Participation

Member Status

Voting Participant

GBIF Participant since

2001

GBIF Region

Europe

Head of Delegation

Francois Guissart

Participant Node Manager

André Heughebaert

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History 

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform provides services to the Belgian scientific community engaged in biodiversity research. It is a Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BelSPO) initiative that works in cooperation with Belgian federated authorities.

As a science-policy interface, the Belgian Biodiversity Platform provides neutral and scientifically credible information on all aspects of biodiversity science. It also offers services related to data publication, management and use, science networking, training and capacity building.

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform is a multidisciplinary team, composed of natural and social scientists and IT experts, that provides suitable services to Belgian scientists.

Vision and Mission 

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform is a BelSPO initiative that works in cooperation with policy and research institutions; a neutral and interest-free science-policy interface, providing credible information on biodiversity science; and a major actor in national, European, international and intergovernmental biodiversity initiatives.

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform is a science-policy interface that offers a privileged access to primary biodiversity data and research information. The Platform encourages interdisciplinary cooperation among scientists and serves as an interface between researchers and science-policy organizations. It provides advice on the designation of biodiversity research priorities and promotes Belgian biodiversity research in international fora.

Structure 

The Belgian network consists of all major institutes that deal with primary biodiversity data:

Belgian node activities, as all other Belgian Biodiversity Platform activities, are supervised by a Steering Committee. The Belgian Node Network communicates through an informal contacts group consulted whenever necessary.

National Funding 

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform is a Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) initiative.

Belspo also provides the basic financial contribution that has allowed Belgium to be a Voting Participant since the very beginning of GBIF.

Contacts

Francois Guissart
ICT Manager
Belgian Federal Science Policy OfficeLouise Avenue 231 Louizalaan
1050
B-1050 BrusselsBelgium+32 (0)2 238 36 41
Head of Delegation
André Heughebaert
IT engineer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformBelgian Science Policy
Avenue Louise 231
Louizalaan
BrusselsBelgium+32(0)2 238 3796
Additional Delegate
André Heughebaert
IT engineer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformBelgian Science Policy
Avenue Louise 231
Louizalaan
BrusselsBelgium+32(0)2 238 3796
Node Manager
Kristina Articus
Data Liaison Officer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformBelgian Science Policy
Avenue Louise 231
Louizalaan
1050 BrusselsBelgium+32 (0)2 650 57 51
Node Staff
Dimitri Brosens
Data Liaison Officer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformBelgian Science Policy
Avenue Louise 231
Louizalaan
1050 BrusselsBelgium+32 (0)2 525 02 17
Node Staff
Julien Cigar
System administrator / IT Developer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformBelgian Science Policy
Avenue Louise 231
Louizalaan
1050 BrusselsBelgium+32 (0)2 650 57 52
Node Staff
Nicolas Noé
IT Engineer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformBelgian Science Policy
Avenue Louise 231
Louizalaan
1050 BrusselsBelgium+32(0)2650 5752
Node Staff

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