Commitment and Support

Financial Commitment

DiSSCo implementation is predicated upon the governmental and organisational investments.

Currently DiSSCo has received financial commitments towards its preparatory and construction phases at different levels across 14 European countries.


Political Support

DiSSCo has also received high-level (ministerial level) political support from 11 European governments.


Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)


Ministry of Education and Science


Ministry of Higher Education and Science - Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education (DAFSHE)


Ministry of Education and Research


Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation – (Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation)


Ministry for Education, Research and Religious Affairs - General Secretariat for Research and Technology


Ministero Dell’Ambiente, Direzione generale per la protezione della natura e del mare – (Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Nature Protection Directorate)


Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap)


Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) – (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology)


Ministerstvo školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu – (Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport)

United Kingdom

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Letters of Intent for Collaboration

DiSSCo operates in a diverse and complex landscape of European and international stakeholders. From the outset the DiSSCo Steering Board has invested in making sure that DiSSCo mission and objectives are complimentary to exisitng initiatives. In this context, and as part of the first round of talks, we have signed Letters of Intent for Collaboration (LoI) with key stakeholders, including:

GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility

BHL - Biodiversity Heritage Library

Catalogue of Life - Species 2000

iDigBio - Integrated Digitized Biocollections

eLTER - European Long-Term Ecosystem Research




      • Date: July 2017