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Launch of the RRS Sir David Attenborough hull into River Mersey

Hull of RRS Sir David Attenborough. Copyright Cammell Laird.

A major milestone in the build of the UK's state-of-the-art polar research ship is reached this weekend (Saturday 14 July 2018), when the 129m-long, 10,000 tonne hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough is launched into the River Mersey for the first time.

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UK and Germany combine forces to fund crucial Arctic science

Sampling of biodiversity melt pond on Arctic Ocean sea ice.

For the first time, the UK and Germany have joined forces to investigate the impact of climate change on the Arctic Ocean.

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£900 million Future Leaders investment will sustain the UK as global home of research talent

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The investment will provide up to seven years of funding for early career researchers and innovators, including support for part-time awards and career breaks, providing flexibility to researchers to tackle ambitious and challenging research questions.

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Visit our family show Operation Earth

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