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Countryside Survey [UK]

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleCountryside Survey [UK]
CreatorCentre for Ecology and Hydrology; University of Ulster
DescriptionCountryside Survey is a study or ‘audit’ of the natural resources of the UK countryside. The Survey has been carried out at discrete intervals since 1978 (then, 1984, 1990, 1998 and 2007). The countryside is sampled and studied using rigorous scientific methods, allowing comparison of results with those from previous surveys. In this way it is possible to record the quantity and quality of change in the UK landscape and detect even the most gradual and subtle changes that occur in the UK countryside over time. There are two parts to the Survey: (1) the Field Survey; and (2) the Land Cover Map. The Field Survey involves an in-depth study of a sample of 1km squares in the countryside. The Land Cover Map uses data from satellites to form a digital map of the different types of land and vegetation across the UK.
CountryUnited Kingdom
Keywordsresearch; hydrology; terrestrial ecology; biodiversity; environmental change; land use change; habitats; climate change; remote sensing; land cover; environmental data; land use; vegetation; spatial analysis;monitoring; soil quality
TypeCountry data, Databases, Information services, Maps
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 Published: April 13 2007 | Last updated: August 30 2016