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Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

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".

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California Landscape Conservation Cooperative ECN

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.

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Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN)

CERN is an ecosystem research network with field stations throughout China covering the fields of agriculture, forest, grassland, lake and marine ecosystems.

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Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (US)

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.

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Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)

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.

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ICP Vegetation

The ICP Vegetation was established in 1987 under the United Nation Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP).The ICP Vegetation is an international research programme investigating the impacts of air pollutants on crops and (semi-)natural vegetation.

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INTERACT

INTERACT is an infrastructure project under the auspices of SCANNET, a circumarctic network of 33 terrestrial field bases in northern Europe, Russia, US, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland. INTERACT specifically seeks to build capacity for research and monitoring in the European Arctic and beyond, and is offering access to numerous research stations through the Transnational Access program.

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Marine Environmental Change Network

The Marine Environmental Change Network (MECN) is a collaboration between organisations in England, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland collecting long-term time series information for marine waters.

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UK Eutrophying and Acidifying atmospheric Pollutants (UKEAP)

The UK Eutrophying and Acidifying atmospheric Pollutants (UKEAP) network project combines two Defra atmospheric pollutant monitoring projects which have measured air pollutants at rural sites across the UK over the past two decades. UKEAP sits within the wider framework of UK pollutant monitoring and contributes data to the UK and the international research effort investigating the flow of chemicals in the environment.

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UK-Environmental Observation Framework (UK-EOF)

The UK-Environmental Observation Framework (UK-EOF) strives to change the way the UK perceives, values, archives and uses information from observation activities by working across public departments and agencies, the voluntary sector, industry and academia.

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UNESCO Man and Biosphere Program

The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme is an Intergovernmental Scientific Programme aiming to set a scientific basis for the improvement of the relationships between people and their environment globally. Launched in the early 1970s, it proposes an interdisciplinary research agenda and capacity building that target the ecological, social and economic dimensions of biodiversity loss and the reduction of this loss.

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US Long-term Ecological Research Program (US-LTER)

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network was established in 1980 and is a collaborative effort involving more than 1800 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales

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