Partnership with the Natural History Museum

Enabling Sustainability with AWS Cloud

The Natural History Museum and AWS have partnered up to transform and accelerate scientific research by bringing together a broad range of UK biodiversity and environmental data types in one place for the first time. This will help the Museum’s scientists to build on scientific understanding of the UK’s biodiversity and environment, encourage more integrated cross-disciplinary research programmes, and drive forward science-led nature recovery in the UK’s urban spaces. 

Together, we will develop a new Data Ecosystem, which aims to give the Museum’s scientists and researchers the world over unprecedented access to a wealth of UK biodiversity and environmental data to support the discovery of solutions to the planetary emergency.

Key moments in the partnership

Our multi-year partnership with the Natural History Museum is a true collaboration between technology and nature. We have a shared goal in paving a new path to monitor and improve biodiversity in the UK.  

  • October 2022
    The Natural History Museum’s Urban Nature Project is designed in response to the urgent need to both monitor and record changes to the UK's urban nature. Working in partnership with museums and wildlife organisations across the UK, the project will develop online, onsite and national monitoring and citizen science programmes as well as transform the Museum’s five acre gardens in South Kensington into a globally relevant urban nature ‘epicentre’, helping to safeguard nature’s future. 

  • Q2 2023 (April)
    Launch of Nature Overheard using the Data Ecosystem. The Museum will be engaging audiences around the UK, asking them to gather data on the impact of noise pollution on insect populations, to help make roads better for nature.


  • Planned launch 2024
    Celebrate the opening of the Nature Activity Centre supported by AWS.

  • Planned launch 2024
    The gardens are due for completion in Summer 2024.

Explore sustainability resources

Take a look at the resources below to learn more about the partnership and the work we are doing to build the Data Ecosystem and the Urban Nature Project. We will also announce upcoming events and new content below.

Sustainability Masterclass: Transformation using the Cloud | AWS Public Sector

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Sustainability Masterclass: Transformation using the Cloud | AWS Public Sector
Our Community Science Programme Gets a Boost from AWS

This ground-breaking partnership with the Natural History Museum is set to turbo-charge our community science programme. But what does this really mean and what’s changing? We sat down with Lucy Robinson (Citizen Science Manager) to ask all the important questions. 

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AWS Corporate Supporters Page

Visit our Corporate Supporters page on the Natural History Museum website to learn more about our partnership, the Data Ecosystem, the Urban Nature Project and what the experts are saying.

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