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 (UiO NHM). It is a research project at the museum operated by 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 UiO NHM 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
- Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre
- Norwegian University Museum IT group (MUSIT)
- UiO NHM
- NTNU University Museum (Vitenskapsmuseet)
- University Museum of Bergen (UiB)
- Stavanger Museum of Natural History (MUST)
- Trømsø University Museum (UiT)
- Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA)
- Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)
- Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy (NIBIO)
- Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
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.
Contact the GBIF-Norway helpdesk at: email@example.com
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
ArtsdatabankenHøgskoleringen 9N-7034 TrondheimNorwayivar.firstname.lastname@example.org+47 73 59 21 51
ArtsdatabankenNorwegian Biodiversity Information Centre
Høgskoleringen 9NO-7034 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
Anders G. Finstad
NTNU University MuseumDepartment of Natural History
NTNU University Museum
Erling Skakkes gate 47ANO-7491 TrondheimNorwayanders.email@example.com+47 73592259
Norwegian Biodiversity Information CentreNorwegian Biodiversity Information Centre
Høgskoleringen 9NO-7034 TrondheimNorwaywouter.firstname.lastname@example.org+47 4716 1982
Database manager at GBIF-Norway
Natural History Museum-OsloNatural History Museum, University of Oslo,
P.O. Box 1172 Blindern0318 OsloNorwaychristian.email@example.com+47 22851618
Geir Einar Ellefsen Søli
University of OsloNatural History Museum,University of Oslo,
PO Box 1172, BlindernN-0318 OsloNorwayeinar.firstname.lastname@example.org+47 22851620
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