Other biodiversity projects and initiatives

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Other European Commission (FP7) projects on biodiversity

  • BIOFRESH [1]: To build a global information platform for scientists and ecosystem managers with databases of global freshwater biodiversity
  • BioVeL [2]: Virtual e-laboratory that supports research on biodiversity issues using large amounts of data from cross-disciplinary sources
  • CReATIVE-B [3]: Coordination of Research e-Infrastructures Activities Toward an International Virtual Environment for Biodiversity
  • EUBrazilOpenBio [4]: EU-Brazil Open Data and Cloud Computing e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity
  • EUBON [TBA]: Assessing global biological resources: the European contribution to the Global Earth Observation Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON)
  • EBONE [5]: EBONE was an EU FP7 project running until March 2012. The project has developed a system or data collection that can be used for international comparable assessments.
  • i4Life [6]: Establishing of a virtual research community interlinking and harmonizing the taxonomic catalogues to create an enhanced list of the entire set of organisms
  • iMarine [7]: Hybrid Data Infrastructure service & Virtual Research Environments
  • LifeWatch [8]: E-Science European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research
  • PESI [9]: A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
  • SYNTHESYS [10]: Produce an integrated European resource for research users in the natural sciences.
  • ViBRANT [11]: 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

  • European Information System for Alien Species [TBA]: To facilitate enhanced knowledge gathering and sharing through a network of experts, providing support to a European Invasive Alien Species (IAS) information system
  • GN US project [TBA]
  • iDigBio [12]: Integrated Digitized Biocollections, the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) funded by the National Science Foundation (U.S.)
  • Pl@antNet [13]: Plant Computational Identification & Collaborative Information System

Other biodiversity initiatives

  • BHL-Europe [14]: Brings together existing EU digital collections of biodiversity literature and will provide access by a multilingual web portal
  • TDWG [15]: Affiliated with the International Union of Biological Sciences & focusing on the development of standards for the exchange of biological/biodiversity data
  • BISE [16]: 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 [17]: 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
  • Dryad [18]: International repository of data, governed by a consortium of journals, underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences
  • EDIT [19]: Network of excellence gathering 28 major institutions devoted to knowing the living world better with the support of the EC
  • eMonocot [20]: eMonocot aims to create a global online resource for monocot plants.
  • Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) [21]: To increase awareness & understanding of living nature in an Encyclopedia of Life that gathers, generates & shares knowledge in a digital resource
  • ELIXIR [22]: Pan-European research infrastructure for biological information managing and safeguarding the massive amounts of data being generated every day by publicly funded research.
  • GBIF [23]: Established by governments in 2001 to encourage free and open access to biodiversity data via the Internet. GBIF promotes and facilitates the mobilization, access, discovery and use of biodiversity information.
  • IPBES [24]: 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
  • IAPT [25]: To promote all aspects of botanical systematics and its significance to the understanding and value of biodiversity
  • IPNI [26]: Database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes
  • KeyToNature [27]: Range of new, much easier and paper-free identification tools, for use within schools and universities across Europe
  • MycoBank [28]: 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
  • Species 2000 [29]: "Federation" of database organisations working closely with users, taxonomists and sponsoring agencies to create a validated checklist of all the world's species
  • BioNET [30]: International initiative dedicated to promoting the science & use of taxonomy
  • VertNet [31]: Harnessing new technologies to meet the needs of both interdisciplinary science and research relevant to a changing world