Participation

Member Status

VOTING

GBIF Participant since

2001

GBIF Region

Europe

Head of Delegation

Fernando Ballestero Diaz

Participant Node Manager

Jesús Muñoz

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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 CompetitivenessSecretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Subdirección General de Relaciones Internacionales y con Europa C/ Albacete, nº 5. Planta 5, Ala Norte, Despacho 6 Madrid E-28027
Spain
Head of Delegation
Prof. Arturo H. Ariño
University of NavarraDept. Zoology and Ecology Irunlarrea, 1 Pamplona E-31080
Spain+34-948425600 x 6296
Additional Delegate
Dr. Juan Miguel Gonzalez Aranda
Deputy director
Ministry of Economy and CompetitivenessC/. Albacete, nº 5 - 5ª Planta Ala Norte Despacho 6 Madrid E-28027
Spain+34 91 603 83 30
Additional Delegate
Dr. Jesús Muñoz
Director
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICC/ Claudio Moyano 1 28014 Madrid
Spain+34 914203017 x 170 or 171
Node Manager
Felipe Castilla Lattke
Biodiversity data management
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit C/ Claudio Moyano, 1 Madrid E-28014
Spain+34 914203017 x 170 or 171
Node Team
Ms. Katia Cezón García
Users Support. Documentation. Training.
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit C/ Claudio Moyano, 1 Madrid E-28014
Spain+34 914203017 x 170 or 171
Node Team
Ana Cruz Botello
Data publication. Designer. Web content management.
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit C/ Claudio Moyano, 1 Madrid E-28014
Spain+34 914203017 x 170 or 171
Node Team
Maria Carmen Lujano Bermúdez
Software Developer
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit C/ Claudio Moyano, 1 Madrid E-28014
Spain+34 914203017 x 170 or 171
Node Team
Santiago Martínez de la Riva
Software Developer
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit C/ Claudio Moyano, 1 Madrid E-28014
Spain+34 914203017 x 170 or 171
Node Team
Ms. Cristina Villaverde Úbeda-Portugués
Technical coordinator. Training coordinator
Real Jardín Botánico - CSICGBIF Spain Coordination Unit C/ Claudio Moyano, 1 Madrid E-28014
Spain+34 914203017 x 170 or 171
Node Team

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