JBIF: Japan Node of Global Biodiversity Information Facility

The Creation of Biodiversity Informatics 2

Event Overview

Date and Time: Dec. 10 (Mon), 2007, 10:30 am-5:00 pm
Place: National Museum of Nature and Science, Shinjuku Branch
Organizers: National Institute of Genetics; University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
Sponsors: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Ministry of the Environment; Union of the Japanese Societies for Systematic Biology; Union of Japanese Societies for Natural History; Japan Science and Technology Agency; National Institute for Environmental Studies


The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international initiative dedicated to the mobilization of biodiversity data, of which Japan is a member country. Following the success in the first 5-year 'proof-of-concept' phase (2002-2006), GBIF is now planning to move into the second phase of becoming a fully operational facility. In keeping with GBIF's work programs, this workshop was held in order to (1) contribute to the ongoing development of GBIF activities, (2) broaden networks within the Japanese research community, and thereby (3) enhance the use of GBIF biodiversity data for the benefit of Japan. To accomplish these goals, the workshop includes lectures by experts both from Japan and abroad on the topic of Biodiversity Informatics, one of the key themes of GBIF. This workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for promoting professional exchange among researchers.


Time Title Speaker and affiliation Handouts
10:30-10:40 am Opening Remarks Director
National Museum of Nature and Science
10:40-11:10 am Challenges for Natural History Museums in Publishing Digital Specimen Data Daisuke Sakuma
(Osaka Museum of Natural History)
11:10-11:40 am Publication of Biodiversity Information by University Museums Masahiro Ohara
(Hokkaido University Museum)
11:40 am-12:10 pm The Application of Databases for Predicting the Establishment of Invasive Species and the Expansion of their Geographic Distribution Kouichi Goka et al.
(National Institute for Environmental Studies)
12:10 pm-1:30 pm Break Time    
1:30-2:00 pm Biodiversity Information and the Creation of a Species Dictionary Utsugi Jinbo (University of Tokyo) PDFファイル
2:00-2:30 pm Dissemination and Utilization of Biodiversity Information: Fostering partnership beyond agency boundaries Toshio Torii (Biodiversity Center of Japan, Ministry of the Environment) PDFファイル
2:30-3:00 pm Updating of a River Environment Database Based on the National Census on River Environmentsand the Application Thereof Tomonori Osugi
(Water Resources Environment Technology Center)
3:00-3:30 pm Break Time    
3:30-4:00 pm The Use of Large-scale Analytical Results and Comprehensive Species Distribution Data: New Developments in Biogeographical Research Keiichi Matsuura
(National Museum of Nature and Science)
4:00-4:30 pm Old but New Issues of Natural History Research: Collection of data, dissemination of information, raising public awareness, and environmental restoration Hiromune Mitsuhashi
(Museum of Nature and Human Activities)
4:30-5:00 pm Leveraging of the GBIF Portal Website services Hideaki Sugawara (National Institute of Genetics) PDFファイル
5:00pm-5:10pm Closing Remarks