GBIF’s newest Participant, Brazil, has announced details of the individuals and national institutions that will represent the country and coordinate its participation in the network.
The Head of Delegation to the GBIF Governing Board will be Carlos Nobre, National Secretary for Policies and Programmes at the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI). The Director of Thematic Policies and Programmes at MCTI, Mercedes Bustamante, has been designated as Additional Delegate.
The national node will be hosted at the National Laboratory for Scientific Computation (LNCC), a national research institution in computer science, linked to the MCTI and located in the city of Petrópolis, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Luiz Gadelha of LNCC will represent Brazil on the GBIF Participant Node Managers Committee. Contact details can be found on the GBIF website at http://www.gbif.org/country/BR/participation
Photo: The National Laboratory for Scientific Computation (LNCC), which will host the new national node for Brazil.