Resources from our partners

From our partners

Here we've listed selected resources provided by UKEOF's partners. These represent a small fraction of our partners' collective outputs.

Notes: (1) Publication / release dates are shown where applicable. (2) Although we try to maintain the correct links to external resources, we cannot guarantee that these links will work. If you find a broken link, please contact us.

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Hydrology Data Explorer● Environment Agency / Defra
This is a data portal enabling you to access live and historic hydrometric and water quality data for England from the Environment Agency.

SOil funDamentals (SOD) tool ● UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
A free web tool to help land managers monitor and improve the health of soil in common habitats in Britain. Developed using data from the UKCEH Countryside Survey, which has been exploring the changes in soils and vegetation across Great Britain since 1978. 

UKCEH Water Resources Portal ● UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The UK Water Resources Portal is an interactive tool to monitor the UK hydrological situation in (near) real-time at a range of spatial scales.

REPORTS ● 2022
Reports exploring efficiency of data flow into the UK Marine Strategy ● Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Under the UK Marine Strategy (UK MS) the UK is required to determine and measure the status of the health of its seas, drawing on data drawn from multiple sources. JNCC has undertaken work on behalf of Defra to understand where biodiversity data collected by statutory environmental bodies is published and how it flows into the UK MS indicator assessments.

Land Cover Map 2021MAP / SPATIAL DATA ● 2022
Land Cover Map 2021 ● UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
The Land Cover Map 2021, the ninth in the time series, depicts broad habitats including grasslands, arable, water, woodlands, urban and suburban across the length and breadth of the country. Each pixel represents a 10-metre square of land, which means one can identify narrow features of the landscape such as hedgerows or smaller waterways.

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

REPORT ● 2019
Natural England Chief Scientist report 2019: Monitoring and Indicators ● Natural England
Focusses on Natural England work around monitoring and indicators.

BGS eathquake information website mapINFORMATION & DATA
Earthquake information ●
British Geological Survey

Includes details of recent earthquakes in Britain and other parts of the globe, online data feeds, a searchable database of earthquakes and survey aimed at the general public to help gather information tremors felt by people.

Environment Platform Wales ● Welsh Government; Natural Resources 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. "Environment Platform Wales aims to increase the quality and relevance of evidence available for environmental management and policy making in Wales. We do this by supporting researchers to engage directly with Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales through workshops and working groups and by supporting the development of large-scale funding applications that have direct relevance to Welsh policy makers."

UKCEH training courses ● UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
UKCEH offers a range of training courses, some of which may be of interest to environmental observation practitioners. Selected courses provided by other organisations are also listed

Free satellite data and Data Procurement Initiative ● UK Space Agency
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. In March 2019, UKSA procured access to an unprecedented amount of high resolution satellite imagery of the UK under a trial programme. It is available for use by the public sector and those demonstrating a working collaboration with the public sector.

Natural England Natural Capital Indicators 2018 report coverREPORT ● 2018
Natural Capital Indicators: for defining and measuring change in natural capital ● Natural England
This Natural England report identifies key components of the environment, essential for the long term provision of benefits on which society relies. It outlines a new approach to developing indicators and highlights those which may provide effective early warnings of change.

REPORT ● 2018
UK natural capital: Ecosystem service accounts, 1997 to 2015
 ● Office for National Statistics
The latest UK natural capital accounts, published 30/01/2018, estimating the volume and value of benefits we receive from the UK natural capital. The accounts highlight the relative importance of key services provided by UK natural assets, including recreational benefits, air pollutant removal and the provision of energy and water.

REPORT ● 2017
UK tree cover outside woodlands ● Forestry Commission
Summary report and statistical report on the area of land under tree cover in small woods, groups of trees and lone trees outside National Forest Inventory (NFI) woodland. Also includes spreadsheets with the numbers and mean areas of these tree cover features, plus estimates of lengths and areas of hedgerows. Statistics are for England, Scotland, Wales, GB, individual NFI regions, and separately for urban and rural areas.

Weather Observation Website screenshotWEATHER DATA & CITIZEN SCIENCE
Weather Observations Website ● Met Office
The Met Office's Weather Observations Website (WOW) allows people to share their weather observations, weather impacts and weather-related photos.

REPORT ● 2016
Options for a New Integrated Natural Resource Monitoring Framework for Wales
 ● UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology; British Geological Survey; Welsh Government; Natural Resources Wales
The GMEP project was tasked with identifying options and developing recommendations for an integrated natural resources monitoring framework for Wales