The Swedish Research Council (VR) has reached a decision on funding of a number of national research infrastructures, including Biodiversity Atlas Sweden (BAS) which has been granted funding along with several other national research infrastructures.

We are very happy and look forward to continue our work on developing BioAtlas Sweden and to build an excellent research infrastructure in biodiversity informatics.

The BAS infrastructure is entirely based on collaborative international work within the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) communities. BAS will serve as the Swedish node in GBIF and will both benefit from and contribute actively to the GBIF and ALA community efforts.

The BAS infrastructure will be operated by a consortium of seven organizations; the partners being the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Lund University, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University, Uppsala University, Linnaeus University and Karolinska Institute.