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About CEDaR

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CEDaR, Centre for Environmental Data and Recording, is the Local Records Centre for Northern Ireland, and facilitates the collection, collation, management and dissemination of biodiversity and geodiversity information for Northern Ireland and its coastal waters.

CEDaR is a partnership between Northern Ireland Environment Agency, National Museums Northern Ireland and the recording community of Northern Ireland.

Many individuals and groups within the recording community are members of the Environmental Recorder’s Group (ERG). Those individuals and organisations who directly supply CEDaR with their records to store on its databases are known as satellite sites – there are more than twenty such sites.

One of CEDaR’s core objectives is to facilitate recording projects or initiatives, normally five each year. These projects are typically partnerships between a number of funders and members of the wider recording community.

CEDaR uses Recorder 6 to hold all terrestrial and freshwater records.
CEDaR currently holds the following number of records: 

Terrestrial and freshwater: 2,044,147 (on Recorder 6)
Marine: 411, 488 (on Marine Recorder)
Other databases: 17,000+

Data Sharing Agreement

If you share your data with CEDaR please download and fill in our Data Sharing Agreement. CEDaR are keen to ensure this new agreement is in place for all data providers and are happy to discuss the agreement with you. Please contact Pauline Campbell if you have any queries.

Data submitted to CEDaR Online Recording is governed by separate Terms and Conditions.


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