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The catalogue of life : biodiversity resource and e-science gateway

The catalogue of life : biodiversity resource and e-science gateway

Objective

EuroCat will establish the infrastructure to collate and sustain a comprehensive catalogue of organisms, the EuroCat Catalogue of Life, using existing databases from taxonomic experts around Europe. EuroCat will display a uniform and validated synonymic checklist for those groups of plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms currently available, including indigenous and non-indigenous species in Europe. In this project it will reach critical mass, and go on to become complete for known organisms over six years. It will operate as a desktop biodiversity resource on the Internet and GRID, as an e-science gateway, serving professionals and members of the public, and serving national, European and global biodiversity agencies including GBIF. The gateway will access biodiversity data in other systems around the world. It will be a distributed infrastructure, building on existing European databases and expertise.

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Coordinator

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Address

Administrative Contact

Alison ANSELL (Ms)

Participants (36)

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BOTANISCHE STAATSSAMMLUNG MÜENCHEN

Germany

CAB INTERNATIONAL

United Kingdom

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

DR. JOHN BUCKINGHAM, CONSULTANT

United Kingdom

DSMZ-DEUTSCHE SAMMLUNG VON MIKROORGANISMEN UND ZELLKULTUREN GMBH

Germany

ECOLOGICAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES LTD.

Ireland

EXPERT CENTER FOR TAXONOMIC IDENTIFICATION

Netherlands

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT

Germany

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

INTERNATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES INSTITUTE

Italy

INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Switzerland

MUSEUM AND INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE

France

NATIONAL BOTANIC GARDEN OF BELGIUM

Belgium

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Netherlands

NATIONAL MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES OF WALES

United Kingdom

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY

Ireland

OBEROESTERREICHISCHES LANDESMUSEUM

Austria

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW

United Kingdom

ROYAL NETHERLANDS ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

Netherlands

SOCIETY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF EUROPEAN BIODIVERSITY DATA LTD

Ireland

SPECIES 2000

United Kingdom

STAATLICHES MUSEUM FÜR NATURKUNDE STUTTGART

Germany

THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

United Kingdom

THOMSON ZOOLOGICAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI

Italy

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI

France

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

Finland

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF WALES CARDIFF

United Kingdom

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

VERLAG FUER INTERAKTIVE MEDIEN, NORBERT HIRNEISEN & DR. CHRISTIAN KOEPPEL GBR

Germany

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVR1-CT-2002-20011

  • Start date

    1 February 2003

  • End date

    31 January 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 455 000

  • EU contribution

    € 2 455 000

Coordinated by:

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