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Public bodies

British Geological Survey (BGS) The UK's national centre for earth science information and it's foremost supplier of geoscience solutions.
British National Space Centre Britain's space agency - to provide a focus for UK civil space policies
Directgov - Government information portal The first entry point to UK public sector information on the Internet.
CORDIS - the Community Research and Development Information Service Unique inititative for strengthening the competetiveness of European organisations.
Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (DTLR) Aim: to improve the quality of life by promoting sustainable development at home and abroad, fostering economic prosperity and supporting local democracy.
Department of Health (DOH) Website for health and social care professionals, academics and other interested parties.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Government Department aiming "to increase competitiveness and scientific excellence in order to generate higher levels of sustainable growth and productivity in a modern economy.
English Nature Statutory service responsible for looking after England's variety of wild plants and animals, the country's biodiversity, and it's natural features.
Environment Agency, The News, information, research and data about the environment of England and Wales.
European Environment Agency Europe's gateway to environmental information.
Food and Agriculture Organisation, UN Mandate: to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations.
Geography Discipline Network, The Aim: to develop and disseminate good practice in the teaching, learning and assessment of geography in higher education.
Hydrographic Office, The Mission: to meet national, defence and civil customer's needs for navigational charts, and other hydrographic information in support of safe navigation.
Institute Of Hydrology, The Mission: to advance the science of hydrology through research leading to a better understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes in the hydrological cycle at local, regional and global scales.
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology The leading body in the UK for research, survey, and monitoring in terrestrial and freshwater environments.
Macaulay Institute, Cardiff Mission: undertakes integrated study of the physical, environmental and social consequences of land use.
Met Office, The Aim: to be an effective, modern and efficient national meteorological service for the UK.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Government Department that deals with the environment, food and rural affairs.
Office for National Statistics (ONS) Aim: to meet the need for greater coherence, improved presentation and easier public access to government statistics.
Office of Science and Technology (OST) Role: to maintain and develop excellence in UK science, engineering and technology and to maximise their contribution to sustainable wealth creation and quality of life in the UK.
Scottish Executive Role: to supply reference material and information explaining what the Scottish Executive does and how it does it.
Soil Survey and Land Research Institute Conducts research and consultancy and offers a range of scientific services relating to soil resources in the UK.
US Environmental Protection Agency Aim: to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment.
US Geological Survey Provides reliable scientific information to: describe and understand the Earth; minimise the impact of natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy and mineral resources; enhance and protect quality of life.