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Official launch of the Bouchout Declaration for Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management
Stephanie Morales

The Bouchout Declaration is a major output from the pro-iBiosphere project.

The Bouchout Declaration is an opportunity for those organizations, initiatives and individuals who create, manage and use biodiversity information, and who believe in the opportunities and potential of the big data world, to declare their support of the Open Access agenda.

By endorsing the principles of Open Access and discoverability of data, the signatories strengthen the arguments that will be put to governments and funding bodies, and will accelerate the maturation and evolution of Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management, making biodiversity sciences more relevant, innovative, and responsive to societal needs.

As of to-date, 73 signatories from 26 countries share the vision expressed in the Bouchout Declaration.

The Bouchout Declaration official launch took place today during the pro-iBiosphere Final Conference at Bouchout Castle, Botanic Garden Meise in Belgium. The offical Website ( has been unveiled on this occasion.

If you also share the vision of the Bouchout Declaration, we invite you to sign this document here.





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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 312848