01 May 2013
The Kent Habitat Survey 2012 Final report

The Kent Habitat Survey 2012 Final Report is now available to download

Section 1 Executive summary (850kb)

Section 2 Introduction to Kent (3.5Mb)

Section 3 IHS Classification (1.5Mb)

Section 4 Methodology (3.4Mb)

Section 5 Results and Habitat Distribution by Districts (10.3Mb)

Section 6 Change Analysis...

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28 January 2013

Kent County Council, the Region Nord-Pas de Calais and the Conservatoire Botanique National de Bailleul organised the PROJECT FINAL CONFERENCE in Kent on 4th March 2013.

Conference Key Presentations:

- Habitat...

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22 January 2013
Training Workshop in Lille for the cross-border team

On 21st and 22nd January 2013: Training Workshop in Lille for the cross-border team.


Within the framework of the study on the potential use of remote sensing technologies for the update of the natural habitat maps, the consultant SIRS invited the cross-border team to a 2...

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15 October 2012
Conference in Lille 18th October 2012


On the 18th of October 2012 Eurisy and the Region Nord-Pas de Calais hosted the “Valuing and managing biodiversity: how satellite applications can help" in Lille,

The conclusions and recomendations from the conference can be viewed here

The event was an opportunity for practitioners working...

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26 September 2012
Regional Conference in Lille

On 25 September 2012 :  First Regional Conference in Lille presenting the ARCH data & map services

The Nord-Pas de Calais Region with the Conservatoire botanique national de Bailleul, in partnership with the  DREAL Nord-Pas de Calais (regional adminstration of the French Environment Ministry) presented for the first...

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25 May 2012
ARCH at the Green Week 2012 in Brussels

22-25 May 2012 ARCH at the GREEN WEEK 2012 in Brussels

The Nord Pas de Calais Region and the Kent County Council presented the ARCH results at this annual event organised by  the EU Commission. It was an opportunity to present the cross border habitat map and...

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23 April 2012
New Kent Planning Screening Application Tool

In partnership Kent County Council and the Kent and Medway Biological Record Centre have been developing a Planning Application Screening Tool to help the local authorities to fulfill their duty in protecting priority species and habitats and to demonstrate best practice with regards biodiversity considerations in...

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30 November 2011
Field Survey Season ends

November sees the end of the field survey season in Kent and the habitat mapping team contracting back to the core members. Four field surveyors have been out since the beginning of April validating the aerial photographic interpretation. Using all weather tablet computers and a bespoke...

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12 October 2011
International ESRI Conference October 2011

The ARCH Project was presented on 5th and 6th October in Versailles (France) during the International ESRI Conference which attracted over 2000 participants. This conference brings together the practitioners of the ESRI softwares in order to introduce them to the different uses made by...

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11 October 2011
First International Spatial Ecology and Conservation Conference in Birmingham

In September 2011, Angela Brennan, William Moreno and Nienke Eernisse of the ARCH team in Kent attended the first international Spatial Ecology and Conservation Conference in Birmingham (UK).

The conference aimed to bring together scientists, practitioners and conservationists to take stock of the latest advances...

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11 July 2011
International Cartographic Conference

The Kent and Nord-Pas de Calais teams have been invited to present ARCH at the 25th International Cartographic Conference.

The ARCH team was able to present the project and a poster.

Palais des Congrès PARIS - 3 - 8 July 2011



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24 June 2011
Field Visits in Kent and Nord-Pas de Calais

Kent 7th and 8th June and Nord-Pas de Calais 14th June 2011

To assist in achieving the cross border cooperation, exchange of knowledge, and joint development of methodology integral to the aims of the ARCH Project, field visits were arranged to various locations in each...

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12 May 2011
ARCH Kent Wildlife Habitat Survey

An update of the Kent Wildlife Habitat Survey, previously carried out in 1990 and 2000 has started. The survey is using a combination of aerial photograph analysis and selective field surveys and started on 1 April 2011.

In order to have an accurate record of new sites, sites that...

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2 Mers Seas Zeeen Kent County Council Conservatoire Botanique National Bailleul
Region Nord-Pas de Calais Kent Biodiversity Action Partnership