Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Schulman, Leif
Organisation University of Helsinki
Project title FinBIF 2.0 – Second Construction Cycle of the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility
Decision No. 319857
Decision date 11.12.2018
Funding period 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022
Funding 1 792 054
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
Biodiversity is rapidly vanishing. This undermines the ability of mankind to adapt to global change. We must therefore develop our understanding of and ability to protect biodiversity. The research infrastructure ‘Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility – FinBIF’ accelerates the digitisation, mobilisation, and open-access distribution of biodiversity data to support research, governance, education, and business. FinBIF is a novel, integrated e-infrastructure that combines three kinds of biodiversity data (specimens, observations, and DNA), links them with modern research tools enabling rapid generation of further data, and brings these all together on an open-access basis into virtual e-Labs making possible their simultaneous analysis together with environmental data. This kind of research infrastructure allows the research community to reach scientific breakthroughs rapidly enough to enable the conservation and sustainable use of our imperilled biodiversity.