Learn how to spot Spring Flowers and become a Citizen Scientist
with Oisín Duffy from the Waterford’s National Biodiversity Data Centre
Friday 26 February 11am – 12noon
Discover how to spot 20 easily identifiable spring flowers and how you can become a Citizen Scientist and learn how to record your findings and contribute to furthering plant conservation in Ireland. Also find out more about the National Biodiversity Data Centre which is based in Waterford and how Biodiversity data is 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.
Oisín Duffy is the Surveys and Records Officer with the National Biodiversity Data Centre:
He has responsibility for the management of Ireland’s Citizen Science Portal and overseeing the delivery of the Data Centre’s data validation processes with partners. He provides active support to the recording network to improve the quality and quantity of data submitted. He also leads the Centre’s work on the development of new surveys to address existing knowledge gaps.
This event is part of the Biodiversity on Your Doorstep – Learning from Nature series of free online events presented by Europe Direct, Waterford, Waterford Libraries and Waterford City & County Council Environmental Department.