“Biological data collected and shared openly by the Network are central to the UK’s learning and understanding of its biodiversity and are critical to all decision-making about nature and the environment”

This is the NBN vision and the sharing of data is critical to us achieving it.

The benefits of sharing data

Wildlife information that is shared between organisations can help to support research, education, conservation and decision-making, to name just a few applications.  Increasingly more and more organisations are sharing their data openly, without restrictions and this is fully endorsed by the NBN.

Sharing data through the NBN and NBN Atlas

The NBN Atlas is a collaborative project that brings together biodiversity data from multiple sources and makes it available and usable online. It is the UK’s largest collection of freely available biodiversity data.  It is a great way for groups and organisations to share the wildlife information they hold more widely.

Go to the NBN Atlas

Read how to provide data to the NBN Atlas.

If you are new to biological recording, you can find out how to get involved here.