The National Biodiversity Data Centre

Episode 12,  May 21, 2021, 01:46 PM

The National Biodiversity Data Centre, which was established by the Heritage Council in 2007 collects and manages data on Ireland’s biodiversity. The Data Centre is jointly funded by the Heritage Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

The National Biodiversity Data Centre, which was established by the Heritage Council in 2007 collects and manages data on Ireland’s biodiversity.
 
The Data Centre is jointly funded by the Heritage Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
 
In order to conserve Ireland’s biodiversity, we need to document what biodiversity we have, understand how it is distributed across the island of Ireland and its marine waters, track how it is changing over time, and communicate the importance of conserving biodiversity. 
 
Addressing these knowledge gaps and building the scientific evidence base to help its conservation is central to the work of the Data Centre.
 
In addition to the core work, funding is provided to oversee and assist with implementation of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (2021-2025), which is endorsed by over 61 governmental and non-governmental organisations in Ireland.
 
In today’s podcast, Dr Liam Lysaght, Director of the Data Centre, explains why it was established and the strategic importance of its work, Oisin Duffy, Surveys and Records Officer, talks about the Citizen Science Portal and Niamh Phelan, Biodiversity Engagement Officer, discusses the Data Centre’s outreach and training work.
 
On with the show..

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