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Toward an European open biodiversity knowledge management system
Date:11/28/2012

During its two-year duration, pro-iBiosphere aims to prepare (= pro), through a coordination action, the ground for an integrative system (= sphere) for intelligent (= i) management of biodiversity (= bio) knowledge. Once it becomes operational, the European Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System will play a major role in facilitating the synthesis of core biodiversity data. It will create an authoritative framework including discovery of new species, naming of specimens and species, identification tools, descriptions, and various other basic types of information. It will also facilitate the acquisition of high quality biodiversity data from various sources, including legacy data; the curation of the data; and at the same time it will optimize the delivery of those data to users.

Biodiversity science encompasses multiple disciplines (e.g., taxonomy, ecology, genomics, etc.) each with its own language, tools and data, to study the diversity of life in our planet and the environments it lives in. Motivated by the urgent modernization of the production and accessibility of these high quality biodiversity data, information and knowledge, the goal of pro-iBiosphere is to:

1. Allow to streamline core biodiversity data mobilization,

2. Facilitate semantic interoperability with services in general,

3. Provide strategies to sustain useful workflows and pipelines,

4. Help to make core biodiversity data and information accessible to various stakeholders,

5. Define the optimal legal framework and policies for the system to work.

Workflows are highly dependent on data availability. The task of matching suitable data to workflows can be made easier through the use of consistent data governance and semantic presentation approaches across the many potential sources of biodiversity data at the international level.

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Contact: Soraya Sierra
soraya.sierra@naturalis.nl
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert

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