We operate a national network of monitoring stations in diverse habitats including lowlands, uplands, wetlands, lakes, rivers, forests and heaths. Our scientists use the sites in a variety of projects and we have accumulated decades of detailed data, from wild bird populations on the Isle of May to water quality of freshwater lakes. This has a practical purpose: in-depth, local information is the first step in making sustainable management policies.

Some of our monitoring sites are available for use by the wider environmental research community. Contact the relevant site manager for details.

View a full list of monitoring sites: PDF icon CEH monitoring sites - GB maps.pdf.

Scientific equipment and facilities at Whim field site
Nitrogen deposition, nitrogen form and ecosystem response
Campbell-Stokes Sunshine Recorder at CEH's Wallingford meteorological station
Providing daily data from our met station in Oxfordshire
Conwy catchment
Integrated hydrological and ecological monitoring and research in a varied coastal catchment
Cefn Brywn crump weir on the river Wye
Experimental catchments and outdoor observatory within the headwaters of the rivers Severn and Wye
Moor House field work
Experimental uplands research site with a long history of data
Working on Loch Leven
The data and infrastructure to improve understanding of ecological processes and environmental change impacts
Sgor Gaoith, Cairngorms
Collaboration to carry out long-term monitoring within a National Nature Reserve in Scotland
Vegetation analysis at Clocaenog
Automated facilities for field-based climate change experiments
Scientific equipment at Auchencorth Moss field site
Measuring surface/atmosphere exchange fluxes and air pollution concentrations to provide the science base for policy