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ECN's monitoring sites

There are 11 active terrestrial and 45 freshwater sites in the UK ECN network. Sites range from upland to lowland, from moorland to chalk grassland, from small streams and ponds to large rivers and lakes. Each of the sponsoring organisations funds and operates one or more sites. To find out more about an ECN site, either:

These links will guide you to site details on our Data Centre.

ECN sites: Great places for research & teaching

The wide range of regular environmental measurements, wealth of historical data and local knowledge of site managers mean that many ECN sites are excellent locations for field environmental research and teaching. An increasing number of scientists have discovered the benefits of locating their research at our sites. If you are also interested in conducting research at an ECN site, please contact us. There are also currently some opportunities for people outside the UK to visit selected ECN sites as part of EU-funded projects.

Geopgraphy MSc students on a field trip to ECN Cairngorms

Geopgraphy MSc students on a field trip to ECN Cairngorms

 Laura C. at Wytham

Botanical surveying at Wytham


Overview map

To learn more about our sites select from the site list or locate it on our interactive map.

Map of ECN sites