Natural Environment Research Council's First Official Site Visit



The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has made its first official site visit to Heriot-Watt University since the funding council was established in 1965. NERC representatives met with University research leaders, early career researchers and toured a range of facilities at the Edinburgh campus. 

NERC representatives visited the Ogilvie-Gordon 3D Audio-Visualisation Centre, the laboratories in the Lyell Centre, the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) and the Water Academy.

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the UK's main agency for funding and managing world-class research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences with the visit demonstrating Heriot-Watt's increasing growth and reputation in the field of geoscience research. 

Heriot-Watt's Chief Scientist, Professor John Underhill said: "NERC's visit to Heriot-Watt is recognition of the rapid and successful build in our geoscience capability over the past five years. It is now self-evident that Heriot-Watt's highly respected and rapidly expanding research profile in life, earth, marine and environmental sciences is firmly on the Research Council's radar."