The UK Status, Change and Projections of the Environment (UK-SCAPE) programme is one of UKCEH’s major activities delivering significant UK National Capability. Its vision is the development of a whole system approach to addressing environmental challenges in the UK. This requires recognising that land, soil, water, air and biodiversity are deeply interconnected systems.
The UK-SCAPE mission is to:
- 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 underpins new research and data science activities that build upon and extend established areas of UKCEH's portfolio.