Haus der Natur, Salzburg

At the "House of Nature", located in Salzburg, BioOffice has contributed to establishing an archive of biodiversity for the Salzburg province since the turn of the millennium. BioOffice serves as a hub and furnishes data in the co-operative venture of the province's nature conservation department, the national park Hohe Tauern and other partners in the field of conservation and science. The databases focus on mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibiae, butterflies and locusts, with a particular emphasis given to endangered and protected species.

The Haus der Natur deploys a client/server version. At present three scientists, specializing on particular organisms, are engaged in the gathering and analysis of distribution data. The networkable version of BioOffice proves itself in the synchronous data gathering, in the development of a consistent inventory across all departments and in the integration of data collections of various origins.

Additonally, ten single user licenses are available for private collectors and data gatherers. They in return provide input for the Salzburg biodiversity database. These collections are very easily integrated into the central BioOffice data base through the BioOffice exchange format. Their input is integrated in various analyses, for instance in distribution maps, reports, surveys and other services provided by the Haus der Natur.

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