Our datasets will now be available using a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty free licence hosted on the
CEH Environmental Information Platform
. Digital object identifiers are also available for
these datasets enabling easier citation of our data. For more information, and links to all the available datasets,
see the data access
Whether you are looking for something specific or
just want to browse our data holdings, you can use our data
exploration tools to help you find the data that you need.
- Data Discovery
Portal - this interface will allow you to view detailed
metadata (in formats compatible with the Gemini 2 and INSPIRE
metadata standards), geographical information and
(where possible) time series graphs from each dataset
collected by our networks.
- Publications Catalogue - this
interface allows you to search our publications catalogue,
allowing you to see how data from our networks are used and
how they contribute to environmental change research.
- Site Information - this
interface will allow you view information about the 137
sites that make up our networks.
You can use our visualisation tools to plot time series
and scatter plots of our data. You can also view environmental indicators, weekly site
photos and map-based data.
- Data Explorer - this interface allows you to plot any variable in our
terrestrial site summary data against any other. You can customise the plots to show the sites and variables
you are interested in. Where appropriate, there are also links to the NBN species distribution maps to provide
the national context to this site-based data.
- Time Series
Viewer - this interface produces direct and dynamic
access to time series from the the ECN summary database. You can query this
database for selected sites, date ranges and measurements to
create graphical time series and data
- UKLEON telemetry - this interface provides direct and dynamic access to the
UK Lake Ecological Observatory Network (UKLEON) data. UKLEON has state-of-the art, self-cleaning sensors at eleven
lakes across the UK. This interface will allow you to view the data in near-real time from these lakes via GPRS.
Indicators - this interface provides data for a range of
climate change, water quality and biodiversity indicators.
- Weekly Photo Archive -
weekly photos are taken at a number of our sites and this
interface allows you to search these.
You can access and explore our data through the variety of interfaces available on this web site.
You can also use our data, under licence, for detailed analysis in your research.
- Summary Data
- summary data are freely available on this website.
- Raw Data - you can apply
for access to the core data. These are available,
under licence at the discretion of the sponsors.
The ECN Data Centre manages data on behalf of a
group of related networks investigating the effects of
environmental change. Use this section of the website to find out about:
- How We Manage Data - Find out
details about how the ECN Data Centre manages and stores
- Performance Indicators
- the ECN Data Centre uses a variety of indicators to
measure its performance.
- Preparing your Data
- Resources to enable our site contacts to prepare the data
prior to submitting it to the ECN Data Centre (site contacts
If you'd like to look up a dataset that has been
cited in a publication, please enter the data citation code here: