GIASIPartnership Side Event at SBSTTA17, 2013

The Side Event exploreed what has been delivered in the last year and discuss future plans. Tools and resources discussed will include the GIASIPartnership Information Gateway, the Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species, the IAS Pathway Tool, and plans to develop interoperability between Partners’ resources to improve the ability of Parties to discover the information they need. The Partner organizations - CABI, Fishbase, GBIF, IUCN-ISSG, Natural History Museum (UK), Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (France), Horus Institute (Brazil), Anatrack Ltd (and the Parties of the CBD through the CBD Secretariat) – are working towards being able to react to Parties’ changing needs and deliver information to support key aspects of the workflow in combating Invasive Alien Species.

The presentations given are accessible below.

Side Event Agenda

Introductory Presentation (Chris Lyal, NHM UK and GIASIPartnership interim Steering Committee Chair)

GIASIPartnership Information Gateway (Chris Lyal)

Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species (GRIIS) and Invasive Alien Species Pathway Management Tool (Piero Genovesi, Chair, IUCN SSC ISSG)

GIASIPartnership: The Interoperability Challenge (Samy Gaigi, GBIF)

Non-web based information (Chris Lyal)

Conclusions and Next Steps (Donald Hobern, Director, GBIF)

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith