Topic: Recorder 6 forward plan: position statement
Recorder 6 forward plan: position statement
JNCC would like to comment on plans for the development of Recorder 6 on behalf of the Recorder 6 Steering Group (JNCC, Natural England, National Resources Wales and Department of Environment NI).
A number of online data management tools are under development for species records. There is a clear strategic interest in closely aligning and integrating these developments across the National Biodiversity Network (NBN). JNCC has acknowledged the significance of this emerging strategy, and the benefits of moving to an online data management system are currently being considered as a possible alternative to traditional standalone desktop software like Recorder 6.
Future decisions relating to online data management tools as part of the NBN will likely have implications for our future investment in Recorder 6. No decision has yet been taken and there are no plans for any change within the current financial year. JNCC would like to stress that the implications for Recorder 6 from any future plans that do emerge will be medium to long term.
If and when an integrated online data system is adopted within a plan for replacing Recorder, a full consultation will be run with stakeholders to ensure all views and concerns are considered and addressed.
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
24 September 2013
Contact: mary.campling @jncc.gov.uk