The National Biodiversity Network is a UK wide partnership and it also has a global role as the UK node for GBIF, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

An exciting development in terms of “where we are” in the UK relates to how data are being collated and made available.  The NBN Atlas is an online tool that provides a platform to engage, educate and inform people about the natural world. It is helping to improve biodiversity knowledge, opening up research possibilities and changing the way environmental management is carried out in the UK.

NBN Atlas Timeline

May 2016 – NBN Atlas Scotland launched

April 2017 – NBN Atlas and NBN Atlas Wales launched

April 2018 – NBN Atlas Isle of Man launched

May 2019 – NBN Atlas Northern Ireland launched.

The NBN Atlas supports the NBN Trusts first strategic ambition : The NBN Atlas is the ‘go to’ place for sharing, finding and accessing UK biodiversity data.