Monday, July 20, 2015

New technologies at the service of herbaria – Indian Ocean … – Clicanoo

herbarium and botanical collections management spend more and more through the use of new technology. This was demonstrated the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) through a training workshop on the use of new technologies for the preservation and enhancement of biodiversity in the first half of The July meeting.

16 managers herbarium and botanical collections from Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion have been aware of the handling of the software used BRAHMS . in over 50 countries

The workshop has already begun to bear fruit by:

– the creation of a network of herbaria at regional level;

– the development of national herbaria websites (ongoing);

– the publication of a guide to the orchids of the region (in progress);

– digitization of all data of national beds;

– and other publishing project guides.

Under this action the IOC-Biodiversity project will:

– standardize data / information from national herbaria;

– facilitating the exchange of data and information on plant species in the region;

– facilitating the exchange of specimens between beds;

– to publicize the biological wealth of the region;

-. have better visibility on the skills and expertise available at the regional level

This training workshop of the IOC-Biodiversity project, funded by the European Union (EU), was organized in partnership with University of Reunion, the University of Kwazulu Natal and the University of Oxford.

The IOC-Biodiversity project, funded by the EU up to € 15 million, started its activities in April 2014. It aims to promote sustainable management of biodiversity in accordance with the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), for the sustainable development of recipient countries in the Southern and Eastern Africa region – Indian Ocean (Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar , Mauritius, Seychelles and Tanzania).

The training course for the countries of the region herbarium managers and aims to improve knowledge of the state of biodiversity, rich, countries of . ‘Indianocéanie and East Africa


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