Is there a charge for data?

The vast majority of our data is available free of charge.  In some rare instances we may have to make a small charge to cover our own data licensing costs.  For example, in some cases our data products have been derived from third-party data (such as Ordnance Survey data) which costs us to use.

We will always make you aware if there is likely to be a charge.

If you download a 'free' dataset you will be able to access it almost instantly (depending on the size of the data). If there is a potential cost, you will be contacted by CEH's licensing team to let you know exactly how much it will cost and what licence you need to agree. At this stage you can choose to pay for the data or decline.