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Global Biodiversity Information Facility - Germany
The mission of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is to facilitate free and open access to biodiversity data worldwide via the Internet.
Objectives of GBIF-D
Germany is one of the founding nations of GBIF (see Country Page at GBIF.ORG). The main objective of GBIF Germany (GBIF-D) is the focussed collection and mobilisation of suitable data within Germany's research community and natural history collections as well as the available observation data to fulfill the aims of GBIF's MoU. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funded the establishment of the German GBIF Node system during 2002-2006 and 2010-2014.
GBIF-D Data Provision
Monitor of all data sources provided by GBIF.DE: BioCASe Monitor
Statistics on data usage within GBIF: Biological Collection Access Services
Eight Nodes form GBIF Germany (GBIF-D), each responsible for a range of taxonomic groups.
- BGBM Berlin-Dahlem responsible for Coordination
- DSMZ Braunschweig responsible for Bacteria & Archaea
- BGBM Berlin-Dahlem responsible for Plants & Protists
- BSM München responsible for Fungi & Lichens
- MfN Berlin responsible for Insects
- ZSM München responsible for Invertebrates II
- Senckenberg Frankfurt responsible for Invertebrates III
- ZFMK Bonn responsible for Vertebrates
- MfN Berlin responsible for Fossils
Speaker GBIF Germany: Walter Berendsohn
Deputy Speaker: Dagmar Triebel
Speaker of IT-Commission: Anton Güntsch
The Glossary provides a list of the most commonly used names and acronyms in the GBIF-context.
Joint research project GBIF-D: Kompetenzzentren innovativer Datenmobilisierung, is funded by the BMBF - Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 01 LI 1001 A-F.
[13. 01. 2016]