The Flemish government wants to collect high-quality information about a number of priority plant and animal species by means of monitoring networks. These species must be reported to Europe in the context of the Habitats and Birds Directives, but also other species that are important for Flemish nature policy. Data is collected in a monitoring network according to a strictly defined method. The locations to be visited are fixed.
Working for Zostera.nl, I was part of a small team responsible for the development of the underlying data models and the web tool for the planning and follow-up of all the fieldwork, and ensuring the input of the field data in an accessible and efficient manner.