Monitoring, measuring and observation
We provide flexible, long-term, large-scale monitoring and surveillance networks essential to quantify past and current environmental status. These networks allow us to identify and measure change, and determine the factors that modulate that change.
Experimental platforms and research facilities
Our facilities enable us to test the role of different drivers of environmental change and the outcomes of novel interventions to manage the environment. We provide and operate experimental platforms and research infrastructures supporting national and international collaborations, from sustainable farming platforms to aquatic mesocosms to climate change experiments.
Data science for analytics, forecasting and projection
UKCEH has developed models to forecast and predict aspects of the environment at different spatial and temporal scales. They include models of national and international importance for air quality forecasting; GHG emissions inventories; land cover and crop mapping; the UK's sole Land Surface model; nationwide, real-time flood forecasting; and water resource outlooks.