitat for flourishing wildlife. 
NERC Press Office's insight:
Professor Nick Beresford, is an expert at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH). CEH is one of six NERC-supported centres.
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Nowhere was safe during dinosaur extinction

Nowhere was safe during dinosaur extinction | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Research by the University of Leeds shows species living in the Antarctic were wiped out at the same time as the dinosaurs, despite some theories suggesting they would have been able to cope.

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The research cited in this article was part-funded by NERC.
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Why air pollution in schools is such a big deal – and what to do about it

Why air pollution in schools is such a big deal – and what to do about it | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Why is exposure to air pollution of particular concern for children? Young people are more susceptible to air pollution as their lungs are still growing and developing, and because they tend to spend more time being active outdoors.


Sadly the finding that children, especially poorer children, suffer the most from air pollution isn't particularly surprising.

NERC Press Office's insight:
Professor Ian Colbeck, the author of this article, receives funding from NERC.
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Earthquake hits Cumbria

Earthquake hits Cumbria | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
Read the latest Border stories, Earthquake hits Cumbria on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Border news
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The British Geological Survey (BGS), who detected the earthquake, are one of six NERC-supported centres.
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Rail hotline: study pins down the buckle and sag of summer timetables

Rail hotline: study pins down the buckle and sag of summer timetables | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

A new study shows that the greatest number of heat-related incidents tends to occur early in the summer season, and, by high summer, when temperatures are at their peak, trains are running smoothly again.

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The research cited in this article was funded by Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme (ERIIP). ERIIP is a collaboration between the NERC and infrastructure owners, operators, policymakers and regulators to enable the UK infrastructure sector to use environmental science to identify, quantif y and manage environmental risks, such as those from extreme weather and climate change.
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Schoolboy snaps up an out of this world prize

Schoolboy snaps up an out of this world prize | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Fairfield Academy Year 2 pupil Samuel Gower has won a competition with EO Detective to have a photograph taken by Tim Peake from space.

NERC Press Office's insight:
The competition was organised by the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) – the UK's leading research centre for studying our planet and was hosted at the University Of Leicester. NCEO is one of six NERC-supported centres.
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Cryosat spacecraft's ice vision is boosted

Cryosat spacecraft's ice vision is boosted | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
European scientists have found a way to super-charge their study of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, enabling them to recover 100 times more detail in areas known to be melting.
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This article quotes Dr Andrew Fleming from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). BAS is one of six NERC-supported centres.
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Huge sinkhole rips through residential street in London

Huge sinkhole rips through residential street in London | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

A massive sinkhole has burst open on a residential street in London - swallowing up a parked family car. Woodland Terrace in Charlton in the south east of the city has been closed after the road's surface gave way overnight following 24 hours of heavy rainfall.

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Peter Hobbs, from the British Geological Survey (BGS), is quoted in this story. BGS is one of six NERC-supported centres.
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Rolls-Royce to design and equip UK future polar research ship

Rolls-Royce to design and equip UK future polar research ship | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
British maritime engineering company Cammell Laird has chosen Rolls-Royce to design the future UK polar research ship, RSS David Attenborough.
NERC Press Office's insight:
The RRS Sir David Attenborough is NERC's new polar research vessel.
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Boaty McBoatface: Officials announce the ship will be called RRS Sir David Attenborough

Boaty McBoatface: Officials announce the ship will be called RRS Sir David Attenborough | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

The research ship the internet voted to be called Boaty McBoatface will be named after David Attenborough, a government minister has said.

NERC Press Office's insight:
The RRS Sir David Attenborough is NERC's new polar research vessel.
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Leicester City fans cause 'biggest Vardyquakes' at King Power

Leicester City fans cause 'biggest Vardyquakes' at King Power | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Fans at Leicester City's final home game of the season caused "the biggest" earth tremors recorded at the ground.

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The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of six NERC-supported centres.
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The chasm cutting an Antarctic base adrift

The chasm cutting an Antarctic base adrift | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it

Thirty-six years after he first went there as a young meteorologist, BBC Weather's Peter Gibbs returned to the current, sixth incarnation of the British Antarctic Survey's Halley Research Station. There, on "a day with no horizon", he explored the chasm threatening to cast it adrift.

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The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), is one of six NERC supported centres.
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Bournemouth cliff 'may have to be regraded' following landslip

Bournemouth cliff 'may have to be regraded' following landslip | NERC media coverage | Scoop.it
An expert says a Bournemouth cliff may need to be made less steep after a landslip demolished a toilet block and damaged a Victorian funicular railway.
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The British Geological Survey is one of the six NERC-supported centres.
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