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University of Nottingham
Committee Room G
Tuesday 25th October 2016 (15:30-17:00)

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Citizens, Scientists, Spiders and other species: How a network from Nottingham has influenced the biodiversity of the UK and beyond

About the event

Following the publication of the State of Nature Report 2016 this panel discussion will look at the challenges facing Government to ensure the availability of open data to enable decision takers in government, industry and local communities to take better, environmentally friendly decisions. We will discuss why the NBN Atlas will be the biodiversity tool for businesses and citizen scientists and show that taking care of a money spider really does bring health, wealth and happiness.


  • Barry Gardiner MP (Shadow Secretary for Energy & Climate Change) - chair
  • David Askew (Director of Evidence, Natural England)
  • Dr Sara Goodacre (Nottingham Lead, Open Air Laboratories)
  • Dr Jo Judge (Chief Executive, National Biodiversity Network)

Supported by National Biodiversity Network Trust and Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) 


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