Co-located and connected activities

As well as collecting data for ECN purposes at our sites, we also contribute to a wide range of environmental observing and research initiatives. This co-location of data collection is an important aspect of environmental observation at ECN sites.

The contributions that each terrestrial ECN site makes to other UK and international observation and research initiatives are listed below. These contributions are made through a mix of standard ECN monitoring and additional monitoring or research located close to where ECN measurements are made. Much of the monitoring made in addition to ECN standard observations is carried out by ECN Site Managers.

Exclosures at Moor House from the air
Exclosures at Hard Hill, Moor House, where scientists have studied the effects of grazing & controlled burning on the vegetation since 1954

Site codes & main habitats

Lowland grassland / agricultural sites: HIL = Hillsborough; NOR = North Wyke; POR = Porton; ROT = Rothamsted; WYT = Wytham

Wooded: ALI = Alice Holt; CAI = Cairngorm; ROT = Rothamsted; WYT = Wytham

Upland moor / pasture: CAI = Cairngorm; GLE = Glensaugh; SOU = Sourhope; MOO = Moor House; SNO = Snowdon

 

Butterfly Monitoring Scheme
11 sites: ALI - CAI - GLE - HIL - MOO - NOR - POR - ROT1 - SNO - SOU - WYT

LTER-Europe & eLTER2
11 sites: ALI - CAI - GLE - HIL - MOO - NOR - POR - ROT - SNO - SOU - WYT

UKEAP National Ammonia Monitoring Network
10 sites: ALI - CAI - GLE - MOO - NOR - POR - ROT - SNO - SOU - WYT

Rothamsted Light Trap Network
9 sites: ALI - CAI - GLE - MOO - NOR - POR - ROT - SOU - WYT

COSMOS-UK soil moisture network
8 sites: ALI - GLE - MOO - NOR - POR - ROT - SOU - WYT

UKEAP Precip-Net
6 sites: CAI - GLE - HIL - MOO - ROT - SNO

UKEAP Rural NO2 network
6 sites: CAI - GLE - HIL - MOO - ROT - SNO

Hull University Pollen trap network
5 sites: ALI - MOO - NOR - ROT - SNO

UKEAP Acid Gases & Aerosol Network
4 sites: GLE - HIL - MOO - ROT

ECT Long-Term Experiment located at same site
4 sites: HIL - MOO - NOR - ROT- WYT (x2)

Met Office Rainfall Network
2 sites: GLE - MOO

UK Upland Waters Monitoring Network via the co-located stream sites indicated
2 sites: CAI (Allt a'Mharcaidh) - MOO (Trout Beck)

ICP Forests
1 site: ALI

Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments, (GLORIA)
1 site: CAI

Radioactive Incident Monitoring Network (RIMNET)
1 site: ROT

INTERACT (Arctic, sub-Arctic and alpine research stations)
1 site: CAI

1Ceased in 2010

2Through LTER-Europe, ECN also contributes to research and data synthesis activities of the International Long-Term Ecological Research Network, ILTER