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The DiSSCo consortium in
Biological diversity is central to all our research. This includes biological and geological research that describes diversity and variation in nature and seeks explanations of the processes leading up to this diversity. Our scientific collections are the foundation of our museum and our research seeks to use and develop our collections. Our storage rooms host Norway’s largest collection of natural science objects, about 6.2 million in total, which have been collected over the last 200 years. Most of the material is irreplaceable, not in the least because it originates from areas that are destroyed, developed or changed. For this reason, the Natural History Museum of the University of Oslo has a great responsibility for handling the material.
You can find further information including all specimen data from Norwegian collections included in GBIF here.
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo
The storage rooms of the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, hold Norway’s largest collection of natural science objects, about 6.2 million in total. Our scientific collections are the foundation of our museum and our research seeks to use and develop our collections. NHM leads GBIF Norway.
NTNU University Museum
University Museum of Bergen, University of Bergen
Tromsø University Museum, University of Tromsø
Participating institutions in
GBIF Norway is supported longterm by the Research Council of Norway and hosted by the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. NHM will seek additional funds to create a roadmap for DiSSCo Norway.
The dashboard you can see below contains data on the collections of natural science institutions across Europe. Page one shows the approximate number of collections per category for all of the 89 institutes who participated in an initial DiSSCo survey and page two the national contributions to the European collection. The selection boxes allow filtering for country and institutions. The data in this dashboard is populated with information as sent by the DiSSCo partners through an initial survey in November 2017 and should therefore be considered as preliminary. Following that survey, we went through a rigorous process of identifying obvious errors and contacting individuals to correct those. Nevertheless it will probably still contain some errors and information might be outdated. Please contact Niels Raes if you detect any issues so the data can be updated.
If you would like to see a full screen version of the dashboard, please click here.