This is to let you know that TFBIS has decided to fund a project which I put
together with Landcare, DOC, and Regional Councils for building a "biodata
Among other things the proposal says:
This project, based on TFBIS Scoping Report 282, has the goal to develop
national solutions for mobilising access to primary biodiversity data through a
federated data network. This work supports local, regional, and national
conservation management and national monitoring and reporting. The network
delivers multiple benefits beyond conservation management and facilitates
biosecurity risk assessment for invasive species, pests and pathogens.
Consistent, quality-assessed national biodata supports research, the
Environment Domain Plan, international obligations through GBIF and GEO-BON in
support of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Services (IPBES), and is a fundamental contribution to a national Clearing
The explicit goal of the project is to develop tools and infrastructure
components to increase interoperability between biodata sources. We call this
infrastructure as a whole the ‘Biodata Services Stack’.
I am working on a project plan and implementation and will keep you posted.