The new Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) website (www.cetaf.org
) is now launched.
The new site represents the public face of CETAF, highlighting the consortium, its activities, its achievements and its member institutions as well as giving information on the past and current CETAF initiatives and related projects. The site also gives access to information on the activities and achievements of the current CETAF working commissions, sub-committees and special interest groups (Strategy Group, Digitization Group, European Initiatives Advisory Group, Legislation and Regulations Group, Research Assessment Group, Training and E-Learning Group, Collections Policy Board and the Information Science and Technology Commission).
CETAF is an associated partner of EU BON. It is in the process of developing its 10-year strategic programme that will support the development of taxonomy training and e-learning capacity in Europe; focus on natural history specimen management, access and digitisation activities as well as on issues surrounding the creation, management and accessibility of specimen based biodiversity data, both within and beyond the consortium; and centralizing efforts to support taxonomy and taxonomic research within Europe.