AkronymFull nameDescriptionURLTranslationUmbrella organisationLandReichweiteSpracheTypThemaBeitragsdatumKommentar
AFESDArab Fund for Economic and Social DevelopmentThe Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (the Arab Fund), based in the State of Kuwait, is an Arab regional financial institution focused on funding economic and social development by financing public and private investment projects and providing grants and expertise. The Arab Fund's activities are characterized by a number of important aspects that make it a model of cooperation and Arab economic integration, and a reflection of outstanding joint Arab action.http://www.arabfund.org[Arabischer Fond fuer Wirtschafts- und soziale Entwicklung]Ägypten, Algerien, Bahrain, Djibouti, Irak, Jemen, Jordanien, Katar, Libanon, Libyen, Marokko, Mauretanien, Oman, Saudi-Arabien, Somalia, Sudan, Syrien, Tunesien, Vereinigte Arabische EmirateRegionalEnglischFachbegriffBusiness, Development, Politics20. Okt 2003
3GTWThird Global Taxonomy WorkshopThe 3rd BioNET INTERNATIONAL Global Taxonomy Workshop generated a strategic framework with nine implementation elements for moving forward the Programme of Work of the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) and other initiatives.http://www.bionet-intl.org/3GTW/index.htm[Dritte Arbeitsgemeinschaft für globale Taxonomie]BioNETGlobalEnglischProjektBiology20. Okt 2003
AAASAmerican Association for the Advancement of ScienceFounded in 1848, the AAAS serves all around the world as educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. It publishes the journal Science and other printed media while organizing membership activities for 262 societies and academies.http://www.aaas.org/[Amerikanische Gemeinschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaft]USANationalEnglischOrganisationEducation, Media, Research20. Okt 2003
AAASAAssociation for the Advancement of Agricultural Sciences in AfricaEstablished in 1968, the AAASA promotes the development and application of agricultural sciences and the exchange of ideas. It encourages Africans to enter training and holds seminars each year in different African countries.[Gemeinschaft zur Foerderung Agrar-Wissenschaft in Afrika]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
AABAssociation of Applied BiologistsThe Association of Applied Biologists (since 1934) is a society to discuss and exchange experiences and discoveries by economic biology in agricultural, medical and commercial aspects. Therefore it publishes its own journal, the Annals of Applied Biology.http://www.aab.org.uk/[Gemeinschaft anwendungsbezogener Biologen]InternationalEnglischFachgesellschaftAgriculture, Biology, Business, Industry, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
AAFUAll African Farmers' Union[Vereinigung aller afrikanischen Bauern]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
AAHLAustralian Animal Health LaboratoryThe Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is a national centre of excellence in disease diagnosis, research and policy advice in animal health. AAHL is a major facility of CSIRO Livestock Industries.http://www.csiro.au/aahl[Australisches Labor für Tiergesundheit]AustralienNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Medicine, Politics, Research20. Okt 2003
AAHQSAustralian Agricultural Health and Quarantine Servicenow reorganised to DAFF Biosecurity. DAFF Biosecurity is part of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF). DAFF Biosecurity manages quarantine controls at our borders to minimise the risk of exotic pests and diseases entering the country. DAFF Biosecurity also provides import and export inspection and certification to help retain Australia’s highly favourable animal, plant and human health status and wide access to overseas export markets.http://www.daff.gov.au/aqis[Australischer landwirtschaftlicher Service für Gesundheit und Quarantaene]AustralienNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Environment, Medicine, Politics20. Okt 2003
IAARDIndonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and DevelopmentFounded in 1974, IAARD is a top-level unit within the Ministry of Agriculture. The agency's functions are performed by eleven research and centers with main function to manage research and development on food crops, horticulture, estate crops, livestock, veterinary, soil and agro-climate, agro-socio economics, machinery development, post-harvest, biotechnology and agricultural technology assesment.http://en.litbang.deptan.go.id/[Indonesische Agentur für landwirtschaftliche Forschung und Entwicklung]IndonesienInternationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment, Politics, Research20. Okt 2003
AASAfrican Academy of SciencesThe African Academy of Sciences (AAS) was founded in 1985 to strengthen the African scientific community in Africa. The Academy publishes printed media, founded the Special Commission on Africa (SCA) and the Drought, Desertification and Food Deficit (DDFD) for research and developed Capacity-building programmes (FEMED, SWM, CBER, ATLAS, UNIFEM).http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Hornet/alex1.html[Afrikanische Akademie der Wissenschaften]African Studies CenterAfrikaRegionalEnglischStiftungEducation, Media, Research20. Okt 2003
AAUAssociation of African UniversitiesThe Association of African Universities is an international non-governmental organisation set up by the universities in Africa to promote cooperation among themselves and between them and the international Academic community. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND The AAU, whose headquarters is in Accra, Ghana, celebrated its thirty-fifth anniversary on November 12th 2002. It was formed in November 1967 at a founding conference in Rabat, Morocco, attended by representatives of 34 universities who adopted the constitution of the Association. This followed earlier consultations among executive heads of African universities at a UNESCO conference on higher education in Africa in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1962 and at a conference of heads of African universities in 1963 in Khartoum, Sudan. The AAU is the apex organisation and principal forum for consultation, exchange of information and cooperation among the universities in Africa.http://www.aau.org/[Vereinigung Afrikanischer Universitäten]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationEducation20. Okt 2003
ABCAmerican Broadcasting CooperationThe television and radio station network American Broadcasting Company (ABC) was founded 1943. The company is producing news, shows, series and films. Place of business is New York City.http://abc.abcnews.go.com/[Amerikanische Rundfunkgesellschaft]USANationalEnglischUnternehmenMedia20. Okt 2003
ABCDAccess to Biological Collection DataThe objective of the working group is to foster accessibility of existing and emerging biological collection data banks at the international level by developing proposals for data and metadata standards.http://www.bgbm.fu-berlin.de/TDWG/CODATA/default.htm[Zugang zu biologischen Sammlungsdaten]TDWGInternationalEnglischFachbegriffBiology, Conservation, IT20. Okt 2003
ABCPAfrica-Wide Biological Control ProjectThe Africa-wide Biological Control Project (ABCP) was a project of Herren et al. of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the 1980s to control the cassava pest with its natural parasitoid.[Afrikaweites Projekt zur biologischen Kontrolle]AfrikaRegionalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Biology, Ecology20. Okt 2003
ABIAssociation for Biodiversity InformationName of organisation changed (2001) to NatureServe : NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization that provides the scientific information and tools needed to help guide effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems. NatureServe represents an international network of biological inventories-known as natural heritage programs or conservation data centers-operating in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Together we not only collect and manage detailed local information on plants, animals, and ecosystems, but develop information products, data management tools, and conservation services to help meet local, national, and global conservation needs. The objective scientific information about species and ecosystems developed by NatureServe is used by all sectors of society-conservation groups, government agencies, corporations, academia, and the public-to make informed decisions about managing our natural resources.http://www.natureserve.org[Gemeinschaft für Biodiversitaetsdaten]RegionalEnglischOrganisationConservation20. Okt 2003
ABIFAustralian Biodiversity Information FacilityThe Australian Biodiversity Information Facility (ABIF) provides online delivery of taxonomic and biological information on species known to occur in Australia. ABIF-Fauna delivers the Australian Faunal Directory which encompasses information from the Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Platypus is a relational database program developed by the ABRS ABIF-Fauna project. ABIF-Flora delivers information from the Flora of Australia, Australian Marine Algal Name Index and Checklist of Australian Lichens. It also links to ABRS collaborative projects such as the Census of Freshwater Algae in Australia and Interactive Catalogue of Australian Fungi. This online information is available free of charge.http://www.deh.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/abif/index.html[Einrichtung für Australische Biodiversitaetsdaten]GBIFAustralienNationalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
ABISAlpinbeobachtungs- und InformationssystemABIS/SOIA, das Alpenbeobachtungs- und informationssystem, unterstützt die Entwicklung von einschlägigen Maßnahmen und die Umsetzung der Ziele der Alpenkonvention und ihrer Protokolle. Es soll die Kommunikation über Forschungs- und Beobachtungsaktivitäten verbessern und relevante wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse verbreiten. Eine wichtige Tätigkeit von ABIS/SOIA ist die regelmäßige Erstellung des Alpenzustandsberichtes (RSA).http://www.alpconv.org/de/alpineknowledge/default.html[Alpine Monitoring and Information System]EuropaRegionalDeutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, SlowenischOrganisationConservation, Environment, Management20. Okt 2003
ABISAndean Botanical Information SystemThe Andean Botanical Information System (ABIS) presents information from floristic and systematic investigations of the flowering plants (phanerogams) of Andean South America. Topics include selected geographic regions and groups of Andean plants, flora of coastal Peru and Chile, floristic inventories from a variety of habitats in northern Peru, bibliographic resources, and searchable databases.http://www.sacha.org/[Botanisches Informationssystem der Anden]Peru, USA, Nordamerika, SüdamerikaRegionalEnglischProjektBiology20. Okt 2003
ABISAutomated Bee Identification SystemAutomated Bee Identification System: Visual tools for automatic identification of bees and GIS based monitoring of their biodiversity. ABIS (Automatisches Bienenidentifikationssystem): Bildverarbeitende Techniken zur automatischen Identifikation von Wildbienen und zum GIS unterstuetzten Monitoring ihrer Biodiversitaet (Institut fuer Landwirtschaftliche Zoologie und Bienenkunde und Institut fuer Informatik III der Universitaet Bonn).http://www.iai.uni-bonn.de/~steinhag/HTML/abis.html[Automatisches Bienenidentifikationssystem]DeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektBiology20. Okt 2003
ABRCAdvisory Board for the Research CouncilsThe Advisory Board for Research Councils (ABRC) advises the Secretary of State for Education and Science of the United Kingdom on the total size of the science vote and how it should be divided between the research councils.[Beirat des Wissenschaftsrats]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics, Research20. Okt 2003
ABRSAustralian Biological Resources StudyThe ABRS is a Program within Parks Australia Division of the Department of the Environment and Heritage. ABRS strives to answer three questions: * What plants, animals and other organisms occur in Australia? * Where are they found? * How can we provide that information to you?http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/[Australische Studie über biologische Rohstoffe]AustralienNationalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
ABSAccess and Benefit SharingThe Access and Benefit-Sharing was established by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 1992. It is a mechanism according to international law to access genetic resources and should guarantee a benefit-sharing out of that use.http://www.icimod.org/abs[Zugang zu genetischen Ressourcen und gerechter Vorteilsausgleich]CBDGlobalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
ACADOPAgence Centrafricaine de Developpement de l'Ouham PendeUntil the 1990, the ACADOP granted credits for the purchase of agricultural tools to cotton farmer. Funded by the German Cooperation (GTZ) the agency had built villages in the north-west of the Central African Republic (CAR).[Zentralafrikanische Entwicklungsagentur Ouham-Pende]AfrikaRegionalFranzösischOrganisationDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
ACARESCAssociacao de Credito e Assistencia Tecnica Rural do Estado de Santa Catarinanow EPAGRI. Founded in 1957, the ACARESC worked on the improvement of the agrarian production in Santa Catarina, Brazil. 1970 they published a guide for health education for teachers. In 1991, they amalgamated with the Empresa Catarinense de Pasquisa Agropecuaria S.A. (Empasc), the Associacao de Credito e Pesueira de Santa Catarina (Acarpesc) and theInstituto de Apicultura de Santa Catarina (Iasc) and founded the Epagri (Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária e Extensão Rural de Santa Catarina).[Verband der ländlichen Kredite und technische Hilfe des Staates Santa Catarina]BrasilienRegionalPortugiesischOrganisationAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
ACCISUnited Nations Advisory Committee for the Coordination of Information Systems(superseded) The Advisory Committee for the Coordination of Information Systems (ACCIS) identified the need for UN organizations to develop policies and procedures directly applicable to record material in electronic form. Developing such policies and procedures requires an understanding of the kinds of practices emerging within UN organizations as the use of electronic information and communication technologies grow. Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC); formerly: Inter-Organization Board for Information Systems (IOB); later replaced by the Information Systems Coordination Committee (ISCC). N.B.: At its 2001 session, ECOSOC renamed the ACC the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination.[Beratender Ausschuß für die Koordinierung von Informationssystemen]UNInternationalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
ACCTAgence de Cooperation Culturelle et Techniquenow the Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF). Founded in 1970, the goal of the ACCT is the advancement and proliferation of the French speaking culture. The cultural and technical cooperation should be increased by a dialogue between these peoples.http://www.francophonie.org/[Amt fuer kulturelle und technische Zusammenarbeit]NationalFranzösischRegierungMedia, Politics20. Okt 2003
ACDIAgence Canadienne de Developpement InternationalThe ACDI (Canadian International Development Agency, CIDA) is Canada's lead agency for development assistance. CIDA's aim is to manage Canada's support and resources effectively and accountably to achieve meaningful, sustainable results and to engage in policy development in Canada and internationally, enabling Canada's effort to realize its development objectives.http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/index.htm[Kanadisches Amt fuer internationale Entwicklung]KanadaNationalFranzösischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
ACIARAustralian Centre for International Agricultural ResearchACIAR is a statutory authority that operates as part of the Australian Government's development cooperation programs. The Centre encourages Australia's agricultural scientists to use their skills for the benefit of developing countries and Australia. It funds research projects that are developed within a framework reflecting the priorities of Australia's aid program and national research strengthe.http://www.aciar.gov.au/[Australisches Zentrum fuer Internationale Agrarforschung]AustralienNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Politics20. Okt 2003
ACNARPAustralian Corporation with Thai World Bank National Agricultural Research Project[Projekt der nationalen Landwirtschafts-Forschung der Australische Gesellschaft mit der Thai World Bank]Australien, ThailandInternationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
ACPAfrican, Caribbean and Pacific CountriesThe African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partnership Agreement between the ACP and the European Union, officially called the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" or the "Cotonou Agreement". The ACP Group´s main objectives are : 1. sustainable development of its Member-States and their gradual integration into the global economy, which entails making poverty reduction a matter of priority and establishing a new, fairer, and more equitable world order 2. coordination of the activities of the ACP Group in the framework of the implementation of ACP-EC Partnership Agreements 3. consolidation of unity and solidarity among ACP States, as well as understanding among their peoples 4. establishment and consolidation of peace and stability in a free and democratic society.http://www.acpsec.org/[Afrikanische, Karibische und Pazifische Laender]Pazifik, Afrika, KaribikGlobalEnglischOrganisationManagement, Politics20. Okt 2003
ADABAsian Development Assistance BoardBeing an international foundation, operating as a co-ordination platform between the Government of the People's Republic of China and various international funding institutions for development projects within the PRC, the Asian Development Assistance Board operates strictly as an apolitical, non-commercial and non-profit making entity. Registered and duly organized under the laws of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and under the Dacon Systems of the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank, the ADAB does not manage development funds but mainly assists in the implementation and co-ordination of foreign-funded development projects in the People's Republic of China. As such, the ADAB foundation also provides field support, counsel, aid and active guidance to foreign institutional, environmental and industrial developers, consultants and investors entering China.http://www.adab-china.org/[Asiatischer Entwicklung Hilfsausschuss]ChinaRegionalEnglischStiftungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
ADASAgricultural Development and Advisory ServiceADAS is the UK’s largest independent provider of environmental consultancy, rural development services and policy advice. ADAS consultants have a unique combination of insight and practical experience, underpinned by robust, informed, science-based information. As a result, we have a hard earned reputation for the delivery of solutions that benefit the environment and improve client performance. Our great strength is our breadth and depth of expertise spanning the entire environmental sector together with crop and livestock research and our waste contracting and composting business.http://www.adas.co.uk/[Landwirtschaftlicher Entwicklungs- und Beratungsdienst]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Environment20. Okt 2003
ADBAsian Development BankADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Headquartered in Manila, and established in 1966, ADB is owned and financed by its 67 members, of which 48 are from the region and 19 are from other parts of the globe. ADB's main partners are governments, the private sector, nongovernment organizations, development agencies, community-based organizations, and foundations.http://www.adb.org[Asiatische Entwicklungsbank]PhilippinenInternationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment20. Okt 2003
ADCAnnual Delegate Conference[Jährliche Delegierten Konferenez]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
ADFAfrican Development FundEstablished in 1972, the African Development Fund (ADF) became operational in 1974. It is administrated by the African Development Bank and comprises State Participants (donor countries) and recipient countries. Its main objective is to reduce poverty in Regional Member Countries (RMCs) by providing loans and grants. The ADF contributes to the promotion of economic and social development in 38 least developed African countries by providing concessional funding for projects and programs, as well as technical assistance for studies and capacity-building activities.http://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/african-development-fund-adf/[Afrikanische Entwicklungsstiftung]AfDBAfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
ADFAEDAbu Dhabi Fund for Arab Economic Developmentalso Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD). ADFAED promotes economic and social development in African, Arab, and Asian developing countries. The Fund, which was created in July 1971, began operations in September 1974; headquarters are in Abu Dhabi.http://www.adfd.ae/pages/default.aspx[Abu Dhabi Stiftung für Arabische, ökonomische Entwicklung]Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Afrika, AsienRegionalEnglischStiftung20. Okt 2003
ADLIBAdvanced Database Linkages in BiotechnologyThe factual databases used in biotechnology should be linked together and to literature so that a user can follow a research story by navigating through the contents of related databases. ADLIB will start by creating the environment in which three commercial scientific literature databases can be linked to a variety of factual databases in the public sector. ADLIB will serve both academic and industrial users and will involve academic and commercial database hosts which will be inter-linked with the European bioinformatics community through EMBnet. Different forms of charging will be experimented with to develop suitable commercial scenarios. Scientific, business and directory databases will be added to the demonstration, selecting those specialised or small products requiring support from the commercial sector to see if new ways of gaining use and income can be found. The platform of linked databases will provide a "real-life environment" to examine a number of pressing problems which have been identified in this sector. Expert panels looking at: network and database confidentiality; database quality; the support of Europe's unsubsidised specialised databases; copyright, IPR and other legal matters will be established. A draft will be prepared for a feasible strategy for commercial development of the results once they have been successfully demonstrated. The technical, intellectual and commercial models will be expandable. Further links to other types of databases will be explored once the technical environment has been developed. Eventually ADLIB should lead to a fully integrated biotechnology information infrastructure in Europe.[Erweiterte Datenbanken Verbindungen in der Biotechnologie]DIMDIEuropaInternationalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
ADPAssociation of Data-Base ProducersADP is a UK trade organization aiming to represent the interests of commercial and non-commercial organizations developing and selling databases.[Gemeinschaft der Datenbanken Hersteller]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationIT20. Okt 2003
AEAAgricultural Engineering AbstractsAgricultural Engineering Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published research on agricultural engineering, from properties of soil, crops and materials to soil and crop management, storage of processed products and treatment of the wastes produced, and alternative energy sources. Each week Agricultural Engineering Abstracts delivers all the new highly-targeted, searchable summaries covering key English and non-English language journal articles, reports, conferences and books about topics in agricultural engineering. Derived from CAB Abstracts and created and indexed by subject specialists, the database provides access to these abstracts using comprehensive indexing and classification codes. Agricultural Engineering Abstracts includes a fully searchable backfile to 1973. With over 175,000 research summaries and 8,000 records added to the database each year, Agricultural Engineering Abstracts brings a wealth of current and seminal research in agricultural engineering to your fingertips! Agricultural Engineering Abstracts updated weekly online, it is also available in print, delivered bimonthly.http://www.cabi.org/?page=1016&pid=32&site=170[Landwirtschaftliche technische Auszüge]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischEducation, Media20. Okt 2003
