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Biofresh: opening up the world of Freshwater Biodiversity

Tuesday 13:00-14:30 (3), Mezzanine Balcony

Type: Poster

Theme: Building and linking communities of open practice

www.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu #oer14 #abs54


Teresa Connolly, Online Training & Communication Officer, University of Oxford, [email protected]
Dr Paul Jepson, Course Director, MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, University of Oxford, [email protected]


The Biofresh project aims to make accessible knowledge and data on freshwater biodiversity conservation and management. Whether you are a scientist, decision maker, consultant or educator you will find a range of resources useful for your work.

Why not take a tour of our platform? It is a dynamic resource that will continue to expand with contributions from our community. If you have data do consider contributing it via the data portal.

The BioFresh data-portal has collected an array of freshwater biodiversity data and presented it as an on-line open-access data portal for scientists, educators, policy makers, NGOs, businesses and the public to use. It also supports scientists and educators in their work by highlighting further research needs, which will ultimately feed into the support of conservation policies.

Additionally the portal also presents geo-located information of a multitude of freshwater species. Once again the aim is to help scientists to not only advertise and publish their datasets but also to provide appropriate tools for the discovery, integration and analysis of open and freely accessible freshwater biodiversity data. This will also help to strengthen conservation policy.

Funding acknowledgements

EU under the 7th Framework Programme, contract no. 226874

Further details

Keywords: Freshwater biodiversity, Biofresh, open data portal,

Website: www.freshwaterbiodiversity.eu

Miss Teresa Connolly, Online Training & Communication Officer, University of Oxford

Twitter abstract: BioFresh: an on-line open-access portal of freshwater biodiversity data for all to use