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 photo: Burke

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.