Participation

Member Status

Voting Participant

GBIF Participant since

2001

GBIF Region

Europe

Head of Delegation

Eric Chenin

Participant Node Manager

Anne-Sophie Archambeau

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History 

GBIF France has the mandate to promote GBIF activities and tools at the national level and to represent France in the GBIF community. The node provides information on best practices and standards used by GBIF and helps data publishers to connect data to the GBIF network using the tools developed by GBIF. The node also organizes training events and interacts with all the organizations working on biodiversity at national level. GBIF France also provides support to francophone countries to help them to contribute to GBIF.

The GBIF France node was created in June 2006 and hosted by the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN) in Paris. In the beginning the node was just hosted by the MNHN, but, in 2011, GBIF France was officially integrated into the MNHN and is now under the Direction des collections of the MNHN.

Vision and Mission 

GBIF France’s missions are to: collect metadata on primary biodiversity data resources; assist connecting data to the GBIF network using GBIF standards, protocols and tools; organize training sessions (data publishing, data quality, use of GBIF-mediated data); inform on GBIF, tools, activities, calls, training material & opportunities; promote and facilitate the use of GBIF-mediated data and tools by biodiversity data users; collaborate with other national and international facilities on biodiversity, and with the GBIF Secretariat; contribute to the development of common tools with the GBIF community; and contribute to the CEPDEC program.

Structure 

The GBIF France node includes two part-time coordinators and four full-time positions (node manager, IT specialists and a data engineer).

The node has a board that meets once a year. It includes representation from four Ministries (Education and Research, Foreign Affairs, Environment and Ecology, and Agronomy) and most of the organisations working on biodiversity at national level.

National Funding 

The GBIF France node is funded by the Ministry of Education and Research (Ministère de l’Education nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieure et de la Recherche, MESR). From 2013 and for four years, GBIF France is funded through a French National Research Agency (L'Agence nationale de la recherche, ARN) project called e-ReColNat.

The basic financial contribution to GBIF is made by the Direction Générale pour la Recherche et l’Innovation (DGRI).

Contacts

Eric Chenin
Biodiversity information systems manager; SEP Excutive
GBIF- France/Institut de Recherche pour le DéveloppementGBIF- France/Institut de Recherche pour le Développement IRD 32, avenue Henri Varagnat93 143 Bondy cedexFrance+33 1 40 79 80 65
Head of Delegation
Anne-Sophie Archambeau
Muséum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France MNHN Géologie - CP 48 43 Rue Buffon75005 ParisFrance+33 1 40 79 80 65
Additional Delegate
Claude-Anne Gauthier
Museum National d'Histoire NaturelleMuseum national d’Histoire naturelle Direction générale - CP 24 57, rue Cuvier750005 ParisFrance+33 1 71 21 46 58
Additional Delegate
Philippe Grandcolas
Institut de Systématique, Evolution, BiodiversitéUMR 7205 CNRS Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle Bât. Entomologie, case 50 45, rue Buffon 75005 ParisFrance+33 1 40 79 38 48
Additional Delegate
Simon Tillier
Senior Advisor for International Scientific Partnerships at Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle and Chargé de mission Biodiversité Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche
Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la RechercheSecteur Environnement Direction Générale pour la Recherche et l'Innovation Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche 1, rue Descartes 75231 Paris cedex 05France01 55 55 89 41
Additional Delegate
Régine Vignes-Lebbe
scientific coordinator
Muséum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France MNHN Géologie CP 4875005 ParisFrance+33 0 1 40798065
Additional Delegate
Anne-Sophie Archambeau
Muséum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France MNHN Géologie - CP 48 43 Rue Buffon75005 ParisFrance+33 1 40 79 80 65
Node Manager
Eric Chenin
Biodiversity information systems manager; SEP Excutive
GBIF- France/Institut de Recherche pour le DéveloppementGBIF- France/Institut de Recherche pour le Développement IRD 32, avenue Henri Varagnat93 143 Bondy cedexFrance+33 1 40 79 80 65
Node Staff
Gallien Labeyrie
IT developer
Museum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France France
Node Staff
Marie-Elise Lecoq
IT engineer
Museum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France France+33 (0)1 40 79 80 65
Node Staff
Sophie Pamerlon
Biodiversity Data Engineer
Museum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France MNHN Géologie CP48 43, Rue Buffon75005 ParisFrance
Node Staff
Régine Vignes-Lebbe
scientific coordinator
Muséum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France MNHN Géologie CP 4875005 ParisFrance+33 0 1 40798065
Node Staff

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