Type: Technical Support & Training
The Catchment Data & Evidence Forum 2021 was held online 4th & 5th October. Bringing together over 100 people from across the catchment, coastal and nature recovery data and evidence community, it provided an opportunity to share and learn about the latest developments in monitoring, modelling, data visualisation and analysis.
The Forum included a keynote presentation from Adam Frost of Add Two on Data Visualisation, followed by a mix of lightning talks, discussions and interactive voting.
There were sessions on data and evidence to support nature recovery and biodiversity; health, wellbeing and nature connectedness; citizen science and monitoring; and coastal and marine management.
Two spotlight webinars followed the forum focusing in more detail on data visualisation and the important freshwater areas concept.
Below you can watch recordings of the presentations and each of the webinar sessions. A summary of the Forum will be coming soon.
Lightning Talks Session 1
Data & Evidence to support nature recovery and biodiverity
Lightning Talks Session 2
Health, wellbeing and nature
Citizen science and monitoring
Taking a wholescape approach to catchment, coastal and marine management
90% of information absorbed by the brain is visual. Great data visualisation can help you to communicate your key data stories better, make a greater impact with your audience and help drive action and change behaviour. In this webinar Jayne Mann and Emily Cooper from The Rivers Trust and CaBA Communications Team explain the importance of good data visualisation and share practical tips and demos to help you design a great data story. Includes using Canva and Flourish to make impactful infographics, find high quality free imagery, and make interactive charts and animations to bring your data to life.
The Important Freshwater Area (IFA) concept has been developed by the Freshwater Habitats Trust to help target action to protect freshwater biodiversity and develop projects to best protect, restore and improve connectivity for freshwater. At the heart of the concept is the key principle that, to stem the decline in freshwater biodiversity and prevent further extinctions of freshwater species, both regionally and nationally, it is essential that we protect the remaining high-quality areas, the Important Freshwater Areas (IFAs), and strategically restore and create new high-quality habitats to extend these areas, and so improve connectivity and resilience. In this webinar Hannah Worker from the Freshwater Habitats Trust introduces the IFA concept and explains the different sources of data used, how to apply the analysis, and how the approach has been used to target delivery of practical freshwater conservation projects.