Finlands Akademi  
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel FinBIF 2.0 – Second Construction Cycle of the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility
Sökande / Kontakt person Schulman, Leif
Beslutnr 319857
Beslutsdatum 11.12.2018
Finansierings period 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022
Finansiering 1 792 054
Beskrivning av projektet
Biodiversity is rapidly vanishing. This undermines the ability of mankind to adapt to global change. We must therefore develop our understanding of and ability to protect biodiversity. The research infrastructure ‘Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility – FinBIF’ accelerates the digitisation, mobilisation, and open-access distribution of biodiversity data to support research, governance, education, and business. FinBIF is a novel, integrated e-infrastructure that combines three kinds of biodiversity data (specimens, observations, and DNA), links them with modern research tools enabling rapid generation of further data, and brings these all together on an open-access basis into virtual e-Labs making possible their simultaneous analysis together with environmental data. This kind of research infrastructure allows the research community to reach scientific breakthroughs rapidly enough to enable the conservation and sustainable use of our imperilled biodiversity.