Centre of Excellence
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is the UK's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere.
As part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), we provide National Capability based on innovative, independent and interdisciplinary science and long-term environmental monitoring, forming an integral part of NERC's vision and strategy. Working in partnership with the research community, policy-makers, industry and society, we deliver world-class solutions to the most complex environmental challenges facing humankind.
CEH is developing a new Science Strategy in partnership with our stakeholders, to deliver interdependent scientific research from 2013 to 2018.
You can still review our previous Science Strategy, Integrated Science for Our Changing World, which set out our strategic aims for the period 2008-2013.
Environmental Information Data Centre
Our scientific research is underpinned by the Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC), which coordinates our extensive information assets and thereby supports integrated environmental research. The EIDC has created the INSPIRE-compliant CEH Information Gateway to provide easier access to terrestrial and freshwater datasets.