Participation

Member Status

Voting Participant

GBIF Participant since

2001

GBIF Region

Asia

Head of Delegation

Sang Hun 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

Sang Hun Lee
Multilateral Cooperation DivisionMultilateral Cooperation Division Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning 47 Gwanmun-ro427700 Gwacheon city, Gyeonggi-doKorea, Republic of+82 2 2110 2330
Head of Delegation
Seung-Lak An
Director
National Science MuseumNational Science Museum Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning 481 Daedeokdaero Yuseong-gu305-705 Daejon CityKorea, Republic of+82 42 601 7982
Temporary Head of Delegation
Donghee Kim
Korea GBIF Office/Natural History Division
National Science MuseumNational Science Museum Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, 481 Daedeokdaero, Yuseong-gu305705 Daejeon CityKorea, Republic of+82 42 601 7990
Additional Delegate
Heejung Kwon
Multilateral Cooperation DivisionMultilateral Cooperation Division Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning 47 Gwanmun-ro427700 Gwacheon city, Gyeonggi-doKorea, Republic of+82 2 2110 2335
Additional Delegate
Jeongheui Lim
Senior Researcher
National Science MuseumNational Science Museum, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning 481 Daedeokdae-ro, Yusung-gu305705 Daejon CityKorea, Republic of+82 42 601 7967
Additional Delegate
Woon Kee Paek
Senior Researcher of National Science Museum
National Science MuseumNational Science Museum Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning 481 Daedeokdaero Yuseong-gu305705 Daejeon CityKorea, Republic of+82 42 601 7861
Additional Delegate
Hyung Seon (Howard) Park
Korea Institute of S&T InformationKorea Institute of S&T Information (KISTI) 245 Daehak-Ro, Yuseong-Gu305806 Daejeon cityKorea, Republic of+82 42 869 1762
Additional Delegate
Hyung Seon (Howard) Park
Korea Institute of S&T InformationKorea Institute of S&T Information (KISTI) 245 Daehak-Ro, Yuseong-Gu305806 Daejeon cityKorea, Republic of+82 42 869 1762
Node Manager
Donghee Kim
Korea GBIF Office/Natural History Division
National Science MuseumNational Science Museum Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, 481 Daedeokdaero, Yuseong-gu305705 Daejeon CityKorea, Republic of+82 42 601 7990
Node Staff
Woon Kee Paek
Senior Researcher of National Science Museum
National Science MuseumNational Science Museum Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning 481 Daedeokdaero Yuseong-gu305705 Daejeon CityKorea, Republic of+82 42 601 7861
Node Staff

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