Vision: By 2016 New Zealand has developed and proofed (through a working demonstration) a “biodata services stack” (BSS). This stack ensures that:
Organisations across New Zealand collecting biodata have agreed to implement and adhere to the Biodata Services Stack in their biodata management and archiving processes and data publishing functions.
Goal of the TFBIS project “A national network for connecting and mobilising primary biodiversity data” is to work towards that vision by (i) defining use-cases for data mobilisation, (ii) specifying architecture and components the BSS needs to consist of, and (iii) implementing a working demonstration type connecting a limited number of data sources and providing solutions for some of the identified use-cases. The project partners have agreed on focusing the project on Birds, Pest Plants, Invertebrate, and Fish occurrence observations.
Project Director: Jochen Schmidt, Chief Scientist Environmental Information NIWA
A number of workshops are currently held to work with stakeholders to publish biodata sources to BSS standards. Stay tuned!
|Date / Time||Venue|
|BSS Use Case workshops|
|8th May||Palmerston North|
|BSS Infrastructure workshops|
|18/19 August||Palmerston North|
|BSS Implementation workshops|
|2 October||Hawkes Bay|