The Bari Manifesto: An interoperability framework for essential biodiversity variables

Alex R. Hardisty, William K. Michener, Donat Agosti, Enrique Alonso García, Lucy Bastin, Lee Belbin, Anne Bowser, Pier Luigi Buttigieg, Dora A.L. Canhos, Willi Egloff, Renato De Giovanni, Rui Figueira (+14 others)
2019 Ecological Informatics  
Hardisty, A.R.; Michener, W.K.; Agosti, D.; Alonso García, E.; Bastin, L.; Belbin, L.; Bowser, A.; Buttigieg, P.L.; Canhos, D.A.L.; Egloff, W.; De Giovanni, R.; Figueira, R.; Groom, Q.; Guralnick, R.P.; Hobern, D.; Hugo, W.; Koureas, D.; Ji, L.; Los, W.; Manuel, J.; Manset, D.; Poelen, J.; Saarenmaa, H.; Schigel, D.; Uhlir, P.F.; Kissling, W.D. A B S T R A C T Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBV) are fundamental variables that can be used for assessing biodiversity change over time, for
more » ... ining adherence to biodiversity policy, for monitoring progress towards sustainable development goals, and for tracking biodiversity responses to disturbances and management interventions. Data from observations or models that provide measured or estimated EBV values, which we refer to as EBV data products, can help to capture the above processes and trends and can serve as a coherent framework for documenting trends in biodiversity. Using primary biodiversity records and other raw data as sources to produce EBV data products depends on cooperation and interoperability among multiple stakeholders, including those collecting and mobilising data for EBVs and those producing, publishing and preserving EBV data products. Here, we encapsulate ten principles for the current best practice in EBV-focused biodiversity informatics as 'The Bari Manifesto', serving as implementation guidelines for data and research infrastructure providers to support the emerging EBV operational framework based on trans-national and cross-infrastructure scientific workflows. The principles provide guidance on how to contribute towards the production of EBV data products that are https://doi.
doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2018.11.003 fatcat:ghhxpbdjz5dkhbt2e4u3mjzjsm