About us

We are a world-leading Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science; a community built upon the collective strengths of Lancaster University and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Our vision is to grow a collaborative, trans-disciplinary community of environmental and data scientists; driven by a shared ambition to tackle the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. We believe that this can only be achieved by developing a new kind of science, that is open, collaborative, data-driven and integrative. Our philosophy is to break down traditional boundaries, foster new connections between disciplines and, in doing so, significantly expand knowledge and insight about the data-rich world that we inhabit. Please browse our projects, explore our community and – if you share our vision – join us on this journey.