Database of the UK Environmental Change NetworkEntry ID: EIC24_ENVIRONMENTAL_CHANGE
Abstract: The Environmental Change Network (ECN) is a multi-agency, long-term
monitoring programme for identifying and quantifying environmental changes
associated with man's activities.
It aims to distinguish man-made changes from natural variations and
trends, and to give early warning of undesirable effects.
ECN measurements are collected regularly at a growing number of network
sites ... (currently 10 terrestrial and 37 freshwater) throughout the UK,
using standardised protocols.
The data cover a wide range of physical, chemical and biological
parameters, including climate, air quality and flow, soil development and
chemistry, invertebrates, vertebrates, vegetation, land use and site
Oracle and Arc-Info are used to handle the resulting temporal and
spatial database, incorporating meta-information on data specifications,
origins and quality.
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints ACCESS BY DISCUSSION AND ARRANGEMENT
Use Constraints USE BY DISCUSSION AND ARRANGEMENT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44 1487 773381
Phone: +44 1487 773467
Email: t.moffat at ite.ac.uk
Environmental Information Centre Institute of Terrestrial Ecology Monks Wood
Province or State: Cambs
Postal Code: PE17 2LS
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 1996-11-18