Participation

Member Status

Voting Participant

GBIF Participant since

2010

GBIF Region

Europe

Head of Delegation

Ramon Copons

Participant Node Manager

Roger Caritg

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History 

In 2005, the Snow and Mountain Research Center of Andorra (CENMA, Centre d’Estudis de la Neu i de la Muntanya d’Andorra) founded a biodiversity data gathering and consulting application called the Biodiversity Information System of Andorra (SIBA). In 2010, CENMA joined GBIF to spread the information collected in SIBA.

CENMA was appointed as the GBIF representative by the Andorran Government and currently manages the national biodiversity database.

Vision and Mission 

The objectives of the Andorran GBIF node are to promote knowledge, collect data and share biological information. The Andorran GBIF node aims to be a referent institution with regards to biodiversity information for Andorra’s decision makers and the general public.

The Andorran GBIF node is a part of CENMA, which itself is a part of the Andorran Research Institute (Institut d’Estudis Andorrans), a governmental entity from the Ministry of Education and Youth.

Structure 

CENMA is a research center that collects environmental and biodiversity data. The data are generated by the Centre itself and by other Andorran organizations.

Besides CENMA, other organizations, such as the Environmental department of the Andorra government, the Natural heritage department of the Andorra government, the Association for the Nature Protection (ADN) supply data. The data are gathered in SIBA, and can also be consulted on GBIF.org.

National Funding 

The Andorra GBIF node is funded by the Snow and Mountain Research Center of Andorra which is itself funded by the Andorran Research Institute. The Head of Delegation and Node Manager of Andorra are employed by the Snow and Mountain Research Center of Andorra and manage additional projects besides GBIF.

The basic financial contribution to GBIF is made by the Institute d´Estudis Andorrans.

Contacts

Ramon Copons
Technical Director
Institut d'Estudis AndorransAv Rocafort, 21-23
Edifici Molí, 3r pis
AD600 Sant Julià de LòriaAndorra+376 742630
Head of Delegation
Roger Caritg
Institut d'Estudis AndorransInstitut d'Estudis Andorrans
Avinguda Rocafort, 21-23
Edifici El Molí, 3er pis
AD600 Sant Julià de LòriaAndorra+376 742630
Node Manager
Marta Domènech
Institut d'Estudis AndorransAv. Rocafort, 21-23
Edifici Molí, 3r pis
AD600 Sant Julià de LòriaAndorra+376 742630
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