BESS has clear linkages with other UK initiatives. These include the following NERC programmes:

BESS is also linked to Defra's Ecosystems Knowledge Network There are also potential links to the Defra Demonstration Catchments and Natural England’s Pilot Areas programmes as well as the UK Environmental Change Network, which contributes to the wider European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Network

BESS is expected to be congruent with the aims of a second phase of the National Ecosystem Assessment, and will be a major contributor to the Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) programme.


Details on BESS partners will be posted shortly.