AEOAfrica Enviromental OutlookThe AEO report is prepared using the Integrated Environment and Assessment and reporting (IEA) methodology derived from the UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO) process and answers five consecutive questions that are key to effective decision making. 1. What is happening to the environment? 2. Why is it happening? 3. What is the impact? 4. What can we do and what are we doing about it? 5. What will happen if we do not act now? The AEO report: Incorporates sound data, information and science, sub-regional, national and multi-stakeholder perspectives, priority emerging issues with a strong orientation toward sustainable development; Examines the state of the environment over the last 30 years, the driving forces behind environmental change, and the consequences for social and economic development Examines the vulnerability of human populations to floods, droughts, earthquakes, pests and diseases; Explores the links between environmental change and poverty, and identifies appropriate intervention; Presents a series of possible alternatives for the future based upon potential decisions and actions by policy makers; Recommends priority actions; Marks significant collaboration between UNEP and AMCEN; The report is also supported by selected case studies focusing on some of its main findings. The case studies have been published separately under as an AEO complimentary report titled "Africa Environment Outlook Case Studies: Human Vulnerability to Environmental Change".http://hqweb.unep.org/dewa/Africa/aboutaeo/aboutaeo.asp[Ausblick auf die Afrikanische Umwelt]UNEPAfrikaGlobalEnglischFachbegriffEnvironment, Politics20. Okt 2003
AETFATAssociation for the Taxonomic Study of the Tropical African FloraThe "Association for the Taxonomic Study of the Flora of Tropical Africa" (AETFAT) was established at the botanical institute of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1951. It was intended as a platform for contact between colonial botanists working on African regional floras in Paris, London, Lisbon, Brussels etc. to report and publish their findings. The AETFAT Congress is the main meeting place for those scientists studying the vegetation and the taxonomy of the wild plant and fungal species of Tropical Africa. The meetings are held every 3 years and have been held in Oxford, Paris, Lisbon, Uppsala, Geneva, Las Palmas, St. Louis, Hamburg, Wageningen and Meise. Over the period of 50 years since AETFAT was first established, the interest and participation of African botanists has increased greatly. Especially in the last 10 years botanists working in Africa and African botanists involved in African botanical projects has more than doubled. AETFAT has now become "the" meeting place for botanists studying the African flora, young and old, north and south, classical floristics and modern approaches.http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/aetfat/[Gemeinschaft fuer taxonimische Studien der tropischen afrikanischen Flora]Großbritannien und Nordirland, AfrikaRegionalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, Research20. Okt 2003
AFAAgroforestry AbstractsAgroforestry Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published research on agroforestry, from selection of trees and shrubs suitable for agroforestry to socioeconomic issues that impact on agroforestry throughout the world. Developed from the original applied life sciences database, CAB Abstracts, each week Agroforestry Abstracts delivers all the new highly-targeted, searchable summaries covering key English and non-English language journal articles, bulletins, conferences, theses and books about agroforestry. Agroforestry Abstracts includes a fully searchable backfile to 1974. With over 82,000 research summaries and 6,000 records added to the database each year, Agroforestry Abstracts brings a wealth of current and seminal research in agroforestry to your fingertips! Agroforestry Abstracts is now only available online, but back copies of some older issues can be ordered from CABI.http://www.cabi.org/?page=1016&pid=33&site=170[Waldfeldbauliche Auszüge]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischEducation, Media20. Okt 2003
AFDAustralian Faunal DirectoryThe Australian Faunal Directory (AFD) is being compiled as a public enquiry database and will serve as a source of taxonomic and biological information on all animal species known to occur in Australia. It incorporates the data from the terminated Zoological Catalogue of Australia database project.http://www.ea.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/abif/fauna/afd/index.html[Australisches faunistisches Verzeichnis]ABRSAustralienNationalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, Library20. Okt 2003
AfDBAfrican Development BankThe African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent’s economic and social development. With this objective in mind, the institution aims at assisting African countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable economic development and social progress. The Bank seeks to stimulate and mobilize internal and external resources to promote investments as well as provide its regional member countries with technical and financial assistance. In accordance with its policy of decentralization aimed at taking its operations closer to its beneficiaries, the Bank has, over the past few years, established about 23 field and country offices across the continent.http://www.afdb.org/[Afrikanische Entwicklungsbank]AfrikaRegionalEnglischRegierungDevelopment, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
AFNETAAlley Farming Network for Tropical AfricaOver the past decade, researchers at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have been instrumental in leading an ambitious project to establish a network to develop and promote alley farming (AF). AF is a tree-based technology, designed to address problems of soil fertility and to shorten fallow periods. Soil infertility and the adoption of shorter fallow periods are often brought on by intense land use resulting from rapid population growth. By planting deep-rooted trees and shrubs that grow quickly in hedgerows, essential plant nutrients are recycled to the benefit of crops planted in alleys between the hedgerows. Alley farming is designed to improve or maintain soil fertility, making use of specific tree species that enrich the soil with nutrients by fixing nitrogen and produce foliage.http://www.idrc.ca/es/ev-26977-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html["Alley Farming" Netzwerk fuer das tropische Afrika]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
AFPLAArab Fund for Providing Loans to AfricaArabischer Fond für die Bereitstellung von Darlehen für AfrikaAfrika, AsienRegionalEnglischFachbegriffDevelopment, Management20. Okt 2003
AFRCAgricultural & Food Research CouncilThe Agricultural and Food Research Council (AFRC), was a British Research Council responsible for funding and managing scientific and technological developments in farming and horticulture. The AFRC was formed in 1983 from its predecessor, the Agricultural Research Council (ARC). It was replaced by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as a result of government reorganisation in 1994. The Agricultural and Food Research Council (AFRC, previously ARC) closed other research sites including the Letcombe Laboratory (1985) and the Weed Research Organisation (1986) and their staff and programmes were moved to Long Ashton. With Rothamsted it became part of the Institute of Arable Crops Research (IACR) in 1986. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC, formed from the previous AFRC in 1994) announced in 1999 that Long Ashton was to be closed.Landwirtschaftlicher & Nahrungsmittel- ForschungsratGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischStiftungAgriculture, Development, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
AFTAn Foras Taluntais (Agricultural Institute)The functions of the Institute are to review, facilitate, encourage, assist, co-ordinate, promote and undertake agricultural research. The Institute shall advise the Minister on any matter relating to agricultural research or agricultural science on which its advice is requested by him.http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1958/en/act/pub/0001/index.html[Die Taluntais Stiftung (Landwirtschaftlisches Institut)]IrlandNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
AGArbeitsgruppe[Working Group]DeutschlandRegionalDeutschFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
AGBIOAgricultural BiotechnologyAgricultural Biotechnology is the use of biotechnilogical techniques to enhance and modify agricultural products. It contains especially genetic engineering on plant, animals and microorganisms.[Landwirtschaftliche Biotechnologie]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffBiology20. Okt 2003
AGCDBelgian Agency for Cooperation and DevelopmentThe Belgian government has reorganized the Administration for Development Cooperation (AGCD), the main agency in charge of administering development assistance in response to corruption-related problems in the foreign aid systems. It has also proposed the establishment of an independent agency to implement technical cooperation activities under the oversight of the AGCD. To coordinate Belgian aid efforts in developing countries, the State Secretary for Development Cooperation within AGCD chairs an interministerial working group including the Ministries of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, Agriculture, Economic Affairs, Science Policy and Defense. The AGCD continues to grapple with obstacles to its effectiveness, in particular, constraints to the disbursement of foreign aid funds. Only 78 percent of funds committed in 1996 were disbursed in that year, owing to a lack of adequate staff to develop new programs. The recent reorganization plans to address this problem by delegating more authority to directors and unit heads within AGCD to accelerate the pace of decision making and disbursements.[Belgisches Amt fuer Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung]BelgienNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
AGRBMArbeitsgemeinschaft für Reproduktionsbiologie des MenschenDie Arbeitsgemeinschaft Reproduktionsbiologie des Menschen wurde am 26.11.1994 in Bonn gegründet. Sie ging aus dem IVF-Laborleitertreffen hervor, das im September 1988 von der IVF-Gruppe Darmstadt initiiert wurde und seither jährlich stattfindet. Die Gründungsversammlung setzte sich im wesentlichen aus den bisherigen Organisatoren der IVF-Laborleitertreffen zusammen. Die Arbeitsgemeinschaft Reproduktionsbiologie des Menschen ist ein Ordentliches Mitglied im Dachverband Reproduktionsmedizin und korporatives Mitglied im Verband Deutscher Biologen und biowissenschaftlicher Fachgesellschaften e.V. (vdbiol). Die Arbeitsgemeinschaft Reproduktionsbiologie des Menschen hat folgende Ziele: 1. Die bundesweite Koordination der in der medizinischen Reproduktionsbiologie tätigen Biologen und Laborfachkräfte. 2. Die Förderung des wissenschaftlichen und fachlichen Austausches auf dem Gebiet der Reproduktionsbiologie. 3. Die Koordination von Fortbildungs- und Forschungsprojekten auf dem Gebiet der Reproduktionsbiologie. 4. Die Vertretung der Interessen der in der medizinischen Reproduktionsbiologie tätigen Biologen bzw. Laborfachkräfte gegenüber Behörden, Verwaltungen und Medien. 5. Die Erstellung von Qualitäts- und Ethikrichtlinien gemeinsam mit den reproduktionsmedizinischen Verbänden.http://www.agrbm.de/[Consortium for the human reprodution biology]DeutschlandRegionalDeutschFachgesellschaftBiology20. Okt 2003
AGREPPermanent Inventory of Agricultural Research Projects in the European CommunitiesThe Permanent Inventory of Agricultural Research Projects in the European Communities (AGREP) is a published report of current research projects in the EU. Established 1975, the database contains research in agriculture, forestry and food industry and veterinary medicine as well as their scientists, titels, instituions and abstracts.http://en.youscribe.com/catalogue/reports-and-theses/knowledge/formal-sciences/agrep-permanent-inventory-of-agricultural-research-projects-in-the-1115836[Dauerbestände der landwirtschaftlichen Forschungsprojekte in der Europäischen Union]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
AGRHYMETCentre Regional de Formation et d'Application en Agrometeorologie et Hydrologie OperationnelleCreated in 1974, The Regional Centre for Training and Application in Agrometeorology and Operational Hydrology "AGRHYMET" is a specialized agency of the Permanent Inter-State Fight against Drought in the Sahel (CILSS). Its main objectives: to contribute to food security and increased agricultural production in member countries of CILSS, to help improve the management of natural resources in the Sahel region by providing information and training for development actors and their partners in the areas of agro-ecology in the broadest sense (agro-climatology , hydrology, plant protection, ...).http://www.secheresse.info/spip.php?article390[regionales Zentrum fuer Ausbildung und Anwendung von Agrarmeteorologie und einsatzfähiger Hydrologie]AfrikaRegionalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
AGRIAAAgricultural Information Association for AustralasiaAGRIAA is a network of agricultural information professionals in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Aso known as Libraries Australia. The objectives of AGRIAA are: To promote the improvement and awareness of information services in agriculture and allied fields in Australasia To provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas among those interested in agriculture and allied fields To foster co-operation in agricultural information activities To enhance the knowledge and skills of people engaged in information activities in agriculture and allied fields To develop links with relevant bodies to advance the objectives of the Association The Association communicates with its members through the quarterly AGRIAA newsletter and a listserv managed by La Trobe Universityhttp://librariesaustralia.nla.gov.au/apps/kss?action=Search&mode=advsearch&relation1=exact+match&target=nbd&index1=Author&term1=Agricultural+Information+Association+of+Australasia[Gesellschaft der Landwirtschaftlichen Information fuer Astralasien]Australien, AsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
AGRICOLANational Agricultural LibraryAGRICOLA is the Database of the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA.The NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) provides citations to agricultural literature. See also NAL.http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/[Nationale Landwirtschaftliche Bibliothek]NALUSANationalEnglischInstitutionEducation, Library20. Okt 2003
AGRIDOCInternational Documentation Support Service for Developing CountriesA documentary support service for developing countries has been set up in France by the Ministry of Cooperation and is run by the Office for the Development of Agricultural Production (BDPA). AGRIDOC INTERNATIONAL provides scientific and technical information in the field of rural development. The target groups for the service include national decision-makers working in agriculture (ministries, development companies, project coordinators, teaching establishments). The service is also aimed at information structures and agricultural documentation centres which are the intermediaries between AGRIDOC and most local users. AGRIDOC analyses documents on rural development and sends information to its subscribers in the form of abstracts. A question-and-answer service can provide thematic bibliographies. Specific documents or indications of specialist organizations. In addition, the BDPA's documentation centre can help in setting up technical libraries and training personnel AGRIDOC draws on a number of national and international databases and organizations for its source materialhttp://www.inter-reseaux.org/ancien/infodev/repertoire/agridoc.htm[Internationaler Dokumentations-Unterstützungs-Service fuer Entwicklungsländer]FrankreichNationalFranzösischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Education20. Okt 2003
AGRINTERInter-American Information Systems for Agricultural ScienceCreated 1972, the Inter-American System for Agricultural Science is a regional information system processed by the IICA/CIDIA, which follows the AGRIS basic “territorial formula”. It identified and input publications by various members. One of the principle products is the AGRINTER Indice Agricola de America Latina y el Caribe, which appears in printed form and magnetic tape available to the national centres. Special publications have included a regional Core List of Serials, AGRINTER/AGRIS Selection Criteria, Data Bank of Bibliographies and Criteria for Title Enrichments. An agricultural vocabulary in Spanish has also been issued and is utilized in the AGRINTER system. They developed an AGRINTER Services Network and a computer software system for subject retrieval services. 1975 it was linked to AGRIS under the intergovernmental agreements with the FAO. 1986 the IICA ended ist support for AGRINTER.[Zwischen-amerikansiches Informationssystem fuer landwirtschaftliche Wissenschaft]IICANordamerika, SüdamerikaRegionalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
AGRISInternational Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology - FAO - databaseThe AGRIS initiative was set up by the FAO in the 70s and created a worldwide coooperation for sharing access to agricultural science and technology information. Based on available technologies, AGRIS was initially collecting bibliographic references for a central database. However, since the advent of the Internet in the late 90s AGRIS has become the brand name for a network of centres, which are promoting the exchange of agricultural science and technology information through the use of common standards and methodologies. The AGRIS open archives and bibliographical databases cover the many aspects of agriculture, including forestry, animal husbandry, aquatic sciences and fisheries, and human nutrition, extension literature from over 100 participating countries. Material includes unique grey literature such as unpublished scientific and technical reports, theses, conference papers, government publications, and more. More information is available in the AGRIS wiki page.http://agris.fao.org/[Internationales Informationssystem fuer landwirtschaftliche Wissenschaft und Technologie]FAOWeltGlobalEnglischProjektEducation, Politics20. Okt 2003
AGRODOKPublication Series on Tropical Agriculture by AGROMISAAgrodoks are a series of publications on small-scale agriculture. The booklets are aimed at people who work directly with small-scale farmers in the South. Each provides a theoretical background on a particular topic and then explains its practical applications extensively. All Agrodoks are published in English, French and Portuguese; and some are also translated into Spanish or other languages (Kiswahili, Hindi). They can be downloaded (free-of-charge) in PDF format or ordered from Agromisa and CTA. Agromisa welcomes feedback from readers, which allows us to update the Agrodoks’ content and ensure that the information provided is as relevant as possible. In this way, we can also facilitate the exchange of knowledge among readers.http://www.agromisa.org/index.php?PageId=149[Publikations-Serien ueber tropische Landwirtschaft der AGROMISA]AGROMISANiederlandeNationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
AGROINFORMInformation Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and FoodEstablished 1987, AGROINFORM is the documentation centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry of Hungary. In 1989 the Library was housed in an enlarged wing of the centre's building. Its international relations (with FID, CABI, IAALD, AGRIS, IFIS etc.) have increased. The central library - as a network centre - supported the work of special libraries in 180 institutions and enterprises.http://www.agroinform.com/[Informationszentrum des Ministeriums fuer Landwirtschaft und Ernährung]UngarnNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Education, Library20. Okt 2003
AGROMISAAssociation of Students of Wageningen Agricultural UniversityAgromisa is a non-profit organisation founded in 1934 in the Netherlands that supports small-scale farmers and organisations working on their behalf by providing them with practical information on sustainable agriculture. Agromisa’s core activities are publishing (Agrodoks, AgroSpecials etc.) and the provision of expert advice through its Question & Answer Service. Agromisa works to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, mainly in rural areas in the South, by improving their access to practical information about sustainable agricultural. It communicates either directly with the farmers or through intermediary organisations.http://www.agromisa.org/[Gesellschaft der Studenten der Wageningen Ladwirtschaftlischen Universität]NiederlandeNationalEnglischOrganisationEducation20. Okt 2003
AGROPOLISCentre International de Recherche Agronomique Mediterraneenne et Tropicale de MontpellierThe Association Agropolis International was founded in Montpellier in 1986 by the research and higher education institutes working in the field of agriculture, food, biodiversity and environment, with the support of government and local authorities. This platform is open to the development of the mediterranean and tropical regions; it also gathers a large range of stakeholders and partners involved in economic development.http://www.agropolis.fr/[Internationales Zentrum fuer landwirtschaftliche, mediterrane und tropische Forschung von Montpellier]FrankreichInternationalFranzösischInstitutionEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
AGROVOCAgriculture VocabularyAGROVOC is the world’s most comprehensive multilingual agricultural vocabulary. Downloaded over a thousand times a year by dozens of countries it is in daily institutional use to index and search documents, web pages and digital objects. Organized as a concept scheme, AGROVOC contains close to 40,000 concepts in over 20 languages covering subject fields in agriculture, forestry and fisheries together with cross-cutting themes such as land use, rural livelihoods and food security. AGROVOC is owned and maintained by a community of institutions all over the world using Vocbench, a web-based tool that allows for simultaneous, distributed editing. FAO is only the curator of AGROVOC.http://aims.fao.org/website/AGROVOC-Thesaurus/sub[Landwirtschaftliches Vokabular]FAOInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
AHCDAbstracts of Hygiene and Communicable DiseasesAbstracts on Hygiene and Communicable Diseases (AHCD) is a fully searchable abstract database of internationally published research in communicable diseases and public health including epidemiology and risk, diagnosis, therapy, health promotion and disease prevention. AHCD brings you the latest information on patients and populations in the developed world and temperate climates. The database also includes information on disease vectors, epidemiology of non-infectious diseases (including those caused by environmental factors) and rural health.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=70[Abriss der Hygiene und mittelbaren Krankheiten]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischEducation, Library20. Okt 2003
AHILAAssociation of Health Information and Libraries in AfricaThe Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) is a professional association founded in 1984 with now 46 country members and many partners and collaborators worldwide. AHILA aims to: Improve the provision of up-to-date and relevant information to health and medical workers in Africa. Encourage the professional development of librarianship. Promote the development of resource-sharing and exchange of experiences and information among African health information professionals. Promote the development, standardisation, and exchange of national databases of medical and health literature produced in the African countries in the form of an African Index Medicus AHILA has an electronic discussion group moderated by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), headquartered in Brazzaville, Congo.http://www.ahila.org/[Gesellschaft fuer Gesundheitsinformation und Bibliotheken in Afrika]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationEducation, Library20. Okt 2003
AHODirectorate for Agricultural Assistance to Developing Countries[Direktorat fuer landwirtschafliche Hilfe fuer Entwicklungsländer]EUNiederlandeRegionalEnglischRegierungManagement20. Okt 2003
AIBAAgricultural Information Bank for AsiaAlBA is a project of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). It is a regional co-ordinating centre for agricultural scientific information services in Asia. Its databases are AGRIASIA, CARIS-SEA and APINMAP. They contain information on tropical agriculture in the Southeast Asian region from the network countries (i.e. Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand).[Landwirtschaftliche Informations-Bank fuer Asien]SEARCAIndonesien, Malaysia, Philippinen, Singapur, Südkorea, Thailand, AsienRegionalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Library20. Okt 2003
AICRPAll India Coordinated Research ProjectIn 1957, the All India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRP) initially established to improve agricultural crops, were extended to all aspects of crop husbandry later. A novel feature of this programme is that the central research institutes as well as agricultural universities and State Departments of Agriculture were brought to work together as a team to resolve research problems of the crop at national level.http://www.iari.res.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=183&Itemid=1229[In ganz Indien Koordiniertes Forschungsprojekt]IARIIndienNationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
