The Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre — one of the many environmental record centres situated around the UK — is a repository, custodian, manager and analyst of high-quality biodiversity, natural history and environmental information. We cover the two counties of East and West Sussex, including Brighton & Hove, in South East England. We are a small but dedicated team of environmental data management experts, naturalists and IT specialists.
The Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre is managed as a partnership project. Our partners include:
- East Sussex County Council
- West Sussex County Council
- Sussex Wildlife Trust
- South Downs National Park Authority
- Environment Agency
- National Trust
- Southern Water
- And many of the Borough and District Councils
The record centre has been established for over 20 years, building on earlier projects such as the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Environmental Survey Directory. From its inception the record centre has always been supported by a range of partners.
By strengthening relationships with naturalists and ecologists in Sussex, and other data holding organisations, the record centre has been growing year on year. The importance and value of this dataset is currently reflected by the continuing increase in the number of data requests and number of staff.