An important part of our work at GiGL is developing projects with our partners that use data to address their key questions and areas of work.
Please explore the examples below, illustrated by newsletter articles.
The All London Green Grid (ALGG) is a London-wide strategic project which provides a framework for the creation, enhancement and management of multifunctional green and open spaces.
This ambitious project utilises GiGL data and is supported by an evidence base partnership coordinated by GiGL.
Find out more here.
The London Underground has a surprising amount of overground land along its rail sides. When work occurs here, creating or maintaining habitats that best benefit biodiversity is an important aim, rail function and safety allowing.
GiGL have worked with partner London Underground to integrate information from the London Biodiversity Partnership's habitat suitability data (see Habitats Page) into regular site management systems. This helps to link planned work to opportunities and then to specific habitat management plans.
Read more in Suzie Jackman's "Underground Mapping" article.
The newly formed London Invasive Species Initiative (LISI) aims to co-ordinate action to prevent, control and eradicate invasive non-native species in London.
This important but sensitive work requires a good base of evidence and monitoring.
GiGL have collaborated with LISI to highlight relevant species within our database and create a system for storing this data in the future. A number of new invasive species based products are also in the pipeline.
Find out more by reading Jo Heisse's introduction to London Invasive Species Initiative.
Pre-screening of planning applications is important to identify ecological issues with developments and fulfill local authorities' duty to ensure legally protected species and priority habitats are protected from any adverse effects.
However screening is time-consuming and may require a biodiversity specialist, though some London local authorities do not have in-house ecological experts.
GiGL has worked with Natural England and a number of local authorities to develop an online tool that can address some of these problems and make screening a large number of planning applications for biodiversity more straight forward and achievable by experts and non-experts.
Please read more in Aldo Tanca's article "Planning for the Future"
May 24, 2013
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