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IABIN Invasive Species Information Network (I3N). Christine Fournier I3N Coordinator. 6 th IABIN Council Meeting Bayahibe, Dominican Republic July 14, 2009. I3N Network and Participants. 20 active countries National Leads in each country Capacity building through grants

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IABIN Invasive Species Information Network (I3N)

Christine Fournier

I3N Coordinator

6th IABIN Council Meeting

Bayahibe, Dominican Republic

July 14, 2009


I3n network and participants
I3N Network and Participants

  • 20 active countries

  • National Leads in each country

  • Capacity building through grants

  • and training for sharing data

  • Coordinated by the

  • US Geological Survey (USGS)


Collaboration support
Collaboration/Support

  • Instituto Horus, CRIA (Brazil)

  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

  • IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

    • Global Invasive Species Database (New Zealand)

  • National Biological Information Infrastructure, U.S. Geological Survey, USAID, US State Department (USA)

  • NatureServe

  • TNC South America Invasive Species Program

  • 18 governments supporting national I3N leads

  • BioNET

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

  • GEKKO/Universidad del Sur (Argentina)

  • Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)

    • (Denmark, Argentina, Great Britain, Malaysia, China, Morocco, Zambia, New Zealand, Germany, USA)

  • Guyra Paraguay (Paraguay)

  • InBio (Costa Rica)

  • Institute of Jamaica (Jamaica)

The CBD “… welcomes the ‘I3N’ … and calls on the Global Environment Facility, Parties, Governments, and relevant organizations to support and participate in these initiatives” (Decision VI/23)


Capacity building
Capacity building

  • Country Invasives Database

  • Content building grants

  • Tools for Decision Making

  • Training workshop module

Water Hyacinth

V. Dalke


Tools and services
Tools and Services

  • Tools for creating/exporting/displaying standardized databases

    • invasive species lists, characteristics, experts, projects

  • Information standards and guidance

  • Bilingual search tool for national inventories

    • Cross-country search and display (beta)

  • Internet hosting of national inventories and publications at no charge

  • Content-rich bilingual web site

  • Listserv

  • Concepts/informatics training module

    • Spanish, English

G. Wilburn

Zebra Mussel


Database characteristics
Database Characteristics

  • Microsoft Access 2000 and Web interface

    (templates for countries)

    • Converting to Open Source in 2009 (PHP and MySQL)

    • Add marine fields and terminology

    • Add integrated mapping tool and quality control

  • Spanish, Portuguese, and English versions

  • Detailed user manuals

  • Controlled vocabulary (GISIN, GISD)

  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) as taxonomic authority

  • Dublin Core Metadata Standard

  • XML export function for exporting data to other databases



Risk analysis and pathways tool
Risk Analysis and Pathways Tool

  • Supports prevention, early detection, and control

  • Based on 28 criteria in 3 categories

  • Uses I3N controlled vocabulary

  • Enables governments to determine management priorities based on I3N data

  • Results can be used in national IAS strategies, reports and policy development


I3n activities 2008 2009
I3N Activities 2008-2009

  • Workshops 2008-2009

  • - Venezuela

  • - Panama

  • - El Salvador

  • - Guatemala

  • - Honduras

  • Websites in Development

  • Bolivia

  • Chile

  • Dominican Republic

  • El Salvador

  • Peru

  • Venezuela

Joel Rotunda

Lionfish


Sustainability and fundraising

Invasive Species Port Learning Network

UNEP Biosafety/Biosecurity Project

Seeking other collaborative opportunities to grow the network and apply data in decision making

Sustainability and Fundraising

Japanese Honeysuckle

Z. Sutherland


http://i3n.iabin.net

  • I3N Coordinator

    • Christine Fournier [email protected]

  • I3N Tools Representatives

    • Silvia [email protected]

    • Sergio [email protected]

  • I3N-US LeadAnnie [email protected]

Purple Loosestrife

J. Forman Orth


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