The NBN works in partnership with the Scottish Biodiversity Information Forum (SBIF) in Scotland.
The SBIF was established in June 2012 following discussions within the biodiversity community in Scotland. It is a community-led non-constituted forum which brings together stakeholders from organisations actively involved in the collection, management, sharing or use of species or habitat data both in the terrestrial and marine environment.
The primary aim of the Forum is to facilitate a comprehensive and readily accessible supply of quality-assured biodiversity data in Scotland. In particular it seeks to fulfil the recommendations tabled in response to Scottish Parliament Petition PE1229 and to support the delivery of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.
Its vision is that:
“High quality species and habitat data will be collected and managed through a sustainable, co-ordinated and integrated local and national framework of organisations, partnerships and initiatives. These data will be available to ensure that Scotland’s biodiversity, ecosystems and people benefit.”
The SBIF Advisory Group acts as the point of liaison between the NBN and SBIF.
For more information about SBIF, please contact Christine Johnston, Scottish Liaison Officer.