JBIF is dedicated to the collection, application, and dissemination of biodiversity-related data within Japan.
JBIF (Japan Initiative for Biodiversity Information) is the organization carrying out the activities of GBIF in Japan. Its main role is to promote the use and global dissemination of biodiversity related data.
Since 2007, JBIF has been operated as part of the Information Center Establishment Program of the National BioResource Project funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT). Specifically, there are three institutions–the National Institute of Genetics, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, and the National Museum of Nature and Science–working in cooperation to accomplish this task.
For detailed information about the activities of JBIF, please visit the Activities page.
The JBIF Strategy
In 2012, the Japan Node established the following strategic goals:
Increase awareness of the importance of biodiversity information.
Improve the biodiversity-related functions of museums.
Communicate the importance of biodiversity information to the public and policy makers.
Strengthen the Japan Node's organizational presence.
Seek out partnerships with related projects.
Demonstrate leadership in collaborative activities within Asia.
This pamphlet introduces the activities of JBIF, GBIF, and the importance of biodiversity information.
Steering Committee of JBIF
Working Group of JBIF
|ITO Motomi||Komaba Museum, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo|
|EBIHARA Atsushi||National Museum of Nature and Science|
|OSAWA Takeshi||Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University|
|OTA T. Aino||National Museum of Nature and Science|
|KAKIZOE Shotaro||National Museum of Nature and Science|
|KAWAMOTO Shoko||National Institute of Genetics|
|KIMURA Noriko||National Institute of Genetics|
|JINBO Utsugi||National Museum of Nature and Science|
|TOTSU Kumiko||Biodiversity Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies|
|NAKAE Masanori||National Museum of Nature and Science|
|FUKAYA Yuki||Biodiversity Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies|
|HOSOYA Tsuyoshi||National Museum of Nature and Science|
|MITSUHASHI Hiromune||Institute of Natural and Environmental Sciences, University of Hyogo|
|YAMANO Hiroya||Biodiversity Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies|
|WATANABE Kyohei||Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History|