Participation

Member Status

VOTING

GBIF Participant since

2001

GBIF Region

Europe

Head of Delegation

Eric Chenin

Participant Node Manager

Anne-Sophie Archambeau

Learn more

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

Mr. Eric Chenin
Biodiversity information systems manager; SEP Excutive
GBIF- France/Institut de Recherche pour le Développement32, avenue Henri Varagnat Bondy Cedex Paris 93 143
France+33 1 40 79 80 65
Head of Delegation
Dr. Anne-Sophie Archambeau
Muséum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France MNHN Géologie - CP 48 43 Rue Buffon Paris 75005
France+33 1 40 79 80 65
Additional Delegate
Philippe Grandcolas
Directeur
Institut de Systématique, Evolution, BiodiversitéUMR 7205 CNRS Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle Bât. Entomologie, case 50 45, rue Buffon Paris 75005
France+33 (0)1 40 79 38 48
Additional Delegate
Prof. Michel Guiraud
Muséum National d'Histoire NaturelleMuseum National d’Histoire Naturelle Diection des Collections, CP 43 57, rue Cuvier Paris cedex 05 75231
France+33 1 40 79 48 41
Additional Delegate
Elisabeth Vergès
Directrice scientifique du secteur "Environnement-Univers"
Ministère de l'Education Nationale, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la RechercheDirection générale de la Recherche et de l'Innovation 1, rue Descartes F 75231 Paris Cedex 05
France+33 (0)1 55 55 85 43
Additional Delegate
Prof. Régine Vignes-Lebbe
scientific coordinator
Muséum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France MNHN Géologie CP 48 Paris 75005
France+33 0 1 40798065
Additional Delegate
Dr. Anne-Sophie Archambeau
Muséum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France MNHN Géologie - CP 48 43 Rue Buffon Paris 75005
France+33 1 40 79 80 65
Node Manager
Mr. Eric Chenin
Biodiversity information systems manager; SEP Excutive
GBIF- France/Institut de Recherche pour le Développement32, avenue Henri Varagnat Bondy Cedex Paris 93 143
France+33 1 40 79 80 65
Node Team
Mr. Gallien Labeyrie
IT developer
Museum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France 43, rue Buffon Paris 75005
France
Node Team
Ms. Marie-Elise Lecoq
IT engineer
Museum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France
France+33 (0)1 40 79 80 65
Node Team
Ms. Sophie Pamerlon
Biodiversity Data Engineer
Museum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France MNHN Géologie CP48 43, Rue Buffon Paris 75005
France
Node Team
Prof. Régine Vignes-Lebbe
scientific coordinator
Muséum National d'Histoire NaturelleGBIF France MNHN Géologie CP 48 Paris 75005
France+33 0 1 40798065
Node Team

Endorsed Publishers

View all 46 endorsed publishers...