Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure

Infrastructure

    Infrastructure Details

    Acronym

    SBDI

    Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs to

    SBDI hosts the Swedish node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), the major global infrastructure for biodiversity research.

    Description

    The Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure is a platform directed to the scientific community for publishing and accessing data on biodiversity. SBDI aims to provide open access data products needed by biodiversity researchers and by policymakers to support conservation and sustainable development. Eleven Swedish research institutes are members of the infrastructure consortium.

    Equipment and resources

    No physical equipment is included in the infrastructure. Everything is available via the website https://biodiversitydata.se/

    Digital and physical collections

    A large and growing number of biodiversity datasets (museum collections, field data) are available and freely downloadable from the website.

    Services provided

    SBDI aims to provide open access data products needed by biodiversity researchers and by policymakers to support conservation and sustainable development. This includes making biodiversity datasets available for download, as well as tools for handling and searching data.

    Management of the infrastructure

    The SBDI Executive Office (ExO) manages the daily business of SBDI and coordinates the work in different work groups. The ExO consists of the SBDI Director, the deputy Director, the Project Coordinator and two Consortium representatives. The Consortium representatives are elected among the SBDI partners on a two year basis. The elected partner representatives are also tasked to lead the SBDI Coordination group, where all partner organizations are represented.

    Type of infrastructure

    • Digital collections
    • Services

    Infrastructure programme

    • Has current status as Infrastructure of national interest (Swedish Research Council)