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Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum (NHM)
Department of Zoology, Cromwell Road
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7942 5000
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The Natural History Museum in London, formerly known as the British Museum (Natural History), is internationally recognised as one of the world's foremost institutions for systematics - the study and classification of animals, plants and minerals. The Museum employs about 300 scientific staff in its five scientific departments - botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology. In addition there is a separate department of library services. The Museum's scientific collections of more then 68 million items are the largest and most comprehensive in existence. They are a major reference resource for mankind's endeavour in researching the flora and fauna of our planet. They are unique in their global coverage, richness of species represented, historical importance and their wealth of type and other reference specimens.

The quality and orderliness of these collections is extremely high as they receive continual curation and benefit from regular enhancement by researchers - both Museum staff and visitors - who are internationally acknowledged authorities in their fields. The Museum's library of over one million volumes is the world's most complete collection of published works about natural history. It has a comprehensive range of modern periodicals and books, and an unequalled collection of historical materials.

results in other services

  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)

edmo metadata

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Collating centre
British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
Latest update
23 August 2011 1:20:03 PM