Indian Bio-resource Information Network (IBIN) is playing a significant role in offering a platform to maintain records of millions of species thriving in Indian biodiversity.
The vast natural biodiversity present in various states of India is well known and equally debated is the need to conserve the bioresources through various means. Therefore, now several institutes in the country have been working to document the status of the different species.
In order to bring them on a platform, the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) initiated a programme, Indian Bio-resource Information Network (IBIN) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), providing a single window gateway to access distributed bio-resource database available in the country.
The network will offer spatial and non-spatial services like biodiversity characterisation and inventorisation on diverse domains of bio-resources and biodiversity. IBIN has developed a distributed national data infrastructure to serve relevant information on various issues of bio-resources of the country to a range of end users like scientists, wildlife conservationists in a distributed framework.
Collaborative effort with Indian Space Research Organisation and University of Agricultural Sciences assembled data on 39,000 species of plants, animals, marine organisms and microbes. Species and spatial data services to be provided to end users. Will help bio-prospecting, marketing, protecting bio-piracy & bio-resource conservation India is a country known for its vast and diverse natural resources. With a strong commitment to preserve and utilize India's resources for public good DBT has made an effort to bring the knowledge about the resources that lie distributed in several institutions in the country on a single platform.
There are two core data nodes of the IBIN portal - the Species data (.Jeeva Sampada) maintained at UAS, Bangalore and Spatial data (Jeeva Manchitra) maintained at IIRS (ISRO), Dehradun. A network of partners called Bio-resource Information Centres (BRICs) are being adopted who will serve India's bio-resource's data like plant, animal, marine, spatial distribution and microbial resources etc. from their respective institutes/centres located in different parts of the country.