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ECN is a multi-agency programme sponsored by a consortium of UK government departments and agencies.  These organisations contribute to the programme through funding either site monitoring and/or network co-ordination activities. Our sponsors are:

Organisation Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
A leading provider of scientific research and services to government, non-governmental and commercial organisations.
Organisation WAIS source code Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
The UK's leading funding agency for academic research and training in the non-clinical life sciences
Organisation Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru - Natural Resources Wales
The principal adviser to the Welsh Government on the environment, enabling the sustainable development of Wales’ natural resources for the benefit of people, the economy and wildlife.
Organisation application/vnd.ms-pki.stl Defence Science & Technology Laboratory
A government defence research laboratory which manages the ECN site at Porton Down in Wiltshire
Organisation audio/x-realaudio Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs
Organisation Octet Stream Environment Agency
An public body responsible for protecting and improving the environment, and to promote sustainable development in England & Wales
Organisation C source code Forestry Commission
The Forestry Comission's mission is to protect and expand Britain's forests and woodlands and increase their value to society and the environment.
Organisation Llywodraeth Cymru - Welsh Government
The devolved Government for Wales, working to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make Wales a better place in which to live and work.
Organisation Natural England
A public body whose purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings
Organisation C source code Natural Environment Research Council
Funds world-class science in universities and it's own research centres that increases knowledge and understanding of the natural world
Organisation Octet Stream Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Aims is to protect, conserve and promote the natural environment and built heritage for the benefit of present and future generations
Organisation Octet Stream Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Scotland’s environmental regulator, whose main role is to protect and improve the environment
Organisation Scottish Government
The devolved government for Scotland
Organisation C header Scottish Natural Heritage
The statutory conservation agency for Scotland