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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.

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Recent meetings of our Working Groups
Several of our thematic Working Groups have held meetings recently. The Citizen Science WG met in May, as did the EO Cal/Val WG, and our Natural Capital WG last met in April. All the groups are making plans for their meetings during the autumn and winter. Our next newsletter - coming soon - will have more details of Working Group activities, so be sure to check it out. Why not subscribe to receive it in your inbox?

Catalogue offline
We have taken the UKEOF environmental observations catalogue offline due to technical issues. We are also planning to review and update the content and migrate the records to another platform. More on this in due course.

UKEOF EO Cal/Val Working Group meeting: Optimal integration of drone surveys within UK Environmental Monitoring
Details of meeting
The second meeting of our EO Cal/Val Working Group will take place online on 18 May 2022.

Links to recordings
In January 2022 the UKEOF UK DNA Working Group held a week-long series of webinars on eDNA. The recordings of these popular sessions are now available to view.

See available talks
Some of the talks given at our recent conference Approaches to environmental monitoring for natural capital reporting across the UK: Merits of closer coordination are now available either as videos or PDF slide sets.

Conference details and registration
Approaches to environmental monitoring for natural capital reporting across the UK: Merits of closer coordination will take place online on 1st March 2022.

Help us to improve the UKEOF Catalogue
We'd love to hear your views on how we can improve the UKEOF Catalogue of environmental observation activities.

Habitat Condition Indicators Advice Note
This publication from our Natural Capital Working Group considers why quality/condition indicators are important for monitoring natural capital.

Data Portals Advice Note
Data portals facilitate access to, and reuse of, data and information. This note by the UKEOF Data Advisory Group covers some of the key elements to consider when designing and implementing them.

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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

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