All environmental scientists share a common goal: to better understand the Earth and its systems, and to identify the impact that humans have upon it.

Whether you want to study volcanoes, find out how global warming is affecting the polar landscape or discover life deep beneath the waves, there are plenty of different options when it comes to choosing a career in environmental science.

Browse the pages below and watch videos of NERC scientists as they explain what life is like in each of their chosen careers.