- Date and Time: Monday, December 10, 2007, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm (JST)
- Place: National Museum of Nature and Science, Shinjuku Branch
- National Institute of Genetics
- University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
- National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
- Ministry of the Environment
- Union of the Japanese Societies for Systematic Biology
- Union of Japanese Societies for Natural History
- Japan Science and Technology Agency
- National Institute for Environmental Studies
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international initiative dedicated to the mobilization of biodiversity data, of which Japan is a member country. 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 includes 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.
*Summaries are in Japanese.