Royal Society response to NERC's decision on the proposal to merge BAS and NOC

06 November 2012

Paul Nurse

Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society, said: “We are pleased that NERC chose both to consult with the scientific community on their plans to merge the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), and to listen to the views elicited. The UK has a proud history of polar science and should continue to play a pivotal role in research in these regions.”

Share this page

Latest news

  • Female chimps use spears to hunt 15 April 2015 A study in Royal Society Open Science this week finds that female chimpanzees are more likely to hunt with tools than the males, who tend to rely more on their strength and size for catching prey.

For a full archive please see the news pages.