Participation

Member Status

Voting Participant

GBIF Participant since

2003

GBIF Region

Latin America

Head of Delegation

Juan Carlos Bello

Participant Node Manager

Daniel Amariles García

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History 

The Biodiversity Information System of Colombia (SiB Colombia) is a national initiative established in early 2000 and coordinated by the Humboldt Institute to facilitate free and open access to biodiversity data. It comprises a network of more than 100 organisations (including, among others, universities, biological collections, research institutes, environmental authorities and NGOs) that work together to ensure that biodiversity data is available to support further research, education, policy making and incentive measures for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Vision and Mission 

SiB Colombia’s mission is to facilitate the management of biodiversity data by bringing users, publishers and data producers together to support research, education and decision making related to knowledge, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

SiB Colombia aims to consolidate the collaborative platform that facilitates the generation, use and democratization of knowledge on the biodiversity of Colombia. Thus, SiB Colombia contributes to a vision of a society that knows and values the biodiversity in which it is immersed, and uses such knowledge for its development.

Structure 

SiB Colombia is led by a Directive Committee (CD-SIB), which is composed of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, the National University of Colombia and the five investigation institutes of the National Environmental Information System: the Alexander von Humboldt Institute, the INVEMAR Institute, the SINCHI Institute, the IIAP Institute and the IDEAM Institute.

CD-SIB is supported by a Technical Committee (CT-SIB), Ad Hoc Work Teams for specific topics and a Coordinator Team (EC-SIB), which has the functions of a technical secretariat that takes in and implements the recommendations of the CD-SIB.

National Funding 

The financial contribution to SiB Colombia is made through the Alexander von Humboldt Institute that receives funding from the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia.

 

The basic financial contribution to GBIF is made by the Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biólogicos Alexander von Humboldt.

Contacts

Juan Carlos Bello
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological ResourcesInstituto Alexander von Humboldt
Calle 28A #15-09
110311 BogotaColombia+57 1 3202767, ext. 2100
Head of Delegation
Oscar Orrego
Principal Researcher
Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research InstituteAlexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute
Calle 28A No.15-09
110311 Bogotá, D.C.Colombia57+1+3202767
Temporary Head of Delegation
Brigitte LG Baptiste Ballera
Managing Director
Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research InstituteInstituto Alexander von Humboldt
Calle 28A #15-09
BogotáColombia+571 3202767 ext. 1112
Additional Delegate
Daniel Amariles García
Head of Informatics
Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research InstituteAlexander von Humboldt Institute for Research on Biological Resources
Calle 28A #15-09
110311 BogotáColombia(57) 1 3202767 Ext. 2107
Node Manager
Nestor Beltrán
Investigador del componente de interoperabilidad y administración de contenidos
Equipo Coordinador del Sistema de Información sobre Biodiversidad de Colombia
Colombia
Node Staff
SiB Colombia Coordination team
Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute Colombia
Node Staff
Maria Puerta
Node Staff

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