Secretariat contact

Jo Savage


For the framework to succeed, ‘buy-in’ and ownership from the diverse community with an interest in observations is essential. This includes funders, scientists, policy makers and others who plan, undertake and /or use the results of observations.

The stakeholders of the framework are wider than the UKEOF membership and include industry and non-governmental organisations, who are encouraged to engage in appropriate UKEOF activities.

We are keen to support the wider UK environmental observation community in a variety of ways, such as providing helpful resources and opportunities for information exchange.

Our Working Groups enable us to support focussed UKEOF activities and upon experts from across the community. Follow the links below to find details of these Working Groups. If you would like to get involved in a Working Group, or find out more information, please contact the secretariat on

We have also organised two conferences since 2020, providing further opportunities for the environmental observation community to come together to exchange information and ideas:

In the current economic climate the importance of collaboration and the identification of opportunities to discuss efficiencies to maximise value for money has increased. UKEOF is therefore working to:

  • Provide support and a neutral space for discussions between organisations
  • Increase both recognition and value of longer term observation activities amongst funders, users and potential users
  • Support and provide advice where necessary to relevant groups and initiatives
  • Work with UKEOF partners and stakeholders to encourage the use of the UKEOF tool kit

The outputs of UKEOF activities will be targeted in relation to the issue as appropriate. However this relies on the community to be proactive – so please tell us if you want to be involved and how.

UKEOF also engages with and supports the wider community via social media, newsletters, our Wakelet feed and by providing resources on this website: