Building a strategic capability for the UK in environmental research, observation, data and modelling relies on the enduring partnership between UKRI-NERC and UKCEH and involves ongoing and substantial investments in capital infrastructure, skills and operating expenditure.
How we plan investments
The UK government and UK Research and Innovation operate a national research infrastructure roadmap, planning and investment process, which includes a vision and ambitions for the environment sector in UK and international contexts .
In planning future investments in environmental research infrastructures, UKCEH will continue to work closely with BEIS-UKRI-NERC
- To help set ambitious, national-scale, forward-looking strategic priorities for research infrastructure
- To meet capital funding principles and criteria
- To secure appropriate capital investment for future infrastructures with full life-cycle costs included
- To secure sustainable operating costs.