Explore Your Shore is a Citizen Science project funded by the Environmental Protection Agency focused on increasing our knowledge of the distribution of our intertidal species, exploring their potential as bio-indicators of water quality and climate change, and highlighting actions we can all take to tackle water pollution and climate change. See https://exploreyourshore.ie/



Annual Recorders Meeting 2019

The Annual Recorders event was an enjoyable weekend spent searching for the Shrill Carder Bumblebee in the Burren, August 2019.


World Bee Day 2019

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins welcoming Prof. Jane Stout (left) and Dr. Úna FitzPatrick to Arás an Uachtaráin to mark World Bee Day 2019.

GBIF 25th Governing Board Meeting

In October 2018, Ireland’s National Biodiversity Data Centre was delighted to host the 25th meeting of the Governing Board of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) in Kilkenny. GBIF is a global network of 59 Participant Countries and 38 international organisations and initiatives, working together to share data and information on the world’s biological diversity.
To find out more about the work of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, https://www.g




Vivienne Kelly & Tomás Murray accepting the DatSci award ‘Best Use of Data to achieve Social Impact’ 2018 on behalf of Compass Informatics and the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

National Biodiversity Data Centre, with Compass Informatics, signing a collaboration agreement for expertise exchange and shared learning with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). The formulation and signing of the Agreement builds on existing working links and will formalise a much closer working relationship between Ireland and South Africa.  The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) contributes to South Africa’s sustainable development by facilitating access to biodiversity data, generating information and knowledge, building capacity, and providing policy advice.

Annual Recorders Meeting, Belmullet 2017

Monitoring scheme recorders


Some of our many monitoring scheme recorders who came together for an Annual Recorders Event in Belmullet in 2017, in search for the Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus)