Strategies for Open and Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Latin America: Focus on Health and Environmental Information for Sustainable Development

WebBee - an information network on bee biodiversity in Brazil, Antônio Mauro Saraiva, Poli, USP

Pollinators are critical species for maintaining ecosystems equilibrium and for agricultural production. Pollinators decline has motivated many actions and initiatives, from local to global, to increase our knowledge about them and to promote their conservation and sustainable use. WebBee is a network that involves researchers from many Brazilian institutions and it provides information about pollinating species with a focus on native Brazilian bees. It includes texts, images and videos about bee biology, beekeeping and management and their relation with the plants they visit. In order to increase this comprehensiveness, WebBee will be integrated to regional and global biodiversity information systems to exchange information via Internet, with support from FAPESP.

  • The Global Alliance for Enhancing Access to and Application of Scientific Data in Developing Countries, of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, UN G@ID
  • U.S. National Committee for CODATA
  • Brazilian National Committee for CODATA.
  • CODATA Task Group on Preservation of and Access to Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries