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UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) - EV01002

The UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) is a long term environmental monitoring programme of a network of UK freshwater and terrestrial sites.

The objectives of the ECN are:

(i) To establish and maintain a selected set of terrestrial and freshwater sites within the UK from which to obtain comparable long term data sets, by means of measurement at regular intervals of variables identified by the Steering Committee as being of major environemtal importance

(ii) To provide for the integration and analysis of these data sets, so as to identify environmental changes and improve understanding of the causes of change

(iii) To make these long term data sets available as a basis for reserach and prediction

(iv) To provide for research purposes a range of representative sites where there is good instrumentation and reliable environmental information.

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2006

Cost: £510,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Climate Change              
Environmental Change              
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Nature conservation              
Wildlife conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Agriculture