Interactive Science Atlas

The UNESCO Southwest Nova Region is internationally recognized for its unique biodiversity, scientific activity and geographic location downwind from mainland North America. Many institutions and agencies carry out research and collect critical data here of regional, and international importance.

The Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve Association has partnered with the Nova Scotia Community College, Centre for Geographic Sciences and the Government of Nova Scotia to develop a unique software application to increase access to ecological data for students, educators, land managers and the general public.

We invite you to explore this innovative “Interactive Science Atlas” based on ‘open science/open data’ principles with your computer. Geopositioned access to landscape information is also accessible using portable devices including smartphones and tablets.

We are pleased to announce that a new version of the Science Atlas is available for viewing. This new version, called Nova Scotia Interactive Science Atlas, version 1, now covers all of Nova Scotia, adding more topics to explore: forests, biodiversity, freshwater, climate, agriculture, geology, coastal, topography, culture, and community. We expect to launch version 2 of the Science Atlas in a few months.  In the meantime, we invite you to explore version 1:

Nova Scotia Interactive Science Atlas, version 1

For added functionality, on your smart phone, try the Nova Scotia Science Atlas LITE version.

Nova Scotia Interactive Science Atlas, LITE for mobile

Explore the NEW Interactive Science Atlas (new browser tab will open)

Interactive Science Atlas - Southwest Nova Biosphere
Interactive Science Atlas – Southwest Nova Biosphere