Participation

Member Status

Voting Participant

GBIF Participant since

2001

GBIF Region

Europe

Head of Delegation

Fernando Ballestero Diaz

Participant Node Manager

Francisco Pando

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History 

The Ministry of Science and Technology (now Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness) commissioned the Spanish High Council of Research (CSIC) -by means of the Government Official Journal (BOE)- to initiate and coordinate the activities of GBIF in Spain. The CSIC, with support and advice of its two leading institutes in the field of biodiversity -the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales and the Real Jardín Botánico- established the Coordination Unit (GBIF.ES), located at the Real Jardín Botánico since June 2003.

Vision and Mission 

The vision is of a national community sharing biodiversity data in a coordinated and open way, and using those data in a sound way for better science and sustainable wellbeing.

The main mission of GBIF.ES is to support natural history collections, institutes and relevant biodiversity projects in order to gain their participation in GBIF by

  1. supplying them with technical support, information, training, standards, software and advice
  2. providing coherence between national initiatives and the GBIF information architecture in order to assure interoperability
  3. analyzing how to maximize the data value by developing tools for data analysis, validation and visualization
  4. compiling and distributing relevant information to the benefit of collections as well as to our knowledge of biodiversity and its management
  5. coordinating the activities of the institutes and international initiatives
Structure 

GBIF.ES is set up as a network of data nodes (institutes, administrations, projects, NGOs, among others) and a Coordination Unit. Its board includes representatives from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Secretariat of State for Science, and the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC).

National Funding 

The support for Spanish GBIF Node and the basic financial contribution to GBIF are provided by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Secretariat of State for Science.

Contacts

Fernando Ballestero Diaz
Ministry of Economy and CompetitivenessMinistry of Economy and Competitiveness
Spain
Head of Delegation
Francisco Pando
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit
C/ Claudio Moyano, 1
E-28014 MadridSpain+34 91 420 30 17 x 274
Temporary Head of Delegation
Arturo H. Ariño
University of NavarraDept. Zoology and Ecology
Irunlarrea, 1
E-31080 PamplonaSpain+34-948425600 x 6296
Additional Delegate
Juan Miguel Gonzalez Aranda
Deputy director
Ministry of Economy and CompetitivenessC/. Albacete, nº 5 - 5ª Planta Norte
28027 MadridSpain+34 91 603 83 30
Additional Delegate
Francisco Pando
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit
C/ Claudio Moyano, 1
E-28014 MadridSpain+34 91 420 30 17 x 274
Additional Delegate
Carmen Quesada
Herbarium, University of Granada Rector López Argüeta, 8
E-18071 GranadaSpain+34 958246329
Additional Delegate
Francisco Pando
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit
C/ Claudio Moyano, 1
E-28014 MadridSpain+34 91 420 30 17 x 274
Node Manager
Katia Cezón García
Users Support. Documentation. Training.
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit
C/ Claudio Moyano, 1
E-28014 MadridSpain+34 91 420 30 17 x 273
Node Staff
Maria Carmen Lujano Bermúdez
Software Developer
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit
C/ Claudio Moyano, 1
E-28014 MadridSpain+34 91 420 30 17 x 273
Node Staff
Santiago Martínez de la Riva
Software Developer
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit
C/ Claudio Moyano, 1
E-28014 MadridSpain+34 91 420 30 17 x 273
Node Staff
Cristina Villaverde Úbeda-Portugués
Web Content Manager. Training Coordinator.
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit
C/ Claudio Moyano, 1
E-28014 MadridSpain+34 91 420 30 17 x 273
Node Staff

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