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Please note: Our database server will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on 22nd and 23rd May. Unfortunately, this means that the data interfaces on our Data Centre website will not be available. Apologies for any inconvenience.

 
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Measurements

What ECN measures

ECN aims to provide a broad baseline of integrated environmental information applicable to a range of environmental issues (e.g. climate change, water pollution, biodiversity, atmospheric pollution). The measurements made by ECN therefore cover a wide range of physical, chemical and biological 'driving and response' variables. Consistency over time, a vital attribute of any long-term dataset is achieved by adherence to a clearly defined set of published analytical protocols.

While there are numerous long-term, issue-specific environmental monitoring initiatives nationally, ECN's unique multi-disciplinary approach enables the analysis of important relationships between environmental variables and across ecosystem components.

In this section you can find detailed information about the measurements we make and the protocols (methods) used.

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Notes

  • In addition to these standard protocols, many ECN sites also carry out additional monitoring, often undertaken as part of other networks or initiatives.
  • Not all sites are measured at the indicated frequencies.
May

Our field activities

MAY

During May we continue with most of the ECN measurements, and as the weather warms up, we start preparing for the additional measurements to be made over the summer.

See all this month's field measurements...

Sampling in a frog pool, Snowdon. Photo © CCW
[Photo © CCW]