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A Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure

A Pan-European Species-directories Infrastructure

Objective

PESI provides standardised and authoritative taxonomic information by integrating and securing Europe's taxonomically authoritative species name registers and nomenclators (name databases) that underpin the management of biodiversity in Europe.
PESI defines and coordinates strategies to enhance the quality and reliability of European biodiversity information by integrating the infrastructural components of four major community networks on taxonomic indexing into a joint work programme. This will result in functional knowledge networks of taxonomic experts and regional focal points, which will collaborate on the establishment of standardised and authoritative taxonomic (meta-) data. In addition PESI will coordinate the integration and synchronisation of the European taxonomic information systems into a joint e-infrastructure and the set up of a common user-interface disseminating the pan-European checklists and associated user-services results
The organisation of national and regional focal point networks as projected not only assures the efficient access to local expertise, but is also important for the synergistic promotion of taxonomic standards throughout Europe, for instance to liaison with national governmental bodies on the implementation of European biodiversity legislations. In addition PESI will start with the geographic expansion of the European expertise networks to eventually cover the entire Palaearctic biogeographic region.
PESI supports international efforts on the development of a 'Global Names Architecture' by building a common intelligent name-matching device in consultation with the principal initiatives (GBIF, TDWG, EoL, SpeciesBase). PESI contributes the development of a unified cross-reference system and provides of high quality taxonomic standards. PESI will further involve the Europe-based nomenclatural services and link the planned joint European taxonomic e-infrastructures middle-layer to the global e-gateway.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Address

Spui 21
1012wx Amsterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 769 143

Administrative Contact

Divyam Steneker (Ms.)

Participants (39)

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VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 286 436

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 2 824

SWISS SYSTEMATICS SOCIETY

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 3 745

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 396 728

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 245 465

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 42 800

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 6 420

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 38 520

UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES DE LILLE - LILLE I

France

EU Contribution

€ 9 630

MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 61 259

ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Georgia

EU Contribution

€ 749

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 2 354

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 5 778

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 32 100

SOCIETY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC BIODIVERSITY DATA LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 115 920

ECOLOGICAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 57 961

ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH LIMITED

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 8 310

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 42 800

COMITATO SCIENTIFICO PER LA FAUNA D'ITALIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 2 675

VILNIAUS UNIVERSITETO EKOLOGIJOS INSTITUTAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 2 996

LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 3 745

STICHTING NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 6 334

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 8 025

INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 1 926

MUSEUM AND INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 1 177

ASOCIATIA MYNATURE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 3 745

ZOOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 749

NATURHISTORISKA RIKSMUSEET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 5 114

NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA BIOLOGIJO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 4 387

BOTANICKY USTAV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE VIED

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 42 800

UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 1 979

TRAKYA UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 108 604

STATE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 535

A.O. KOVALEVSKIY INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY OF SOUTHERN SEAS

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 749

CAB INTERNATIONAL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 44 726

Natural History Museum

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 191 294

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 41 813

INTERNATIONAL TRUST FOR ZOOLOGICAL NOMENCLATURE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 29 125

MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 8 560

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 223806

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2008

  • End date

    30 April 2011

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 057 628

  • EU contribution

    € 2 640 000

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands