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84 million to SBDI

Published: 25 October 2019

The Swedish Research Council, together with co-financiers, has granted SEK 84 million during the period 2021-2024 for the development and construction of the research infrastructure Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI).

Swedish LifeWatch and Biodiversity Atlas Sweden can now continue their efforts to form the joint biodiversity infrastructure Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure, an e-infrastructure developed in close collaboration with Living Atlases community and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

"We are very thankful for the Swedish Research Council continued support." says Fredrik Ronquist at the Natural History Museum, who will be the head of SBDI.

The infrastructure will make biodiversity data available, provide powerful analysis and visualization tools, and thereby offer new opportunities for innovative and interdisciplinary research on biodiversity and ecosystems.

Swedish LifeWatch and Biodiversity Atlas Sweden are the two most important e-infrastructures in Sweden to promote biodiversity and ecosystem research in the emerging landscape of biodiversity information systems. They will 2021 be a part of the SBDI consortium, which includes 11 universities and authorities in Sweden.


Holger Dettki, Assoc. Prof.
Managing Director and System Manager Swedish LifeWatch
SLU Swedish Species Information Centre, +46 73 048 7872

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