Penny Firth, BIO/DEB Dimensions workshop 1 December 2009

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A 10-year campaign to characterize the dimensions of biodiversity on Earth.

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A 10-year campaign to characterize the dimensions of biodiversity on Earth.

Taxonomic Genomic unctional

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A 10-year campaign to characterize the dimensions of biodiversity on Earth.

Taxonomic Genomic unctional

A 10-year campaign to characterize the dimensions of biodiversity on Earth.

Innovative concepts Integrative approaches Rapid advances
´an inexact first passµ

Partnerships

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A 10-year campaign to characterize the dimensions of biodiversity on Earth.

ocus on key but little-known dimensions

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A 10-year campaign to characterize the dimensions of biodiversity on Earth.

The campaign strategy includes four overlapping streams of activity: 1. NSF investments and strategic planning 2. Getting advice 3. Interagency coordination 4. International partnerships
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FY09 ARRA $9M to nucleate the activity (proposals already in house) + ~$11M digitization FY10 ± est. $15-20M for special competition Interdirectorate working group drafting announcement, management, and assessment plan: Dr. Scott Snyder (BIO/DEB) chair.

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Cyberinfrastructure Research projects Physical infrastructure Partnerships Facilitation of permitting Education Coordination of observatory networks (including museums) Synthesis hubs and nodes

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Workshops and other activities to involve: Scientific community Non-governmental organizations U.S. federal agencies International biodiversity entities Others

Highlight existing support Identify significant gaps Avoid duplication Increase leveraging ´baselineµ the campaign Plan for assessment

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NSF is interested in interagency partnerships, for in-kind or financial support of Dimensions of Biodiversity and related activities.

Individual contacts with agencies ± ongoing Interagency meeting hosted by NS /BIO ± Oct 09 CEN ± Ecosystems Subcommittee meeting ± Nov 09

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NSF is interested in international partnerships, for collaboration and/or support of Dimensions of Biodiversity and related activities. Ideas include joint funding of esearch Coordination Networks; facilitation of access for investigators; targeted workshops; exchanges of junior and mid-career researchers

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