GBIF-Norway’s mandate is to co-ordinate national activities with GBIF work programs, and participate in the Norwegian delegation in the GBIF Governing Board. It is the Norwegian link to GBIF internationally, and thus the main channel for the international audience to information on Norwegian biodiversity.
GBIF-Norway is hosted as an integrated unit at the Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo (NHM-UiO). It is a research project at the museum operated the museum’ staff in close collaboration with the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre (Artsdatabanken).
The Norwegian GBIF node has maintained the same mandate and hosting arrangement since the start in 2005.
GBIF-Norway’s vision is a society where policy decisions and science are based on a deep understanding of nature, obtained through competent analysis of patterns in freely and universally available nature diversity information.
GBIF-Norway provides an essential and integrated part of the national biodiversity information infrastructure in Norway with particular focus on ensuring the interoperability with GBIF standards and informatics solutions, collecting and publishing Norwegian species occurrence data to GBIF.org, contributing to the work-programme of GBIF, and communicating the goals and values to Norwegian stakeholders.
The NHM-UiO and the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre has a shared responsibility for maintaining contact with the institutions and researchers providing species occurrence data to GBIF and the national biodiversity data portal (Artskart).The Research Council of Norway is the Norwegian representative in the GBIF Governing Board.
Norway’s national network includes
- the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre
- the Norwegian University Museum IT group (MUSIT)
- the NHM-UiO
- NTNU University Museum (Vitenskapsmuseet)
- the University Museum of Bergen (UiB)
- Stavanger Museum of Natural History (MUST)
- Trømsø University Museum (UiT)
- the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
- the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
- the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute
- the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research
The core budget for GBIF-Norway is provided on a 5-year research project contract from the Research Council of Norway. The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre provides additional supplementary funding for the operation of the Norwegian participant node (GBIF-Norway).
The basic financial contribution to GBIF is made by the Research Council of Norway.
Special Adviser at The Research Council of Norway
The Research Council of NorwayDivision for Energy, Resources and the Environment, PO Box 564 N-1327 LysakerNorwaypbh@forskningsradet.no+47 22 03 73 03
|Head of Delegation|
Dag Terje Filip Endresen
ArtsdatabankenErling Skakkes gt. 47N-7491 TrondheimNorwayivar.firstname.lastname@example.org+47 73 59 21 51
ArtsdatabankenNorwegian Biodiversity Information Centre Artsdatabanken Erling Skakkes gt. 477491 TrondheimNorwaynils.email@example.com+47 73592301
Dag Terje Filip Endresen
University of OsloNatural History Museum, University of Oslo, PO Box 1172, BlindernN-0318 OsloNorwayvegar.firstname.lastname@example.org+47 22851621
Norwegian Biodiversity Information CentreNorwegian Biodiversity Information Centre Erling Skakkes gt. 47N-7491 TrondheimNorwaywouter.email@example.com+47 4716 1982
Database manager at GBIF-Norway
Natural History Museum-OsloNatural History Museum, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1172 Blindern0318 OsloNorwaychristian.firstname.lastname@example.org+47 22851618
Geir Einar Ellefsen Søli
University of OsloNatural History Museum,University of Oslo, PO Box 1172, BlindernN-0318 OsloNorwayeinar.email@example.com+47 22851620
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
A data publisher from Oslo, Norway with 81 published datasets.
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
A data publisher from Trondheim, Norway with 11 published datasets.
Norwegian Polar Institute
A data publisher from Norway.
The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre (NBIC)
A data publisher from Trondheim, Norway with 1 published dataset.
University Museums of Norway (MUSIT)
A data publisher from Oslo, Norway.