Our data and tools
The SBDI data comes from sources such as monitoring programs, citizen science portals, genetic analyses of environmental samples, natural history collections and research projects. With SBDI tools and services, you can search, download and analyze this data. Most of our tools are integrated in the SBDI Bioatlas but we also provide a range of tools for specialized data types or use cases.
The SBDI data comes from Swedish data providers and includes sources such as monitoring programs, citizen science portals, genetic analyses of environmental samples, natural history collections and research projects. Some SBDI data providers, such as natural history museums, share data from all over the world. However, many providers are focused on Swedish biodiversity. Through the SBDI Bioatlas, it is also possible to access climate data, environmental data, geological data, and other data useful in analyzing Swedish biodiversity and ecosystems.
Users interested in global patterns can access biodiversity data from around the world through the GBIF portal and both data and powerful tools through the national hubs in the growing Living Atlases community. SBDI forms part of these communities and both sets of resources are directly accessible from the online R tools provided by SBDI.
The SBDI tools and services allow you to search, download and analyze this data. The tools range from simple web pages to powerful computing environments. Most of the tools are integrated in the Swedish instance of the Living Atlas platform, the SBDI Bioatlas. However, we provide a number of other tools for specialized data types or use cases.
You can access SBDI data and tools for free but you need to register an account to download data and use certain tools. We collect a minimum amount of user information. We mainly use the information to report usage of our services at an aggregated level to our funders. We also use the information in planning future development of SBDI.