New technologies provide new power to taxonomy. The amount of data that can be marshalled has recently grown exponentially thanks to computer-aided tools. EDIT will create a platform for cybertaxonomy, easily downloadable on any desktop, gathering several useful tools for the daily work of scientists. The platform is directed at the practical application of methods developed in information science and biodiversity informatics for use in revisionary taxonomy and taxonomic field work. At the same time EDIT focuses on the integration of biodiversity informatics and IT resources within participating institutions.
What is Cybertaxonomy?
Cybertaxonomy is an integrated way to do eTaxonomy.
Internet Platform for Cybertaxonomy
Objectives of Work Package 5:
(1) Creation of the Internet Platform for Cybertaxonomy, oriented toward its practical use for revisionary taxonomy, taxonomic biodiversity inventories and monitoring of taxa.
(2) Integration of the participating institutions’ biodiversity informatics and IT resources.
WP5 is committed to providing the platform for all users of taxonomy. The platform will use existing tools that follows an integration standard and will ensure that the data entered meets quality standards and can be wholly extracted. Furthermore the platform will help departments of Information Science & Technology (IST) come to Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) regarding IST resources.
WP5 is structured in different activities to ensure all task are addressed: