• 18 September 2018

    On Tuesday 11 September the new 2018 ESFRI roadmap was formally presented in Vienna, Austria.

    DiSSCo has formally entered the European roadmap. European natural science collections are now, for the first time at European level, recognised as a priority Research Infrastructure for the European Research Area. This constitutes a step-change in the way natural science collections will continue develop and operate.

    21 August 2018

    The DiSSCo team is very happy to announce that two further projects that will underpin the work of DiSSCo have been approved for funding by the European Commission: SYNTHEYS+ and ENVRI-FAIR.

  • 13 July 2018

    At the end of 2019 we bring you Biodiversity_next, a joint international conference on digital science for biological and geological information. The event will be hosted by Naturalis Biodiversity Center and will take place between 21-25 October 2019 in Leiden, Netherlands.This week will be an amazing opportunity to bring together scientists, e-infrastructure operators, data managers and science policy makers. Additionally the annual meetings of four influential initiatives: TDWG, GBIF, CETAF & DiSSCo will be held at this event.

  • 29 June 2018

    We have had amazing news! On Friday the 29th of June 2018 the news that DiSSCo has been officially accepted on the ESFRI roadmap came through. After almost three years of hard work across the continent, European Natural Science Collections are now recognised as a priority research infrastructure, supporting scientific excellence and innovation towards urgent societal challenges. This decision highlights how the DiSSCo vision, to bring together European natural science collections into one coherent virtual institution, is highly relevant and urgent for the European Research Area.

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    18 June 2018

    DiSSCo is very pleased to announce the 115th member of the DiSSCo consortium: the SNSB (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns or the Bavarian Natural History Collections). This natural history research institution encompasses five state collections (zoology, botany, paleontology and geology, mineralogy, anthropology and paleoanatomy). It covers the botanical garden Munich-Nymphenburg and eight museums with public exhibitions (Munich, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Eichstätt and Nördlingen).