Non-Commercial Data Enquiries

CBDC provides an enquiry service for species, habitats and sites data to recording groups, members of the public, schools, colleges, students, researchers, etc. CBDC usually provides this service FREE of charge if the enquiry is not for planning, commercial use, agri-environmental schemes or funded research projects.

Free Data On The Web

Our aim is to make information about Cumbria’s natural environment used as widely as possible.  Therefore, much of our data has already been made available to the public via the NBN Gateway. In April 2017 NBN Gateway will be replaced by the NBN UK Living Atlas. Alternatively, you could search for a national recording scheme on the Biological Record Centre’s website.

Make An Enquiry To CBDC

If you need further information download and complete our Data Request form and email it to our Recording Officer. To ensure you get the information you require please read our guidance notes and read our terms and conditions. CBDC provides Standard Data Searches for species, sites and habitats. Read more about Standard Searches. If your needs are not covered by our standard search then please specify your requirements in an email with the form or contact our Recording Officer.

PLEASE NOTE:

CBDC reserves the right to exercise discretion in reducing or waiving charges where there is good cause.

Enquires for large amounts of data or complex enquiries that will take more than 1 hour of CBDC time are liable for charging, unless a Data Exchange Agreement is in place.

Enquiries for conservation and land management are usually chargeable. However, to support local biodiversity conservation we give each conservation charity with nature reserves/land in Cumbria who is actively contributing records to CBDC up to three free standard single site data requests per organisation per annum.

No chargeable service will be carried out without CBDC contacting the enquirer for confirmation to proceed.

If you need clarification about your enquiry please contact one of our staff will contact you before proceeding with the request.

 

 

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:24pm
Species of the week this week is the Glossy ibis, a very rare migrant bird to the UK.
This is the first ever Glossy ibis recorded in Cumbria in 1921, which is now a part of the Tullie house collection. https://t.co/jbfqQr35Js
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:23pm
We've recently been visiting some fantastic habitats across the @NorthPennAONB, working to establish Special #Invertebrate Sites. Can't wait for the field season to kick off, recording at these places with our #volunteers! @HLFNorthEast @heritagelottery #WednesdayMotivation https://t.co/8ly41goTJN CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 10:01pm
Lovely trip up to the woodlands near Irton Pike at the weekend, for the BBS field meeting (VC70) with Diane Dobson! Fell witness to the most spectacular tree stump I have ever seen! #bryophytes #LakeDistrict #Cumbria https://t.co/TPDljQFvtX CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 9:58pm
First day back in the office, with a Christmas present from @PlantlifeScot. These guides are totally brilliant - thank you so much. To receive your FREE copies email Scotland @plantlife.org.uk. Please RT & share! #lichens #bryophytes #fungi https://t.co/kiVnLmOOZb CumbriaBDC photo