UCL Division of Biosciences


NERC Impact Acceleration

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Impact Acceleration project began in 2013 and has funded events, workshops, lectures and educational material which have broadened the impact of research in CBER.

Like our research, these outputs have covered a broad range of topics, from natural capital accounting to biodiversity monitoring and protection both globally and in the UK, and fostered collaborations with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), PREDICTS, Microsoft Research, eftec, The IUCN, WWF, British Library Labs and many more. 

Finally, the project has enabled CBER to engage with a wider range of end-users including businesses, NGOs and policy-makers, helping to make use of CBER research.

The NERC Impact Acceleration project has also sparked the Conservation Hackathon project in collaboration with ZSL, which enjoys on-going success. This project aims to bring scientists and programmers together to generate exciting new solutions to emerging challenges in ecological and conservation research. This project involves collaborations with The IUCN, WWF, British Library Labs and the US Department of State, among others, and has the potential to yield real solutions to current issues in biodiversity research and conservation.

Please see our Impact Acceleration Brochure (pdf) for more information on the projects and outputs of the NERC Impact Acceleration project in CBER.