The GBIF Participant node for Finland is currently integrated into the Finnish Museum of Natural History. All technical development is executed by the ICT-team at the museum. The cross-governmental Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF) species gateway was established during a meeting in 2012. Representatives of 22 organizations present expressed support for forming FinBIF as a national virtual organization. No funding has been acquired for proceeding with this decision.
The aim of FinBIF is to coordinate the collection, analysis, reporting and archivial of all kinds of biodiversity related information in Finland. Participation will include both governmental and non-governmental organizations producing or using such data.
The node has a minimal formal organizational structure. The Head of Delegation for Finland is the director of the Finnish Museum of Natural History and the node manager is a member of the ICT-team of the museum, with affiliation as data manager. The node does not have a separate board or steering committee, but is under the guidance of the board of the Finnish Museum of Natural History with core funding coming from the museum budget. Some external GBIF activities have been developed with EU-funded projects (OpenUp! & BalticDiversity).
The Finnish node is integrated into the Finnish Museum of Natural History.
The basic financial contribution to GBIF is covered by Academy of Finland, which is an agency within the administrative branch of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
Finnish Museum of Natural HistoryFinnish Museum of Natural History PO Box 1700014 HelsinkiFinlandleif.firstname.lastname@example.org+358-50-5487692
|Head of Delegation|
Project Manager (FinBIF)
Finnish Museum of Natural HistoryFinnish Museum of Natural History P.O.Box 17 FI-00014 Helsinki00014 HelsinkiFinlandkari.email@example.com+358 400 727 955
Unit Director (Biosciences and Environment)
Akademi of FinlandAcademy of Finland P.O.Box 131 FI-00531 Helsinki00531 HelsinkiFinlandlaura.firstname.lastname@example.org+358 295 33 5094
Digitisation Centre of the Finnish Museum of Natural History and University of Eastern FinlandDigitisation Centre of the Finnish Museum of Natural History and University of Eastern Finland P.O. box 111FIN-80101 JoensuuFinlandhannu.email@example.com
A data publisher from Helsinki, Finland with 1 published dataset.
Department of Forest Sciences
A data publisher from Helsinki, Finland with 6 published datasets.
A data publisher from Joensuu, Finland with 2 published datasets.
European Forest Institute
A data publisher from Joensuu, Finland with 1 published dataset.
Finnish Museum of Natural History
A data publisher from Helsinki, Finland with 27 published datasets.
Jyväskylä University Museum - The Section of Natural Sciences
A data publisher from Jyväskylä, Finland with 8 published datasets.
Kokkola Nature Collection Kieppi
A data publisher from Kokkola, Finland with 2 published datasets.
Kuopio Natural History Museum
A data publisher from Kuopio, Finland with 1 published dataset.
Moscow University Herbarium (MW)
A data publisher from Russian Federation with 1 published dataset.
Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC)
A data publisher from Finland.