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Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Natural History Museum of Denmark-University of Copenhagen
Address:
Øster Voldgade 5-7, Copenhagen, PO: 1350.0 (Germany)
Location
Universitetsparken 15, GBIF Secretariat, Copenhagen, PO: 2100 (Denmark)
Structure
Type Of RI
Virtual
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2001

Timeline:
Being upgraded since 2014
Being upgraded since 2006
Contacts
Contact Person
von Linstow Hugo
Position:
Deputy Director
Scientific Description
GBIF is a global science infrastructure to promote, co-ordinate, design, enable and implement the compilation, linking, standardisation, digitisation and global dissemination and use of biodiversity data.
The GBIF vision: A world in which biodiversity information is freely and universally available for science, society, and a sustainable future.
The GBIF mission: To be the foremost global resource for biodiversity information, and engender smart solutions for environmental and human well-being.

RI Keywords
Data portals, Data index, Data search, Biodiversity data, Science infrastructure
Classifications
RI Category
Systems Biology/Computational Biology Facilities
Research Data Service Facilities
Natural History Collections
In situ Earth Observatories
Environmental Health Research Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Information Science and Technology
Services
Niche modelling, land use analysis

Primary biodiversity data from GBIF are among others used in several niche modelling studies trying to estimate the effects of climate change on a selected set of species in a certain region.

Equipment
Digitized information accessible from computers with internet access.

Currently the GBIF data portal only holds digitized index information on available digitized biodiversity data in the network. Not overall information of collections not being digitized.

Date of last update: 11/06/2013