Independent report

Impacts of NERC science: environmental hazards

This independent report focuses on the impacts of selected NERC-funded research on environmental hazards in the UK.

NERC, Deloitte


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Environmental hazards such as extreme temperatures, floods and volcanic eruptions can threaten human life, infrastructure and wildlife. These events are unavoidable, but better scientific understanding can help minimise their harmful effects.

NERC scientists provide information that lets government and business manage these risks more effectively. This has improved health outcomes and increased private-sector activity while reducing costs for the UK government, companies and individuals. That’s the conclusion of a 2015 NERC-commissioned analysis by Deloitte.

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