Implementation and networking of large scale, long term marine biodiversity research in Europe.
Database of aquatic alien species (intentionally or accidentallytransported and released by man into an environment outside its nativegeographical range of habitat) in the Baltic Sea.
Web-based information service providing researchers with unified access to biological collections in Europe.
Addresses information on more than 2500 European biological collections available in the Collection Catalogue.
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
European Tropical Forest Research Network
an on-linedatabase and information system for the vascular plants of Europe andthe Mediterranean region, against an up-to-date and criticallyevaluated consensus taxonomic core of the species concerned.
European network of population-based registries for the epidemiologic surveillance of congenital anomalies.
A focal point for information in Europe on marine science andtechnology. The EurOcean Internet portal intends to be an electronicplatform of communication and information for all actors with interestin marine science and technology in Europe.
Activelypromotes, by bridging the gap between science and policy, theconservation of nature and especially of biodiversity in Europe,because of their intrinsic values and their relevance to the economyand European culture.
Aimsto support sustainable development and to help achieve significant andmeasurable improvement in Europe's environment through the provision oftimely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy makingagents and the public.
Conductingbasic research in molecular biology, providing essential services andhigh-level training, developing new instrumentation for biologicalresearch.
Provides services to the European molecular biology community: training, software development, technical support, etc.
Aims to enable the development of a shared, interoperable infrastructure ofnatural history specimen databases in European institutions.
Willproduce a register of marine species in Europe, linked with abibliography of identification guides, register of taxonomic experts,locations of collections of reference specimens, and an InformationPack on European marine biodiversity.
Succeeds the former ETC/Nature Conservation, now including biodiversity and new members of the EEA and EU
Assembling a database of scientific names and distribution of all living multicellular European land and fresh-water animals.
Digital version of the Flora Europaea, full version held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Understandingmarine ecosystem dynamics through interdisciplinary studies, such asthe ecological impact of large-scale harvesting, long-term changes instock-abundance, the role of marine resources in development.
Systematic analysis of multiprotein complexes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as a model system relevant to human.
Aims to compile an audio-visual record, where possible, for the 11,000animals and plants threatened with extinction, according to the WorldConservation Union's (IUCN) Red Lists of Threatened Species.
Distribution and conservation of all larger African mammals
Networkof botanists, ecologists and taxonomist that share data on botanicaldiversity in the Amazon basin, based on 1-hectare plots, forestinventories and herbarium collections.
World network of Botanic Gardens for plant conservation.Information about collections in Botanic Gardens worldwide
A cooperative effort between 15 federal agencies, academia and private industry to coordinate national oceanographic research and education programs.
On-line library on nature conservation
Specialisesin ecological surveys and environmental impact assessments (EIAs) ofany discharges or developments that may affect lakes, streams, rivers,estuaries or coastal waters.
A relational database with practically all fish species known to science.
The NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences.
Making the world's biodiversity data freely and universally available via the Internet.
An information system for wild animal species held incaptivity. The central database contains information on over 1.65million animals (ca. 10,000 species), held in 586 institutions in 72countries.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes).
Acronyms and addresses of nearly all Herbaria of theWorld.
Promotesa new awareness of the value of biodiversity, and thereby achieve itsconservation and use to improve the quality of life.
A database of global marine animal and plant distributions, designed to hold information about where species have been found.
Enumerating all known species of organisms on Earth (animals, plants, fungi and microbes) as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity.
Ataxonomic database and information system that aims at documenting allpresently known species (about 1.7 million) and to make this importantbiological information worldwide accessible
Concerned with the collection, authentication, maintenance and distribution of cultures of microorganisms and cultured cells
An online taxonomists directory service.
Itsmission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environmentand to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, byconserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use ofrenewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reductionof pollution and wasteful consumption.
Databases of African birds, mammals, snakes and amphibians
List of acronyms
BGCI Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BIOCASE Biological Collection Access Service Europe
BIOCISE Biological Collection Information Service in Europe
BIOMARE Implementation and networking of large scale, long term Marine Biodiversity Research in Europe
BIOSIS Information Services for the Life Sciences
BMHN British Museum of Natural History
BRAHMS Botanical Research and Herbarium Management System
BZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
CAB International non-profit organisation specialising in sustainable solutions for agricultural and environmental problems
CABRI Common Access to Biological Resources and Information
CBD UN Convention on Biological Diversity
CBS Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures
CETAF Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities
CGN Centre for Genetic Resources
CHM Clearing House Mechanism
CMBI Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics, Nijmegen University
COML Census of Marine Life
CONABIO Mexican National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity
COP Conference of the Parties, COP is the governing body of the CBD
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DADI Data Access and Database Interoperability, GBIF programme
DIGIT Digitisation of Natural History Collections, GBIF programme
DIVERSITAS International global environmental change research programme
ECAT Electronic Catalogue of Names of Known Organisms, GBIF programme
ECNC European Centre for Nature Conservation
EEA European Environment Agency
EMBL European Molecular Biology Laboratory
EMBNet European Molecular Biology Network
ENBI European Network for Biodiversity Information
ENHSIN European Natural History Specimen Information Network
EPBRS European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy
EPGRIS European Plant Genetic Resources and Information Infra-Structure
ERMS European Register of Marine Species
ETC/NPB European Topic Centre on on Biological Diversity
ETI Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification
EU European Union
EVBL European Virtual Biodiversity Laboratory
EZ Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs
EurOcean European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology
Euro+Med on-line database and information system for the vascular plants of Europe and the Mediterranean region.
EuroCAT European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies
FE Flora Europaea, digital version. Full version held at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
FLORON Floron Foundation
FaEu Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GTI The Global Taxonomy Initiative
GloBIS Global Butterfly Information System
HMAP History of Marine Animal Populations
IABIN Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network
IBED Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
ICG Netherlands Centre for Geo-ecological research
INBIO Costa Rican National Institute of Biodiversity
IOB Netherlands Ministries’ Interdepartmental Meeting on Biodiversity
IPNI International Plant Names Index
ISIS (International Species Information System) computer-based information system for wild animal species held in captivity.
ITC International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation
ITIS Integrated Taxonomic Information System (taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes)
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature
KNAW Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
LNV Netherlands Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries
LOICZ Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone
MNHN French National Museum of Natural History
MSC Mega Science Forum, forum within the OECD.
NHN National Herbarium of the Netherlands
NIOB Netherlands Institute for Developmental Biology
NIOO Netherlands Institute of Ecology
NL-CHM Clearing-House Mechanism for Biodiversity-the Netherlands
NLBIF Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility, Dutch node of GBIF
NNM National Natural History Museum Naturalis
NWO Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
NoDIT The BioCASE National Node Data Input Tool
OBIS Ocean Biogeographic Information System
OC&W Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences
OCB Outreach and Capacity Building, GBIF programme
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
PGO Private Data Management Organisations
PROSEA Plant Resources of South East Asia
PROTA Plant Resources of Tropical Africa
SEABCIN South East Asian Botanical Collections Information Network
TBI Tropenbos International
TDWG Taxonomic Database Working Group
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UvA University of Amsterdam
V&W Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
VOFF Association for Research on Flora and Fauna (including 13 PGOs)
VROM Netherlands Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment
WBD World Biodiversity Database
WCMC World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WFCC World Federation Culture Collections
WTD World Taxonomist Database
WWF World Wide Fund For Nature
ZMA Zoological Museum Amsterdam