Posts Tagged ‘ALERC’

ALERC Conference

Once a year, local environmental records centres (LERCs) have the opportunity to meet at their association’s (ALERC) conference. As we all operate in separate geographic locations, it is great to come together to share learning and inspiration. This year, it was also good to celebrate our new status as accredited members of ALERC.

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Sharing is Caring

CIEEM requires its members to share data with records centres. Yet in many cases this is not happening. Should ecologists, developers or records centres be concerned? A group of Build UK members teamed up with GiGL, ALERC, and The Ecology Consultancy to investigate why more wildlife information is not currently being shared, and to find a solution.

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The Consultants’ Portal

Working in association with CIEEM and ALERC, the National Biodiversity Network has created the consultants portal to address the lack of a standard sharing process for biological records collected by environmental consultants.

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Gatecrashing the Gateway

Publicly available planning figures show 17,000 planning applications were assessed in London between January and March last year (2011). In the same period, GiGL delivered just 144 data searches. While not all applications have a potential impact on London’s biodiversity and open spaces, this gap in numbers is very worrying and means less than 1% of planning applications in London are being informed by the GiGL partnership’s data.

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Branding GiGL. Brand new GiGLer

Welcome to the 9th edition of the GiGLer and the first version of our new ‘iGiGLer’.

In this issue, we have moved away from PDF files, a sophisticated way of delivering information back in 2006, to this new web-based format. The new iGiGLer will enable us to better communicate what we do. It houses all archive articles, providing a valuable resource of information on our services, partners and data holdings.

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ALERC alert

We are really pleased that the Association of Local Environmental Records Centres (ALERC) has recently become a Community Interest Company – a not for profit company whose income will be reinvested to further expand and raise the profile of records centres across the UK. After three years of work behind the scenes by a number…

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