The Environment Agency (EA) collection contains aerial photography of locations across south-east England. The agency was established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment of England. It works to create better places for people and wildlife, and supports sustainable development.
Within England, the Environment Agency is responsible for:
- regulating major industry and waste
- treatment of contaminated land
- water quality and resources
- inland river, estuary and harbour navigations
- conservation and ecology
- managing the risk of flooding from surface water, groundwater and watercourses
The EA regularly commissons aerial surveys to support its work. Following analysis and exploitation of the imagery, its holdings of analogue aerial photographic film covering south-east England were transferred to the care and management of NCAP in 2016.