Request data access

ERCCIS hosts millions of species records, with observations from over 250 years and geographically from 12 miles to the west of the Isles of Scilly to the Devon/Cornwall Boarder. Thanks to the dedication and skill of both past and present biological recorders there is no terrestrial land in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly (for any 100m square) without biological records.  

ERCCIS encourages all biological recorders to explore, utilise and learn from this resource to increase everyone's understanding of the natural history of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  To aid in this aim ERCCIS are offering you the option to request access to many of the most recorded species groups and we will continue to add new groups as they are verified. 

To get started, log into ORKS on the right hand side of this page and request access to a species group of interest.

There are three levels of access ERCCIS can grant; 

  • View all records for a given species group at 10km resolution. This is for all recorders with a general interest and Biological Atlas production. 
  • View all records for a given species group at 2km resolution. This is for most recorders and local wildlife groups for distribution checking and planning surveys. 
  • View all records for a given species group at full resolution. This is for County Recorders and very experienced biological recorders. 

There are also options for downloads and for accessing multiple species groups, please contact ERCCIS for further details on access restrictions.