Participation

Member Status

VOTING

GBIF Participant since

2001

GBIF Region

Asia

Head of Delegation

Sang Hoon Lee

Participant Node Manager

Hyung Seon (Howard) Park

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History 

The Korean Biodiversity Information Facility (KBIF) was established early in 2002. Functionally, however, the KBIF secretariat was launched in 2006 at the National Science Museum by regulations of the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of the Korean government. The Korean national node, KBIF, actively participates and communicates through GBIF global network, publishing data contributed by member institutions from the National Biodiversity Consortium (NBC). NBC is comprised of 46 biodiversity research organizations including natural history museums, arboretums and universities. Membership in NBC (by Memorandum of Understanding) has increased from 16 members in 2007 to 46 members in 2014, resulting in increased biodiversity research and data sharing through KBIF.

Vision and Mission 

KBIF’s vision is to be the multi-lateral support organization for national biodiversity research in Creative Economy Korea.

KBIF’s missions are (1) establishing a National Data Network for biodiversity research & information flow; (2) training, and disseminating key technology to assist data publishers for sharing data; (3) acting roles in GBIF governance structures, including the NODES Committee; (4) operating the KBIF Data Portal, communication portal and, outreach and capacity building, liaison and promoting 'Becoming a GBIF Data Publisher’; (5) developing tools, Data Portal and Data Repository, KBIF Schema, metadata; and (6) operating GBIF data portal mirroring global service.

Structure 

The Korean Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), within its KBIF facility, is undertaking the whole range of national ICT support services for KBIF and GBIF including ICT training, information dissemination, data portal development and running the KBIF national data repository (KDR), IPT, GBIF Asian Mirror site.

National Funding 

The KBIF node is operated by a yearly-based project, supported by National Science Museum in the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP).

As a Voting Participant, the basic financial contribution to GBIF is made by the Multilateral Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.

Contacts

Mr. Sang Hoon Lee
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future PlanningMultilateral Cooperation Division 47 Gwanmun-ro Gwacheon city, Gyeonggi-do 13809
Korea, Republic of+82 2 2110 2330
Head of Delegation
Mr. Seung-Lak An
Director
National Science MuseumMinistry of Science, ICT and Future Planning Scientific Collection and Conservation Division 481 Daedeokdaero, Yuseong-gu Daejon City 34143
Korea, Republic of+82 42 601 7957
Additional Delegate
Mi-Hyun Nam
Assistant Director
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future PlanningMultilateral Cooperation Division 47 Gwanmun-ro Gwacheon city Gyeonggi-do 13809
Korea, Republic of+82 2 2110 2336
Additional Delegate
Dr. Woon Kee Paek
Director
National Science MuseumMinistry of Science, ICT and Future Planning Research and Promotion Division 481 Daedeokdaero Yuseong-gu Daejon City 34143 305705
Korea, Republic of+82 42 601 7981
Additional Delegate
Ji Young Park
Deputy director
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning47 Gwanmun-ro Gwacheon city Gyeonggi-do 13809
Korea, Republic of+82 2 2110 2331
Additional Delegate
Dr. Hyung Seon (Howard) Park
Professor
Korea Institute of S&T InformationUniversity of Science and Technology Korea Institute of S&T Information 245 Daehak-Ro, Yuseong-Gu Daejeon city 34141
Korea, Republic of+82 42 869 1762
Additional Delegate
Dae-sik Yoon
Researcher
National Science MuseumMinistry of Science, ICT and Future Planning Scientific Collection and Conservation 481 Daedeokdaero, Yuseong-gu, Daejon City 34143
Korea, Republic of+82 42 601 7958
Additional Delegate
Dr. Hyung Seon (Howard) Park
Professor
Korea Institute of S&T InformationUniversity of Science and Technology Korea Institute of S&T Information 245 Daehak-Ro, Yuseong-Gu Daejeon city 34141
Korea, Republic of+82 42 869 1762
Node Manager
Dr. Woon Kee Paek
Director
National Science MuseumMinistry of Science, ICT and Future Planning Research and Promotion Division 481 Daedeokdaero Yuseong-gu Daejon City 34143 305705
Korea, Republic of+82 42 601 7981
Node Team

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