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Planning for Biodiversity’s Future

…n biodiversity loss. 1. Coverage and data flow The Scottish Biodiversity Information Forum (SBIF) review found that in Scotland there are, “geographic and taxonomic gaps in the availability and currency of data”. This is likely to be similar in England. The 2019 State of Nature report outlined that data from many sources are made available through the National Biodiversity Network’s (NBN) Atlas, which includes nearly 230 million species occurrence…

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GiGl Contacts

…r records can be sent to her directly, or sightings can be entered via the online form. Contact Lyndsey if you have any queries about the species data, including verification, or to discuss working in partnership with GiGL, including projects to record and access data in London. Mandy Rudd Chief Executive Primary contact for media enquiries and opportunities for business development. Mandy is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction…

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Data for Research

…ask for a follow-up email. GiGL staff will acknowledge the request and ask for further information if needed. You must sign and return a student data use licence to GiGL. Please note, a hand written signature is required. This can be scanned, inserted into the document and emailed. We will aim to send the requested data within 10 working days of receiving a signed student data use licence. At the project end (at most one year after the Data Use Li…

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Knowles Knows: Demystifying the Data Exchange

…. species name, date recorded, etc.) to be stored alongside geographical information, allowing the information to be analysed together using GIS software such as Q, ArcGIS or MapInfo. They make maps that are interactive – changing resolution as you zoom in and out, allowing different layers to be displayed and hidden, and different labels and colour schemes to be applied. GIS also allows data to be interrogated and analysed automatically, for exam…

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LERCs: it’s not always about data

…area. LERCs support and collaborate with a network of experts to ensure information is robust, and make information products and services accessible to a range of audiences including decision-makers, the public, and researchers.” www.alerc.org.uk Even though LERCs are mostly associated with biodiversity data, they often provide services that are not strictly related to the data they hold and manage. Below are just a few examples of the wealth of…

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Planning policy

…in London’s planning. The Mayor’s London Plan sets out London’s framework for development for local plans to fit to. The Mayor considers planning proposals of strategic importance. Biodiversity Strategy London Environment Strategy Supplementary Planning Guidance All London Green Grid Greater London Authority guidance Railways Trees Climate Local There are 35 local planning authorities in Greater London, including 32 boroughs, the City of London a…

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Planning for Better Biodiversity Outcomes

…out how biodiversity is currently being taken into account and about the challenges faced. The information collected then informed the production of resources and training for use by LPA planners as guidance when looking into biodiversity matters of development projects. We are grateful to everyone who responded to our call to participate in the first phase of the project. Representatives from 23 London LPAs shared their views and experiences with…

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The Riverfly Monitoring Initiative: an update

…rhaps more important than ever to fight to protect these blue spaces, both for ourselves and for the tiny creatures that help us understand how healthy their watery home really is. You can hear Joe Pecorelli talk about Riverfly Monitoring in Greater London as part of an online series of events provided by the London Natural History Society – sign up via Eventbrite. If you would like to hear about citizen science opportunities on London’s rivers in…

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Publications

…ut guidance for local authorities on how and when to access biodiversity information to inform their work. Download local authority guidance Published: August 2018 ALERC Guide to Open Data An introduction to open, shared and closed data. Download factsheet. National Biodiversity Network Trust Guidance for Using Atlas Data Here you can find guidance for using biological data made available via the NBN Atlas. London and South East Local Environmenta…

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