The Antarctic biodiversity information facility (Anta'BIF) : final report
Van de Putte, Anton
Earth and related Environmental sciences
Brussels : Belgian Scientific Policy, 2015
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Funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office, ANTABIF has constructed a dedicated Antarctic biodiversity data portal giving access to a distributed network of contributing database, according to the principles of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, in the framework of the International Year of Biodiversity 2010. It will build upon two complementary networks and will expand these by linking with other potential data resources. It integrates SCAR-MarBIN (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research - Marine Biodiversity Information Network), with the databases network managed by the Australian Antarctic Division. Whereas the former focuses on marine data, the latter consists of numerous linked datasets, mostly on terrestrial biodiversity related to the former SCAR EBA (Evolution and Biodiversity in Antarctica) programme ant current AntECO and ANTERA scientific research programmes.