Scientists have found that flowering time in plants can advance as much as 3.6 days for every 1°C the climate warms, but why does this matter?Continue reading “How are the world’s habitats changing as the Climate warms? | Digital Collections”
A guest blog by Joseph Deane
In my role as an assistant digitiser, I have been working to transcribe some of the Museum’s freshwater insects. Whilst looking at the labels of these specimens a pattern started to emerge around the types of data being recorded and I wanted to find out more.Continue reading “Freshwater Insects UK vs the World | Digital Collections”
A brand new scientific paper applies computer vision to over 125,000 of the Museum’s digitised Butterfly collection to understand how animals may respond to climate change.Continue reading “Data in Action: British butterflies body size changes in response to climate change | Digital Collections Programme”
At the Natural History Museum, London, we provide global open access by default and share our digital collections data on the Museum’s Data Portal.Continue reading “Addressing planetary challenges with open data”
In this blog, we’re looking at a recent paper that cited some of our data in investigating the conservation potential of protected areas of rainforest using data on the Woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagothricha).Continue reading “Data in action: museum collections provide evidence for protecting rainforests | Digital Collections Programme”
A growing number of museums are joining open data initiatives to publish their collection databases and digital reproductions online. The Museum has operated a policy of open by-default on our digital scientific collections.
By signing the International Open Data Accord, the Museum recognises the opportunities and challenges of the data revolution and adopts a set of internationally recognised principles as our response to these.