The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is a world-class research organisation focusing on land and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. CEH integrates UK-wide observation systems and curiosity driven research, from the smallest scale of genetic diversity to large-scale, whole-Earth systems. We work across disciplines and facilitate academic, public, private and voluntary sector partnerships. CEH’s extensive, long-term monitoring, analysis and modelling deliver UK and global environmental data, providing early warnings of change and management solutions for our land and freshwaters.
CEH’s unique, long-term, national-scale data underpin environmental research, resource management and policy development. Our policy is to make as many of these data as possible freely available under an Open Government Licence. CEH hosts several environmental data resources including among others the CEH Environmental Information Platform, Environmental Information Data Centre and the Biological Records Centre (BRC).