The Public Engagement Observatory of the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) maps the many different ways that people are engaging with energy, climate change and net zero on an ongoing basis.

It openly shares, experiments with, and undertakes these mappings with others to help make energy and climate-related decisions, innovations and participation more just, responsible and responsive to society.

Through its network, the Observatory makes connections and encourages learning across wider systems of public engagement in the UK and internationally. 

The Observatory is led out of the Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) Research Group at the University of East Anglia where the Observatory team is based. The work of the Observatory is overseen by an Advisory Group.

Find out more about what we do and the Observatory approach. Further information about the aims, approach and functions of the Public Engagement Observatory is summarised in this briefing.