Devon Biodiversity Records Centre: Boosting Access to Data
DBRC collects, manages and makes available records of wildlife, with a database of over 4.5 million records being updated by 2,000-5,000 records a month. DBRC also manage data on wildlife habitats and geological sites, and actively engage in partnership and community led projects to deliver field surveys and training in biological recording/species ID to a range of age groups and skill levels. DBRC is one of a national network of Local Environmental Records Centres in the UK.
Impact Lab support has been focused on the collection of data around schools in the Tamar Valley, identifying schools located close to rivers/bodies of water and engaging students in green space activity. Work has also included collecting demographic data at Lower Layer Super Output Area level, mapping this data on to an Open Street map of the Tamar Valley, and collecting mapping data of footpaths, bridle ways and cycle paths.