1. Mobilising data: Serve as a national hub for the storage, display and dissemination of biodiversity data through the online data portal Biodiversity Maps.
2. Tracking change: Identify the need for, and assist the production of, high quality, scientifically robust data to track changes in Ireland’s species and habitats.
3. Informing decision-making: Facilitate and promote the use of biodiversity data to inform public policy and decision-making through data analysis, interpretation and reporting.
4. Developing strategic partnerships: Support and collaborate with Data Centre’s partners to assist efficient delivery of their objectives.
5. International collaboration: Facilitate the provision of Irish biodiversity data to international initiatives.
6. Communicating: Communicate the value of Ireland’s biological diversity and raise awareness of how it is changing.
7. Strengthening the recording base: To support the recorder and citizen science network to increase the quantity and quality of biodiversity data generated in Ireland.