This is a place where we’ll share updates on the work of the NBN Secretariat as well as stories from our members and data partners across the Network.  We will also be blogging about the NBN Atlas to keep you up to date with all the exciting developments on the project.

If you would like to submit a blog post please contact Mandy Henshall for more information.

A time to celebrate!

Blog written by Rachel Tierney, SBIF Development Officer. Following Scotland’s call for a sustainable biodiversity data network, great energy went into working with stakeholders across…

My First Biological Record

Blog written by Jonathan Willet, BRISC Committee member. It might surprise you to know that Lourdes has played a part in the creation of SBIF.…

Why do Councils need access to biological data?

Blog written by Guy Harewood, Sustainable Development Officer at Stirling Council. First up, the formal introduction with the usual quotes from legislation and Government guidance…

SBIF Review shortlisted for CIEEM Awards

Blog written by Rachel Tierney, SBIF Development Officer. SBIF Review shortlisted for CIEEM Awards We are delighted to announce that the SBIF Review has been…

National data for a National Park

Blog written by Andy Ford, Head of Conservation, Cairngorms National Park. Before I get stuck into what the SBIF Review might mean for the Cairngorms…

SBIF from a marine scientist’s perspective

Blog written by Dr Joanne Porter, Associate Professor, Heriot Watt University. I have been a user of biological data from the marine environment since my…

SBIF from a Local Record Centre’s perspective

Blog written by Glenn Roberts, North East Scotland Biological Records Centre Co-ordinator. The outcome of the SBIF Review is very important for Scotland’s biodiversity. There…

Representing Sheffield: it was lovely to meet fellow UoS students Henry, Simon and Laura too!

My first conference!

Blog written by Laura Turner, a Biology Masters student at the University of Sheffield. Meeting the people protecting our wildlife: The National Biodiversity Network conference…

CJS turns 25!

Blog written by Kerryn Humphreys, CJS Editor The first edition of Countryside Jobs Service, which later became CJS Weekly, was published 25 years ago -…

Picturing the future

Blog written by Rachel Tierney, SBIF Development Officer How do the 24 recommendations set out in the SBIF Review fit together and what do they…

We’ve come a long way together

Blog written by Jo Judge, CEO NBN Trust. There is a long and rich history of biological recording in the UK, going back to amateur…

Old specimens, new life

Blog written by Dr Nick Fraser, Head of Department of Natural Sciences at National Museums Scotland. With an estimated accumulated total of over 3 billion…

From pipe dream to data flow

Blog written by Craig Macadam, Conservation Director at Buglife. As a child I was fascinated by wildlife. Growing up in rural Angus gave me ample…

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Nature for all

Blog written by Tom Sheppard. It can be difficult to explain elements of the work I do within the ecology and conservation field to my…

QGIS – is there something missing?

The Field Studies Council is conducting an online consultation on the FSC QGIS Plugin which will be of interest to many across the NBN.  As…

Opening up our data

Scotland’s environment web is working with partners including NBN Atlas Scotland, to mobilise environmental data, extending its reach and influence by turning it into accessible…

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