NERC supports six research centres, which provide leadership to the UK environmental science community and play significant and influential roles in international science collaborations:
- British Antarctic Survey (BAS)
- British Geological Survey (BGS)
- Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH)
- National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)
- National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)
- National Oceanography Centre (NOC).