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ECN datasets

ECN Data Centre

ECN data, along with data from related networks, are accessible via the ECN Data Centre. Some ECN datasets span almost a quarter of century. The links below take you to specific parts of the Data Centre.

Explore ECN summary data

We offer two online tools for exploring ECN summary data. Our new Data Explorer makes it possible to plot any available ECN data variable against another, whilst our Time Series Viewer is a simple way to view trends in data over time. These interfaces use monthly or annual summary statistics derived from the raw data.  Quickly gain an overview of the data by creating time-series graphs, or exploring possible data relationships. You can also download summary datasets.

Obtain detailed ECN data

Access ECN full datasets at the resolutions specified in the protocols and under the terms of the ECN data policy. Data are made available through an Open Government Licence and are hosted on the CEH Environmental Information Platform.  Digital object identifiers (DOIs) are also available for these datasets, enabling easier citation of our data.

Environmental indicators

ECN data have been used to develop sets of climate change and biodiversity indicators.

Publications and Data Use Database

Search an extensive Publications Catalogue, which contains references to published material related to ECN sites or by authors connected to ECN.  Search by year, author, keyword, site or a combination of these.  Data on how ECN data are used can also be queried. 

Fixed-point photos

Fixed-point photographs are taken at regular intervals at the some ECN sites. These are archived in the ECN database forming a unique pictorial record of the conditions at these sites.

About our data

The ECN database is managed and developed by the ECN Central Co-ordination Unit (CCU) at CEH Lancaster.  Data are held and made accessible according to the ECN data policy. Use the link above for details of the ECN information system.

Did you know?

We also manage data for the following related networks: