Survey Data

Environmental Survey Directory

When considering the biodiversity of Sussex, the first question is, “who has looked at what in the counties?” In 1990, the Sussex Environmental Survey Directory (ESD) was created to answer just this question. Over twenty years later it is still going strong.

The ESD is a database that holds information on surveys that have been carried out and the sites they cover. At present, the database holds data on over 2,000 surveys, which cover more than 20,000 sites in Sussex.

ESD reports are an option to be included in our standard desktop biodiversity reports. The report produced states the title of the survey, who carried it out, when it was carried out, the name of the site(s) that it covers, a summary of the survey methodology and findings, and where a copy of the survey can be found.