[Taxacom] Biodiversity data and ABS

Fabian Haas fhaas at icipe.org
Fri Nov 9 00:01:21 CST 2012


Dear Chris,

thanks for the response. Actually I cannot define what I mean ;-) since 
I was pretty much lost what a biodiversity data product could actually 
be. The paper is about GBIF, EoL and iBOL, and so my idea was that 
people go to the websites there, download some data and the make 
something out of it that they can sell.

Keeping my question a bit fuzzy also gave me good feed back. There seems 
to be a market in Environmental Impact Assessments and Planning where 
planning firms buy such data from mostly national data providers. That 
could be interesting, and is probably closest to what I thought. Someone 
also pointed me to ETI, though I am not sure how much eg GBIF data they 
actually use in the products. I will ask Peter Schalk directly.

I do agree with you that on this information level ABS/Nagoya is not 
relevant, at least I believe so. And yes EoL draws a lot from Content 
Providers and, like GBIF, moves obligations to them, saying they 
own/copyright the data we are only distributing things. For use and what 
no, pls talk to the Content Provider directly.

iBOL is a different thing as they deal themselves with real specimens, 
but collecting and sequencing is done under a MTA and ABS agreement. Atm 
I cannot envisage a patent on a sequence, its in the public domain for 
so long, and nothing new, on some software or analyzer that is a 
different story of course.

So yes pls any idea/information on who is paying for Biodiversity Data 
and doing what with it, is still welcomed!

best

Fabian



On 08/11/2012 22:16, Chris Lyal wrote:
> Hi Fabian,
>
> Can you define what you mean by biodiversity data in this context?  On the face of it, since at least some data about biodiversity - geographical data, names - are not genetic resources,  they are not covered by ABS regulations or legislation.  One can construct a scneario of their use to locate genetic resources, although I do not know if this has happened, but that is a rather different issue.
>
> I would maintain also that morphological descriptions, behavioural data and such like are also not necessarily  based on utilization of genetic resources as defined by the Nagoya Protocol, which take a lot of the EoL content out of ther equation.  When we move on to genetic information that becomes a different question, of course.
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
>
>
>
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> Subject: [Taxacom] Biodiversity data and ABS
>
> Hello,
>
> I am currently working on a paper on Access and benefit Sharing, GBIF,
> EoL and others, and Information Sharing. I section will deal with
> commercial use of biodiversity data.
>
> Somehow I am unable to locate concrete commercial examples of the use
> biodiversity data. Most seems uncommercial, at least non-profit or
> scientific.
>
> Do you have any ideas? Links, pdfs or key words are welcomed.
>
> best Fabian
>
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Dr. Fabian Haas
Insect Taxonomist and ABS Specialist
ICIPE - African Insect Science for Food and Health
Duduville Campus, Kasarani
P.O. Box 30772 - 00100
N A I R O B I
Kenya

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