The map contains data about pressures on the environment as well as the way wildlife is responding to those pressures. More datasets will be added over time.
Bloomin' Algae (BA): A citizen science app for reporting the presence of harmful algal blooms of blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria). The app helps speed up public health warnings and can help teach you how to recognise the risks to you, children and animals. Real time BA data available.
Environment Agency (EA N+P): Water quality data, including phosphate and nitrate as well as other important physical and chemical information. These sites may be measured repeatedly throughout the year on a regular basis and can show seasonal and annual changes. Real time EA N+P data available.
Environment Agency (EA I): The Lotic-invertebrate Index for Flow Evaluation (LIFE) and the Drought Effect of Habitat Loss on Invertebrates (DEHLI) index for each EA monitoring site. EA I data last updated November 2020.
FreshWater Watch (FWW): One-off water quality measurements recorded by citizen scientists. WaterBlitz events aim to gather as much comparable data as possible within a short time frame. FWW data last updated May 2021.
Riverfly Partnership (RFP): Aquatic invertebrate data collected under the Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative. Sites with health scores that repeatedly fall below a 'trigger level' are subject to further investigation by the Environment Agency. RFP data last updated October 2020.
This data portal is a collaboration between UKCEH and Earthwatch. Using this 'integrated evidence base', we encourage citizen scientists to work with the Environment Agency and with one another to protect and improve the environment.