British Geological Survey observatories

River Eden demonstration test catchment
  • The Hollin Hill landslide observatory is located in Yorkshire, England. The site captures real time weather and soil geophysics data to monitor a range of soil and geology parameters relating to a small active landslip. The data from the ALERT system will be made available as a live stream on this website in the near future.
  • The Shelford earth observatory is predominantly used for arable agriculture and covers an area of about 1.5 km2 close to the village of Shelford, near Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. The site is currently being used as a basis of several studies as it offers an excellent opportunity to study shallow groundwater alluvial/terrace soil interactions in an area liable to flooding.
  • The River Eden demonstration test catchment (EdenDTC) is a Defra funded research project in the Vale of Eden near Penrith, Cumbria, England. The aim of the project is to assess if it is possible to cost effectively mitigate diffuse pollution from agriculture whilst maintaining agricultural productivity. Data analysis includes a range of soil management interventions linked to water quantity and quality monitoring.