AIDAgency for International Developmentsee USAID.[Amt fuer internationale Entwicklung]USAInternationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
AIDABAustralian International Development Assistance Bureaunow AusAID. The Bureau's main purpose was to manage the overseas aid programs undertaken by Australia and was controlled by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In 1995 the Bureau became AusAID.http://www.ausaid.gov.au/about/history.cfm[Australisches Amt fuer Internationale Entwicklungshilfe]AustralienNationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
AIDSAIDS NewsletterEnglischEducation20. Okt 2003
AIRTOAssociation of Independent Research and Technology OrganizationsThe Association of Independent Research and Technology Organisations (airto) is the largest community of techno-business consultants and contract research organisations in Europe. It consists of some 35 independent companies with a combined annual turnover in excess of UK £2 billion. The airto member companies together employ around 20,000 scientists and engineers.http://www.airto.co.uk/[Gesellschaft unabhängiger Forschung und Technologie Organisation]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
AITVMAssociation of Institutes of Tropical Veterinary MedicineThe Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (AITVM) is an international non-profit making foundation of public institutions, like universities, faculties, departments or institutes, which are active in the field of tropical animal health and/or production. Institutions are eligible for Membership on condition that they adhere to the Statutes of the AITVM and pay an Annual Membership Fee. The mandate of the AITVM is to improve human health and quality of life by means of increased and safe food production in tropical regions through enhancement of research, training and education in veterinary medicine and livestock production within the framework of sustainable development. Tasks and activities of the AITVM To facilitate and stimulate international collaboration, particularly amongst the AITVM member institutions. To promote and co-ordinate research and training in animal health and production in the tropics. To inform policy makers of current and future strategies in animal health and production research for sustainable rural development. To organise international conferences at regular intervals on themes concerning livestock in the tropics.http://www.aitvm.org/[Gesellschaft der Institute der tropischen Veterinärmedizin]Europa, Afrika, AsienGlobalEnglischStiftungMedicine20. Okt 2003
ALICArid Lands Information CenterSince 1966, ALIC has provided specialized information services, spanning the full range of library functions, to the University of Arizona community, the public, government agencies, and international development organizations. Demand for technical assistance to create similar capabilities for other information centres has generated contract activities in such countries as: Chile, Argentina, Mexico, India, Bahrain, Egypt, Kenya, Mauritania, Niger, and the Yemen Arab Republic. It publishes the Arid Lands Newsletter semiannually for an international readership by the Arid Lands Information Center (ALIC) at The Office of Arid Lands Studies, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Arizona. The purpose of the Arid Lands Newsletter is to explore events and issues of interest to arid lands researchers, resource managers, and policy makers around the globe. When quoting from the Arid Lands Newsletter, we would appreciate appropriate recognition. ALIC also produces several other web resources on arid lands.http://ag.arizona.edu/oals/ALN/about-aln.html[Informationszentrum fuer arides Land]USAGlobalEnglischInstitutionLibrary20. Okt 2003
AL-MNAdolpho Lutz collectionNow in Museu National de Rio de Janeiro (MNRJ). Born in 1855 in Rio de Janeiro, Adolpho Lutz grew up in Bern. Back in Brazil, he studied natural history and medicine. That enabled him to make his pioneer contribution to the development of tropical medicine and medical zoology in Brazil. Lutz’ life‘ and work can be divided into three main phases, the practitioner (1881-1.892), the director of the Bacteriological Institute of the State of Sdo Paulo (1893-1908) and the member of the Institute Oswaldo Cruz (I909--1938), and always the research worker, until his death (October, 194(0).[Adolpho Lutz Sammlung]BrasilienNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
ALPSPAssociation of Learned & Professional Society PublishersThe Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the international trade association for not-for-profit publishers and those who work with them. Iit provides information, education, representation, cooperative initiatives and guidelines for good practice. ALPSP was formed in 1972. Today it is the only international association representing all types of nonprofit publishers, and is the largest trade association for scholarly and professional publishers. It has more than 360 members in 36 countries, publishing scholarly content in many different ways. Over 10,000 journals are published by ALPSP members as well as numerous books, reports, databases and other products and services.http://www.alpsp.org/ngen_public/[Gesellschaft Verleger der Gelehrten- und Berufsgemeinschaften]GlobalEnglischOrganisationEducation20. Okt 2003
ALTERSIAEcole nationale superieure des industries agricoles et alimentaires/Groupe de recherches et d'echanges technologiquessee AgroParisTech.[Nationale Schule für Agrar-und Ernährungswirtschaft / Unternehmensforschung und technologischen Austausch]FrankreichNationalFranzösischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
AMAustralian MuseumThe Australian Museum is a statutory body established under the Australian Museum Trust Act 1975. The Museum is principally funded by the New South Wales Government through the Department of Arts, Sport and Recreation. The Museum delivers services to clients and stakeholders in three main fields: collection management - the Museum maintains and develops the largest natural history and cultural collection in Australia with over 16 million registered items or lots scientific research - the Museum undertakes scientific research on its collection of objects and in the field to expand our understanding of the biota and indigenous cultures of Australia and the Pacific region public programs - the Museum presents a wide array of exhibitions, programs and events to raise community awareness of the biota and indigenous cultures of Australia and the Pacific region.http://australianmuseum.net.au/[Australisches Museum]AustralienNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
AMCENAfrican Ministerial Conference on the EnvironmentThe African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) was established in December 1985, following a conference of African ministers of environment held in Cairo , Egypt . Its mandate is to provide advocacy for environmental protection in Africa; to ensure that basic human needs are met adequately and in a sustainable manner; to ensure that social and economic development is realized at all levels; and to ensure that agricultural activities and practices meet the food security needs of the region.http://www.unep.org/roa/amcen/[Afrikanische Minister-Konferenz ueber die Umwelt]UNAfrikaRegionalEnglischPolitics20. Okt 2003
AMGAlbany Museum, GrahamstownThe Albany Museum, located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province, was established in 1855 and is the second oldest museum in South Africa. It is a provincial museum funded by the Department of Sport Recreation Arts and Culture of the Eastern Cape government and is an affiliated research institute of Rhodes University. The Museum today consists of a family of seven buildings which includes the Natural Sciences Museum, the History Museum, the Observatory Museum, Fort Selwyn, the Old Provost military prison, Drostdy Arch and the Old Priest’s House which is leased to the National English Literary Museum.http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/articles/entry/article-southafrica.net-albany-museum-in-grahamstown#.Ue6Gp23AFIQ[Albany Museum in Grahamstown]Republik SüdafrikaNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
AMKAusstellungs-Messe-Kongress-GmbH BerlinSince 1970, an agency that organizes exhibitions, fairs and congresses in Berlin. 1979 they established the Internationale Congress Centrum ICC Berlin and trade under the name "Messe Berlin GmbH" in 1992. Their most known exhibition is the annual IFA, "Grüne Woche", ILA.http://www.messe-berlin.de/Unternehmen/Geschichte/[Exhibition-Fair-Congress]DeutschlandRegionalEnglischUnternehmenBusiness20. Okt 2003
AMNHAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryThe American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.http://www.amnh.org/[Amerikanisches Museum fuer Naturkunde]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
AMTAAgricultural Managment Training Programme for AfricaThe Agricultural Management Training Programme for Africa (AMTA) was conceived by IFAD in the early 1980s and conducted in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank's Economic Development Institute (EDI), and the Organization of African Unity/Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (OAU/STRC) as the regional sponsor and clearing house. AMTA was conceived for the following purposes: (a) to train a cadre of agricultural sector managers; (b) to establish a permanent agricultural management training capacity among regional and national training institutions; (c) to devise and develop suitable curricula, training materials and methods for training agricultural sector managers; (d) to improve, over a relatively short term, the performance of agricultural development projects; and (e) to "increase the awareness of senior government officials of policy issues and administrative procedures that affect the implementation of agricultural development projects."http://www.ifad.org/evaluation/public_html/eksyst/doc/tag/tag122be.htm[Landwirtschaftliches Training Programm fuer Afrika]IFADAfrikaRegionalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
AndinoNETThe Andean Community LOOP of BioNET-INTERNATIONALAll ANDINONET member countries are within the top 11 rated mega-diverse countries. As expressed in the Regional Biodiversity Strategy, the countries of the Andean Community are increasingly concerned about loss of biodiversity and degradation of natural resources. Thus capacities for assessment, study and systematic observation and evaluation of biodiversity need to be reinforced at both national and subregional levels. The establishment of a national and subregional network supported by international cooperation is an effective means to assisting with the in situ protection of the ecosystems and the ex situ conservation of biological and genetic resources. Goals and Priorities *Build taxonomic capacity by facilitating access to funding, by providing taxonomic training for academics and parataxonomists, and by increasing taxonomic infrastructure (facilities, libraries, equipment). *Enhance scientific collaboration and networking and facilitate the exchange of specimens and information. *Consolidate the taxonomic information in museums and reference. *Promote the use of information management and electronic data bases. *Advocate taxonomy and integrate taxonomy with other sectors and networks for sustainable development.http://www.bionet-intl.org/opencms/opencms/resourceCentre/loops/andinonet.jsp[LOOP-Gemeinschaft der Ander von BioNET-INTERNATIONAL]BioNETBolivien, Kolumbien, Peru, VenezuelaRegionalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Conservation20. Okt 2003
ANeTAsian network for antsNetwork for the Study of Asian Ants "ANeT". Under a program of DIVERSITAS, a small team in DIWPA (DIVERSITAS in Western Pacific and Asia) made the proposal to establish the network for social insect reference collections in eastern Asia. The first Workshop was held in 1995 in Singapore. Now they established a network for ant research and a system for comprehensive local ant collections, efficient communication and networking, supported by the Japanese government. They publish the journal "Asian Myrmecology".http://www.asian-myrmecology.org/[Asiatische Ameisennetzwerk]DIWPAAsienRegionalEnglischProjektConservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ANIArthropod Name IndexThe Arthropod Name Index (ANI) is an electronic database developed by CAB International (CABI). It currently contains 110,000 names (records) of arthropods of agricultural, most of which are insects. Other groups include mites, spiders, millipedes, etc. ANI also provides a name index to some 80 years of scientific literature. Every name published in Review of Agricultural Entomology since 1913 is included in ANI, together with the volume numbers of the records in which it has been cited. It was also available on CD-ROM in 1996.[Register der Arthropodennamen]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischEducation20. Okt 2003
ANICAustralian National Insect CollectionLargest collection of Australian insects and related terrestrial arthropods anywhere in the world. It currently holds about 12 million curated specimens, including over 10,000 primary types. Each year more than 100,000 specimens are added to the collection. The ANIC was started in 1928 and formally established by Commonwealth of Australia Gazette in 1962.http://www.csiro.au/en/Organisation-Structure/National-Facilities/Australian-National-Insect-Collection.aspx[Australische, nationale Insektensamlung]CSIROAustralienNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
ANSPAcademy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaFounded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences is America's oldest natural history museum and is a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For nearly 200 years, the Academy has carried out its mission to encourage and cultivate the sciences, exploring the remarkable diversity of our natural world and sharing these discoveries with the public through innovative exhibits, publications and educational programming.http://www.ansp.org/[Akandemie der Naturwissenschaften, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
ANUAustralian National UniversityANU was founded around four initial research institutes in physics, medicine, social sciences and Pacific studies and was the country’s only full-time research university. Since then there have been many progressive additions to the University’s range of activities, including a significant expansion in 1960 to take on undergraduate students. Biodiversity conservation and management on campus is one of the newest areas of environmental management undertaken by the ANU. With the Acton campus sited within an urban catchment the Biodiversity component of the ANUgreen program has predominantly focused on developing an understanding of the role of biodiversity in urban landscapes, or ‘urban biodiversity’.http://www.anu.edu.au/[Australische nationale Universitaet]AustralienNationalEnglischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
ANVARAgence nationale de valorisation de la rechercheFounded 1967, the Agence nationale de valorisation de la recherche (ANVAR) was an industrial and commercial establishment to develop research results out of large government laboratories and french universities. In 2005 it amalgamated with the SME Development Bank to the OSEO group.[Nationales Agentur fuer Forschung]FrankreichNationalFranzösischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
AOADArab Organisation for Agricultural DevelopmentThe Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) was established in 1970, upon the desire of the Arab countries. Realizing the vital role of agriculture within the region's economy, the Arab countries recognized the need for coordination between their different policies in agriculture, natural and human resources as well as economic development, in order to achieve the ultimate goal of a fully integrated Arab economies. AOAD started operating in 1972. Due to the abundance of Sudan's natural resources, in particular in agriculture, Khartoum was selected to host the organization's headquarters.http://www.aoad.org/index_en.htmArabische Organisation fuer landwirtschafliche EntwicklungÄgypten, Algerien, Bahrain, Djibouti, Irak, Jemen, Jordanien, Katar, Kuwait, Libanon, Libyen, Marokko, Mauretanien, Oman, Palästinensische Gebiete, Saudi-Arabien, Somalia, Sudan, Syrien, Tunesien, Vereinigte Arabische EmirateRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
APAARIAsia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research InstitutesAPAARI’s mission is to promote the development of National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in the Asia-Pacific region through inter-regional and inter-institutional cooperation. To achieve the objectives of the APAARI, the following strategies and action plans have been identified. 01 Regional Collaboration on Priority Programmes 02 Information Network of Centres of Excellence 03 Developing Human Resources 04 Policy Advocacy 05 Promoting Technology Transfer 06 Resource Generation 07 Publication Enhancementhttp://www.apaari.org/[Asiatisch-Pazifische Gesellschaft des landwirtschaftlischen Forschungs Instituts]AsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
APAFRIAsia Pacific Association of Forestry Research InstitutionsThe Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI) is an independent non-profit body, which aims to enhance research and technology development capabilities in support of conservation and management of forest resources in the Asia-Pacific region. The establishment of APAFRI was prompted by the need to provide a viable institutional framework for research collaboration in the region. Since 1991, the Forestry Research Support Programme for Asia and the Pacific (FORSPA) has been fulfilling the networking function. APAFRI , a follow-up of FORSPA, is an outcome of the desire of the countries in the region and the donor community to develop a more self-reliant and sustainable mechanism to strengthen research networking.http://www.apafri.org/[Asiatisch pazifische Gesellschaft der Waldforschungsinstitutionen]Pazifik, AsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationManagement, Research20. Okt 2003
APGRCAfrican Plant Genetic Resources Committee[Kommission fuer den genetischen Reichtum Afrikanischer Pflanzen]AfrikaRegionalEnglischBiology20. Okt 2003
APHIS/PPQAnimal and Plant Health Inspection Service/Plant Protection and QuarantineThe Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is a multi-faceted Agency with a broad mission area that includes protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, regulating genetically engineered organisms, administering the Animal Welfare Act and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. These efforts support the overall mission of USDA, which is to protect and promote food, agriculture, natural resources and related issues.http://www.aphis.usda.gov/[Tier- und Pflanzengesundheit Untersuchungsservice/ Pflanzenschutz und Quarantäne]USANationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Medicine20. Okt 2003
APINMAPAsian Pacific Information Network on Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsAPINMAP (Asian Pacific Information Network for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants) sponsored by UNESCO. APINMAP is an integrated database (i.e., bibliographic as well as a non-bibliographic, referral- type database) on medicinal and aromatic plants. The primary objective of the voluntary cooperative program is to promote the exchange of information on medicinal and aromatic plants. Members feed their data into the Network Center (The Agricultural Information Bank for Asia (AIBA), Philippines). AIBA then compiles the incoming information and re-distributes the data to the member countries. The Network has the following objectives: Provide access to information from regional and international sources, including scientific research results. Develop and improve specialized information services for member states. Assist in the development of information product and services for the targeted end-user communities. Establish linkages to regional and international networks or services in the fields of medicinal or aromatic plants and natural product chemistry.http://www.nal.usda.gov/pgdic/Probe/v2n3/apinmap.html[Asiatisch-Pazifisches Informations-Netzwerk der Mediznischen und Aromatischen Pflanzen]AIBAPazifik, AsienRegionalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Library, Medicine20. Okt 2003
APLCAustralian Plague Locust CommissionThe Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) monitors locust populations in inland eastern Australia and manages outbreaks that could inflict significant damage to agriculture in more than one member state as a result of population build-up and migration. The APLC is jointly funded by the Australian Government and the member states of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.http://www.daff.gov.au/animal-plant-health/locusts[Australische Kommission fuer Heuschreckenseuchen]AustralienNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Environment20. Okt 2003
APOAsian Productivity OrganizationThe Asian Productivity Organization (APO) was established on 11 May 1961 as a regional intergovernmental organization. Its mission is to contribute to the socioeconomic development of Asia and the Pacific through enhancing productivity. The APO is nonpolitical, nonprofit, and nondiscriminatory.http://www.apo-tokyo.org/[Asiatische Produktivitätsorganisation]AsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Industry20. Okt 2003
APPPCAsia and Pacific Plant Protection CommissionThe Plant Protection Agreement for the Asia and Pacific Region (formerly the Plant Protection Agreement for South-East Asia and Pacific Region) was approved by the 23rd Session of the FAO Council in November 1955 and entered into force on 2 July 1956. Countries of the Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) can exchange information about their plant protection activities including those of plant quarantine, pest management, pesticide management, as well as implementation of international standards for phytosanitary measures (ISPMs) and regional standards for phytosanitary measures (RSPMs).http://www.apppc.org/index.php?id=1110800&L=0[Asiatische und Pazifische Planzenschutzkommission]Pazifik, AsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Management20. Okt 2003
APSAll Africa Press ServiceMagazine, first appeared in 1979, is a weekly press service, financed by contributions from the All Africa Conference of Churches, the World Council of Churches, the Lutheran World Federation, andthe Christian Assiciation for World Communication. News focuses largely on East and Central Africa with a heavy slant towards events and developments involving the church and Christian religious leaders.http://allafrica.com/view/publisher/editorial/editorial/id/00010194.html[Ganz Afrika Presse Service]AfrikaRegionalEnglisch, FranzösischProjektMedia20. Okt 2003
ARCAfrican Regional CentreUsed by the IIRR, CABI and other organisations, that operates global, for their regional projects.[Afrikanisches regionales Zentrum]AfrikaRegionalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
ARCBCASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity ConservationThe ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC) serves as the central focus for networking and institutional linkage among ASEAN Member Countries (AMCs) and between ASEAN and European Union (EU) partner organizations to enhance the capacity of ASEAN in promoting biodiversity conservation. ARCBC is linked to a National Biodiversity Reference Unit (NBRU) established within an existing institution in each ASEAN member country. The NBRU interfaces the ARCBC with the national authorities and institutions, provides local instruments for in-country follow-up of project activities and constitutes a first reference for screening of research proposals for formal endorsement to ARCBC.http://www.arcbc.org.ph/[ASEAN regionales Zentrum fuer die Erhaltung der Biodivertitaet]ASEANAsienRegionalEnglischProjektConservation20. Okt 2003
ARCISAfrica Regional Centre for Information ScienceARCIS began operations in November 1990 at Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan, as the first tertiary-level educational institution in West Africa mandated to undertake research and consultancy services, and offer higher degree and continuing education training in information science.http://arcis.ui.edu.ng/[Afrikanisches regionales Zentrum fuer Informations-Wissenschaften]AfrikaRegionalEnglischUniversitätEducation, Media20. Okt 2003
ARCTAfrican Regional Centre for TechnologyThe ARCT is an intergovernmental technology institution, established in the late 1970s, to promote regional technical programs.http://www.crat-arct.org/en[Afrikanisches regionales Zentrum fuer Technologie]SenegalRegionalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment20. Okt 2003
ARDErstes Deutsches FernsehenARD - The Association of Public Broadcasting Corporations of the Federal Republic of Germany, founded in 1950, is an alliance of nine separated, independent broadcasters. Its mission is to organize and spread radio and television program to the community. They educate and entertain all citizens. ARD is the tenth member of the German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW). The ARD provide Germany with radio and television - regional, state- and nationwide. Program-related Internet portals and its own teletext services complement the offer.http://www.ard.de/[Association of Public Broadcasting Corporations of the Federal Republic of Germany]DeutschlandNationalDeutschUnternehmenMedia20. Okt 2003
