ORGANISATION

Institute of Terrestrial Ecology, UK (ITE)

UK governmental agency, part of the National Environment Research Council (NERC), researching into all aspects of the UK terrestrial environment and its resources. Maintains a network of specialist research stations including the Environmental Information Centre (EIC), which aims to advance the use of computers for handling data/information in terrestrial ecology and to provide access to NERC data holdings, which include datasets from the Biological Databases Unit (spatially/temporally referenced databases on UK biodiversity, and databases on wildlife conservation sites in Europe), Remote Sensing Unit, Geographical Information Systems Unit. Maintains a network with access to data from other UK sites, as part of the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN: see separate entry)

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