Global Biodiversity Information Facility
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF, http://www.gbif.org/) is an international, intergovernmental initiative to mobilise and organise open data on the recorded occurrence of species in time and space, including data from natural history collections, field research, environmental genomics, citizen science and literature. Since its establishment in 2001, GBIF has provided leadership in delivering tools, standards and best practices for mobilising biodiversity data for free and open use by the research community and to support policy applications. As of March 2016, 54 countries and 39 international organizations have signed the GBIF Memorandum of Understanding, and this resource brings together more than 650 million data records from data-holding institutions and organisations around the world. Although GBIF originated as a solution for federating data from museums and other historical sources, GBIF is positioned to accommodate very large volumes of data expected from sources such as ecogenomics and remote sensing. The data volume is currently around 650 million records, but no significant changes are expected with scaling the data pool to 100 times this size (assuming additional servers are added as required).
|Organization Name||Global Biodiversity Information Facility|
|Membership Type||Regular Member|
|Member Since||29 Aug 2016|
|Representative Name||Donald Hobern|
|Address||GBIF Secretariat, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 København Ø, Denmark|
Updated:19 Feb 2019