Significantly increase data use for a wide range of purposes.

Why? Biological data has the potential to be used multiple times, but it has not been applied as effectively as it might. This is due to a lack, or inconsistency, of data collection methodologies, problems with data accuracy, lack of data visibility and openness, slow uptake of new analysis and visualisation tools and limited awareness of how data may be applied.

The NBN will Priority Time-scale Priority for 2016-2017
1. Improve research methods for use of ad-hoc (casual) biological records Low Ongoing
2. Communicate regularly with data users and promote and demonstrate the many different examples of how biological data can be used, applied and visualised (through online tutorials, case studies and NBN eNews and other media) Moderate Ongoing  Working group 5: Increasing use of our data
3. Diversify the range of data and information products to provide a strategic resource to support decision-making Moderate Ongoing
4. Develop NBN Biodiversity Data services to provide for: biodiversity auditing, educational resources, ecological research, natural capital assessments, pollination services, invasive species management, state of the environment, planning and biodiversity offsetting Moderate One-off
5. Create biodiversity information products from the combined NBN data holdings Moderate Ongoing
6. Build a Biodiversity Planning Screening Tool to aid environmental and planning decision-making. Moderate One-off
7. Regularly publish information about NBN data holdings Moderate Ongoing


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