The Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF)

    Facility/equipment: Equipment

    • Location

      Helsinki

      Finland

    Description

    The Finnish Biodiversity Information Centre is a national service infrastructure focusing specifically on biodiversity research, but also on decision making, teaching and lifelong learning. It collects, archives and distributes Finnish electronic biodiversity data as well as (especially in the future) provides tools for the visualisation and analysis of data through one portal.
    The Finnish Biodiversity Information Centre functions as a centralised gateway to international joint portals for biodiversity data, such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The Finnish Biodiversity Information Centre promotes the openness of science, the expeditious availability and use of existing information in research and decision making, as well as quality assurance, metadata provision and the accumulation of research knowledge. The basis of the infrastructure, the data repository, will be used by the Finnish Museum of Natural History as well.

    Type of research infrastructure

    • Service

    Fields of Science and Free Keywords

    • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
    • 1172 Environmental sciences
    • 119 Other natural sciences

    UH research infrastructure classification

    • Core Facility