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Our science infrastructures, developed and maintained largely with public funding, enable researchers to observe, experiment, measure, understand and predict environmental processes, inter-connection, status and change.  

Combined with our expertise in observation, experimentation, modelling and data science, they provide an unparalleled platform for researchers to generate independent, robust, high-quality scientific evidence that informs UK and international policy and innovative solutions.

UKCEH types of science infrastructures

About our science infrastructure

The science infrastructures we operate are typically large-scale, complex, specialist infrastructures with a long life cycle. 

An unparalleled research platform

Many of our science infrastructures have a combination of characteristics that make them unique in the UK, and often globally. They generate some of the longest, largest and most comprehensive environmental records anywhere in the world, providing critical evidence and leadership for UK and international science, policy and environmental standards, as well as business decisions.