GEF Phase II - Organization of American States

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• A IABIN Coordination Hallmark
• A multitude of clues to understanding
structure and function of biodiversity
in The Americas are buried in the
data. It takes an entrepreneurial
mindset of constant searching such as
encouraged by IABIN and countries to
find them.
IABIN Sustainability
Advancing on
Biodiversity Informatics and Sustainable Development
Decision Processes and Policies
At National and Regional Scales
Through the Use of
IABIN Data and Services in The Americas
Our Team
IABIN Project Cycle and Management
IABIN Data and
Content Grants
IABIN Standards
and Protocols
IABIN Services and
IABIN Coordination Workplan for Component 2
and 3
Delivered Results
Finetuning Mission and Vision for IABIN 2015
IABIN Strategic Goals, Provide Technical Advice and
Support to OAS and Improved Communications
IABIN Data and Metadata Content Grants
IABIN Data Assessment and Quality Control
IABIN Integration and Enabled Interoperability
IABIN Workbench Services: LOTS OF Testing, Data
Applications, Reporting Tools, Workspaces, and
IABIN Outreach: Users Guide v 1.0, MIND
Newsletter, and WikiEcoinformatics of The
IABIN Science and Technical Working Group at
University of Tennessee, Responding to User
CIBio Consolidation (Long Term Political
Governance within The InterAmerican System
Proveemos Información en
Ecosistemas y Agricultura
• Humedales
• Áreas Costeras y Marinas
• Ecosistemas Riparios
• Hidro-ecología
• Biodiversidad
• Producción Agrícola
• Prioridades para la Conservación
• Cambio Climático
• Restauración
• Ecología Aplicada
Vision of IABIN towards 2015
Evolve towards an integrated contributed network to bolster a wide range of biodiversity Webbased knowledge resources, thereby expanding IABIN user community in The Americas.
IABIN Revamped Mission
Support smooth interaction with a large and diverse variety of independent biodiversity institutions
of data sources and legacy applications, running on distributed platforms into a contributed
web-based network approach. As a result, IABIN endeavor is to building and managing
cooperative information systems through integrated databases, biodiversity knowledge-based
systems, groupwares, data workflows, and geographical user interfaces. IABIN will also have to
be intelligently interfaced with web based application software, and will need to be
dynamically integrated into customized and highly connected cooperative environments in The
Such interactions may involve intuitive navigation, publishing, querying and retrieval, workflow
analyses, on line education and will have to be combined with the needs of IABIN end-users,
countries, conventions, mechanisms about biodiversity and climate change adaptation and
IABIN should position itself to become the premier vehicle for evidence based conservation in the
Significant Advances made with GEF Phase I funding
Common names, taxonomic hierarchies and datasets for specimens and species.
Invasive species’ tools, metadata, and associated data sets.
Pollinator’s datasets, occurrences, and ecological niche models.
A standardized classification database for ecosystem´s classes (terrestrial, marine
and continental waters ecosystems) with mapping layouts and cross-references to
local ecosystem classifications.
Information on geographical distribution, management and extent of Protected
Improved and documented IABIN data quality through application of mint
algorithms developed by CIAT.
Metadata and published literature citations from a multilingual Catalog.
Web-based GIS tools applied to integrate and analyze IABIN data on conservation,
planning, and environmental safeguards powered by IABIN DIAG and Ecosystems
Assessment Reporting tools.
Amount of Thematic Networks Records
in the IABIN Data Integration and Analysis
Gateway (DIAG)
3,441,157 records
1,885,790 records
1,926 records
7,042 records
17,067 records
5,352,982 records
IABIN II: Proposal Concept
A significant amount of tools have been developed and
standardized biodiversity and conservation data has been
integrated through the support of IABIN GEF Phase I funding.
These products are now ready for use to support national and
regional decision making processes.
IABIN II funding will be used to ensure efficient access to all
IABIN TN data and tools for National and Regional Planning
Processes, implementation of international conventions, and
continued support for scientific inquiry and conservation
applications across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Biodiversity Conservation Priorities for Colombia using Focalize
it Tool
Fuente : FandiñoLozano, M. & W. van
Wyngaarden, 2005.
Prioridades de
Conservación Biológica
para Colombia. Grupo
ARCO, Bogotá. 186 pp.
Specific Applications of IABIN Data and Tools
• Advancing biodiversity baselines for each nation along with a set of
environmental indicators.
• Identification of critical conservation areas throughout Latin America and
the Caribbean. These critical conservation areas will be aggregated from
national conservation assessments, using the IABIN data and tools as an
important regional context for the representation of biodiversity and
conservation values.
• Support the development, implementation and monitoring of National
Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans through improved acquisition of
baseline socioeconomics, biological, and ecological information.
• Integration of strategic ecosystem service values that are critical for
sustainable development across the region with the biodiversity and
conservation values.
Specific Applications of IABIN Data and Services
• Identification of significant change agents across the region that could
alter the landscape integrity for these biodiversity and ecosystem service
values. These would include anthropogenic activities such as
urbanization, energy development, agricultural development,
deforestation and infrastructure development. These also include the
probability of fire and other natural disasters, as well of predictions of
climate change. The integration of this information will improve national
and regional planning and adaptation policies and decisions.
• Support the implementation of national, regional and project level
environmental assessments and monitoring programs. These include
support to organizations and processes focusing on the development of
Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA), Country Environmental
Assessments (CEA), Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA),
ecosystem services valuation and biodiversity offset analyses.
Implementation Components
• The implementation of the IABIN 2
Components will depend upon the
– continued development of the existing IABIN
– improved availability of data and tools,
– effective capacity building
– creation of increased awareness.
