Species 2000 Europa information
Information about the Species 2000 Europa project is now available from the web site at http://sp2000europa.org/. The web site contains information about the six work packages under this European Community Fifth Framework Programme research project. The goal of the project is via a distributed organisation to assemble a Catalogue of Life for Europe. It will be a validated synonymic taxonomic checklist planned for all species in all groups of organisms. It will start with all of the known species of plants , animals, fungi and micro-organisms that are currently available, including an integrated view of the indigenous and non-indigenous species occurring in Europe. It will also test an electronic (e-Science) gateway enabling users to locate precise technical biodiversity information for species from other data systems in Europe and world-wide.
The University of Reading is solely responsible for the web site.