In different regions of Europe there are many applications of citizen science that gather information on mammals and other species. Within this project we also want to interact with these applications in order to assess the possibility of seeking collaborative synergies will promote metadata standards to support data sharing among CS projects on wild animal monitoring and data interoperability with open repositories, as GBIF, taking into account existing standards.
Why at GBIF?
GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and a research foundation funded by governments around the world and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere open access to data about all types of life on the Earth.
An important part of GBIF’s mission is to promote a culture in which people recognize the benefits of publishing open-access biodiversity data, for themselves and for the broader global community.
By making your information accessible through GBIF and other biodiversity information networks, you will contribute to global knowledge about biodiversity, and also to solutions that will promote its conservation and sustainable use.
By making your information publicly available, datasets from all over the world can be combined, so researchers can work together on related tasks with a common goal.
Why at EFSA
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) provides to the European Commission and the general public independent scientific advice on food safety and risks in the food chain. EFSA will use collected information on abundance and distribution of wild mammals to assess the risk of diseases affecting wildlife, livestock, and humans.