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Working through its Secretariat in Copenhagen, GBIF maintains one of the most comprehensive global networks of intergovernmental and non-governmental partners in biodiversity informatics

IPBES executive secretary, Anne Larigauderie, and GBIF deputy director, Tim Hirsch, at signing ceremony in Medellín, Colombia, 18 March 2018. Photo courtesy of IPBES.

In addition to coordinating work with the GBIF network's formal Participants, nodes and data publishers, the GBIF Secretariat leads the network's engagement in numerous other partnerships and collaborations that advance common aims and objectives.

Current partnerships

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership Partner CAFF: Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna GBIF Affiliate CBD: Convention on Biological Diversity Observer CMS: Convention on Migratory Species Observer & Strategic Plan Working Group DataONE GBIF Affiliate EOL: Encyclopedia of Life Council Member ECSA: European Citizen Science Association Member GEO: Group on Earth Observations Participating Organization GEO BON: Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network Member, Advisory Committee Global Partnership for Plant Conservation Partner International Science Council’s World Data System Regular member Letter of Agreement IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Observer IPBES: Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Observer Memorandum of Cooperation IOC-UNESCO: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation GBIF Affiliate IUCN: International Union for the Conservation of Nature Collaborative partner Memorandum of Cooperation LifeWatch Policy and Science Board Member Memorandum of Cooperation UNFCCC: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Observer