ARIAnimal Research InstituteThe Animal Research Institute (ARI) was founded in 1952 as a unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and under the name ‘Animal Research Station’. In 1961 it became ‘Institute of Animal Breeding and Nutrition’ and in 1977 it took its present name. ARI has been part of the National Agricultural Research Foundation (N.A.G.RE.F.) since 1990 and it is located in a big farm of 3.5 square kilometres in Paralimni-Giannitsa, Northern Greece.http://www.nagref.gr/[Tierforschungs-Institut]GriechenlandRegionalEnglisch, GriechischInstitutionResearch20. Okt 2003
ARNABAfrican Research Network on Agricultural By-Productsnow African Feeds Research Network. The African Research Network for Agricultural Byproducts (ARNAB) is one of three networks that should establish excellent national agricultural programms with well-trained and dedicated scientists and well-developed research facilities. They achieved cooperations of scientists in working towards common goals especially in the present climate of limited resources to assure the increase of livestock production in sub-Saharan Africa and the adequate fedding of animals all around the year. ARNAB is coordinated by ILCA withthe financial support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada. They amalgamated with the Pasture Network for Eastern and Southern Africa (PANESA) and the West and Central Africa Forage Network (WECAFNET) to the pan-African African Feeds Research Network.[Afrikanisches Forschungsnetzwerk fuer landwirtschaftliche Nebenerzeugnisse]International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA)AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
ARPPISAfrican Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect ScienceARPPIS—the cornerstone of icipe’s capacity building activities-is a training programme implemented in partnership with African universities, national and international institutions and academies of science, the donor community, and an ARPPIS alumni network within national institutions. Established in 1983, ARPPIS currently involves some 34 participating universities in Africa.http://www.icipe.org/arppis/[Postgraduierten-Programm der der Insektenwissenschaften in der Afrikanischen Region ]ICIPEAfrikaRegionalEnglischProjektBiology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ArtDatabankenArtDatabanken, UppsalaThe Swedish Species Information Centre (Swedish ArtDatabanken) works with biodiversity, serving as the focal point for information on threatened species and biodiversity in Sweden.http://www.slu.se/sv/centrumbildningar-och-projekt/artdatabanken/[Artdatenbank, Schwedisches Arteninformationszentrum]SchwedenNationalSchwedischInstitutionConservation, Education20. Okt 2003
ASAEAmerican Society of Agricultural EngineersSince ist centennial in 2007, the ASAE is called the ASABE. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises 9,000 members in more than 100 countries.http://www.asabe.org[Amerikanische Gesellschaft der landwirtschaftlichen Technik]USARegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Biology20. Okt 2003
ASARECAAssociation for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central AfricaThe Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a non-political organization of the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of ten countries: Burundi, D. R. Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. It aims at increasing the efficiency of agricultural research in the region so as to facilitate economic growth, food security and export competitiveness through productive and sustainable agriculture.http://www.asareca.org/[Gesellschaft zur Stärkung der landwirtschaftlichen Forschung in Ost und Zentralafrika]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
ASCAssociation of Systematics CollectionsChanged name to: Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSCA).The Association of Systematics Collections is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit association that supports natural science collections, their human resources, the institutions that house them, and their research activities for the benefit of science and society.http://nscalliance.org/[Gesellschaft der Systematischen Sammlung]NSCAUSAInternationalEnglischOrganisationConservation, Education20. Okt 2003
ASEANAssociation of South East Asian NationsThe Association of Southeast Asian Nations, commonly abbreviated ASEAN, is a geo-political and economic organization of ten countries located in Southeast Asia, which was formed on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Its aims include the acceleration of economic growth, social progress, cultural development among its members, the protection of the peace and stability of the region, and to provide opportunities for member countries to discuss differences peacefully.http://www.aseansec.org/[Gesellschaft der Südostasiatischen Nationen]AsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
ASEANETSouth East Asia LOOPThe ASEAN region has some of the richest and yet most threatened biodiversity on this Earth. The 500 million inhabitants within the nations of ASEAN continue to rely on this biodiversity for their livelihoods. Central to the conservation and sustainable use of this biodiversity is the availability of adequate skilled human resource and relevant supporting technological tools. Taxonomy and biosystematics provide the basic tools to inventorize this biodiversity, thereby providing the necessary access to existing biological information and enabling the generation of new information crucial to the conservation and sustainable use of these resources for national and societal development. ASEANET comprises all 10 members of the ASEAN group - Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.[Südostasien örtlich organisierte und agierende Partnerschaft]BioNETAsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Conservation20. Okt 2003
ASEAN-SEARCAAssociation of South East Asian Nations - Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in AgricultureThe Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is one of the 15 regional centres of excellence of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Founded on 27 November 1966, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through graduate education, short-term training, research, and knowledge exchange. It serves the 11 SEAMEO member countries, namely: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and most recently Timor-Leste.http://beta.searca.org/searca/[Südostasiatisches Zentrum fuer Hochschulabsolventen und Forschung der Agrarkultur]AsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ASFISAquatic Science and Fisheries Information SystemThe Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS) is an international, cooperative information system dealing with the science, technology and management relating to marine, brackish water and freshwater organisms and environments, including their socio-economic and legal aspects. The system is maintained jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of Unesco (IOC), United Nations/Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (UN/DOALOS) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with the collaboration of numerous international and national institutes and organizations world-wide (i.e. the ASFIS/ASFA Partners). The ASFIS system's main output is the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) bibliographic database containing more than a 1 million references with abstracts and indexing, accessioned since 1971 (and earlier for specific subjects, journals or areas).http://www.fao.org/fishery/collection/asfis/en[Informationssystem der Wasserwissenschaft und Fischerei]FAOInternationalEnglischInstitutionBiology, Library, Research20. Okt 2003
Asia IT&CAsia Information Technology and Communication ProgrammeAsia IT&C aims to improve the quality of Europe-Asia partnerships and will link the two regions in the search for innovative and compatible solutions and standards in IT&C. The contribution made by the application of IT&C in these specific areas contributes to the integration of participating countries/territories into the global information society.[Asiatisches Informationstechnik und Kommunikations-Programm]EUAsienInternationalEnglischProjektPolitics20. Okt 2003
ASICAssociation Scientifique Internationale due CafeThe Association Scientifique Internationale pour le Café (ASIC) was founded in 1966 following two colloquia on coffee organised in Paris by the Institut Français du Café et du Cacao (IFCC). It was created to fulfil the unanimously expressed desire of the participants at these meetings to dispose of a permanent organisation, which would periodically bring together specialists from all over the world working in the different fields of coffee science and technology, giving them an opportunity of presenting and comparing their investigations.http://www.asic-cafe.org/index.php[Gesellschaft der internationalen Wissenschft ueber den Kaffee]InternationalFranzösischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
ASLIBAssociation of Information Managementformerly Ass. of Scientific Librarians ASLIB is a membership association for people who manage information and knowledge in organizations, who are not necessarily librarians. We provide training, advice and networking for members, with a key focus on data protection, intellectual property and information governance issues. ASLIB was established as the Association for Special Libraries and Information Bureaux in London in September 1924. Our original ethos still applies today: “to serve those engaged in the collection, treatment and dissemination of information in many departments of human activity".http://www.aslib.com/[Gesellschaft fuer Informations-Management]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationManagement, Media20. Okt 2003
ASOCESARAsociacion de Algodoneros del Cesar[Gesellschaft der Baumwollhändler von Cesar]KolumbienRegionalSpanischUnternehmenAgriculture20. Okt 2003
ASOHUEVOAsociacion Colombiana de Productores y Distribuidores de HuevoThe Association of Egg Producers of Chile was founded as a private corporation in 1978, initiated by a visionary group of egg producers in several areas of the country, to promote the rationalization, development and protection of egg production in the country.http://www.asohuevo.cl/[Colombian Association of Egg Producers and Distributors, Kolumbianische Gesellschaft der Eiproduzenten und -händler]KolumbienRegionalSpanischUnternehmenAgriculture, Industry20. Okt 2003
ASSETAbstracts of Selected Solar Energy TechnologyASSET (Abstracts of Selected Solar Energy Technology). This periodical contains information on solar energy, bioconversion, and wind energy technologies, and the socio-economic impacts of their introduction. Published by the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. It merged with TIDE in 1999.[Auszug der ausgewählten solarenergie-Technologie]JapanEnglischEducation20. Okt 2003
ASTERAssociacao de Assistencia Tecnica e Extensao Ruralnow EMATER-RO.[Association for Technical Assistance and Rural Extension, Gesellschaft für Technische Hilfe und ländliche Extension]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
ATAAbstracts on Tropical Agriculture - Royal Tropical InstituteThe ATA is monthly produced Abstract of the Information and Documentation Service of the Royal Tropical Institute of Netherlands. It is computerized in TROPAG. It is a collection of agricultural information, since 1916[Auszug der tropischen Landwirtschaft]KITNiederlandeNationalEnglischUniversitätAgriculture, Education, Library20. Okt 2003
ATBAgricultural Training BoardIf you have a registered agricultural or horticultural holding or are employed by a farmer or grower, then you come into the scope of the ATB. Subjects covered by the ATB include lambing, milking, calf-rearing, goat-husbandry, farm buildings and gate making. There is also a range of machinery courses, including tractor driving, chain saws, mowers and hand and workshop tools.[Landwirtschaftliches Schulungskammer]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
ATBIAll Taxa Biodiversity InventoryThe All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI), a project of Discover Life in America (DLIA), seeks to inventory the estimated 100,000 species of living organisms in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The project will develop checklists, reports, maps, databases, and natural history profiles that describe the biology of this rich landscape to a wide audience. The species level of biological diversity is central to the ATBI, but the project is developed within an ecological and conservation context and encourages understanding at other levels of organization, including genetic variation within species and ecosystem descriptions.http://www.dlia.org/atbi/[Inventar aller Taxa eines Gebietes]DLIAUSANationalEnglischProjektResearch20. Okt 2003
ATCCAmerican Type Culture CollectionATCC is a global nonprofit bioresource centre that provides biological products, technical services, and educational programs to private industry, government, and academic organizations around the world. Our mission is to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, and distribute biological materials, information, technology, intellectual property, and standards for the advancement, validation, and application of scientific knowledge.http://www.atcc.org/[Amerikanische Kulturtypen Sammlung]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
ATHISAppropriate Technology for Health Information Systems[Informationssysteme der fuer Gesundheit einschlägigen Technologie]EnglischMedicine20. Okt 2003
ATINAIDS Targeted Information NewsletterAIDS Targeted Information (ATIN) is a monthly AIDS literature digest. Á publication sponsored by AmFAR, ATIN is published monthly and provides abstracts of (and critical commentary on) the latest scientific and medical literature. ATIN highlights significant scientific reports and is a fairly good digest of the AIDS publication maze.American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR)USANationalEnglischStiftungMedicine20. Okt 2003
ATLAssociation for Tropical LepidopteraThe Association for Tropical Lepidoptera is a non-profit scientific society and educational membership organization, founded in 1989 to promote the study and conservation of Lepidoptera worldwide, especially in the tropical regions of the world. ATL publishes two full-color scientific journals on moths and butterflies, plus Lepidoptera News.http://www.troplep.org[Vereinigung für tropische Lepidoptera]InternationalEnglischFachgesellschaftBiology20. Okt 2003
ATOAfrican Timber OrganizationThe African Timber Organization’s (ATO) main priority since 1994 has been to promote the implementation of sustainable forest management in ATO member countries, and in accordance with recommendations made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests, it has chosen to use five principles, two sub-principles, 26 criteria and 60 indicators at the regional and national levels. Its member countries include Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote-d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sao Tome, Principe and Tanzania.http://www.itto.int/partnerships_link/[Afrikanische Nutzholz Organisation]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Industry, Management20. Okt 2003
ATPAction thematique programmee(interorganisation thematic research project)[thematisches Forschungsprogramm zwischen Organisationen]NationalFranzösischFachbegriffResearch20. Okt 2003
ATSAFArbeitsgruppe für Tropische und Subtropische AgrarforschungATSAF is a scientific society of the internationally-oriented agricultural and ecosystem research in Germany. ATSAF unites scientists and development experts in agricultural sciences, ecology, veterinary medicine, nutrition, forestry, fisheries, and further, even basic research-oriented disciplines with a focushttp://www.atsaf.de/[German Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research]DeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
AUPELF-UREFAssociation des universites partiellement ou entierement de langue francaise - Universite des reseaux d'expression francaiseOriginally founded in Montreal in 1961, as the Association des universités partiellement ou entièrement de langue française (AUPELF), the AUF is a multilateral institution which supports the co-operation and solidarity between the university institutions working in French. It concerns the French-speaking countries of Africa, of the Arab world, of Southeast Asia, of Central and Eastern Europe and of the Caribbean. It has 774 members (public and private universities, institutes of higher education, centres or research institutions, institutional networks and networks of administrators associated with university life) distributed in the countries of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.http://www.auf.org/[Verband der teilweise oder ganz Französisch-sprachigen - Universitäten Französisch sprechenden Networks]GlobalFranzösischInstitutionEducation20. Okt 2003
AusAIDAustralian Agency for International Developmentformerly AIDAB The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas aid program. AusAID is an Executive Agency within the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio and reports to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.http://www.ausaid.gov.au/[Australisches Amt fuer internationale Entwicklung]AustralienNationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
AvHSAlexander von Humboldt-StiftungThe Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promote academic cooperation between excellent foreign and German researchers. Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables more than 2,000 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of more than 25,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in over 130 countries worldwide - including 44 Nobel Prize winners.http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/start.html[Alexander von Humboltd Foundation]DeutschlandNationalDeutschStiftungManagement, Research20. Okt 2003
AVRDCAsian Vegetable Research and Development CentreFounded in 1971 by the Asian Development Bank, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, USA, Vietnam, and the Republic of China with a mandate to work in tropical Asia. Global work in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America expanded after the first regional headquarters were opened in 1992. The alleviation of poverty and malnutrition in the developing world through the increased production and consumption of safe vegetableshttp://www.avrdc.org/[Asiatisches Gemüse-Forschungs- und -Entwicklungs-Zentrum]AsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
AWWARFAmerican Water Works Association Research FoundationThe Awwa Research Foundation (AwwaRF) is a member-supported, international, nonprofit organization that sponsors research to enable water utilities, public health agencies, and other professionals to provide safe and affordable drinking water to consumers. The American Water Works Association is an international nonprofit educational association dedicated to safe water. Founded in 1881 as a forum for water professionals to share information and learn from each other for the common good, AWWA has evolved into the world’s largest organization of water professionals—and the most respected.http://www.awwa.org[Amerikanische Areibtsgemeinschaft und Forschungs-Stiftung]USARegionalEnglischStiftungEducation20. Okt 2003
BABiodeterioration Abstracts (ceased 12/96)[Abriss ueber den biologischer Zerfall]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandEnglischEducation20. Okt 2003
BABundesanstalt für Arbeitjetzt Bundesagentur fuer Arbeithttp://www.arbeitsagentur.de/[Federal Employment Agency]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierung20. Okt 2003
BAAThe British Agrochemicals Associationnow Crop Protection Association (CPA). The British Agrochemicals Association was the United Kingdom trade body representing companies involved in the manufacture, formulation and distribution of crop protection products.[Britische Agrichemische Gesellschaft]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Industry20. Okt 2003
BADCBelgian Administration for Development CooperationSince 1976 the preparation, execution, control and evaluation of a large part of Belgian, governmental co-operation had come under the BADC, the Belgian Administration for Development Cooperation. Although officially attached to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, External Trade and Development Co-operation, in practice the BADC was a distinct and separate administration. A reform in 2000 transformed the BADC, whose assignments are now distributed among several actors, in order to keep separate the tasks of conception, implementation and evaluation and to ensure better coordination of Belgium’s foreign relations.[Belgische Behörde fuer Entwicklungszusammenarbeit]BelgienNationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
BADEABanque Arabe de Developpement Economique en AfriqueThe Bank is a financial institution funded by the Governments of the Member States of the League of Arab States which signed the Establishing Agreement (18th. February, 1974). The Bank is an independent international institution enjoying full international legal status and complete autonomy in administrative and financial matters. It is governed by the provisions of its Establishing Agreement and the principles of international law. The Bank was created for the purpose of strengthening economic, financial and technical cooperation between Arab and African countries, to make Arab-African solidarity a concrete reality and to base this co-operative venture on foundations of friendship and equality. To this end, the Bank was given a mandate to: Assist in financing economic development in non-Arab African countries. Stimulate the contribution of Arab capital to African development. Help provide the technical assistance required for the development of Africa.http://www.badea.org/[Arabische Bank zur wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung in Afrika]AfrikaRegionalFranzösischInstitutionDevelopment20. Okt 2003
BAETSIBritish Agricultural Education and Training Services International[Brisisches Landwirtschaftliches Bildungs- und Trainingdienst International]Großbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischEducation20. Okt 2003
BAHCBiospheric Aspects of the Hydrological CycleBAHC, a core project of the IGBP launched in 1991, addressed the question: How does vegetation interact with physical processes of the hydrological cycle? The BAHC International Project Office was first hosted by Institüt für Meteorologie, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and later by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact (PIK) with generous support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Funding.http://www.igbp.net/4.1b8ae20512db692f2a680008927.html[Biosphärsche Aspekte de Wasserkreislaufs]IGBPSchwedenInternationalEnglischProjektBiology, Climate, Environment20. Okt 2003
BAIBooker Agriculture International Limitednow Booker Tate Ltd (BTL). In October 2004 TSB Sugar Holdings (Proprietary) Limited (TSB), a major sugar producer in South Africa, acquired Booker Tate. TSB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Remgro, an investment holding company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.http://www.booker-tate.co.uk/about-us.aspx[Booker Landwirtschaft International]Republik SüdafrikaInternationalEnglischUnternehmenAgriculture20. Okt 2003
BANCBritish Association of Nature ConservationistsWe're an independent organisation which takes a critical look at the world of nature conservation. We analyse what's going on, debate the values behind conservation policies and legislation, and we put new ideas on the agenda. We are not a corporate body: we are a network of conservation practitioners, academics and interested individuals. We simply focus our members' views, giving them a platform for 'challenging conservation'.http://www.banc.org.uk/Events/BigCats/index.shtml[Britische Gesellschaft der Naturschützer]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationConservation20. Okt 2003
BARCBangladesh Agricultural Research CouncilThe Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) has been established in 1973 with the aim of coordinating systematic agricultural research in the country. It is the apex body of National Agricultural Research System (NARS).http://www.barc.gov.bd/home.php[Landwirtschaftliches Forschungszentrum von Bagladesch]BangladeschNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
BARIBangladesh Agricultural Research InstituteBARI (Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute) is the largest multi-crop research institute conducting research on a large number of crops, such as cereals, tubers, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, spices, flowers, etc. Besides variety development, this institute also carries out research on non-commodity areas, such as soil and crop management, disease and insect management, irrigation and water management, development of farm machinery, improvement of cropping and farming system management, post-harvest handling and processing, and socio-economics studies related to production, marketing, and consumption.http://www.bari.gov.bd/[Landwirtschaftliches Forschungsinstitut Bangladesch]BangladeschNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
BArtSchVBundesartenschutzverordnungVerordnung zum Schutz wild lebender Tier- und Pflanzenarten vom 14. Oktober 1999 (BGBl. I S. 1955) zuletzt geändert durch Verordnung vom 21.12.1999. (BGBl. I S. 2843) (Bundesartenschutzverordnung) - Law for the Protection of Species in Germany.http://gesetze.juris.de/bartschv_2005/index.html[Federal species protection by-law]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
BAWBILTBark and Wood Boring Insects in Living TreesA four-year research project gathering together 100 scientists from 24 countries. Ist results were presented in the book "Bark and Wood Boring Insects in Living Trees in Europe, a Synthesis" , Springer Netherlands, 2004. It reviews and comments on all the European literature, while considering the biological (trees, insects, associated organisms, and their relationships) and forest management aspects. However, although focused on the European forest, it also compares the available information and interpretations to those concerning similar species in other continents. It ends with propositions of research priorities for Europe. The book is directed to all scientists and students concerned with forest entomology and ecology, as well as to forest managers and all scientific public interested in forest biology.http://www.chemical-ecology.net/insects/bawbilt.htm[Borke- und Holzbohrende Insekten in lebenden Bäumen]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischProjektEcology20. Okt 2003
BAZBundesanstalt für Züchtungsforschung an Kulturpflanzennow integrated in the Julius-Kühn-Institut (JKI), the Bundesanstalt für Züchtungsforschung an Kulturpflanzen (BAZ) (English: The Federal Institute for Plant Breeding Research on crops) was one of the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection research organization.[Federal Institute for Plant Breeding Research on crops]JKIDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
BBABiologische Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaftnow integrated in the Julius-Kühn-Institute (JKI), The Biologische Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft (BBA) worked for the protection of plants, since 100 years.[Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (BBA)]BMVELDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungAgriculture20. Okt 2003
BBCBritish Broadcasting CorporationThe BBC is the largest broadcasting organisation in the world. Its mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. It is a public service broadcaster, established by a Royal Charter and funded by the licence fee that is paid by UK households.http://www.bbc.co.uk/[Britisches Rundfunk Gesellschaft]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischUnternehmenMedia20. Okt 2003
BBSRCBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research CouncilBBSRC is one of 7 Research Councils that work together as Research Councils UK (RCUK). It is funded from the Government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/[Forschungsrat der Biotechnologie und Biowissenschaften]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungResearch20. Okt 2003
BCBritish CouncilWe are an executive non-departmental public body, a public corporation (in accounting terms) and a charity. We were founded in 1934, incorporated by Royal Charter in 1940. Our Patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Prince of Wales is our Vice-Patron. The British Council operates at arm’s length from the UK government and it does not carry out its functions on behalf of the Crown. However, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is answerable to parliament for the policies, operations and performance of the British Council whilst the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is the British Council's Sponsoring Department.http://www.britishcouncil.org/new/[Britischer Rat]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationEducation, Politics20. Okt 2003
BCBBritish Consultants Bureaunow British Expertise. The British Overseas Engineering Services Bureau was formed in 1966. It was initially financed by the Government's Board of Trade, and also liaised with the British National Exports Council. It became the British Consultants Bureau (BCB) in 1967. The British Consultants and Construction Bureau (BCCB) was formed from the merger of the British Consultants Bureau and the International Construction Group in 2000. The organisation changed its name to British Expertise in August 2006.[Britisches Konsulenten-Buero]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
BCPCBritish Crop Protection CouncilBCPC promotes the use of good science and technology in the understanding and application of effective and sustainable crop production. BCPC is a Registered Charity and a Company limited by Guarantee.http://www.bcpc.org/[Britischer Ernteschutzrat]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
BCCMBelgian Coordinated Collection of MicroorganismsThe Belgian Co-ordinated Collections of Microorganisms (BCCMTM) constitute a consortium of four complementary research based culture collections serving the scientific and industrial communities on a worldwide basis, while keeping the Belgian needs especially in focus.http://bccm.belspo.be/[Belgisch koordinierte Sammlung von Mikroorganismen]BelgienNationalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
BCEAOBanque centrale des Etats de l'Afrique de l'OuestThe Central Bank has the sole right of currency issue throughout West African Member States. It issues the monetary signs, banknotes and coins which are legal tender and the territory of the members States of the Union. The creation, issue and cancellation of monetary signs are decided by the Council of Ministers. Despite the development of srciptural payment media, banknotes and coins continue to be widely used by economic agents transactions. The exchange of banknotes between the member States of the Union is favoured by the single monetary signs. As far as printing is concerned, the Central Bank is permanently seeking to improve the authentication of its monetary signs with a view to enhancing the security of the banknotes it issues. The decisions respectively taken in 1977 and 1991 for the renewal and completion of the banknotes and coins in circulation fall within that scope.http://www.bceao.int/[Central Bank of West African States]AfrikaRegionalFranzösischUnternehmen20. Okt 2003
BCHBiosafety Clearing-HouseThe Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) is a mechanism set up by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to facilitate the exchange of information on Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) and assist the Parties to better comply with their obligations under the Protocol. Global access to a variety of scientific, technical, environmental, legal and capacity building information is provided in all 6 of the UN languages.http://bch.cbd.int/[Abrechnungsstelle fuer Biologische Sicherheit]CBDGlobalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
BCIBanque Centrafrique d'InvestissementsZentralafrikanische Bank der BauinvestitionenAfrikaRegionalFranzösischUnternehmen20. Okt 2003
BCISBiodiversity Conservation Information SystemBCIS A consortium of ten international conservation organisations and programs of IUCN—The World Conservation Union, BCIS Members collectively represent the single greatest global source of biodiversity conservation information in the world. BCIS is a framework within which the Members’ networks work together toward a common goal: to support environmentally sound decision-making and action by facilitating access to biodiversity data and information. Completed in 2008http://www.bcis.ch/[Informationssysteme zur Erhaltung der Biodiversität]IUCNGlobalEnglischProjektConservation20. Okt 2003
BDTWGBiodiversity Topic Working Group[Arbeitsgruppe mit dem Thema Biodiversitaet]Environment and Natural Resources Management (ENRM)InternationalEnglischFachbegriff20. Okt 2003
BeBIFBelgian GBIF NodeThe official start of BeBIF, a network project associated to the BEN services was on June 1st 2002. This project is subsidised by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BelSPO). BeBIF is the Belgian part of a world-wide effort named GBIF (for Global Biodiversity Information Facility). It is an endeavour to build the prototype of a Belgian bioinformatics infrastructure to integrate within a unified environment several Belgian Biodiversity resources.http://www.be.gbif.net/[Belgischer GBIF Knoten]GBIFBelgienNationalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
BENEBiodiversity and Ecosystems InternationalThe Biodiversity and Ecosystems NEtwork, BENE, is designed to foster enhanced communications and collaborations among those interested in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem protection, restoration, and management.http://www.ibiblio.org/london/permaculture/mailarchives/pc-homepage/msg00559.html[Biodiversitaet und Ökosysteme International]Australien, Großbritannien und Nordirland, NeuseelandRegionalEnglischOrganisationEducation20. Okt 2003
BERBulletin of Entomological ResearchEstablished in 1910, the internationally recognised Bulletin of Entomological Research aims to further global knowledge of entomology through the generalisation of research findings rather than providing more entomological exceptions. The Bulletin publishes high quality and original research papers, 'critiques' and review articles concerning insects or other arthropods of economic importance in agriculture, forestry, stored products, biological control, medicine, animal health and natural resource management. The scope of papers addresses the biology, ecology, behaviour, physiology and systematics of individuals and populations.http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=BER[Bericht der entomologischen Forschung]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischEducation20. Okt 2003
BFCBack File ConversionWindows Briefcase DocumentGlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
BfNBundesamt für NaturschutzThe German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz – BfN) is the German government’s scientific authority with responsibility for national and international nature conservation. BfN is one of the government’s departmental research agencies and reports to the German Environment Ministry (BMU).http://www.bfn.de[Federal Agency for Nature Conservation Germany]BMUDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
BGBMBotanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-DahlemTheir aims: To explore, document, present, explain and preserve plant diversity.http://www.bgbm.fu-berlin.de[Botanic Gardens and Botanic Museum Berlin]DeutschlandNationalDeutschSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Research20. Okt 2003
BGCIBotanic Gardens Conservation InternationalThe Mission of BGCI: To build and maintain a world network of Botanic Gardens for plant conservation. We work to educate and promote conservation awareness and sustainability by providing technical guidance, data and support for Botanic Gardens in over 150 countries worldwide.http://www.bgci.org/Internationale Gesellschaft zur Erhaltung der Botanischen GärtenGroßbritannien und NordirlandGlobalEnglischOrganisationConservation20. Okt 2003
BGSBritish Geological SurveyFounded in 1835, the British Geological Survey (BGS) is the world's oldest national geological survey and the United Kingdom's premier centre for earth science information and expertise. The BGS provides expert services and impartial advice in all areas of geoscience. Our client base is drawn from the public and private sectors both in the UK and internationally.http://www.bgs.ac.uk/[Britischer Geologischer Dienst]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionGeography, Geology20. Okt 2003
BGSBundesgrenzschutzBundesgrenzschutz (BGS; English: Federal Border Force) was the first federal police organization in Western Germany after World War II permitted by the Allied occupation authorities. In July 2005, the BGS was renamed the Bundespolizei (BPOL, Federal Police) to reflect its transition to a multi-faceted police agency. It was established in 1951. In these years there were frequent incidents on the borders with East Germany and Czechoslovakia, and the occupation authorities became convinced of the need for a competent border police. The BGS was organized along paramilitary lines in battalions, companies, and platoons, and was armed as light infantry. It remained a police force controlled by the Ministry of Interior rather than by the Ministry of Defense.http://www.bundespolizei.de[German Border Police]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
BHTDBureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases(part of the Human Health teams from 1993) Established in 1908, BHTD is one of the world's oldest sources of information on public health, tropical and communicable diseases, and their control. Under a recently signed agreement, ownership of BHTD will be transferred from the U.K. Overseas Development Administration to CABI.[Amt fuer Hygiene und tropische Krankheiten]Großbritannien und NordirlandEnglischMedicine20. Okt 2003
BIBBBundesinstitut für BerufsbildungThe Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) is recognised as a centre of excellence for vocational research and for the progressive development of vocational education and training (VET) in Germany. BIBB works to identify future challenges in VET, stimulate innovation in national and international vocational systems, and develop new, practiceoriented solutions for both initial and continuing vocational education and training.http://www.bibb.de/[Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
BICBanco Industrial ColombianoBancolombia (BVC: BCOLOMBIA, PFBCOLOM / NYSE: CIB) is the largest commercial bank in Colombia and one of the largest in Latin America. The bank is headquartered in Medellín, the second largest city in Colombia and was founded in 1945. The Bank's business is structured in four divisions: Corporate and Government Banking, Treasury, Mortgage Banking and Personal and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) Banking. Its services and products including saving and currenting accounts, debit and credit cards, pension plans, mortgates, remmitances delivery, consumer and commercial loans, and other banking operations. Through its subsidiaries, it has operations established in El Salvador, the United States, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Panama, Peru and Puerto Rico.http://www.grupobancolombia.com/home/index.asp[Industriebank Columbien]KolumbienRegionalSpanischUnternehmen20. Okt 2003
BICCBioNET-INTERNATIONAL Consultative CommitteeBioNET strives to enhance biodiversity conservation and human well-being by building capacity to discover, name and classify the world’s living organisms.http://www.bionet-intl.org[BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Beratungskommittee]BioNETGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
BICGBioNET-INTERNATIONAL Consultative GroupBioNET strives to enhance biodiversity conservation and human well-being by building capacity to discover, name and classify the world’s living organisms.http://www.bionet-intl.org[BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Beratungsgruppe]BioNETGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
BIDSBath Information and Data Servicesnow intagentaconnect. Bath Information and Data Services (BIDS) provided bibliographic database services to the academic community in the UK from 1991 to 2005. BIDS academic and scholarly journals services are now incorporated into IngentaConnecthttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/[Informations und Daten-Service in Bath]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionIT, Library20. Okt 2003
BIGBundesinformationssystem Genetische RessourcenThe Federal Information System Genetic Resources (BIG) provides information on wild and cultivated plants in Germany from various distributed databases. With the BIG users are in first line of concrete information (factual information) on plant genetic resources. The Bundesinformationssystem Genetische Ressourcen (BIG), financed by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), is a projects of the Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN); der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Lehrstuhl Spezielle Botanik und Botanischer Garten; dem Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK), Genbank und der Zentralstelle für Agrardokumentation und -information (ZADI), Informationszentrum für Genetische Ressourcen (IGR).http://www.big-flora.de/[Federal Information System Genetic Resources]DeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektBiology20. Okt 2003
BIGCATBioNET-INTERNATIONAL Group for Computer-aided TaxonomyThe BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Group for Computer-Aided Taxonomy (BIGCAT) was established at an inaugural workshop. It brought together some 30 researchers in the fields of biology, ecology, mycology, nematology, entomology, computing, film making and engineering. Its purpose was to review recent developments in computer-aided taxonomy (CAT) and assess prospects of further application of existing CAT and of developing new systems to meet BioNET-INTERNATIONAL’s needs.[BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Gruppe fuer Computergestützte Taxonomie]BioNETGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
BIGTAXBundesinformationssystem Genetische Ressourcen - Metadatenbank zur TaxonomieBIGTAX contains information about specific taxa and its synonomy. The Bundesinformationssystem Genetische Ressourcen (BIG), financed by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), is a projects of the Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN); der Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Lehrstuhl Spezielle Botanik und Botanischer Garten; dem Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK), Genbank und der Zentralstelle für Agrardokumentation und -information (ZADI), Informationszentrum für Genetische Ressourcen (IGR).[Federal Information System Genetic Resources - Metadatabase for Taxonomy]DeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektIT, Library20. Okt 2003
BIN21Biodiversity Information NetworkThe task of compiling biodiversity information bases that are adequate to support international conservation efforts is huge. It will be possible only through the concerted efforts of many agencies and many, many individuals.http://www.anbg.gov.au/bin21/bin21.html[Netzwerk für Biodiversitätsinformation]BDTBrasilien, USAGlobalEnglischProjektResearch20. Okt 2003
BioCASEBiological Collection Access Service for EuropeThe BioCASE project will establish a web-based information service providing researchers with unified access to biological collections in Europe while leaving control of the information with the collection holders. The Biological Collection Access Service for Europe, BioCASE, is a transnational network of biological collections of all kinds. BioCASE enables widespread unified access to distributed and heterogeneous European collection and observational databases using open-source, system-independent software and open data standards and protocols.http://www.biocase.org[Zugangsservice zu biologischen Sammlungen fuer Europa]EUDeutschland, EuropaRegionalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
BIOCATDatabase of biocontrol introductionsFormer Director of CABI's International Institute of Biological Control, David Greathead, developed and maintained a global database of classical biological control introductions of insects to control insects: BIOCAT. This database included basic data on all insects introduced for biological control, and was maintained by David Greathead even after retirement, until his death in 2006 at the age of 74. The database should be a key information resource for biological control researchers, pest management specialists, those working on alien species, biological control regulatory authorities, quarantine regulatory authorities, taxonomists and ecologists. When David Greathead stopped updating it in 2006, it contained 5558 records.[Datenbank der biokontrollierte Einführung]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischProjektBiology, IT20. Okt 2003
BioCISEBiological Collection Information Service in EuropeThe metadata network formerly part of BioCASE has been replaced by the Biodiversity Collections Index (BCI).http://www.biocase.org/whats_biocase/meta_net.shtml[Informationsservice fuer Biologische Sammlingen in Europa]EUDeutschland, EuropaRegionalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
BIOCONConsortia of Developed Country Institutions for technical supportThe consortium of world centres of excellence in the developed world that provide expert input to BioNET-INTERNATIONAL[Vereinigung der Institute der Entwicklungslaender fuer technische Unterstuetzung]BioNETGlobalEnglischDevelopment20. Okt 2003
BIODIV-NETBiodiversity Networksee biodiversity.de[Biodiversitaets-Netzwerk]DeutschlandNationalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
BioFoSBiologische Forschungssammlungensee Zentralregister Biologischer Forschungssammlungen in Deutschland (ZEFOD).http://zefod.genres.de/[Biological Science Collection]DeutschlandDeutschFachbegriffBiology, Conservation20. Okt 2003
BioGISIsrael Biodiversity Information System, Hebrew University of JerusalemBioGIS is a Geographical Information System established to create a national database of the flora and fauna of Israel. The database is open to the public and provides advanced tools for querying, analyzing, modeling, and visualizing patterns of species distribution in Israel.http://www.biogis.huji.ac.il[Isrealisches Biodiversitaets-Informationssystem]IsraelNationalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
BIOLOGBiodiversität und Globaler WandelBMBF-Förderprogramm „Biodiversität und Globaler Wandel (BIOLOG)" How can sustainable use and preservation of biodiversity be achieved through local groups in society? As a signatory to the Rio Convention of 1992, Germany is committed to achieving its goals. The Convention underscores the need to gain an understanding of ecosystem performance and diversity, so that we can use this knowledge to develop strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of diversity. In order to find answers to these mission-critical questions, we need a broad range of concepts and scientific paradigms, as well as extensive interdisciplinary research. Our "Biodiversity and global change" (BIOLOG) program is enabling us to work toward the goals of the Rio Convention.http://www.biolog-veranstaltung.de/index.html[Biodiversity and Global Change]BMBFDeutschland, Kenia, Republik SüdafrikaInternationalDeutschProjektResearch20. Okt 2003
BIOMAREMarine Biodiversity Research in EuropeConsensus had grown that concertation and co-ordination at European scale is urgently required to implement long-term and large-scale marine biodiversity research and to plan the adequate use of the European research infrastructure. Many research questions cannot be addressed at local scales and require cooperation and the establishment of a committed network of scientists and institutes. There is no agreed common methodology for many aspects of biodiversity research; this needs careful preparation.http://www.biomareweb.org[Marine Biodiversitaetenforschung in Europa]EuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
BioNETBioNET-INTERNATIONAL The Global Network for TaxonomyBioNET-INTERNATIONAL, the Global Network for Taxonomy, is dedicated to creating sustainable mechanisms to assist developing countries to overcome the Taxonomic Impediment by becoming self-reliant in taxonomy i.e. self-reliant in the skills, infrastructure (collections etc.) and technologies needed to discover, identify, name and classify and to understand the relationships of all organisms on this planet. It is concerned with helping developing countries to recognise and know the organisms that constitute and threaten their biodiversity, not for taxonomy's own sake, but rather to support national programmes for sustainable agricultural development, and conservation and sustainable use of the environment.http://www.bionet-intl.org[BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Globales Netzwerk fuer Taxonomy]Großbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
BIOPATPatenschaften für biologische Vielfalt e.V.What's in a name? Quite a lot, we think: a name, after all, is something very personal. With a one-off minimum donation of 2.600,- Euro to BIOPAT, you can 'immortalize' a name of your choice by having it assigned to a newly discovered species of plant or animal. BIOPAT is a non-profit-making association set up to raise funds, through donation, for use in making taxonomical descriptions of biodiversity, systematically recording it, and ensuring its preservation.http://www.biopat.de[Patrons for Biodiversity]DeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektBiology20. Okt 2003
