The Creation of Biodiversity Informatics

21st Century Biodiversity Research Workshop (2006/1st)
  • Date October 30, 2006, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (JST)
  • PlaceIe-No-Hikari Building Convention Hall
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Event Overview

  • Date and Time: Monday, October 30, 2006, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (JST)
  • Place: Ie-No-Hikari Building Convention Hall
  • Organizers:
    • National Institute of Genetics
    • University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    • National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
  • Sponsors:
    • Government of Japan Cabinet Office
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
    • Ministry of the Environment
    • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
    • Union of the Japanese Societies for Systematic Biology
    • Union of Japanese Societies for Natural History
    • Japan Society for Culture Collections
    • Japan Society for Information and Knowledge
    • Japan Science and Technology Agency


The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international initiative, of which Japan is a member country, dedicated to the mobilization of biodiversity data. Following the success in the first 5-year ‘proof-of-concept’ phase (2002-2006), GBIF is now planning to move into the second phase of becoming a fully operational facility. In keeping with GBIF’s work programs, this workshop was held in order to (1) contribute to the ongoing development of GBIF activities, (2) broaden networks within the Japanese research community, and thereby (3) enhance the use of GBIF biodiversity data for the benefit of Japan. To accomplish these goals, the workshop provides lectures by experts both from Japan and abroad on the topic of Biodiversity Informatics, one of the key themes of GBIF. This workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for promoting professional exchange among researchers.


*Some summaries are in Japanese.

9:30-9:50 amGBIF's History, Present Situation, and Future VisionKunio IwatsukiMuseum of Nature and Human Activities
9:50-10:10 amTowards the Establishment of a Biodiversity Information Infrastructure: a Fully Operational GBIF Data Portal, and Its Future VisionMotomi ItouUniversity of Tokyo
10:10-10:30 amPresent Status and Future Development of the Biodiversity Information Activities at the National Institute for Environmental StudiesTakashi Uehiro, Hideyuki Shimizu, Tsuneo Matsunaga, Junko ShimuraNational Institute for Environmental Studies
10:30-10:50 amBreak Time
10:50-11:10 amDissemination of Natural History Specimen Data Via the Network of Japanese Natural History MuseumsKeiichi MatsuuraNational Museum of Nature and Science
11:10-11:40 amIntegrating Biodiversity and Bioresource Information in Korea: Mission of Korean BioInformation Center (KOBIC)Chang-Bae KimKorean Bioinformation Center
11:40 am-12:10 pmIntegration of the Biodiversity Database in Taiwan and Linkage to the Global DatabaseKwang-Tsao ShaoResearch Center for Biodiversity, Academia Sinica, [RCBAS]
12:10-2:00 pmBreak Time
2:00-2:20 pmAn Overview of the Fish Barcode of Life ProjectMasaki MiyaNatural History Museum and Institute, Chiba
2:20-2:40 pmCreation of the Rural Landscape Information System (RuLIS) and its Application to Biodiversity ResearchKatsutoshi Yamamoto, Yoshinobu KusumotoNational Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
2:40-3:00 pmBiodiversity and Genetic DiversityKazuo MoriwakiRIKEN
3:00-3:20 pmBreak Time
3:20-3:40 pmBiodiversity Information and the Ministry of the Environment--Current Situation and Future DirectionDaizaburo KurodaMinistry of the Environment
3:40-4:00 pmThe Global Role of GBIF and its Current SituationMotonori HoshiInternational Union of Biological Sciences
4:00-4:20 pmClosing AddressHideaki SugawaraGlobal Biodiversity Information Facility