Objectives: To develop a system that facilitates the acquisition, curation, synthesis and sustainable provision of high quality biodiversity data to partners and users, including e-science infrastructure projects as well as global initiatives on biodiversity informatics. Creation of an authoritative framework including naming of specimens, identification tools and descriptions. To make OBKMS a major player in facilitating the synthesis of core biodiversity data, their acquisition from various sources, and in their delivery to various users. To produce new standards for large data management and their interoperability.
Expected Results: Publication of 5 pilot Open access papers demonstrating innovative methods for publication and visualization of taxonomic data and data interoperability cases.