BIOSISBIOSIS - Information services for the life sciencesBIOSIS is a non-profit organization that delivers flexible information services – including databases and customized information products – to the global life sciences community. BIOSIS processes approximately 550,000 items each year, from primary research and review journals, books, monographs, and conference proceedings. The BIOSIS information system, a pool of material totalling over 13 million citations at the end of 1999, is available in several formats. Today ist a Product of Thomson Reuters: BIOSIS research databases provide you with today's most current sources of life sciences information, including journals, conferences, patents, books, review articles, and more. You can access multidisciplinary coverage via specialized indexing such as MeSH ® disease terms, CAS ® Registry Numbers, Sequence Databank Numbers and Major Concepts.http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/science_products/a-z/biosis/[Informationsservice fuer Lebenswissenschaften]Großbritannien und Nordirland, USAInternationalEnglischUnternehmenBiology, Education20. Okt 2003
BIOTABiodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis in AfricaBIOTA AFRICA has been jointly invented by African and German researchers aiming at the establishment of research supporting sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in Africa. While, initially, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) was open to fund the initiative, meanwhile several African countries and partner institutions added funding. The project, from its beginning, had a very visible continent-wide dimension and is still expanding especially with regard to its role as a "Biodiversity Observation Network" on the African continent.http://www.biota-africa.org[Biodiversitaetsüberwachung Transekt-Analyse in Afrika]BMBFDeutschlandRegionalDeutschProjektResearch20. Okt 2003
BISSBiodiversity Information Sharing ServiceThe most comprehensive on-line database for species and protected areas in South East Asia. It provides descriptions, pictures, distributional data with maps, information on uses and conservation status of many thousands of flora and fauna species across the ASEAN region, including the protected areas and country profiles of the 10 ASEAN countries.[Biodiversitaetsinformation Austausch Service]ARCBCAsienRegionalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation20. Okt 2003
BITNETNorth American Computer Network for ResearchersBITNET is an international digital telecommunication network that links more than 1,000 research organizations and educational institutions in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Each participating institution contributes computers, leased communication lines, personnel, and communication software. The primary purpose of BITNET is to enable exchange of noncommercial information in support of a member institution's mission of research or education. Gateways exist between BITNET and other networks such as INTERNET, ARPANET, MILNET, NSFNET, and JANET.[Nordamerikanisches Computernetzwerk fuer Forscher]Nordamerika, SüdamerikaRegionalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
BLAK-UISBund-Länder-Arbeitskreis UmweltinformationssystemeDer Ständige Ausschuss Umweltinformationssysteme (StA UIS) ist für den Themenbereich Umweltinformation und -informatik Fachgremium der Bund/Länder-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Klima, Energie, Mobilität - Nachhaltigkeit (BLAG KliNa) der Umweltministerkonferenz . Er führt seit 1. Juni 2005 inhaltlich die Arbeit des ehemaligen Bund/Länder-Arbeitskreises Umweltinformationssysteme (BLAK UIS) fort.[Federal-Country-Working team environment Information Systems]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungEnvironment, Politics20. Okt 2003
BMBritish Museum (Natural History)now: The Natural History Museum, Londonhttp://www.nhm.ac.uk/[Britisches Museum (der Naturkunde)]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
BMBFBundesministerium für Bildung und ForschungOur task begins with early learning and includes continuing education and training, whilst school education and university teaching fall under the remit of the Länder. We share responsibility with the Länder in the fields of non-school vocational training and continuing education as well as in promoting training. The Ministry is also responsible for research funding, supporting the specially gifted, promoting up-and-coming scientists and funding international exchanges in the fields of initial and continuing training, higher education and research.http://www.bmbf.de[German Federal Ministry of Education and Research]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungEcology, Politics, Research20. Okt 2003
BMLBundesministerium für Landwirtschaftname changed to: Bundesministerium für Verbrauchschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft; see BMVELhttp://www.verbraucherministerium.de/[Federal Ministry of Agronomy]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
BMNHBritish Museum (Natural History)now NHM. Our vision is to advance our knowledge of the natural world, inspiring better care of our planet. Our mission is to maintain and develop our collections, and use them to promote the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world.http://www.nhm.ac.uk/[Britisches Museum fuer Naturkunde]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
BMUBundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheithttp://www.bmu.de/[Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
BMELVBundesministerium für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaftformerly: Bundesministerium für Landwirtschaft now: BMELV, Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft and Verbraucherschutzhttp://www.verbraucherministerium.de/[Federal Ministery of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture]BMELVDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
BMZBundesministerium für Wirtschaftliche ZusammenarbeitThe Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is responsible for planning and implementing the German government's development policy. Development cooperation aims to help resolve crises and conflicts in a peaceful manner. It aims to help ensure that scarce resources are more equitably shared, and that our environment is preserved for coming generations. And it aims to help reduce global poverty.http://www.bmz.de[Federal Ministry for Economic Coorperation and Development]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
BN&IBiocontrol News and InformationBiocontrol News and Information is a news, reviews, commentary and abstract journal designed to keep its international readership quickly and fully informed of current developments in biocontrol. The journal covers all aspects of the use of living organisms to control pest animals, weeds and plant diseases.http://www.cabi.org/Default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=34[Neuigkeiten und Informationen ueber Biokontrolle]CABIGlobalEnglischAgriculture, Biology20. Okt 2003
BNDOBureau National des Donnees Oceanique/Documentation Oceanographiquenow SISMER. is the Designated National Oceanographic Data Centre for France (French NODC) for the International Oceanographic Data Exchange programme (IODE) of UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, following the former Bureau National des Données Océaniques (BNDO). This national data banking activity dates from 1968, and covers the fields of marine physics, chemical, underway geophysics and general information on French oceanographic cruises and data sets. SISMER contributes to data management structures of several international scientific projects, especially in the frame of the European MAST programme.[Nationales Büro der ozeanischen Daten/Oceanographische Dokumentation]FrankreichFranzösischInstitutionBusiness20. Okt 2003
BNHMBombay Natural History MuseumBombay Natural History Society (BNHS) – a membership-driven organization - has been promoting the cause of a natural India for the past 127 years since 1883. It was started by 8 Mumbai citizens, of which two were Indians. The Society's guiding principle has always been that conservation must be based on scientific research - a tradition exemplified by its former president, late Dr Sálim Ali. Designated as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by Department of Science & Technology, Government of Indiahttp://www.bnhs.org/[Bombay Naturkundemuseum]IndienNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
BNSCBritish National Space CentreThe BNSC is the UK's space agency, which is subjected to civil space and space exploration. It works with several ministries (particularly with the MOD, the DTI and DfT) and the Research Councils (NERC and PPARC in particular) together. An important task of the BNSC is the coordination of civil space activities in the United Kingdom.http://www.bis.gov.uk/ukspaceagency[Britisches Nationales RaumfahrtZentrum]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationSpace20. Okt 2003
BOADBanque Ouest Africaine de DeveloppementThe West African Development Bank - WADB (fr. Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement - BOAD / pt. Banco de Desenvolvimento do Oeste Africano - BDOA) is an international Multilateral Development Bank established in 1973 to serve the nations of Francophone and Lusophone West Africa. The BOAD is organised by the Central Bank of West African States and its eight member governments: Benin, Burkina-Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo. It is funded by member states, foreign governments and international agencies. Its headquarters are in Lomé, Togo.http://www.boad.org/[West African Development Bank]AfrikaRegionalFranzösischUnternehmenDevelopment20. Okt 2003
BOSTIDBoard on Science and Technology for International DevelopmentThe board examines and encourages the application of science and technology in problems of economic and social development and functions as an oversight body for all activities undertake by its committees. Board members frequently are invited to participate in specific projects, as they so desire.http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/dsc/PGA_054498[Behörde der Wissenschaft und Technik fuer Internationale Entwicklung]USANationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
BOTBBritish Overseas Trade BoardThe British Overseas Trade Board (BOTB) is an organization set up by the Department of Trade and Industry, whose members are drawn mainly from industry and commerce. The Board was formed in 1972 to advise on overseas trade and the official export-promotion programme. It liases between government and private industry to expand overseas trade, advises new exporters on foreign tariffs and regulations, assists exporters in displaying products in trade fairs, etc.[Britische Übersee Handelsbehörde]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
BPBMBernice P. Bishop MuseumBishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in honor of his late wife, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha family. The Museum was established to house the extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and has expanded to include millions of artifacts, documents and photographs about Hawai‘i and other Pacific island cultures.http://www.bishopmuseum.org/[Bernice P. Bishop Museum]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
BRAHMSBotanical Research And Herbarium Management SystemBRAHMS is a powerful and flexible database management system for botanical researchers and herbaria, providing wide-ranging and innovative functionality to assemble, manage, edit, analyse and publish your data. The BRAHMS project works globally with herbaria, research institutions, individual scientists and NGOs supporting collection management, taxonomic studies, botanical survey, diversity analysis and numerous botanical research initiatives.http://dps.plants.ox.ac.uk/bol/[Botanisches Forschungs- und Herbarium-Managment- System]Großbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
BRCBiosystematics Research Centrenow Canadian National Collection. In 1984, systematic studies on non-medical bacteria were added to this Institute's mandate. In 1986, the Department of Agriculture was renamed the Biosystematics Research Centre (BRC). Over the past decades the name again went through further changes, with the systematics component in the AAFC Research Branch finally becoming a science Program within the Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre. By 1986, the science Program responsible for developing and maintaining the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes had about 16 million specimens. At its ECORC home other National collections were being developed the Vascular Plant Herbarium; the National Mycological Herbarium, the live Collections of Fungal and Bacterial Cultures; and the Glomeromycota in vitro Collection.http://www.canacoll.org/Misc/Pages/history.htm[Forschungszentrum fuer Biosystematik]KanadaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology20. Okt 2003
BRGBBiodiversity Research Group of BangladeshIs a national society for biodiversity research in Bangladesh.http://www.brgb.org/[Biodiversitaet Forschungsgruppe von Bangladesh]BangladeschNationalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
BRGMBureau de Recherches Geologiques et MinieresCreated in 1959, The BRGM (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières) is a public institution with industrial and commercial interests whose legal status was redefined in September 2004. It reports to the Ministry for Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing.http://www.brgm.fr/[Geological and Mining Research Board]FrankreichNationalFranzösischRegierungGeology20. Okt 2003
BRIBiosystematics Research Institute (Agriculture Canada)now Canadian National Collection (CNC).[Biosystematisches Forschungsinstitut]KanadaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology20. Okt 2003
BRIFCBogor Research Institute of Food Cropsnow Central Research Institute for Food Crops (CRIFC).http://www.icpsr.org.ma/?Page=showInstitute&InstituteID=CRIFC&CountryID=Indonesia[Bogor Forschungsinstitut fuer Agrargüter]IndonesienNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
BRRIBangladesh Rice Research InstituteBangladesh Rice Research Institute is the foremost agricultural research institute in Bangladesh, located in Gazipur. BRRI is a major component of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) of Bangladesh, dealing with research and development in relation to rice production, the staple food for our people. The institute, formerly known as the East Pakistan Rice Research Institute (EPRRI), was established on October 1, 1970 at Joydebpur, a small township 36 km north of the capital city Dhaka. After the independence in 1971, the institute was renamed as the 'Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI)' through the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute Act, 1973 (Act X of 1973). Presently, in accordance with the provisions of the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (Amendment) Act, 1996 (Act V of 1996), a Board of Management holds full responsibility to determine the policies and undertakings of the institute within the framework of policy directives issued by the Government of Bangladesh.http://www.brri.gov.bd/[Reis Forschungsinstitut Bangladesh]BangladeschNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
BRSBibliography Retrieval ServicesBRS/Search is a full-text database and information retrieval system. BRS/Search uses a fully inverted indexing system to store, locate, and retrieve unstructured data. It was the search engine that in 1977 powered Bibliographic Retrieval Services (BRS) commercial operations with 20 databases (including the first national commercial availability of MEDLINE); it has changed ownership several times during its development[Literaturliste Abfrage Service]USAGlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
BSGNBest Practice and Success Stories Global Network(archived) BSGN is UNEP's one-stop-shop for environmental Best Practices and Success Stories. BSGN seeks to enhance the visibility of and raise awareness about environmentally sound practices and about the successful implementation of environmental initiatives of the global community in general, and UNEP in particular. It is a network of partners that will help to encourage knowledge sharing and promote replication of successful practices wherever possible. BSGN is a UNEP-wide service showcasing the impacts of its work, that of its collaborators, and the global public towards poverty alleviation, sustainable development, and environmental protection.[Globales Netzwerk der besten Anwendung und Erfolgsgeschichten]UNGlobalEnglischOrganisationEnvironment, Management20. Okt 2003
BSPBiosicherheitsprotokollsee Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international treaty governing the movements of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology from one country to another. It was adopted on 29 January 2000 as a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity and entered into force on 11 September 2003.http://bch.cbd.int/protocol/[Biosafety Protocol]DeutschlandNationalDeutschFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
BSPPBritish Society of Plant PathologistsThe British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) was founded in 1981 for the study and advancement of plant pathology. The BSPP welcomes members from all over the world and from all branches of plant pathology. We support the professional interests of plant pathologists worldwide and provide information and communicate with our members via a newsletter, website and annual meeting. We organise regular scientific meetings, edit three international pathology journals and make funds available to members for travel, short termhttp://www.bspp.org.uk/[Britische Gesellschaft der Pflanzenpathologie]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischFachgesellschaftAgriculture, Biology20. Okt 2003
BSSFTLaboratoire de biotechnologie des systemes symbiotiques forestiers tropicauxThe control of symbiosis in tropical forest for application in the context of forestry development projects, requires the prior development of our basic understanding of the biology of these associations. This is why the program BSSFT reserve plenty of room for basic research on the ecology, physiology and soon the genetics of two tropical tree symbioses partners. The originality of BSSFT lies in the fact that the results of basic research can more easily be exploited in the context of applied research programs that basic researchers and applied side by side in the laboratory.[Biotechnology Laboratory of Tropical Forest symbiotic systems]FrankreichNationalFranzösischInstitutionResearch20. Okt 2003
BTAMBritish Tropical Agricultural Mission[Britische Tropische Landwirtschaftliche Mission]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
BTGBritish Technology GroupFounded 1948, BTG is an international specialist healthcare company that is developing and commercialising products targeting critical care, cancer and other disorders. The company is seeking to acquire new products to develop and market to specialist physicians, and is building a sustainable business financed by revenues from sales of its critical care and interventional oncology products and from royalties and milestone payments on partnered products.http://www.btgplc.com/[Britische Technologiie Gruppe]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischUnternehmenMedicine, Research20. Okt 2003
BTORBack to Office ReportEnglischFachbegriff20. Okt 2003
BUWALBundesamt für Umwelt, Wald und Landschaftnow Bundesamt für Umwelt (BAFU).http://www.bafu.admin.ch/index.html?lang=de[SAEFL - Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape]SchweizNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
CAASChinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesThe Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) was established in 1957.Different from provincial agricultural research institutes ,CAAS is China's national agricultural research organization ,directly affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture.http://www.caas.net.cn/engforcaas/index.htm[Chinesische Akademie der Agrarwissenschaften]ChinaNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
CABICommonwealth Agricultural Bureau InternationalCABI is a not-for-profit international organization that improves people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Our mission and direction is influenced by our member countries who help guide the activities we undertake. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services.http://www.cabi.org/[Internationale landwirtschaftliche Agentur des Nationengemeinschaft]Großbritannien und NordirlandGlobalEnglischUnternehmenResearch20. Okt 2003
CABIKEYComputer Aided Biological Identification KeyCABIKEY is one of several currently available interactive identification systems. CABIKEY stands for Computer Aided Biological Identification Key, a clever acronym for a series of CD-ROMs produced by CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International). ‘Worker Castes of Soil-Dwelling Termites of Africa and Middle East’ by WA Sands is one of five CABIKEY CD-ROMs currently available.http://plaza.patso.org/plamen/spk_ver/Bigcat.pdf[Computer-unterstütztes biologisches Identifikations-System]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
CABITAXUK tax element collected by CABI from staff salariesCABI’s status as an International Organisation allows it to retain tax deducted from UK employees’ salaries, known as CABITAX. It pays no income tax on surpluses. However, CABI is currently subject to normal UK legislation in respect of VAT and National Insurance taxes.[UK Steuer-Element gesammelt von der CABI Mitarbeiter-Besoldung]Großbritannien und NordirlandRegionalEnglischUnternehmenManagement20. Okt 2003
CABRICommon Access to Biotechnological Resources and InformationThe Mission is to provide biological products of quality to the scientific community: * by searching the catalogues of the participating collections either by means of the CABRI Simple search engine that provides a special search by synonyms feature or by means of the revised SRS interface. *by browsing the hypertext, including predefined full indexes by catalogues, genus/species and families. * to provide quality guidelines to ensure our customers the specific technical procedures used * to expand the resources with other centres having acceptable quality standardshttp://www.cabri.org/[Allgemeiner Zugang zu biotechnologischen Ressourcen und Information]Deutschland, Belgien, Frankreich, Italien, NiederlandeNationalEnglischProjektBiology20. Okt 2003
CADComputer-aided DesignComputer-aided design (CAD), also known as computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), is the use of computer technology for the process of design and design-documentation. Computer Aided Drafting describes the process of drafting with a computer. CADD software, or environments, provides the user with input-tools for the purpose of streamlining design processes; drafting, documentation, and manufacturing processes. CADD output is often in the form of electronic files for print or machining operations. The development of CADD-based software is in direct correlation with the processes it seeks to economize; industry-based software (construction, manufacturing, etc.) typically uses vector-based (linear) environments whereas graphic-based software utilizes raster-based (pixelated) environments.[Computerunterstützes Design]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
CAETSCouncil of Academies of Engineering and Technological SciencesThe 1st International Convocation of Academies of Engineering and Similar Institutions was held in 1978. Slight changes were made in the title of subsequent convocations during 1980 to 1985. In 1985 the name "Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS)" was agreed. On incorporation in 2000, the name became the "International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences, Inc. (CAETS)."http://www.caets.org/[Akademierat fuer Ingenieur- und Technische Wissenschaft]InternationalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
CAFChinese Academy of Forestryalso Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry (RIF-CAF). The Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF) is a multi-discipline, comprehensive and public interests research institution affiliated to the state forestry administration.http://rif.caf.ac.cn/en/Index.asp[Chinesische Akademie der Forstwissenscahft]ChinaNationalEnglischInstitutionEducation20. Okt 2003
CAFCorporacion Andina de Fomentonow banco de desarrollo de América Latina. CAF is a financial institution, established in 1970, that supports sustainable development and regional integration in Latin America. It promotes a comprehensive development agenda aimed at growth that is sustained, sustainable and of high quality through credit operations, grants, technical support, and financial structuring of projects of public and private sectors.http://www.caf.com/es[Andenkörperschaft der Förderung]Nordamerika, SüdamerikaRegionalSpanischProjektDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CAIRSComputer Assisted Information Retrieval SystemThe Tropical Development and Research Institute (TDRI) library serves staff at various locations and following several investigations of the library's requirements, and ways of satisfying these, a computer system using the CAIRS (Computer Assisted Information Retrieval System) software started to operate in 1984. The paper describes the structure of the TDRI records and ways in which the fields are indexed and provides several examples of output produced by the system.[Computerunterstütztes Informationsabfrage System]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
CALComputer Assisted LearningComputer Assisted Learning (CAL) is a leading ICT education provider for children and adult beginners. It offers significant ICT education programs integrated in the basic curricula of pre-school, primary and secondary levels. It also offers online learning that are specifically designed to guide young learners, adult beginners, and professionals in enhancing their productivity with the aid of the current ICT tools.http://www.caleduc.com/[Computerunterstütztes Lernen]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
CALCurrent AIDS Literature(see ATIN from 12/96)[Aktuelle AIDS Literatur]EnglischEducation20. Okt 2003
CAMPFIRECommunal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous ResourcesAlmost 5 million people live in arid and semi-arid communal lands covering almost half of Zimbabwe. Despite the dryness and difficult conditions, a wide range of wildlife is also found here. CAMPFIRE (Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources) is a programme designed to assist rural development and conservation. It works with the people who live in these communal lands, supporting the use of wildlife as an important natural resource. CAMPFIRE is helping people in these areas manage the environment in ways which are both sustainable and appropriate.http://www.globaleye.org.uk/archive/summer2k/focuson/mars_pt1.html[Kommunale Flaechen-Management Programm fuer einheimische Rohstoffe]RegionalEnglischOrganisationManagement20. Okt 2003
CANAndean CommunityWe are a Community of four countries that decided voluntarily to join together for the purpose of achieving more rapid, better balanced and more autonomous development through Andean, South American and Latin American integration. We have planned to move ahead in deepening an integral integration process that will contribute effectively to sustainable and equitable human development, in order to live well, with respect for the diversity and asymmetries that agglutinate the different visions, models and approaches and that will converge in the formation of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).http://www.comunidadandina.org/ingles/who.htm[La Comunidad Andina]Nordamerika, SüdamerikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CANARICaribbean Natural Resources InstituteThe Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is an independent technical and research organisation, which analyses and promotes the participatory management of natural resources in the islands of the Caribbean. For more than twenty years, the Institute has developed a thorough knowledge of issues related to participatory management. The results of its research and analysis in this field have been disseminated throughout the Caribbean region through publications, technical assistance and training.http://www.canari.org/about.html[Karibisches Institut der natürlichen Rohstoffe]KaribikRegionalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
CAN-OLECanadian On-Line Enquiry Servicehttp://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED217851&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED217851[Kanadischer Online Abfrage Service]KanadaNationalEnglischOrganisationIT20. Okt 2003
CAPCommon Agricultural PolicyThe Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is a system of European Union agricultural subsidies and programmes. It represents 48% of the EU's budget, €49.8 billion in 2006 (up from €48.5 billion in 2005). The CAP combines a direct subsidy payment for crops and land which may be cultivated with price support mechanisms, including guaranteed minimum prices, import tariffs and quotas on certain goods from outside the EU. Reforms of the system are currently underway reducing import controls and transferring subsidy to land stewardship rather than specific crop production (phased from 2004 to 2012). Detailed implementation of the scheme varies in different member countries of the EU.http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/cap-post-2013/index_en.htm[Allgemeine Landwirtschaftliche Richtlinie]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischFachbegriffPolitics20. Okt 2003
CARCentre for Agronomic Research[Zentrum fuer Agronomieforschung]Englisch20. Okt 2003
CARDANCentre d'Analyse et de Recherche Documentaires pour I'Afrique NoireThe Documentary Analysis and Research Centre for Africa was established in 1962 as part of the Ecole Pratique of the Hautes Etudes. In the Year 1965, its connection operates to the Service of Scientific Information Exchange in the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, while keeping links with the Centre for African Studies.[Documentary Analysis and Research Center for Africa, Dokumentar, Analyse und Forschungszentrum fuer Afrika]AfrikaRegionalFranzösischInstitutionEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
CARDICaribbean Agricultural Research and Development InstituteCARDI is developing, adapting and transferring innovative technologies to promote agricultural sustainability in the Carribean. The CARDI Mission is to contribute to the sustainable economic well-being of the Carribean people by the generation and transfer of appropriate technology through research and development with the agriculturalvalue chain.http://www.cardi.org/[Karibisches Landwirtschaftliches Forschungs- und Entwicklungs-Institut]KaribikRegionalEnglischAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
CARICentral Agricultural Research Institutenow ICAR.[Zentrale Landwirtschaftliches Forschungsinstitut]IndienRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CARIB/DOCCaribbean Documentation CentreThe Caribbean Documentation Centre houses and provides access to United Nations publications, with the emphasis being on the publications of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. ECLAC publications are available in both English and Spanish. The collection consists of government documents, journals, serials, texts, and other information resources of relevance to the sustainable social and economic development of the Caribbean region.http://www.eclac.cl/cgi-bin/getProd.asp?xml=/portofspain/noticias/paginas/4/10874/P10874.xml&xsl=/portofspain/tpl-i/p18f.xsl&base=/portofspain/tpl/top-bottom.xsl[Karibisches Dokumentationszentrum]KaribikRegionalEnglischSammlung / MuseumLibrary20. Okt 2003
CARICOMCaribbean Community and the Common MarketThe establishment of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) was the result of a 15-year effort to fulfil the hope of regional integration which was born with the establishment of the British West Indies Federation in 1958. The West Indies Federation came to an end in 1962 but its end, may be regarded as the real beginning of what is now the Caribbean Community. The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas, which was signed by Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago and came into effect on August 1, 1973. Subsequently the other eight Caribbean territories joint CARICOM. The Bahamas became the 13th Member State of the Community on July 4, 1983, but not a member of the Common Market.http://www.caricom.org/[Karibische Gemeinschaft und gemeinsame Märkte]KaribikRegionalEnglischStiftungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CARINETThe BioNET INTERNATIONAL Caribbean Network (LOOP)CARINET has been mandated by the Standing Committee of CARICOM Ministers of Agriculture to provide adequate and reliable taxonomic services to the Caribbean sub-region in support of sustainable agricultural development, wise use of the environment and conservation of genetic resources.http://www.bionet-intl.org[BioNET INTERNATIONAL karibisches Netzwerk Locally Organised and Operated Partnership]BioNETKaribikRegionalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
CARIRICaribbean Research InstituteThe Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) is the preferred technology consultant, industrial problem solver and provider of independent testing and analytical services in the region.CARIRI has the most technologically advanced testing laboratories and equipment in the Caribbean. We are confident in our ability to help any business - large or small, locally, regionally or internationally - solve their problems, improve their processes and develop new products. We invite you to tour our web site and learn more about how CARIRI can serve you.http://www.cariri.com/[Karibisches Forschungsinstitut]KaribikRegionalEnglischUnternehmenResearch20. Okt 2003
CARISCurrent Agricultural Research Information SystemCARIS was created by FAO in 1975 to identify and to facilitate the exchange of information about current agricultural research projects being carried out in - or on behalf of - developing countries. CARIS is managed centrally - and the global database maintained - by the WAICENT/FAOINFO Dissemination Management Branch of the Library and Documentation Systems Division (GIL) of FAO. It identifies research projects dealing with all aspects of agriculture (including forestry, fisheries, human nutrition and environment). CARIS is a cooperative system in which participating countries input references to the research conducted within their boundaries and, in return, draw on the information provided by the other participants.http://www.icpa.ro/AgroWeb/AIC/RACC/Caris.htm[Laufendes landwirtschaftliches Forschungs-Informations-System]FAOGlobalEnglischProjektAgriculture, IT, Research20. Okt 2003
CARSTINCaribbean Science and Technology Information NetworkCARSTIN was established by the Unesco, through its General Information Programme. The immediate objectives of the project were to: * build up national and regional Science and Technology information infrastructure * create a general framework for the exchange of Science and Technology information and experience * enhance national and regional capacity for information handling and use[Karibisches Wissenschafts- und Technologie- Informations-Netzwerk]UNESCOKaribikRegionalEnglischProjektManagement20. Okt 2003
CASChinese Academy of SciencesChinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is a leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development centre in natural science, technological science and high-tech innovation in China. It was founded in Beijing on 1st November 1949 on the basis of the former Academia Sinica (Central Academy of Sciences) and Peiping Academy of Sciences.http://english.cas.cn/[Chinesische Akademie der Wissenschaften]ChinaNationalEnglischInstitutionEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
CASAFACommission on the Application of Science to Agriculture, Forestry and AquacultureCASAFA is an Inter-Union Commission of ICSU, that financed and organised workshops. Some published subjects in the report series are: It is only recently that the implications of declining biodiversity for sustainable agricultural production and environmental protection have been recognized… Plant cell and tissue culture is now an established method which can be used for clonal propagation of plant material. While such propagation may be uneconomic for field crops which can be readily propagated from seed, the prospects for clonal propagation of woody perennials are greater… Biological control..[Kommission fuer die Anwendung der Wissenschaft fuer Landwirtschaft, Forstwirtschaft und Aquqkultur]ICSUGlobalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CASASCommonwealth Association of Scientific Agricultural SocietiesThe CASAS is an organisation in the Commonwealth Family. The Commonwealth Family is a network of civil society organisations that promote the objectives and principles of the Commonwealth amongst its members. Whilst affiliated to the Commonwealth, they are not an integral part of it, and membership of each Commonwealth Family institution is optional.[Gesellschaft der Nationengemeinschaft der wissenschaftlichen landwirtschaftlichen Gesellschaften]Großbritannien und NordirlandRegionalEnglischRegierungAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CAS-SUStanford University CollectionNow housed at the CAS. As of March 2011, 300,761 specimens have been cataloged in the Department of Herpetology. The collection is comprised of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) collection (247,465 specimens) and the Stanford University (CAS-SU) collection (53,296 specimens).http://research.calacademy.org/herp/collections[Sammlung der Stanfort Universitaet]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
CATADCenter for Advanced Training in Agricultural Developmentpart of Centre for Agricultural Development = Seminar für Landwirtschaftliche Entwicklung (SLE). The Centre for Advanced Training in Agricultural Development (CATAD) is located within the Faculty of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences of the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. Since 1962, the centre offers a one-year postgraduate course for young professionals and scientists for project management for rural development which focuses on competencies in development policy, planning methods and social and communication skills. One of the key elements of the course is a three-months field project. These CATAD projects are consultancy studies commissioned by various development agencies. GTZ promotes inter cultural cooperation in the context of applied research and is a partner of CATAD for more than 30 years. In 1999 and 2001 IFSP-GTZ entered into agreements with CATAD for support. Two studies with specific recommendations for IFSP and partner institutions are available.http://www.sle-berlin.de[Zentrum fuer das erweiterte Training in der Landwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung]Humboldt-Universität BerlinDeutschlandRegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Education20. Okt 2003
CAUChinese Agricultural UniversityChina Agricultural University (CAU), directly subordinated to the Ministry of Education, is a Key National University entering the State 985 Program and the State 211 Program. QU Zhenyuan is the Chair of the University Council and CHEN Zhangliang is the President.http://www.ncsu.edu/china/cau.html[Chinesische Landwirtschaftliche Universitaet]ChinaNationalEnglischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
CAULChina Agricultural University LibraryChina Agricultural University Library consists of two parts, East Library (17 Qinghua East Road) and West Library (2 Yuanmingyuan West Road) occupying 21,665 square meters and hosting more than 2700 reading seats. China Agricultural University Library (CAUL) is one of most important libraries in agricultural education and research in China. Our major collections include paper documents (more than 1.7 million volumes), electronic journals (more than 2.5 millions), and electronic books (more than 4 millions). The collections emphasize agricultural science, biology and agricultural engineering.http://www.lib.cau.edu.cn/english/indexj.htm[Chinas Landwirtschaftliche Universitaets-Bibliothek]ChinaNationalEnglischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
CAVSCensus of Australian Vertebrate Species & other BiocodesIn the Australian fauna, some groups have been given Biocodes, such as the Census of Australian Vertebrate Species (CAVS) for Amphibia, Aves, Mammalia (Eutheria, Marsupialia, Prototheria) and Reptilia and Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) for aquatic organisms.http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity//abrs/online-resources/fauna/cavs/[Erhebung der ausralischen Wirbeltierarten]AustralienNationalEnglischProjektIT, Library20. Okt 2003
CAZRICentral Arid Zones Research Institute...To arrest this degradation process and for scientific and sustainable management of the resources, Desert Afforestation Station was established in 1952 at Jodhpur. This was later expanded into Desert Afforestation and Soil Conservation Station in 1957, and finally upgraded to Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI) in 1959 under Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. The CAZRI operates through 7 Divisions, located at the headquarters in Jodhpur. There are four Regional Research Stations located in different agro-climatic zones to work on location-specific problems.http://www.cazri.res.in/[Zentrales Forschungs-Institut arider Bereiche]IndienRegionalEnglischInstitutionResearch20. Okt 2003
CBDConvention on Biological DiversityBiological diversity - or biodiversity - is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. The biodiversity we see today is the fruit of billions of years of evolution, shaped by natural processes and, increasingly, by the influence of humans. It forms the web of life of which we are an integral part and upon which we so fully depend. This diversity is often understood in terms of the wide variety of plants, animals and microorganisms. So far, about 1.75 million species have been identified, mostly small creatures such as insects. Scientists reckon that there are actually about 13 million species, though estimates range from 3 to 100 million. Biodiversity also includes genetic differences within each species - for example, between varieties of crops and breeds of livestock. Chromosomes, genes, and DNA-the building blocks of life-determine the uniqueness of each individual and each species.http://www.biodiv.org/[Übereinkommen über die biologische Vielfalt]UNEPWeltGlobalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
CBSCentraalbureau voor SchimmelculturesThe Institute’s research programs principally focus on the taxonomy and evolution of fungi as well as on functional aspects of fungal biology and ecology, increasingly making use of molecular and genomics approaches.http://www.cbs.knaw.nl/[Fungal Biodiversity Centre, Zentrale Schimmelpilzsammlung]NiederlandeNationalNiederländischInstitutionBiology, Ecology, Research20. Okt 2003
CCBCentral College, BangaloreCentral College of Bangalore (1858) is one of the oldest colleges in science in India. This college originally affiliated to Madras University part of Mysore State. In 1964, Central College was transferred to Bangalore University a new university formed to meet the needs of the people Bangalore. Faculty members have made original contributions in the fields of Fluid Mechanics (Mathematics), Organo silicon chemistry, peptide synthesis and organo-metallic chemistry (chemistry), Aquatic Biology and Fisheries (Zoology), tissue-culture techniques for rare plants (Microbiology and Botany), Petrology and Geochemistry (Geology), Highway road research (Civil Engineering), mulberry research (Sericulture), collection of rare Kannada manuscripts and cultural folklore artefacts and translation of significant works of literature from Indian languages into Kannada (Kannada) and in Oral History. Awards include the fellowships from National Academy of Science, Indian National Science Academy, Royal Society Bursary.http://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/?action=page&page=museum_abbreviations[Zentrales College, Bangalore]IndienNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
CCCCoral Cay ConservationCoral Cay Conservation (CCC) is an award winning specialist in coral reef and tropical forest conservation. You can join our projects as a volunteer, researcher or specialist and work hands -on, out in the field. With our new conservation breaks, mini expeditions and special discounts - we offer a responsible alternative to active breaks away, plus the chance to travel with a purpose and really making a difference in the places that need it most.http://www.coralcay.org/[Korallenriff Schutz]InternationalEnglischOrganisationConservation20. Okt 2003
CCCECaisse Centrale de Cooperation EconomiqueThe CCCE, a specialized financial institution, is the lead agency in the French Ministry of Cooperation and Development in providing funds for aid and cooperation. The Caisse provides support for development and technical assistance in developing countries, particularly in supporting economic and social development in Africa and in various countries on the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean and the South Pacific, and in overseas French departments and territories where it supports productive private and public investment. The Caisse was created in December 1941; headquarters are in Paris, France.[Zentrale Kasse der ökonischen Zusammenarbeit]FrankreichInternationalFranzösischInstitutionDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CCDConvention to Combat DesertificationThe international community has long recognized that desertification is a major economic, social and environmental problem of concern to many countries in all regions of the world. In 1977, the United Nations Conference on Desertification (UNCOD) adopted a Plan of Action to Combat Desertification (PACD). Unfortunately, despite this and other efforts, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) concluded in 1991 that the problem of land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas had intensified, although there were ”local examples of success ”.http://www.unccd.int/[Übereinkommen zu Eindemmung der Desertifikation]UNEPGlobalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
CCFCommon Communication FormatA bibliographical format, which is first of all characterized by considering kinds of documents, which are underrepresented in library cataloging. It follows ISO 2709. It is thus intended for, for example, indexing and abstracting services. "The users of the CCF on the other hand [compared to MARC], coming from many different backgrounds (some indeed national libraries), would never consider aiming at such a level of homogeneity between records originating in different systems. They have been able to accept that there will be different practices in record creation resulting in records which, when merged into a database, will show their different origins." (Hopkinson, 1996).http://www.netugc.com/common-communication-format-ccf[Allgemeines Kommunikationsformat]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
CCFDComité catholique contre la faim et pour le développementCCFD is an association comprising 28 movements and services of the Catholic Church. It has a permanent staff of 170 based in Paris and in various regions of France who work to fulfill CCFD objectives. CCFD also boasts a network of 15,000 volunteers spread across 99 diocesan committees and 1500 local teams.http://ccfd-terresolidaire.org/[Catholic Committee Against Hunger and for Development; Katholische Kommitte für den Kampf gegen Hunger und für Entwicklung]FrankreichGlobalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
CCICotton Council InternationalCotton Council International (CCI) is the export promotion arm of the National Cotton Council of America. CCI's mission is to increase exports of U.S. cotton, cottonseed and U.S. manufactured cotton products through activities that affect every phase of the marketing chain — from the initial mill buyer of cotton fiber or purchaser of U.S. cotton-rich yarns and fabrics on through to the final consumer. Representing the export promotion interests of the U.S. cotton industry’s seven segments—producers, ginners, warehousers, merchants, cottonseed handlers, cooperatives and manufacturers—CCI operates in 50 overseas markets. The banner for CCI’s work is the COTTON USA Mark, which identifies and distinguishes quality products manufactured with a high content of U.S. cotton.http://www.cottonusa.org/[Internationaler Baumwollrat]USAInternationalEnglischUnternehmenIndustry20. Okt 2003
CCICCanadian Council for International CooperationEstablished in 1968, CCIC monitors and analyzes federal policies on foreign affairs, aid, trade, debt and defence and communicates its findings to members and the public. The Council brings to the Canadian foreign policy-making arena the unique experience and knowledge of Canadian development practitioners and their Southern partners.http://www.ccic.ca/[Kanadischer Rat für internationale Kooperation]KanadaNationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CDBCaribbean Development BankThe Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), is a regional financial institution which was established by an Agreement signed on October 18, 1969, in Kingston, Jamaica, and entered into force on January 26, 1970. The Bank came into existence for the purpose of contributing to the harmonious economic growth and development of the member countries in the Caribbean and promoting economic cooperation and integration among them, having special and urgent regard to the needs of the less developed members of the region (Article 1 of the Agreement establishing CDB).http://www.caribank.org/[Karibische Entwicklungsbank]KaribikRegionalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CDCCommonwealth Development CorporationNo country has succeeded in reducing poverty in a sustainable manner without economic growth. Successful businesses employ and train people, pay taxes, and create and operate infrastructure. CDC’s objective is to invest in a commercially sustainable manner in the poorer countries of the developing world and to attract other investors by demonstrating success.http://www.cdcgroup.com/[Commenwealth Entwicklungs-Gesellschaft]Großbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Management20. Okt 2003
CDEFDInformation Model for Biological CollectionsA Common Datastructure for European Floristic Databases (von der EU, DG-XII geförderte Konzertierte Aktion, 1993-1995)http://www.bgbm.org/biodivinf/docs/CollectionModel/[Modell fuer die Informationen biologischer Sammlungen]EuropaEnglischIT20. Okt 2003
