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Countryside Survey 2007
Data, software and
The Countryside Information System (CIS) is a Microsoft Windows-based program developed to give policy advisers, planners and researchers easy access to spatial information about the British countryside. The CIS provides access to information about the British countryside and allows users to combine, analyse and present a comprehensive range of environmental data. Data from CS2000 are available for use in CIS from the CS2000 web site - click here.
The UK Environmental Change Network is a multi-agency organisation, which established and maintains a network of sites within the UK from which to obtain measurements of long-term environmental variables. Analysis of these measurements may identify natural and human-induced environmental changes and improve understanding of the causes of change. The measurements should also help distinguish short-term fluctuations from long-term trends, and predict future changes. A module within CS2000 involved annual monitoring of vegetation at some ECN sites, in order to investigate the effects of year-to-year variations in vegetation between successive Countryside Surveys, and the associated weather conditions. Click here for more information.
The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) is a collaborative venture between a number of statutory and voluntary conservation organisations that will create an information network of biodiversity data, which currently is scattered both geographically and throughout different organisations. The network of local and national data centres will be accessible to anyone through the Internet.
The ECOFACT programme - a research programme carried out by CEH, and funded by DEFRA, NERC and the Scottish Executive. ECOFACT stands for ECOlogical FACTors controlling biodiversity in the British Countryside. Three Volumes are being published describing this research. The methods developed in this study, especially those described in Volume 2 'Measuring change in British vegetation', were applied within Countryside Survey 2000 for the period 1990 to 1998/99. ECOFACT Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are available on the web: click here.
UK organisations associated with CS2000