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ECN is featured in NERC's Planet Earth magazine & website

The Summer 2014 issue of Planet Earth, NERC's quarterly magazine, carries an article on the first 20 years of observation and research at ECN terrestrial sites.

Update: Article now available on Planet Earth Online:

Written by Andy Sier of the ECN Central Coordination Unit, the feature explains why long-term ecosystem observation is critical for us to understand environmental change.

After briefly describing when and why the network was first established, the article presents examples of how ECN has contributed to the scientific evidence base underpinning some key environmental issues, including long-range air pollution, the impacts of climate change on invertebrates and dissolved organic matter in water supplies.

'Taking The Environment's Pulse' article on PEO websiteThe feature concludes by highlighting the need to work with a broad range of other environmental recording programmes, integrating different datasets to ensure ECN continues to play an important role in the decades to come.

The full article is available from the NERC Planet Earth Online website.




Further information

  • We also marked the first 20 years of monitoring and research at ECN sites with a symposium in May 2014.
  • ECN's first 20 years, Twitter: #ecn20years