Together with Land Cover Map 2000, many of the results and data from the Countryside Survey 2000 field survey are now available to science and policy communities. CS2000 is moving into a research-dominated phase, the aim of which is to refine our understanding of what the Survey's results can tell us about the countryside. The research will also influence plans for any future survey.
Following discussions with the organisations involved in the design and management of CS2000, a paper, Proposals for CS2000 Follow-up Research: A Report on Issues and Funding Possibilities (April 2001) was prepared by Roy Haines-Young (CEH). To download this report in PDF format (159 Kb), click here.
The paper identified five major research themes (see box).
post-CS2000 research themes
To address these questions, consortia are being established amongst members of the CS2000 Advisory Group. The following projects are now underway, and further projects are planned:
In the longer term, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and others involved in CS2000 are looking to find new partners in the science and policy communities, with whom they can address further issues. In this way a broader perspective and deeper understanding of the countryside can be developed. The CS2000 results are a valuable resource for such work.
Anyone interested in using CS2000 data should first explore this web site, before contacting John Watkins, CEH Merlewood (e-mail email@example.com). John can also be contacted if you wish to discuss joint research with CEH.
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