The UK-Environmental Observation Framework (UK-EOF) strives to change the way the UK perceives, values, archives and uses information from observation activities by working across public departments and agencies, the voluntary sector, industry and academia. The overall aim of the UK-EOF is to shape the UK's capability to:
"facilitate the ongoing environmental evidence required to understand the changing natural environment and its societal interactions, thus guiding current and future environmental management, policy, science and innovation priorities for economic benefit and quality of life".
More about UK EOF...
- UK IPBES Stakeholder Event
JNCC and Defra are hosting a meeting on 9th July 2013 in Peterborough to discuss responses to a series of consultation documents from the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Secretariat. These documents will be published by on 17th June, more details are available on the IPBES website.
Register your interest in the meeting, deadline is 1st July.
The meeting outcomes will help develop the UK's response to the consultations and feed into the Pan-European stakeholder conference to support the inter-sessional process of IPBES, to be held in Leipzig on 16th-18th July.
- Article highlights the importance of long-term environmental monitoring
An article published in The Economist highlights the importance of long-term environmental monitoring.
- Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Impacts Report Card published
The Living With Environmental Change Partnership (LWEC) has published the Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Impacts Report Card. This is the first in a series of Climate Change Impacts Report Cards which provide up-to date and agreed evidence to help people understand and manage climate change impacts. For more information and to download the Report Card visit the LWEC website.
- Natural England Environmental Monitoring Report
Natural England has produced a new report describing Natural England's Integrated Monitoring Programme. Environmental Monitoring in Natural England 2012 provides examples of monitoring activity from across the organisation in 2012.
- New citizen science guide published
A new, practical guide giving advice on how to develop, implement and evaluate citizen science projects to study the UK's environment has been launched.
Commissioned by UK-EOF, and carried out by scientists from the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the Natural History Museum, the guide was produced as part of a project aiming to learn lessons from citizen science projects and encourage more researchers and volunteers to get involved in what is an increasingly valuable approach for scientific discovery.
The guide is underpinned by a comprehensive report that presents current knowledge and experiences of using citizen science, with clear relevance to government policy across the UK. More information about UK-EOF's involvement in citizen science is available.