We’re pleased to share our Annual Report & Accounts for 2023, which highlights our key achievements and provides essential information on our finances, governance and management over the year.

2023 highlights

  • We produced a major new report for IPBES, setting out the evidence and policy options to tackle the challenges posed by invasive alien species.
  • We conducted a rapid remote assessment of the environmental impacts of the collapse of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine on behalf of the UK Government.
  • Our grid-to-grid hydrological model and PREDICTOR tool assisted the Scottish Environment Protection Agency in their response to Storm Babet.
  • A new report for the United Nations proposed strategies to halve nitrogen pollution from agriculture and food systems in Europe.
  • We initiated trials to explore the potential of adding crushed rock dust to farmland has the potential to lock up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
  • A long-term study revealed a resurgence in river invertebrate biodiversity across England since 1989, despite the pressures our rivers face.
  • We announced a new partnership with Greensphere Capital LLP, a sustainability investor, who are raising a £150m fund to support science spin-out businesses.
  • Our scientists published 430+ peer-reviewed journal papers, collaborating with researchers from 95 countries.
  • We jointly supervised over 200 postgraduate researchers and participated in 14 NERC: Natural Environment Research Council Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training.
  • We were awarded silver accreditation from Investors in People for the second time, and our Disability Confident status was renewed.

From cutting-edge research to impactful partnerships, find out how we are making a difference. Read the full report here.