Introduction to Irish Vegetation Classification & ERICA

Friday, 20 September 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM GST

WIT West Campus, Carriganore, Co. Waterford, EIRE, Ireland

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Friday, 20 September 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM GST

National Biodiversity Data Centre, WIT West Campus, Carriganore, Co. Waterford, EIRE, Ireland.

Workshop Leader: Philip Perrin

Venue: National Biodiversity Data Centre, Waterford

Date: Friday, 20th September

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Audience: Professional ecologist

Fee: €50

This workshop will introduce the Irish Vegetation Classification, a dynamic community-level scheme for describing and mapping Irish semi-natural vegetation. We will cover the structure and scope of the classification, examples of communities from different habitats and the resources available to practitioners, including the online ERICA application.  A practical session on the campus will used to demonstrate how the classification can be applied.

National Biodiversity Data Centre

The National Biodiversity Data Centre is a national organisation for the collection, collation, management, analysis and dissemination of data on Ireland’s biological diversity. Biodiversity data are a key requirement for understanding our natural surroundings, for tracking change in our environment and for gaining a greater insight on how we benefit from, and impact upon, the ecosystem goods and services provided by biological diversity; a national asset which contributes at least €2.6 billion to the Irish economy each year. The Data Centre was established by the Heritage Council in 2007 and is funded by the Heritage Council and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The Centre is operated under a service level agreement by Compass Informatics Limited, an information and location technologies company focused on applications in natural resources and planning. National Biodiversity Data Centre Beechfield House WIT West Campus Carriganore Co. Waterford

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