Data enquiries

NBIS can provide an environmental data search of any area in Norfolk. We hold data on protected sites, species and habitats, and offer a flexible service, providing the data you need in the format most useful for you.
 

CHARGES:

♦ Standard charge for commercial enquiries = £120
Small requests may incur a reduced fee see Charging Policy
Daily rate = £300
Bulk-buy deal = 10 enquiries for £960
♦ Unlimited searches for 12 months = £4000
(All charges are exclusive of VAT and commence from 1st April 2014)

►While the data we provide is free, we do charge for the time it takes to collate, process and analyse the data.
►There is usually no charge for non-commercial enquiries.

►For full details of charges above please see our Charging Policy

In order for us to complete your data search you will need to fill in a Data Request Form and either email to enquiries.nbis@norfolk.gov.uk or send by .  Signing this form indicates that you agree to our Terms and Conditions. We will acknowledge the receipt of your request and will provide data within 10 working days of receiving your request.

NBIS also requests that, wherever possible, any biological records collected by the enquirer during environmental surveys within Norfolk are supplied free of charge to NBIS. We understand that certain reports are confidential, but are in urgent need of recent data in order to maintain and improve our high quality datasets.

 

Flixweed flea beetle (English Nature)

Forms and documentation

Sending us your records 

For further information about the species and site data held by NBIS, please see our Metadata Statement - Updated April 2014


 

 

FURTHER DETAILS BELOW:

 


 The Regional Standard Data Enquiry Service

 From 31st March 2011 the six* Local Records Centres in the East of England region will provide, as a minimum, an agreed Standard Data Enquiry Service to environmental consultants. This service was drawn up in consultation with consultants, the Local Records Centres and Natural England. For a summary of the Regional Standard Data Enquiry Service click here.

 
* Bedfordshire & Luton Biological Recording and Monitoring Centre; Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Environmental Records Centre (CPERC); Biological Records in Essex (BRIE); Hertfordshire Biological Records Centre (HBRC); Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service (NBIS) and Suffolk Biological Records Centre (SBRC).


 

NBIS Data Enquiry Service

 
  • The data enquiry service offered by NBIS is slightly more comprehensive than the Regional Standard. 

 

  1. Records of species classified under the following designations within a defined search area will be offered as standard:
   
Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981
The Conservation of Habitats & Species Regulations 2010
Protection of Badgers Act 1992
Bonn and Bern Conventions
Birds and Habitats Directives
NERC Act 2006 Section 41 Species
UKBAP & LBAP Species
Veteran Trees
IUCN Red List Species
Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Schedule 9 (non-native species)
Red & Amber List Bird Species
Nationally Notable Species
Locally Rare Species

 

  •  NBIS will provide the most up to date information available covering at least the last ten years

2.    A map of the following site boundaries within a defined search area will be offered as standard:

 
Ramsar
Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)
Special Protection Areas (SPA)
Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
National Nature Reserves (NNR)
Local Nature Reserves (LNR)
County Wildlife Sites (CWS)
Roadside Nature Reserves (RNR)
CGS (County Geodiversity Sites)
Ancient Woodland
Geodiversity Sites

 

  • Information on BAP Habitats is available on request, however coverage is not complete.
  • Details of each site will also be sent out in Excel spreadsheet format. Links to SSSI, Ramsar, SAC and SPA citations can be sent on request.
  • Please note that SSSI boundaries can not be sent out in GIS format, however links to the files on the Natural England website can be sent instead.



In order for us to complete your data search you will need to fill in a Data Request Form. Signing this form indicates that you agree to our Terms and Conditions. We will acknowledge the receipt of your request and will provide data within 10 working days of receiving your request.



 

Providing survey data to NBIS

NBIS also requests that, wherever possible, any biological records collected by the enquirer during environmental surveys within Norfolk are supplied free of charge to NBIS. We understand that certain reports are confidential, but are in urgent need of recent data in order to maintain and improve our high quality datasets.

 SEND US YOUR SURVEY DATA (SPECIES RECORDS) DIRECTLY USING THE FORMATS PROVIDED BELOW: