Irish Vegetation Classification
Welcome to the web-pages of the Irish Vegetation Classification (IVC). The IVC is an ongoing project which aims to classify, describe and map in detail all aspects of natural and semi-natural vegetation in Ireland within a single, unified framework.
The IVC should be of use to anyone with interests in areas such as habitat mapping, Annex I habitats, conservation research or impact assessment including field surveyors, scientific officers, environmental planners and managers, policy makers, students and academics. Through these web-pages, you can:
- understand the background to the project
- explore the current classification and access synopses of the defined communities
- follow the progress on the production of the IVC and read about the methodologies
- classify your own vegetation data using the dedicated web application, ERICA
This work is a collaboration between the National Parks and Wildlife Service, BEC Consultants and the National Biodiversity Data Centre. Funding has been provided by the NPWS.