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UKEOF is the coordinating body across the public sector for the UK's environmental observation community. As such it plays a vital role in improving the coordination of the UK's observational evidence needed to understand and manage the changing natural environment. As a partnership of public sector organisations with an interest in using and providing evidence from environmental observations, UKEOF is unique in bringing together the main organisations involved in the field. Together they generate and manage in situ and remote environmental observations across the UK.

Our Mission

To work collaboratively to maximise the value of the UK's environmental observations.

What's New

UKEOF report
Impacts of COVID-19 on environmental citizen science: Lessons learned and recommendations for the future
An analysis by UKEOF partners that explores how the response to Covid-19 has affected environmental citizen science in the UK.


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Using Social Media as a Data Source for Environmental Science
A UKEOF online meeting, held in December 2020 - Speakers' presentations are available to view

UKEOF Conference 2020: Presentations, videos and posters available
Environmental Monitoring: Meeting evidence needs, took place on 27 February 2020 in Manchester (#UKEOF2020)

Data Management Planning for Citizen Science
New guidance booklet from the Citizen Science Working Group

What is the Future of Citizen Science? What is UKEOF's Role?
New leaflet from the Citizen Science Working Group

How do we best organise studies of long-term change?
Blog post by Dr Keith Kirby, woodland ecologist at University of Oxford, written following our recent environmental monitoring conference

Horizon scanning activity report
Summary report of our recent horizon scanning activity is now available

UKEOF has a new Working Group, UK DNA WG
Focussing on the use of DNA for environmental monitoring

CEH workshop: Shaping the Development of the CEH UK-SCAPE Data Science Framework
Open invitation to a free event of interest to the environmental researchers and data users

New UKEOF leaflet: Underpinning UK Natural Capital Approaches
Produced by our Natural Capital Working Group

UKEOF at the Natural Capital Initiative conference
Members of UKEOF's Natural capital working group (NCWG) hosted a session on ‘Advancing and Integrating methods for natural capital monitoring and assessment in the UK’

Joint UKEOF & ShARE conference on using drones for environmental regulation and monitoring
Presentations now available


From our Partners

Natural England Chief Scientist report 2019
Focusses on NE work around monitoring and indicators

Enabling a Natural Capital Approach (ENCA)
Guidance for policy and decision makers to help them consider the value of a natural capital approach

Earthquake information
Details of recent earthquakes in Britain and other parts of the globe

Environment Platform Wales
Brings together universities, research centres and others with the aim of translating world class research into high quality evidence for Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales

UKCEH training courses
UKCEH offers a range of training courses, some of which may be of interest to environmental observation practitioners

Free satellite data
The UK Space Agency’s Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) will provide access to archives of images and radar data for research and development projects

Natural Capital Indicators: for defining and measuring change in natural capital
This Natural England report identifies key components of the environment, essential for the long term provision of benefits on which society relies

UK natural capital: Ecosystem service accounts, 1997 to 2015
The latest UK natural capital accounts, published 30/01/2018, estimating the volume and value of benefits we receive from the UK natural capital

UK tree cover outside woodlands
The area of land under tree cover in small woods, groups of trees & lone trees outside National Forest Inventory (NFI) woodland. Includes numbers & mean areas plus estimates of hedgerow lengths & areas

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