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As a full-time member of GBIF, KBIF committee was formed and operates in order to identify and collect national natural history resources and establish a network of cooperation.
GBIF Korean Committee
(Chair) President of the National Science Museum
|Development of national response strategies and plans for world bio-diversity information||Up to 15 members composed of civil servants from related government agencies and civilian experts|
KBIF(Korean Biodiversity Information Facility)
(Director) Manager of R&D Promotion, National Science Museum
Processing of the affairs related to the Korean Committee of GBIF and Operation of the Korean Biodiversity Consortium (Participating in the meetings of GBIF, establishment of the bio-diversity DB and publication of academic journals)
Korean Biodiversity Consortium
(President) President of the National Science Museum
Supporting the activities of the Korean Committee of GBIF (General assembly, joint academic investigations, and more)
||61 organizations related to bio-diversity|
KBIF’s missions include the following;
Establishing a system of exchange and cooperation regarding bio-diversity information and data between nations
Planning, renewal, and management of the implementation plans for South Korea that are related to GBIF
Providing administrative support to the GBIF executive board of directors and the South Korean delegation to help with their participation in international events related to bio-diversity information
Providing administrative support measures based on the agreements between related committees or government departments on the topic of bio-diversity information
Implementing projects for proliferating, providing, and securing bio-diversity information from domestic or international sources
Establishing and operating NARIS(Korean Natural History Research Information System)
Operating and supporting the network for the Korean Biodiversity Consortium
GBIF Executive Board of Directors and Node Committees
To be joined by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the Korean Biodiversity Information Facility
|Once per year (September)||Election of the executives, budget assessment, and evaluation of the activity programs, etc.|
General assembly of the Korean Biodiversity Consortium
The Chair (President of the National Science Museum) is to preside the general assembly.
|Once per year (May)||Evaluation of new organizations, project evaluation, and selection of the sites for joint investigation, etc.|
|Key Programs||Joint academic investigations on bio-diversity||Twice a year (June, August)||Target sites selected among 10 candidate areas (in a rotating order with an interval of 10 years)|
|JAPB * Academic Journals (SCOPUS* Journal) Publication||Four times a year||Articles submitted from 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region|
Operation of the NARIS system
(Korean Natural History Research Information System)
|From time to time||Services from 61 organizations with 1.23 million specimens|
*(JAPB) Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, (SCOPUS)- A search DB for international academic papers that are yet to be listed in the SCI.