Federated Collaborative Networks

Project description

The full title name of the ENBI project is European Network for Biodiversity Information. ENBI will contribute to the possibilities to monitor biodiversity by stimulating integrated access to (historical) biodiversity data and by developing a common biodiversity information infrastructure. ENBI, in particular, includes all European national nodes of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and all relevant EU-funded projects.

Most existing biodiversity information is distributed and not dynamically accessible in digital format. Heterogenety of data prevents researches to integrate different kinds of biodiversity data (e.g. taxonomy, collections, etc.) To be able to use biodiversity information to its full potential, for both scientific and societal applications, it will be crucial to digitise our primary biodiversity data and to make these data available in an integrated shared information infrastructure.

In this project, UvA will analyze and design a Collaborative Information Management System to support the integration/inter-linking of variety of biodiversity information. The potential of applying GRID and Virtual Organizations concepts will also be explored.

Further information can be found in ENBI Information Site

Contact person

Hamideh Afsarmanesh

Project members

University of Amsterdam-Informatics Institute, The Netherlands
– Hamideh Afsarmanesh
– Ozgul Unal

University of Amsterdam-Zoological Museum, The Netherlands
– Wouter Los
– Cees Hof
– Yde de Jong

CSIC, Spain
– Paco Pando
– Josefina Barreiro

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece
– Chris Johnson

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom
– Simon J. Owens

University of Reading, United Kingdom
– Frank Bisby
– Stephen L. Jury

The Natural History Museum, United Kingdom
– Malcolm J. Scoble

University of Turku, Finland
– Jukka Salo

ETI biodiversity Center, The Netherlands
– Peter Schalk
– Marc Brugman
– Wouter Addink

OOEL, Austria
– Linz Michael Malicky

University of Kiel, Germany
– Rainer Froese

VIM, Germany
– Christian Koppel

University of Copenhagen, Denmark
– Henrik Enghoff
– Isabel Calabuig