Professionals from various agencies in Indonesia have become more familiar with the tools available to provide access to the country’s biodiversity data, thanks to a mentoring project involving GBIF Japan.
Seventy participants took part in a workshop on integrated management of biodiversity data held in February in Cibinong, Indonesia, to introduce GBIF infrastructure, tools and standards. The participants were from the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Planning Agency, the Ministry of Research and Technology, and various research centres of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) which hosts the GBIF national node.
The workshop is part of the mentoring project in which GBIF Japan is helping LIPI to establish a network for the management of biodiversity information in Indonesia. It is one of three projects approved under the 2012 GBIF mentoring programme, which brings together Participant nodes to share expertise.