NERC funding, administrative and corporate activities are run from our head office which is home to around 200 staff. We support six research centres, and several scientific institutes around the UK work in partnership with us to carry out research as it is needed.
The NERC Council is responsible both for advising the NERC Executive Chair and making decisions, as delegated to it by the UKRI Board, on scientific, research and innovation matters.
The Science Committee brings broad strategic perspective and expertise to support the development and delivery of the UKRI-NERC strategic priorities, investments and policies.
NERC Assurance Board
The NERC Assurance Board (NAB) provides a focus for assurance within NERC, supporting the Executive Chair in fulfilling their responsibilities.
NERC Management Board
The NERC Management Board (NMB) is part of a revised governance structure to deliver management of NERC as a commissioner including its national capability requirements.
NERC advisory network
The NERC advisory network provides a retained, agile and flexible pool of expertise that can be drawn on for strategic or policy advice on specific issues
NERC advisory committees and groups
Including the Strategic Relationship and Assurance Meetings, NERC-BAS Operations and Safety Assurance and Advisory Group, and Remuneration Committee.
NERC head office
The NERC head office provides corporate leadership and coordinates strategy, planning, performance management, reporting and external relations for the whole of NERC.
Last updated: 21 June 2022