[BID-Community] GBIF & IPBES formalize collaboration

Kyle Copas kcopas at gbif.org
Tue Mar 20 12:33:01 CET 2018

Dear BID colleagues,

Representatives of GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—and IPBES—the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services—yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the margins of IPBES6 in Medellín, Colombia.

The MOU formalizes ongoing cooperation between GBIF and IPBES and identifies specific areas for collaboration that include:

  *   Helping IPBES to identify and access biodiversity datasets relevant to IPBES assessments and indicators
  *   Using knowledge gaps identified through IPBES assessments to help prioritize mobilization of new data through GBIF’s network of nodes and data publishers
  *   Coordinating GBIF’s capacity building activities to support data mobilization and access relevant to IPBES
  *   Encouraging collaboration between GBIF’s national nodes and IPBES national focal points

Learn more and watch IPBES' video of the signing ceremony here:

Best regards,
Kyle Copas
Communications Manager
+45 35 32 14 75 | mobile +45 28 75 14 75 | Skype kylecopas

GBIF Secretariat
Universitetsparken 15
2100 Copenhagen Ø

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