Lowland Peat Network

The purpose of the Lowland Peat Network is to monitor greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes in near real time across lowland peat sites in England and Wales. It contributes to the wider UK Land Flux Network (listed separately above) which otherwise focuses predominantly on uplands. Peatlands store very large volumes of carbon, and their performance as a source or sink of greenhouse gases depends on how they are managed. Quantifying net GHG emissions and storage in peatland is important to meet the UK's GHG accounting commitments, and to inform environmental policy and mitigation actions to achieve Net Zero.