Leading national research university.
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The Grid and Cloud Institute is a structure of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in charge of the coordination and animation of all CNRS activities in the field of grid production and research. It serves as contact point towards partners, in particular European ones, for all grid projects in these domains. It has vocation to federate, in agreement with the other participating organizations and institutes, the national contribution to international projects. As such, it acts as legal representative of the French National Grid Initiative France Grilles.
Charles University, Department of Botany holds one of the large European herbarium collections (PRC) of 2 200 000 specimens. It is carrying on an extensive digitization project supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and from other sources. There is a number of ongoing projects dealing with the taxonomy of both non-vascular and vascular plants.
The Institute of Botany SAS is the largest taxonomic research centre for the taxonomy of vascular and non-vascular plants in the Slovak Republic. It possesses one of the largest herbaria in Slovakia, documenting diversity of vascular and non-vascular plants in Slovakia and adjacent regions. IB SAS has a leading role in national projects such as the multivolume Flora of Slovakia (Flóra Slovenska), the Checklist of Non-Vascular and Vascular Plants of Slovakia, and the Red Lists of Non-Vascular and Vascular Plants of Slovakia.
The research of the Department of Biometry and Environmental System Analysis concentrates on statistical and process-based models of terrestrial and marine systems, with a focus on species distribution modeling, vegetation models, plant-pollinator networks, phylogenetic analysis, conservation, evidence-based policy and ecosystem services. For details see our website http://www.biom.uni-freiburg.de/
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has experience in EU projects including OpenUp!, Europeana, the Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe (BHLe) and the Synthesis of Systematic Resources (Synthesys) projects. RBGE is also a founding member of the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF). We are currently leading the JRA in Synthesys 3 looking at the move from physical to digital collections. We are participating in global research on taxonomy, climate change, genetic speciation, distribution modelling and digitisation.
The main objective of Swedish LifeWatch is to make major Swedish biodiversity databases interoperable and thereby accessible through standardized web services. A coherent Analysis portal will provide a single access point and a range of analytical and visualisation services. Other major components include a taxonomic backbone and a user administration system. The infrastructure will be freely available to anyone, but researchers and conservation biologists are considered the main target groups.
The Swedish Species Information Centre (ArtDatabanken) serves as the focal point for information on threatened species and biodiversity in Sweden.
Main tasks are to collect, evaluate and store the most important information about endangered and rare species from all major organism groups: plants, animals and fungi, and from all environments, including terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats. A basic part of this work is to assess the types and degrees of threat, and to prepare the national Red List and Red Data Books.
Some of our tasks:
The Flanders Marine Institute is the coordination and information platform for marine and coastal research in Flanders. It also promotes and supports the international image of Flemish marine scientific research and international marine education as a partner in various projects and networks.