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Citizen Science Data Entry Portals

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Scotland’s Environment Citizen Science Portal

Scotland’s Environment Citizen Science Portal – A place to share data and ideas on issues that matter to you

Covering topics as diverse as weather, soils, air quality, water quality and fascinating wildlife such as lampreys and riverflies, this portal provides an ideal way for you to get involved in Citizen Science projects. It makes it easy for you to gather, share, view and discuss your data with people that are interested in the same things as you. At the same time, your data helps the partners in Scotland’s Environment set priorities and make decisions.

Visit the portal at envscot-csportal.org.uk


Report an Invasive Non-Native Species

We need your information on where invasive non-native species occur, especially new arrivals in Scotland, to support management including biosecurity and, in some cases, eradication. Through this site, we would like to encourage the submission of records on the most concerning and damaging invasive non-native species.


iRecord – the site for managing and sharing your wildlife records

Do you have records of wildlife sightings that you want to share with others? If so, then iRecord is the place to go. The goal of iRecord is to make it easier for wildlife sightings to be collated, checked by experts and made available to support research and decision-making at local and national levels. Join iRecord now to share your sightings with the recording community, explore dynamic maps and graphs of your data and make a real contribution to science and conservation.

Consultants Portal

Consultants Portal - A new online recording and data management system for ecological consultants

This portal is for consultants and other biodiversity professionals to enter and manage their species data online. These records will be shared via the NBN Gateway and UK Atlas platforms so they can be re-used to support research, education, conservation and decision-making. Data will be made available to relevant national recording schemes and to Local Environmental Records Centres.

OPAL Citizen Science Surveys

OPAL Citizen Science Surveys

Help OPAL scientists with valuable research, learn new skills, have fun

OPAL is running surveys across the UK to learn more about the state of our environment, and they would like everyone to get involved. The surveys explore the health of our soils and trees, the quality of our air and water, the distribution of invertebrates, and the importance of hedges. They provide easy-to-follow survey instructions, straightforward ID guides and support from their community scientists across the UK.

Your contribution is important in helping scientists build up a picture of the UK's natural environment.