Visualisation showing the GBIF specimen occurrences on the WebGL Earth 2.0 interactive globe.
At this year’s International Open Data Day, I was part of a team hacking natural history data to tell a compelling story about our changing environment.
Once a year the Natural History Museum hosts Science Uncovered, an evening celebrating its science and research with visitors. My team - Biodiversity Informatics - has always taken part but since most of our work is computer-based, we often struggle to find ways of engaging the public with a monitor screen. That becomes even more of a challenge when we’re competing with an entire Museum of exciting science to explore! This year I wanted to try something a bit different.