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Environmental Change Network (ECN) [UK]

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TitleEnvironmental Change Network (ECN) [UK]
CreatorCentre for Ecology and Hydrology
DescriptionECN is the UK's long-term, integrated environmental monitoring and research network. ECN gathers information about the pressures on and responses to environmental change in physical, chemical and biological systems. It is supported by a consortium of fourteen sponsoring organisations and seven research organisations. ECN's objectives are to: establish and maintain a selected network of sites within the UK from which to obtain comparable long-term datasets through the monitoring of a range of variables identified as being of major environmental importance; provide for the integration and analysis of these data, so as to identify natural and man-induced environmental changes and improve understanding of the causes of change; distinguish short-term fluctuations from long-term trends, and predict future changes; provide, for research purposes, a range of representative sites with good instrumentation and reliable environmental information. The web site provides direct access to the ECN Summary Database incorporating monthly and yearly summary statistics derived from the raw data. ECN is participating in the development of international long-term research networks - LTER-Europe, ILTER and ALTER-NET.
URLhttp://www.ecn.ac.uk/
LanguageEnglish
CountryUnited Kingdom
Keywordsintegrated monitoring; climate; climate change; education; LTER; ALTERNET; environmental change; biodiversity; indicators; research; networks
TypeCountry data, Datasets, Statistics, Networks
AccessPublic
 
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 Published: April 13 2007 | Last updated: August 6 2007