Looking to the future

Understanding the variety of life on Earth is essential to its preservation. 

The Museum’s informatics group is helping government agencies develop conservation policies and strategies by improving our knowledge of the natural world.

Developing successful habitat protection policies requires an understanding of:

  • what the habitat contains
  • species interactions within an environment
  • potential responses to natural or anthropogenic changes and pressures

Informatics is key to providing the framework to store, manage and share these data, providing support for government objectives such as:

We are working on a number of collaborative projects to support the biodiversity science community and government policy:

The informatics group is also playing a key role in developing the Museum's digital strategy to mobilise biodiversity data and create new research opportunities.