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NERC's atmospheric research aircraft

New project to measure UK air pollution from the air (video) - external link

26 Oct 2016 - BBC News

Scientists have carried out their first test flight of a project to measure UK air pollution from the air. The Natural Environment Research council will embark on a mission to fly through and analyse plumes of pollution emitted by urban areas across the country.

FAAM research aircraft taking off

Scientists fly high to tackle rising air pollution levels - external link

26 Oct 2016 - Sky News

Scientists have taken to the skies as part the most comprehensive ever assessment of Britain's air pollution. Researchers from the Natural Centre for Atmospheric Science are flying through the plume of pollution billowing from major cities to calculate exactly how many tonnes of sooty particulates and toxic gases are being emitted.

FAAM research aircraft taxiing

Touchdown for research aircraft at Into the blue Manchester - external link

25 Oct 2016 - NERC

NERC's Into the blue Manchester showcase has kicked off with the arrival of the UK's most advanced scientific research aircraft at the city's main airport.

Artist's impression of the RRS Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough lays keel on UK's new polar research ship - external link

17 Oct 2016 - NERC

NERC's new state-of-the-art polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, reaches its first construction milestone this week with the ceremonial laying of the keel at Cammell Laird shipyard in Liverpool. Also unveiled today is the state-of-the-art subsea vehicle to be known as Boaty McBoatface.

Discovery docked in Liverpool

On board the £68m research vessel - external link

5 Oct 2016 - Liverpool Echo

Scientific research vessel the RRS Discovery has arrived in Liverpool as part of an educational initiative from NERC.

A cod

Do fish have regional accents?

5 Oct 2016 - Sky News

Do fish have regional accents? Scientists have begun a study to monitor the gossip between them. Sky's Thomas Moore has been in Liverpool answering your questions, with the help of two NERC-funded scientists.

A cod

Searching for Scouse cod and Geordie haddock - external link

5 Oct 2016 - NERC

Scientists this week launched a new study into the 'soundscape' of Britain's seas, aiming to better understand the impact of maritime noise pollution on fish including their ability to communicate. As part of the study, scientists are also investigating whether fish have regional accents. Visitors can meet Professor Simpson, who is leading the research, on 5 October at the Into the blue event in Liverpool.

A model of a power station emitting green smoke

Cloud Crash: A peculiar climate crashes into MSI Manchester this October - external link

3 Oct 2016 - Museum of Science & Industry

How would you feel if you could see the effect of our actions on the environment in vivid technicolour? Environmental arts organisation Cape Farewell have commissioned internationally acclaimed artists HeHe to create Cloud Crash for their third Lovelock Art Commission, to be unveiled at the Manchester Science Festival.

David Shukman interviewing a scientist on board the plane

On board the jet stream plane (video) - external link

29 Sep 2016 - BBC News

BBC science editor David Shukman goes on board the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements research aircraft as it measures the jet stream to find out how it affects our weather.

NERC research aircraft flying low over the sea

Flights probe jet stream role in floods - external link

29 Sep 2016 - BBC News

A major international effort is under way to research one of the greatest unknowns in weather forecasting - the influence of the jet stream.

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