Participation

Member Status

VOTING

GBIF Participant since

2001

GBIF Region

Europe

Head of Delegation

Aline Van der Werf

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

Mrs Aline Van der Werf
Belgian Federal Science Policy OfficeRue de la Science 8 B-1000 Bruxelles
Belgium3222383671
Head of Delegation
Dimitri Brosens
Data Liaison Officer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformAvenue Louise 231 Louizalaan Brussels 1050
Belgium+32 (0)2 525 02 17
Additional Delegate
Ing. André Heughebaert
IT engineer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformBelgian Science Policy Avenue Louise 231 Louizalaan Brussels 1050
Belgium+32(0)2 238 3796
Additional Delegate
Ing. André Heughebaert
IT engineer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformBelgian Science Policy Avenue Louise 231 Louizalaan Brussels 1050
Belgium+32(0)2 238 3796
Node Manager
Dimitri Brosens
Data Liaison Officer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformAvenue Louise 231 Louizalaan Brussels 1050
Belgium+32 (0)2 525 02 17
Node Team
Mr. Julien Cigar
System administrator / IT Developer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformBelgian Science Policy Avenue Louise 231 Louizalaan Brussels 1050
Belgium+32 (0)2 650 57 52
Node Team
Mr. Nicolas Noé
IT Engineer
Belgian Biodiversity PlatformBelgian Science Policy Avenue Louise 231 Louizalaan Brussels 1050
Belgium+32(0)2650 5752
Node Team

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