Implementation Components
Improve and distribute the infrastructure and tools that allow data
integration of biological, ecological, geospatial, and socio-economic
Train users and data providers on IABIN standards and data utilization
for decision making;
– Through new partnerships with national universities, government institutions and
Continue to improve standardized data in response to the identified needs of country
– Identify data gaps based on country needs, and strategies to fill these gaps
Provide relevant biodiversity information and synthesis indicators for regional
development and conservation activities
– GEF, World Bank, CAF, UNEP, and IADB.
Coordinate with other strategic regional and national initiatives and processes
– e.g., GeoSur/CAF, IIRSA, IRBio, Natural Capital Project Toolbox, Forest Monitoring
for Action (FORMA), The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB), Biotrade
Coalition for Andes and Amazonia, Bank of Natural Capital, Bank BNDES Amazon
Fund, The Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme (BBOP), The Environment
Bank, The US Habitat Banking System, and The Dow Jones Sustainability Index.
Governance and Politics
• Identify appropriate governance structure scenarios that would best
support the planning, management and implementation of this IABIN
Phase II project.
• Develop a sound governance that will facilitate the management of the
system infrastructure updating, upgrading, and making data available to
users using IABIN standards.
• Establish new relationships and agreements with strategic international
organizations (e.g., UN organizations, multi-lateral development banks,
etc.) to guide the development and implementation of this project.
• Establish new relationships with national Ministries (e.g, National
Geographic Institutes, Economic Affairs, Planning, Public Health,
Development and Environment) to ensure the appropriateness of data,
tools and other products required to carry out processes at the national
• Implement functional structures and approaches that will be needed to
address transboundary biodiversity conservation and development issues
and projects.
IABIN Grantmaking 2011
IABIN Regional Showcase of the GEF 1 Project
• U.S. Private Foundations
• List of Potential Donors and Existing
• IABIN CIs Proposal Development upon
existing needs
• Proposals drafted by John Waugh
• IABIN 2009 Workplan Campaigns ( IABIN
Enterprise Integration and Analyses, IABIN meets The Semantic Web,
Data and Metadata Contents Grants, IABIN User Working Groups,
IABIN Cloud Computing, IABIN MEDS
Climate Adaptation Monitoring,
Evaluation, and Decision-Support
(Climate Adaptation MEDS)
• It is proposed that a monitoring evaluation
and decision-support (MEDS) tool be
developed integrating biodiversity, land
use/land cover, socio-economic, demographic,
meteorological, and infrastructure data with
climate models for use in climate adaptation
planning and evaluation.
IABIN and Google Parks
The specific objective of the project is to create a global facility to collect,
catalogue, search and access information on the world’s protected areas and
their management, and support epistemic communities working together to
address conservation topics.
This publicly accessible knowledge-base would feature rapid search
capabilities, the ability to organize information in a variety of ways (e.g., visual
information such as maps, remote sensing imagery and photographs, text,
and numeric data).
Data would be linked to online web logs and/or chat facilities, using a
distributed management model, with helpdesk functionality and the ability for
users to contribute additional information. These elements will produce an
interactive global knowledge base designed to keep professionals in touch
with one another between meetings and training sessions to share knowledge
and to solve problems
Monitoring Rapid Environmental Change in
South America
Our goal is to improve transparency and rigor in decision-making and
governance of a complex bio/geo/socio-economic system. Our objective is
create a more transparent, rigorous, and publicly accessible decision making
process through the provision of data and the development of models using
the data to describe a range of scenarios describing alternative futures for
South America based upon different combinations of driving forces (e.g.,
moderate and predictable climate change combined with large-scale
hydropower development and most road corridors, or extreme climate change
combined with limited hydropower development and major multimodal
transportation corridors).
These scenarios will be developed through a series of workshops bringing
together regional and global experts on all aspects of the IIRSA program,
including engineers, hydrologists, environmental planners, biodiversity
experts, climate modelers and climate adaptation specialists, environmental
health experts and epidemiologists, demographers, and specialists in social
and economic development, including indigenous peoples representatives.
The product of these workshops will be a series of alternative futures.
Use of IABIN to Assist in the Preparation of
National Reports
•Undertake review of work undertaken to date on the harmonization of
implementation and reporting of the three major environmental conventions,
summarizing their analyses and key recommendations, and identify areas of
possible harmonization in the three participating small island states arising
from that work, including indicators (Output: review of harmonization
analyses done to date)
•Propose a framework for a national harmonized reporting framework,
including data management requirements (Output: draft reporting framework
and information management strategy)
•Test the framework through a scenario exercise at a workshop for the
national implementing agencies. (Output: revised strategy and framework
based upon consultation and testing via scenarios with national focal points).
•Assist the national focal points for IABIN in using the draft framework, as
amended through the workshop, in developing and implementing GEF
•Assist each country in developing a sample report. (Output:
pilot harmonized report).
IABIN Proposals to be submitted
• Vulnerability Atlas for the Wider Caribbean
• Developing Ecosystem Data System for Latin
America and the Caribbean
• IABIN Applied Biodiversity Institute
• Invasive Species Early Detection and Rapid
Response Learning Network
• Catalog of Ecosystem Services
• Vulnerability Atlas for the Wider Caribbean
• EcoHealth
IABIN Proposals to be submitted
Wildfire Risk in the Americas
Ecosystem Services in Food Production
Ecosystem Integrity Trends
Protected Areas system design for climate change
IABIN supports with IT to biodiversity safeguards of green
Comprehensive assessment of land use/land cover in the
Emulate the CHM-like national governance structure model
IABIN Data and Services supporting global biodiversity
Leverage a IABIN representative into WGISS CEOS
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IABIN Coordinator