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Global Biodiversity Information Facility

 

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

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The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an biodiversity available via the Internet using web services. The data are provided by many institutions from around the world; GBIF's information architecture makes these data accessible and searchable through a single portal. Data available through the GBIF portal are primarily distribution data on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes for the world, and scientific names data.

The mission of the Global Biodiversity information Facility (GBIF) is to facilitate free and open access to biodiversity data worldwide to underpin sustainable development. Priorities, with an emphasis on promoting participation and working through partners, include mobilising biodiversity data, developing protocols and standards to ensure scientific integrity and interoperability, building an informatics architecture to allow the interlinking of diverse data types from disparate sources, promoting capacity building and catalysing development of analytical tools for improved decision-making.

GBIF strives to form informatics linkages among digital data resources from across the spectrum of biological organisation - from genes to Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL), the Encyclopedia of Life(EOL), and GEOSS.

See also

References

  • An introduction to the GBIF Data Portal
  • The GBIF Communications Website
  • GBIF Early History

External links

  • GBIF.org
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