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's Science Strategy, Integrated Science for Our Changing World, sets out our strategic aims for the period 2008-2013.
Our aims are embodied in six overarching scientific challenges, which are presented as a logical sequence beginning with long-term monitoring and experimentation, through to process and mechanistic research and providing solutions. Please click here for further information.
Science areas and the EIDC
CEH delivers interdependent science research:
The work is underpinned by the Environmental Information Data Centre (EIDC), the primary purpose of which is to provide the capability to coordinate our extensive information assets and thereby support integrated environmental research.
The science programmes and the EIDC are organised under high-level science topics, which are divided into key topic objectives that align with our six scientific challenges. This structure provides a simple mechanism for integrating our interdisciplinary research expertise through cross-programme delivery.
For more information, please see the CEH Delivery Plan.