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Peter Schalk (Naturalis Biodiversity Center) continues role as chair GBIF Governing Board

09 / 10 / 2015

Peter Schalk, director Public and Market with the Dutch Naturalis Biodiversity Center and former director of ETI BioInformatics, continues his successful role as chairman of the GBIF Governing Board.

For two years, Peter Schalk has pursued the GBIF case together with the GBIF Secretariat and standing committees, resulting in a broadly carried new financial model for GBIF and a strategic plan for the period 2017 - 2021. At the 22th GBIF Governing Board meeting in Madagascar his efforts were unanimously rewarded with an extension for another two years of presidency. During the coming period, Peter will focus particularly on the activities of GBIF at the regional levels and will continue to forge synergy and collaboration between the information and technology providers and users in the GBIF family.