About Us

Woodland brook by Steve Waterhouse
© Steve Waterhouse

ERCCIS is the official Local Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, working to collate, manage and disseminate biological and geological information and working with local and national biological recorders and conservation organisations for the better conservation of the county.

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are blessed with an exceptional natural environment. Current, relevant and comprehensive information concerning the state of this environment is essential if we are to safeguard it for future generations.

Using state of the art and nationally recognised data management and digital mapping software packages, ERCCIS can provide a wide range of services to aid better informed biological and geological recording, conservation management, research and sustainable development of the Cornish landscape and seascape.

We run a wide range of larger projects to better the understanding of the natural environment in the SW, from detailed digital mapping of habitats every 10 years since 1988 Land Cover and Biotope mapping of the entire North Coast of Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly Biodiversity Audit and data support for the Marine Strandings Network. Detials of our past, present and future projects will be available on this website soon!

If you would like to know how ERCCIS can help support your project, please Contact Us and speak to one of our team. ERCCIS works in collaboration with many other conservation organisations and statutory bodies to create a wider information network of environmental data as part of The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Gateway.

ERCCIS runs a series of Recording Workshops for anyone looking to build on their field skills, check our our upcoming events for details. Our Online recording website (ORKS) is a great place to share your records and see what's been seen around the county, and as always our advice service is available to anyone looking for support with recording, local groups and projects.


Download the ERCCIS Strategic Plan 2016 to 2020