ALTER-Net is a European network of mainly research organisations which aims to integrate biodiversity research capacity across Europe. ALTER-Net began as a "Network of Excellence" funded by the EU's 6th Framework Programme, and is now self-financed by its member organisations.
AMAP is an international organization established in 1991 to implement components of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS). AMAP's current objective is "providing reliable and sufficient information on the status of, and threats to, the Arctic environment, and providing scientific advice on actions to be taken in order to support Arctic governments in their efforts to take remedial and preventive actions relating to contaminants".
BICCO-Net is a collaborative project providing the latest information on the impacts of Climate Change on UK biodiversity. ECN has provided data and expertise
The Biological Records Centre (BRC), established in 1964, is a national focus in the UK for terrestrial and freshwater species recording. The work of BRC is a major component of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN).
Biosphere reserves are sites established by countries and recognized under UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme to promote sustainable development based on local community efforts and sound science.
The role of the BADC is to assist UK atmospheric researchers to locate, access and interpret atmospheric data and to ensure the long-term integrity of atmospheric data produced by NERC projects. The BADC has substantial data holdings of its own and also provides information and links to data held by other data centres.
The BES was established in 1913 and has approximately 4,000 members worldwide. Its activities include publishing a range of scientific literature, organising and sponsoring meetings, funding grant schemes, education and policy work. It also runs supporting initiatives such as the gratis book scheme which aims to make ecology publications available to those who couldn’t otherwise obtain them.
An emerging network of environmental monitoring stations within the boundaries of the Californian Landscape Conservation Cooperative. The network has used UK ECN as its model.
CERN is an ecosystem research network with field stations throughout China covering the fields of agriculture, forest, grassland, lake and marine ecosystems.
The Climatic Research Unit is concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change. It has developed a number of the datasets including the global temperature record used to monitor the state of the climate system, as well as statistical software packages and climate models.
The Countryside Information System (CIS) is a Microsoft Windows-based program developed to give policy advisers, planners and researchers easy access to spatial information about the British countryside.
Countryside Survey is a unique study or ‘audit’ of the natural resources of the UK’s countryside. It has been carried out at regular intervals since 1978, allowing scientists to detect the gradual and subtle changes that occur in the UK’s countryside over time.
ECN monitoring is supported by a range of research partners
ECN monitoring is carried out by a range of sponsoring organisations. Each provides one or more sites and covers the costs of ECN measurements at those sites.
The aim of the Ecological Continuity Trust is to initiate and maintain long-term experiments that are specifically designed to help future generations understand and manage ecological change.
The Ecosystems Knowledge Network is a resource for anyone wanting to share knowledge or learn about the practical benefits of an ecosystems approach. It draws together experience from the UK and elsewhere to assist organisations to understand how a 'whole ecosystem' approach can help us build sustainable communities.
The Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) was a research program run by EPA’s Office of Research and Development to develop the tools necessary to monitor and assess the status and trends of national ecological resources. EMAP collected field data from 1990 to 2006. Monitoring of US aquatic resources is now being conducted by the National Aquatic Resource Surveys.
ExpeER (Experimentation in Ecosystem Research) is a major European Infrastructure project (2010-2014) in the field of Ecosystem Research. ExpeER will, for the first time, federate existing national infrastructures, improve their research capacity whilst at the same time facilitating access to those key experimental and observational platforms as well as analytical and modelling facilities for the benefit of the international research community.
GTOS is a programme for observations, modelling, and analysis of terrestrial ecosystems to support sustainable development. GTOS facilitates access to information on terrestrial ecosystems so that researchers and policy makers can detect and manage global and regional environmental change.
This site aims to encourage interest in Irish ground beetles. It provides illustrations of the species and distribution maps. It is intended to act as a stimulus to further recording of ground beetles in Ireland by providing a resource which makes these little-studied animals more accessible to interested amateurs, biological recorders, school biology classes and the general public.