Explore our range of web-based apps and tools which provide methods to search and evaluate different data or support decision-making relating to specific environmental challenges. We also have a range of mobile apps which allow volunteers to submit biological records.
- Butterflies near me
This app uses data collected by citizen scientists to show the most frequently recorded butterflies in your area.
- Find your niche
The app allows the user to graphically explore and then evaluate the modelled niche of around 1500 plants found in Britain.
- Identification of Taxa & Environment Responses (ID-TaxER)
ID-TaxER provides an interface to explore potential soil habitat preferences of bacterial taxa derived from 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Read the associated paper.
- Plant diversity and occurrence over 40 years: Trends in plants that impact people and their livelihoods in Great Britain
This app presents changes over time in plant species that are important to a variety of different ecosystem functions, as measured by the Countryside Survey from 1978 to the present.
- Targeting Revisits Maps: Craneflies
Supporting biological recording of craneflies in the UK by highlighting 1km squares that are targets for revisits.
- Targeting Revisits Maps: Grasshoppers
Supporting biological recording of grasshoppers in the UK by highlighting 1km squares that are targets for revisits.
- Targeting Revisits Maps: Ground Beetles
Supporting biological recording of ground beetles in the UK by highlighting 1km squares that are targets for revisits.
- Targeting Revisits Maps: Ladybirds
Supporting biological recording of ladybirds in the UK by highlighting 1km squares that are targets for revisits.
- Targeting Revisits Maps: Soldierflies
Supporting biological recording of soldierflies in the UK by highlighting 1km squares that are targets for revisits.
- The landscape of environmental and ecological citizen science
Explore the diversity of environmental citizen science approaches and use the tool to score how your project compares to other approaches.
- What's flying tonight
This app shows a list of moth species that are likely to be seen on any night of the year, anywhere in the UK. This app is used by moth recorders across the UK to help with species identification.
- APIS & APIENs Mapping Interface
An innovative one-stop GIS tool for the APIS website. This mapping tool allows users to easily interrogate complex spatial data and find information about protected sites within the four UK countries. This tool helps UK conservation and regulatory agencies and environmental Consultants, to help make decisions on reducing air pollution impacts on protected habitats.
- Ammonia Capture using Trees
This tool is a calculator and guidance for farmers, planners and tree planters, so they can maximize the benefits of planting tree shelterbelts for ammonia recapture. This includes information on a number of important aspects of planting, such as recommended planting distances and configurations, species which are better at ammonia capture and other aspects of design so that new planting for this purpose can optimize potential benefits and units located near existing woodland can be situated to capitalize on potential benefits. It also includes prevailing wind and planting suitability maps.
- Pollution removal app
Local Authorities (LA) and the public are able to estimate the impact that removal/planting trees is having on PM2.5 and the avoided damage costs to human health in their area. This tool uses modelled data with an easy visualisation that allows users to see the impact trees can have in their area.
Climate and land
Linking Natural Capital Attribute Groups to Ecosystem Services (LiNCAGES)
LiNCAGES is designed to advise stakeholders on which aspects of their natural capital are most important for supplying the services they value under their chosen context, using evidence from a systematic search of 780 relevant peer-reviewed journal articles. It can also provide a resource for researchers to identify key gaps in this evidence base.
Flood and drought impacts
- Manual for Drought Management Drought Declaration Explorer for Maharashtra, India
The app visualises reconstructed drought declarations in the Maharashtra State, as set out by India’s ‘Manual for Drought Management’ (2016), allowing users to assess sensitivities in the selection of drought indicators.
- NRFA Trend Explorer
A portal to explore trends in river flow in the UK directly from the NRFA API, looking at both peak flow and daily mean flow.
- SUNRISE Flood Estimation for Maharashtra
A suite of flood frequency and trend estimates for the state of Maharashtra, and examples of PDM modelling in the region.
- Countryside Survey Soil Map Tool
A web tool to spatially query existing UKCEH GB soil predictive maps (C,N, pH, biodiversity), and also explore new model outputs under different land management scenarios.
- PREAR Future Rotations Explorer
Predicted yields of major arable crops across Europe under future climate change.
Water quality and resources
- Lake Thermal Eco-regions
The app displays the lake thermal eco-regions across the globe. Within the app, a user can obtain the predicted thermal region for a specific lake location along with the corresponding predicted seasonal temperature pattern and confidence in classification. The confidence in classification is determined by the posterior probability of thermal region membership. The lake location can be specified either by clicking on the map or by entering a set of coordinates. In addition, the app enables the user to upload their own time series of in situ lake temperature data to produce a predicted thermal region classification and confidence in the classification.
- UK Reconstructed Flow Data Explorer
This app allows users to explore reconstructed daily river flow data for 303 catchments across the UK from 1891 to 2015 produced for the Historic Droughts project and shows the model performance metrics for each catchment and reconstructed flow for each catchment.
- UK Hydrological Drought Explorer
This app allows users to explore historic hydrological drought data from 303 catchments across the UK from 1891 to 2015 using the Standardised Streamflow Index (SSI) and for each catchment identifies the 10 most severe events based on a range of characteristic.