The following list is a compilation of international standards and projects relevant to the federation of biodata.
BSS Participants are encouraged to study these standards and projects.
GBIF / Darwin Core / IPT - standards-based publishing of biodata


OGC - standards-based publishing of geospatial data sources



ISO8601 - Standardisation of datetime descriptors


EPSG - standard code base for Spatial Reference Systems (SRS)



This is just a start, see more under BSS Infrastructure: Background material and references


The BSS project has NOT the goal to 'reinvent the wheel' but to re-use existing work to define the best bio data sharing solution for NZ Inc.