Name of the organization/project in the original language:
GBIF España - Real Jardín Botánico - CSIC
Name of the organization/project in English:
GBIF Spain - Royal Botanic Garden - CSIC
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Please indicate the mandate/goals/activities of your organization/project.:
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an inter-governmental organization set up in 2001 whose main goal is to provide free and open online access to global biodiversity data in order to support scientific research, conservation and sustainable development. The Spanish GBIF Node (https://www.gbif.es/) is sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, managed by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) through the Royal Botanic Garden (RJB). Spain currently shares over 25.7 million of biodiversity records through the GBIF network. These records are provided by Spanish research institutes, universities, environmental government departments or citizen science initiatives. These records can be accessed through Spain's National Data Portal (https://datos.gbif.es/). Some of the most relevant tasks of GBIF Spain include providing technical support to participate in GBIF, developing software applications to manage and validate biodiversity data, organizing training workshops to achieve the maximum profit from these available data.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?:
It was slightly explained above. GBIF Spain is recently making a big effort on sharing biodiverity data not only coming from Academia or Management worlds, but also from citizen science initiatives. We plan to constantly increase number of citizen science's biodiversity records available through GBIF network by arranging workshops on the use of Natusfera (e.g. already done this within DITOS project), participating on Citizen Science congresses and activities, promoting the benefits of having this information available through GBIF as this will mean more visibility to Citizen Science groups, better science and nature conservation.