The Natural Environment Research Council
(NERC) has seven subject-based environmental data centres (EDCs) to store and distribute data from its own research programmes and data that are of general use to the environmental research community. These data centres are sometimes called the NERC designated Data Centres.
The Data Centres
The NERC Environmental Data Centres and their areas of responsibility are as follows:
- Polar Science
- Atmospheric Science
- Marine Science
- Terrestrial & Freshwater Science
- Earth Sciences
- Earth Observation
- Solar terrestrial physics (Earth Orientated)
They hold data from environmental scientists working in the UK ans around the world.They provide access to a comprehensive data and information resource about our environment, through the web ().Access to these data is freely available to students, researchers and stakeholders, as well as business users and policy makers, to help them understand the environment in which we live.
Each data centre works to build user confidence, using common data formats and noting sources, contexts, and degrees of accuracy. They combine expertise in the scientific collection of information, state-of-the-art data management and preservation techniques, making them an important national asset.
NERC Data Policy
The NERC Data Policy is commitment to support the long-term management of environmental data and also outlines the roles and responsibilities of all those involved in collecting and... Read More