Biodiversity informatics is an emerging and growing discipline that strives to develop methods to organize knowledge at the organism level extending back to the earliest dates of recorded natural history. In its simplest definition, Biodiversity informatics is about organizing and linking information across the spectrum of life using organisms as the linking thread and making use of informatics to address biological problems.
Recently, advances in information technology and an increased willingness to share primary biodiversity data are enabling unprecedented access to it. There is potential of these biodiversity informatics techniques to provide a platform for developing countries to apply state of the art bioinformatics methods to large datasets, in practical ways, in order to address pressing issues of biodiversity conservation and management
African Conservation Centre (ACC) in collaboration with the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is collaborating in a project to establish platforms and protocols for information storage, sharing and exchange of biodiversity information. In July 2009 a 1-day workshop explored the opportunities that exist with other international partners.
ACC participated in the 2009 e-Biosphere International Conference on Biodiversity Informatics. The conference hed held in London, UK, brought together 503 participants from 69 countries, including researchers, students, government officials, and representatives of NGOs and private companies' then for LEARN more
Building Networks Biodiversity informatics is an emerging and growing discipline that strives to develop methods to organize knowledge at the organism level extending back to the earliest dates of recorded natural history.Read more
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) was known as the Taxonomic Database Working Group and was formed to establish international collaboration among biological database projects. TDWG promoted the wider and more effective dissemination of information about the World's heritage of biological organisms for the benefit of the world at large. Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) now focuses on the development of standards for the exchange of biological/biodiversity data. Read more Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) gives free and open access to Biodiversity data. GBIF and its many partners work to mobilise the data, and to improve search mechanisms, data and metadata standards, web services, and the other components of an Internet-based information infrastructure for biodiversity. For more information about GBIF as an organisation, visit our home page at www.gbif.org.
On Tuesday 8 December GBIF convened a joint side event at COP15 together with Bioversity International. Read all about it click here
Following a three-day International Conference on Biodiversity, Land-use and Climate Change held on September 15-17, 2010 in Nairobi, a special policy session of the conference....Read more
ACC's encompassing view of science means that all forms of knowledge either from natural sciences.. Read More
Livestock is a key asset in the arid and semi-arid areas of the South Rift region. The livelihoods of pastoralists Read More
ACC- USAOFFICE was set up to provide our friends in the USA with a passion for Africa, her wildlife and people - a bridge between ACC’s conservation efforts Click Here...