The UK Status, Change and Projections of the Environment (UK-SCAPE) programme vision is the development of a whole system approach. By recognising the interdependencies of land, soil, water, air and biodiversity the UK will be able to address current and future environmental challenges.
- Work towards and promote an integrated understanding of the dynamics of our environment
- Support the community in the provision of data, models and knowledge based resources.
- Shape the direction of future ecological and hydrological research
- Enable the UK to deliver a world leading, sustainable system of environmental management and conservation
UK-SCAPE draws upon UKCEH expertise and capability to deliver monitoring and observation across a range of environments. This underpinning element is supplemented with new research activity and data science that bring cohesion to established areas of UKCEH portfolio.
Over twenty projects and two research programmes within UK-SCAPE address their own science questions and provide fundamental research and outputs for the wider community. Collaboration and partnerships are unique to each activity and mirror the interconnection and associated dependencies of environmental science.