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SBDI data providers

SBDI data comes from sources such as monitoring programs, citizen science portals, genetic analyses of environmental samples, natural history collections and research projects. SBDI also provides access to similar data from around the world through GBIF and the Living Atlases community.

Explore data providers in the SBDI Bioatlas

All SBDI data providers are listed in the collections module of the SBDI Bioatlas. Click on the “List” tab to see datasets grouped by data provider. By clicking on a data provider, you can access information on the shared datasets/databases (“collections”). The taxonomic composition of the data is given, as well as a summary of data quality issues. You can access the records shared by the data provider, and you can see usage statistics.

Below is a brief overview of our data providers. For a complete and up-to-date list, please visit the collections module.

Natural history collections

Most of the public Swedish natural history collections provide data to SBDI. They include the Bergius Botanic Garden, the Biological Museum of Lund University, the Biological Museum, Oskarshamn, the Gothenburg Botanical Garden, the Gothenburg Museum of Natural History, the Kärrboda Gårdmuseum, Nyköping, the Museum of Evolution, Uppsala, the Museum of Forestry, Lycksele, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Vänersborg Museum, and Ájtte Museum – The Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum, Jokkmokk. Natural history collections data are also shared by the University of Gothenburg (Herbarium GB) and Umeå University (Herbarium of Umeå University).

Collections data are typically shared as unstructured occurrence data, and a dataset may correspond to a distinct subcollection.

Citizen science projects

The Swedish Species Observation Center (Artdatabanken) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shares the largest of the SBDI datasets in terms of the number of records. The majority of these records are contributions from citizen scientists. SBDI aims to in the near future add repatriated GBIF data from other international citizen science platforms such as the iNaturalist and eBird.

Government agencies

Several government agencies fund and coordinate biodiversity inventories. Government agencies that share such data through SBDI include the Swedish Board of Agriculture (National Meadow and Pasture Inventory) and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (National Wetland Inventory). The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute also shares data from several monitoring programs (see below).

Monitoring programs

Data from many of the national Swedish biodiversity monitoring programs are shared through SBDI. They include several monitoring programs hosted by the Department of Biology, Lund University, including the Swedish Bird Survey datasets and the Swedish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. Data from several marine monitoring programs are shared by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. The Department of Aquatic Resources (SLU Aqua) at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shares data from the national programs for monitoring freshwater and marine fish.

Field stations

Station Linné is a field station focused on large-scale inventories of insect diversity. It shares a large number of sample-based datasets for different groups of insects.

More data coming soon

We are working with several data providers to add new data streams to SBDI. These providers include the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (biotelemetry sensor data), the Department of Forest Resource Management (data from the Swedish National Forest Inventory), the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University (archaeological biodiversity data), and Science for Life Laboratory (molecular biodiversity data). Several of these datasets are available through specialized SBDI tools already now. See the SBDI Bioatlas.