Records centres

History of monitoring

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology carries out and coordinates long-term environmental monitoring. Our records centres host a wealth of environmental information, gathered over decades. This video gives an overview of how our monitoring has evolved over time.

Asian shore crab

Biological Records Centre (BRC)

The Biological Records Centre (BRC), founded in 1964, supports biological recording for a wide range of plant and animal groups.
Lake Windermere

National River Flow Archive (NRFA)

The National River Flow Archive (NRFA) is the UK’s focal point for river flow data.