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Strengthening of the Biota-FAPESP information system and study of the development of a GIS for the program

Grant number: 98/05117-1
Support type:BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants
Duration: January 01, 1999 - August 31, 2003
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology
Principal Investigator:Carlos Alfredo Joly
Grantee:Carlos Alfredo Joly
Home Institution: Instituto de Biologia (IB). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated grant(s):01/09319-2 - Strengthening of the BIOTASP information system and study of the development of a GIS for the program, AR.EXT
Associated scholarship(s):01/09318-6 - Workshop on development of data exchange format for species related data: feasibility study | Manassas - United States, BE.PC
01/09317-0 - Workshop on development of a data exchange format for species related data: feasibility study | Manassas - Estados Unidos, BE.PC
01/08034-4 - Strengthening of the BIOTA/FAPESP information system and study of the development of a GIS for the program, BP.TT
+ associated scholarships 01/00910-0 - Strengthening of the BIOTASP information system and study of the development of a GIS for the program, BP.TT
99/11347-2 - Characterization of the remnants of vegetation in Ribeirão Preto, SP, BP.DR
00/02442-0 - Strengthening of the BIOTASP information system and study of the development of a GIS for the program, BP.TT
00/01912-3 - Strengthening of the BIOTA-FAPESP information system and study of the development of a GIS for the program, BP.TT
00/00787-0 - Study and development of tutorial supporting the analysis of georeferecned data for the environment of distance learning, BP.IC
99/12609-0 - SinBIOTASP: strengthening of the BIOTASP information system and study of the development of a GIS for the program, BP.TT
99/07052-7 - Strengthening of the BIOTA/FAPESP information system and study of the development of a GIS for the program, BP.TT - associated scholarships

Abstract

The information system to support BIOTA/FAPESP aims at contributing towards the conservation and sustainable use of São Paulo's State biodiversity, promoting and facilitating the access of information to the scientific community, government and society in general. The system was launched In July, 1997, as an open, cooperative and integrating network, using the Internet as a means of communication and dissemination of information. It was a very important supporting tool for the workshop "Basis for the conservation of São Paulo's State biodiversity” held in July, 1997. BIOTASP aims at integrating scientific information per se and with different fields of interesting such as legislation, conservation units etc., aiming at both a thematic and geographic approach. It aims at collaborating and complementing existing initiatives and includes the launching of the BIOTA NEOTROPICA an online publication space for the national and international scientific community. The study of GIS available on the internet requires the establishment of standards and a follow-up of new developments (software, systems) on the net. It will be necessary to relate databases to GIS systems, producing images and maps as an output. Production and distribution of images online and on CDs to both scientific and educational communities is sought as a first step, following the development/adoption of a web GIS interface. (AU)