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Inauguration of the Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure

Welcome to the inauguration week of the Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure, a platform for publishing and accessing data on biodiversity, starting on Monday October 4. During the official launch we will introduce you to Sweden’s most important e-infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem research in the emerging landscape of biodiversity information systems.

Join us online to learn more on how to make use of the largest collection of freely available biodiversity data in Sweden. Whether a researcher or practitioner, you may use the SBDI platform to efficiently submit, retrieve, visualize and analyze biodiversity data.

The official inauguration of Sweden’s national access hub for biodiversity data, the Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure (SBDI) happens on Monday October 4, 2021, at 10.00 to 12.00 CEST (8:00-10:00 UTC).

Key note speakers during the inauguration ceremony are Alexandre Antonelli, Director of Science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Donald Hobern, Executive Secretary, International Consortium for the Barcoding of Life (iBOL). SBDI will be officially inaugurated by Maria Thuveson, Executive Director at the Swedish Research Council and Head of the Swedish GBIF Delegation. See registration info and full program for the inauguration on Monday October 4.

The official inauguration ceremony on Monday will be followed by three webinars showcasing key functionality for biodiversity and ecosystems research. We will also explain our plans for future development, and invite you to discuss with us how we can develop our digital services further to support research on biodiversity and ecosystems. The webinars will take place Tuesday October 5 to Thursday October 7 at 10.00 to 12.00 CEST each day.

See registration info and full program for webinar: Access SBDI data and tools with R, Tuesday, October 5 (10:00-12:00 CEST)

See registration and full program for webinar: Access and publish genetic data with SBDI, Wednesday, October 6 (10:00-12:00 CEST)

See registration and full program for webinar: SBDI access to systematic monitoring data, from arctic habitats to deep-water environments, Thursday, October 7 (10:00-12:00 CEST)


The Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure is an open-source software e-infrastructure financed by the Swedish Research Council and developed in close collaboration with the Living Atlases community and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility. The infrastructure will make biodiversity data available, provide powerful analysis and visualization tools, and thereby offer new opportunities for innovative and interdisciplinary research on biodiversity and ecosystems.

The core mission of SBDI is to support Open Science and the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles in biodiversity and ecosystems research. The SBDI consortium includes 11 universities and government agencies in Sweden.


Fredrik Ronquist, Acting Director, Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure
Mail:, Phone: 0733-92 75 29.