List of other biodiversity projects and initiatives

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European Commission funded projects on biodiversity

  • 4D4Life [1]: Distributed Dynamic Diversity Databases for Life
  • agINFRA [2]: A data infrastructure to support agricultural scientific communities promoting data sharing and development of trust in agricultural sciences
  • ANAEE [TBA]: Structuring Infrastructures for the ANAlysis and Experimentation on Ecosystem
  • Biodiversa2 [3]: Cooperation and shared strategies for biodiversity research programmes in Europe
  • BiodiversityKnowledge [4]: BiodiversityKnowledge is an initiative by researchers and practitioners to help all societal actors in the field of biodiversity and ecosystem services to make better informed decisions
  • BIOFRESH [5]: To build a global information platform for scientists and ecosystem managers with databases of global freshwater biodiversity
  • BioVeL [6]: Virtual e-laboratory that supports research on biodiversity issues using large amounts of data from cross-disciplinary sources
  • CReATIVE-B [7]: Coordination of Research e-Infrastructures Activities Toward an International Virtual Environment for Biodiversity
  • EBONE [8]: The project has developed a system or data collection that can be used for international comparable assessments
  • EDIT [9]: Network of excellence gathering 28 major institutions devoted to knowing the living world better with the support of the EC
  • EMBRC [10]: European Marine Biological Resource Centre
  • EUBrazilOpenBio [11]: EU-Brazil Open Data and Cloud Computing e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity
  • EUBON [12]: Assessing global biological resources: the European contribution to the Global Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
  • EXPEER [13]: Distributed Infrastructure for EXPErimentation in Ecosystem Research
  • FiseBase [14]: A global encyclopedia of fishes.
  • i4Life [15]: Establishing of a virtual research community interlinking and harmonizing the taxonomic catalogues to create an enhanced list of the entire set of organisms
  • iMarine [16]: Hybrid Data Infrastructure service & Virtual Research Environments
  • INCREASE [17]: An Integrated Network on Climate Change Research Activities on Shrubland Ecosystems
  • INTERACT [18]: International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic
  • JERICO [19]: Towards a Joint European Research Infrastructure Network For Coastal Observatories
  • KNEU [20]: Developing an open networking approach to boost the knowledge flow between biodiversity knowledge holders and users in Europe
  • LifeWatch [21]: E-Science European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
  • MARBEF [22]: Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning EU Network of Excellence
  • PESI [23]: A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
  • SYNTHESYS [24]: Produce an integrated European resource for research users in the natural sciences.
  • TESS [25]: Design of a transactional environmental decision support system, linking central policy planning to local livelihoods
  • ViBRANT [26]: To set up the means, tools and infrastructure to produce a more rational and a more effective framework for European biodiversity research
  • WORLDIVERSITY [TBA]: Linking global species richness and beta diversity to individual species distributions at multiple phylogenetic and spatial scales

Other biodiversity projects and initiatives

  • Barcode of Life (BOL) [27]: Identifying Species with DNA Barcoding
  • Belgian Biodiversity Platform [28]: The Belgian Biodiversity Platform is a science-policy interface offering a privileged access to primary biodiversity data and research information
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library [29]: Consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity
  • Biodiversity-CHM [30]: The Netherlands Biodiversity Portal aims to provide access to a maximum of biodiversity information related to the Netherlands
  • Biodiversity International [31]: Research-for-development organization working with partners worldwide to use and conserve agricultural and forest biodiversity for improved livelihoods, nutrition, sustainability and productive and resilient ecosystems
  • Biodiversity in Good Company [32]: To create space for innovation and investment in order to pave the way for ecologically sound technologies, products and services to be successfully introduced into the marketplace
  • BHL-Europe [33]: Brings together existing EU digital collections of biodiversity literature and will provide access by a multilingual web portal
  • BioNET [34]: International initiative dedicated to promoting the science & use of taxonomy
  • Biostor [35]: BioStor provides tools for extracting, annotating, and visualising literature from the Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • BISE [36]: Biodiversity Information System for Europe is a partnership between the EC & the EEA. It is a single entry point for data & information on biodiversity in the EU
  • CBD [37]: The conservation, the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity, the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources
  • CETAF [38]: Networked consortium formed to promote training, research and understanding of systematic biology and palaeobiology
  • CREA [39]: Environmentally focused 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting common sense conservation that is good for the planet and good for human societies
  • DIVERSITAS [40]: International research programme aiming at integrating biodiversity science for human well-being
  • Dryad [41]: International repository of data, governed by a consortium of journals, underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences
  • Endowment Fund for Biodiversity (FDB) [42]:The FDB is intended for businesses & the general public to develop actions for the preservation of animal & plant species, and actions to inform & education.
  • eMonocot [43]: eMonocot aims to create a global online resource for monocot plants
  • Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) [44]: To increase awareness & understanding of living nature in an Encyclopedia of Life that gathers, generates & shares knowledge in a digital resource
  • ELIXIR [45]: Pan-European research infrastructure for biological information managing and safeguarding the massive amounts of data being generated every day by publicly funded research
  • ERMS [46]: European Register of Marine Species
  • European Information System for Alien Species [TBA]: To facilitate enhanced knowledge gathering and sharing and providing support to a European Invasive Alien Species (IAS) information system
  • Flora of North America [47]: Information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants found in North America north of Mexico
  • GBIF [48]: GBIF promotes and facilitates the mobilization, free and open access, discovery and use of biodiversity information via the Internet
  • GBRCN [49]: Global Biological Resource Centre Network
  • GEOSS [50]: Global Earth Observation System of Systems
  • GN US project [TBA]
  • IAPT [51]: To promote all aspects of botanical systematics and its significance to the understanding and value of biodiversity
  • iDigBio [52]: Integrated Digitized Biocollections, the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) funded by the US National Science Foundation
  • Index Fungorum [53]
  • IPBES [54]: IPBES is an interface between the scientific community and policy makers that aims to build capacity for and strengthen the use of science in policy making
  • IPNI [55]: Database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) [56]: JNCC is the public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation.
  • KeyToNature [57]: Range of new, much easier and paper-free identification tools, for use within schools and universities across Europe
  • LIAS [58]: A Global Information System for Lichenized and Non-Lichenized Ascomycetes
  • Marine Genomics [59]: Web-based interface for public transciptomic and genomic data and analysis tools
  • MycoBank [60]: On-line database aimed as a service to the mycological and scientific society by documenting mycological nomenclatural novelties and associated data
  • Nordic LifeWatch [TBA]: Aiming at creating the e-science infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research. Funded by NordForsk
  • OpenUp! [61]: Opening up the Natural History Heritage for Europeana
  • Pl@ntNet [62]: Plant Computational Identification & Collaborative Information System
  • Plants2020 (GSPC) [63]: A toolkit to support national and regional implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
  • Species 2000 [64]: "Federation" of database organisations working closely with users, taxonomists and sponsoring agencies to create a validated checklist of all the world's species
  • SynBioSys [65]: An information system for the evaluation and management of biodiversity among plant species, vegetation types and landscapes
  • TDWG [66]: Affiliated with the International Union of Biological Sciences & focusing on the development of standards for the exchange of biological/biodiversity data
  • TRY Initiative on Plant Traits [67]: Quantifying and scaling global plant trait diversity
  • UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) [68]: Providing authoritative, relevant and timely information for countries, MEAs, organizations and companies to use in the development and implementation of their policies and decisions
  • VertNet [69]: Harnessing new technologies to meet the needs of both interdisciplinary science and research relevant to a changing world