CDGCarl-Duisberg-GesellschaftThe CDG amalgamated with the Deutschen Stiftung für internationale Entwicklung (DSE) to the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Bildungszusammenarbeit (GIB) in 1999. The GIB is in the form of a non-profit company to be established, with the federal government as the sole or majority shareholder. Minority interests could benefit from federal countries (eg North Rhine-Westphalia) and are perceived by business associations (eg the BDI). A strong representation of employees in the supervisory board should the "ownership" - concept into account. You could also write other development organizations (such as KfW and GTZ) and the NGOs to be represented.http://www.cdg.de/[Carl-Duisberg-Corporation]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
CDICotton Development InternationalThree development agencies have put forward an innovative proposal for an integrated global program to defend the market share of cotton. The program would consist of agricultural production research (to increase yield, improve quality, and lower production costs); industrial research (to give cotton desirable end-use properties such as permanent- press and make it more compatible with high-speed textile machinery); technical assistance to mills in developed and developing countries (to facilitate the transfer of newly developed cotton technologies); and marketing and promotion (to strengthen the image of cotton as a desirable fabric and to promote its new features). The proposal calls for the establishment of an intergovernmental organization, to be called Cotton Development International (CDI), which would be funded in part by cotton-producing countries and in part by aid donors and would complement the efforts of existing organizations to assist cotton.[Baumwoll Entwicklung International]InternationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CDRCentre for Development ResearchThe Centre for Development Research, in short ‘CDR’, is a university unit with a multidisciplinary network of over twenty partner scientists. It conducts applied development research and training in areas related to sustainable natural resource management. The CDR works towards poverty reduction, food security, and well-being for the most vulnerable population. We collaborate with a wide range of partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America.http://www.boku.ac.at/cdr.html[Zentrum fuer Entwicklungsforschung]ÖsterreichInternationalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CD-ROMCompact disc - read only memoryis a pre-pressed compact disc that contains data accessible to, but not writable by, a computer for data storage and music playback. The 1985 “Yellow Book” standard developed by Sony and Philips adapted the format to hold any form of binary data. CD-ROMs are popularly used to distribute computer software, including video games and multimedia applications, though any data can be stored (up to the capacity limit of a disc). Some CDs hold both computer data and audio with the latter capable of being played on a CD player, while data (such as software or digital video) is only usable on a computer (such as ISO 9660 format PC CD-ROMs). These are called enhanced CDs.[Kompakte Scheibe - auslesbarer Speicher]InternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
CEACommission economique pour l'AfriqueThe Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions. ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. ECA's dual role as a regional arm of the UN, and a part of the regional institutional landscape in Africa, positions it well to make unique contributions to member States' efforts to address their development challenges. Its strength derives from its role as the only UN agency mandated to operate at the regional and subregional levels to harness resources and bring them to bear on Africa's priorities.http://www.uneca.org/fr/pages/opportunites[ECA - Economic Commission for Africa]UNAfrikaRegionalFranzösischOrganisationDevelopment, Management20. Okt 2003
CEAOCommunaute d'Economie d'Afrique d'Ouestnow Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO) = ECOWAS. Communaute Economique de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEAO) was founded in 1973 to replace the in 1959 founded West African Customs Union Douaniere des Etats de l’Afrique Occi-dentale (UDAO) and the in 1966 replased Union Douaniere des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (UDEAO). The aim of the organization with headquarters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, was the establishment of a free trade zone, to promote balanced trade between the members and the improvement of infrastructure.[Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft Ost-Afrikas]AfrikaRegionalFranzösischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
CEASMCentre d'Etude et d'Action Sociales MaritimesFounded in 1996 Centre d’Etude et d’Action Sociales Maritimes (CEASM) is an organization working on the social aspects of fisheries initiate specific work on women in fisheries and collaborate with women involved in survival committees. The demand is that fi shery laws, being debated in Parliament, recognize the contribution of wives to the family enterprise.[Zentrum zur Förderung und zur sozialen Küsten-Handlung]FrankreichNationalFranzösischOrganisationDevelopment, Education20. Okt 2003
CEBIEuropean Committee of Consulting FirmsComité européen des bureaux d'ingénierie (CEBI)[Europäisches Ausschuss der Beratungsfirmen; Comité européen des bureaux d'ingénierie]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischInstitutionManagement20. Okt 2003
CECCommission of the European Communitiessee EC.[Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaft]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
CECASConference of East and Central African States[Konferenz der Ost- und Zentral-Afrikanischen Staaten]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
CECATChina European Centre for Agricultural TechnologyCECAT is a service institution jointly set up by the Ministry of Agriculture of the People Republic of China and the Commission of the European Union to create better opportunities for Sino-European technical and economic cooperation in the agricultural sector. It acts as a bridge between Europe and China to help increase agricultural production and rural incomes by providing appropriate agricultural technologies and allow European agriculture to benefit from relevant Chinese know-how.http://www.aht-group.com/index.php?id=78[Europäisches China-Zentrum fuer Landwirtschafliche Technologie]China, EuropaInternationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Development, Politics20. Okt 2003
CECORACentral de Cooperativas de la Reforma AgrariaIn 1961, Colombia has proved an agrarian reform law, established the Agrarian Reform Institute (Incora), promoted the Central de Cooperativas de la Reforma Agraria (Cecora) and organized farmers in agrarian reform, especially in regions with political and social violence, were purchased and distributed some land estates and farmers were entitled to possession exercised over them a long time. The 1960's ended with many complaints in Congress about the Incora negotiated. In Colombia, the decade of 1970, under the government of Misael Pastrana Borrero, disappeared from the government's agenda item related to land reform.http://www.confecoop.coop/index.php/historia/en-colombia[Central Cooperative Agrarian Reform, Zentrale Genossenschaft der Landwirtschaftsreform]KolumbienNationalSpanischFachbegriffAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CeDAMarCensus of the Diversity of Abyssal Marine LifeCeDAMar will gather reliable new data on species assemblages of single ocean basins and on the large-scale distribution of species. The general objective of CeDAMar is "the documentation of actual species diversity of abyssal plains as a basis for global change research and for a better understanding of historical causes and actual ecological factors regulating biodiversity". CeDAMar will establish sampling protocols for the standardization of deep-sea biodiversity studies, so that results from different ocean basins will be comparable today as well as in the future. The programme will focus on benthic, epibenthic and hyperbenthic organisms because of their high species-richness. Microorganisms, eukaryotic protists as well as metazoans of all size classes will be considered. The steering committee of CeDAMar decided to concentrate all available expertise on the study of the biodiversity of the abyssal benthos. Rough grounds of sea-mountains, trenches and continental slopes will be avoided. These areas also have a much smaller surface than the abyssal plains.http://www.cedamar.org[Erhebung der Diversitaet des Tiefseelebens]CoMLDeutschland, Großbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, Research20. Okt 2003
CEDEFOPEuropean Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingCedefop - the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, established in 1975 - is a European agency that helps promote and develop vocational education and training in the European Union (EU). It is the EU's reference centre for vocational education and training. Cedefop was one of the first specialised and decentralised agencies set up to provide scientific and technical know-how in specific fields and promote exchanges of ideas between different European partners. Originally based in Berlin, in 1995 Cedefop's head office was transferred to Thessaloniki. Cedefop has a liaison office in Brussels.http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/[Europäisches Zentrum fuer die Entwicklung des beruflichen Ausbildung]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungEducation20. Okt 2003
CEECommunaute Economique Europeennesee also European Economic Community (EEC)[Europäische Wirtschaftsunion]EUEuropaRegionalFranzösischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
CEECouncil for Environmental EducationThe Council for Environmental Education (CEE) is a national membership body for organisations and individuals in England committed to environmental education and education for sustainable development. CEE works with and for its membership to develop policy, enhance practice and enable members to work more effectively together. This website is a gateway to CEE's work, member organisations and current news. The information centre provides access to CEE's database on events, training, funding and learning resources.http://www.cee.org.uk/[Rat fuer die Umwelt-Bildung]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionEducation20. Okt 2003
CEEMATCentre d'Etudes et d'Experimentation du Machinisme Agricole Tropical CIRADCEEMAT (Centre d'Etudes et d'Expérimentation du Machinisme Agricole Tropical) has been carrying out research and development on animal traction implements for many years. It is presently researching alternatives to mouldboard plows, and has developed an animal-drawn single-tine cultivator and a rolling cultivator for use in semi-arid conditions. CEEMAT is working on the third volume of the CTA-CIRAD bibliography of animal traction. In September 1988 CIRAD is holding a seminar on the economics of mechanization in tropical countries, in which a major theme will be the role of animal traction.[Centre for Studies and Experimentation on Tropical Agricultural Machinery]CIRADFrankreichNationalFranzösischOrganisationDevelopment, Research20. Okt 2003
CEFIGRECentre de Formation Internationale a la Gestion des Ressources en eau - Valbonne Cedex[Internationales Ausbildungszentrum zum Wassermanagment - Valbonne Cedex]FrankreichRegionalFranzösischOrganisationEducation, Management20. Okt 2003
CEMAGREFCentre National du Machinisme Agricole, du Genie Rural et des Foretsnow IRSTEA. The sustainable management of land and water is the key environmental issue for the future. The complexity of processes at stake requires science excellence for knowledge building and integration. It requires constant adaptation to social demand and scientific challenges.http://www.irstea.fr/en/home-page[National Center of the agricultural machine operation, rural genius and forestry, Nationales Zentrum der landwirtschaftlichen Maschinenbetriebs, dem ländlichen Wesen und der Wälder]FrankreichNationalEnglischInstitutionResearch20. Okt 2003
CENCentre d'Etudes NucleairesThe study of the ultimate constituents of matter, the analysis of the most violent cosmic phenomena of the universe, the scientific program of the Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan (CENBG) covers a wide range from nuclear physics , particle physics, astroparticle physics applications of subatomic physics in multidisciplinary different subjects responding to social issues.http://www.cenbg.in2p3.fr/?lang=en[Kernforschungs-Zentrum]FrankreichNationalFranzösischInstitutionResearch20. Okt 2003
CENACentro de Energia Nuclear na AgriculturaThe Centre for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture (CENA) was founded in 1966 with the goal of conducting "research advanced nuclear energy in agriculture". Located in Piracicaba, São Paulo, is a specialized unit of the University of São Paulo, working with the College of Agriculture "Luiz de Queiroz - ESALQ / USP. Besides being considered an academic centre of excellence internationally, SCENE works with the community to provide valuable services, such as the analysis of food for export, developing new varieties of foods and food irradiation for the purpose of conservation.http://www.cena.usp.br/[Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, Zentrum fuer Nukleäre Energie in der Landwirtschaft]]BrasilienNationalSpanischRegierungAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CENARESTCentre national de la recherche scientifique et technologiquePursuant to Ordinance No. 6 / 76 of 20 January 1976 establishing the CENAREST one hand, the Decree No. 322/PR/MRSEPN CENAREST organizing the other hand, the law Guidance No. 22 / 2000 of 10 January 2001 establishing the fundamental principles of scientific research in the Gabonese Republic, the CENAREST is a technical body for coordination and implementation of national research policy.http://www.cenarestgabon.com/index.html[National Centre for Scientific and Technological Research, Nationales Zentrum für wissenschaftliche und technologische Forschung]FrankreichNationalFranzösischRegierungManagement, Research20. Okt 2003
CENARGENCentro Nacional de Investigaciones en Recursos Genéticos y BiotecnologíaThe National Research Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (CENARGEN) is a central theme within the 39 Centres and Special Services which administers the Brazilian Agricultural Research Company (EMBRAPA). It was created on November 22, 1974, according to the guidelines of the Organization for Agriculture and Food (FAO), "for the protection of the resources required for sustainable development of agriculture in order to ensure food security. "Since 1986, the objective of CENARGEN has, similarly, the introduction of new biotechnology techniques for characterization, evaluation and processing of genetic resources, seeking strengthen its use in agriculture, agribusiness and forestry.http://www.cenargen.embrapa.br/[National Research Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Nationales Forschungsthema fuer genetische Ressourcen und Biotechnologie]BrasilienNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CENDACentro Nacional de Desarrollo AgropecuarioCentre for Development Studies Argentino (CENDA) is a centre for economic and social set up by a group of young researchers trained in economics. The CENDA intends to contribute to the development of Argentina society through critical and independent academic production, integrating the theoretical discussion with an analysis of the national economy.http://cenda.org.ar/index.html[Center for Development Studies Argentino, Zentrum fuer Entwicklungsstudien Argentinien]ArgentinienNationalSpanischInstitutionEducation20. Okt 2003
CENIAPCentro Nacional de Investigaciones AgropecuariasA center created specifically for the generation and dissemination of scientific and technological knowledge in Venezuela.http://noticias.universia.edu.ve/vida-universitaria/noticia/2004/05/17/181712/centro-nacional-investigaciones-agropecuarias-%28ceniap%29.html[National Agricultural Research Center, Natioanles Zentrum fuer landwirtschaftliche Forschung]INIAVenezuelaNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CENICAFECentro Nacional de Investigaciones del CafeThe mission: Generating appropriate technologies, competitive and sustainable, for the welfare of the Colombian coffee growers. The vision: Achieving a competitive and sustainable coffee production, strengthening the social fabric in coffee areas and keep the Colombian coffee as the best in the world.http://www.cenicafe.org/[National Coffee Research Center, Nationales Forschungszentrum fuer Kaffee]KolumbienNationalSpanischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
CENIPALMACentro de Investigaciones en Palma de AceiteCorporation Research Centre for Oil Palm (Cenipalma), was twenty years of dedication to science and technology to provide solutions to major technical problems that have faced during this period both the oil palm plantations and mills of the country.http://www.cenipalma.org/[Corporation Research Center for Oil Palm, Forschungszentrum fuer Ölpalmen]KolumbienNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CEPCaribbean Environment ProgrammeThe Caribbean Environment Programme (CEP) is facilitated by the Caribbean Regional Co-ordinating Unit (CAR/RCU) located in Kingston, Jamaica. Created in 1986, CAR/RCU serves as Secretariat to CEP. The objectives of the Secretariat are to: - Provide assistance to all countries of the region. - Strengthen national and subregional institutions. - Co-ordinate international assistance. - Stimulate technical co-operation among countries. As a sub-programme of UNEP's Regional Seas Programme, CAR/RCU is under the administration of the UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi, however it is also directly responsible to the member Governments of the Wider Caribbean Region.http://www.cep.unep.org/[Karibisches Umwelt Programm]UNEPKaribikRegionalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
CEPTEuropean Conference of Postal and Telecommunication AdministrationsThe European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations - CEPT - was established in 1959 by 19 countries, which expanded to 26 during its first ten years. Original members were the monopoly-holding postal and telecommunications administrations. CEPT's activities included co-operation on commercial, operational, regulatory and technical standardisation issues. Today 48 countries are members of CEPT.http://www.cept.org/[Europäische Konferenz für Post und Telekommunikationsverwaltung]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationIT20. Okt 2003
CERNEuropean Organization for Nuclear ResearchCERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works. At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.http://public.web.cern.ch/public/[Europäisches Kernforschungszentrum]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
CETCentro de Estudios Tropicales, Sevillahttp://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/?action=page&page=museum_abbreviations[Tropisches Untersuchungszentrum]SpanienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
CETAFConsortium of European Taxonomic FacilitiesCETAF is a networked consortium of scientific instiutions in Europe formed to promote training, research and understanding of systematic biology and palaeobiology.http://www.cetaf.org[Europäisches Konsortium Taxonomischer Einrichtungen]EuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
CETIOMCentre technique interprofessionnel des oleagineux metropolitainsFounded in 1957, the CETIOM is the technical body of research and development for oil production French, and since 2010, industrial hemp. The main products concerned are: rapeseed, sunflower, soybean, flax and industrial hemp. The CETIOM is the partner of oilseed producers and hemp, and their professional organizations with which he prepares the technical innovations of tomorrow. His first objective is to improve the economic competitiveness of oilseed crops and hemp as part of a sustainable production at all stages of the chain, from production through the use of processed products. In the field, he accompanied the bodies involved in the development of oilseeds and industrial hemp with its network of experimentation and experts. It also seeks to maintain ongoing relationships with research and with the industrial agricultural supplies and processing.http://www.cetiom.fr/index.php?id=2499[Technical Centre for oilseeds metropolitans, Technisches Zentrum fuer Oelsaaten Metropoliten]FrankreichNationalFranzösischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
CEUCentral European UniversityLocated in one of Europe's most elegant capital cities, Budapest, accredited in both the USA and Europe, CEU offers a uniquely international atmosphere of academic excellence, critical reflection, and social engagement. A special course focuses on biodiversity loss and the importance of biodiversity conservation. In this course, students will survey the patterns of global diversity within various biomes and learn the most pressing threats leading to declines in biodiversity. Students will be introduced to the theory and principles involved in conservation and learn about governmental and non-governmental efforts to protect natural environments and develop sustainable practices to meet human needs. As added value, there will be two natural history films shown, and a ½ day field trip to the Budapest Zoo to view ex-situ conservation in practice.http://www.ceu.hu/[Zentrale Europaeische Universitaet]EuropaRegionalEnglischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
CFCommonwealth FoundationThe Commonwealth Foundation is an intergovernmental organisation set up almost fifty years ago to make civil society stronger. We work on behalf of the people of the Commonwealth of Nations, a voluntary association today spanning 54 countries, six continents and almost a third of the world’s population.http://www.commonwealthfoundation.com/[Stiftung der Nationengemeinschaft]GlobalEnglischStiftungDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
CFCCommon Fund for CommoditiesThe Common Fund for Commodities is an intergovernmental financial institution established within the framework of the United Nations. The Fund operates under the novel approach of commodity focus instead of the traditional country focus. Member countries benefit from projects financed by the Fund, whose basic rationale is to enhance socio-economic development of commodity producers; and to contribute to the development of the society as a whole. The Fund finances projects for smallholder farmers, as well as small and medium sized enterprises involved in commodity production, processing and trade in developing and least developed countries.http://www.common-fund.org/[Allgemeiner Fond fuer Grunderzeugnisse]UNGlobalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
CFDTCompagnie francaise pour le developpement des fibres textilesFounded in 1949, the French Company for the development of textile fibers released into the cotton growing countries in the franc zone. It was actively involved in increasing yields, cultivated land and built nearly a hundred production units (factories for ginning and oil mills). In a spirit of partnership, it developed agro-industrial sector contributing over 50 years, to Francophone Africa 3rd largest exporter of cotton fiber. The French Company for the development of textile fibers is also a service centre that provides oil and fat of the cotton companies and recognized expertise in management and consultancy (insurance, project management, auditing, financial management, accounting and commercial , etc.)..http://www.sofitex.bf/pres_sofitex/presentation.htm[French Company for the developmend of textile fibres, französisches Unternehmen zur Entwicklung von Tetilfasern]FrankreichRegionalFranzösischUnternehmenAgriculture, Industry20. Okt 2003
CFIARCrawford Fund for International Agriculture ResearchThe Crawford Fund was established in June 1987 by The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. It was named in honour of the late Sir John Crawford and commemorates his outstanding services to international agricultural research. The Crawford Fund is a non-profit, non-government organisation, dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits to developing countries and to Australia of International Agricultural Research. The Fund depends on grants and donations from governments, private companies, corporations, charitable trusts and individual Australians.http://www.crawfordfund.org/[Crawford Fond fuer Internationale, Landwirtschaftliche Forschung]AustralienInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
CFRCentre francais du rizThe French Centre for Rice, association under the law 1901, was created in 1985 at the initiative of governments and rice farmers in the aim to strengthen rice production by providing a service body of scientific and technical support. Its mission, which is similar to that of a technical institute, is in: The development and implementation of programs experimentation in the Camargue, Dissemination of learning (technical meetings, visits of tests, notes and brochures) and technical support to rice farmers.http://www.centrefrancaisduriz.fr/[French Centre for rice, Franzoesisches Zentrum fuer Reis]FrankreichNationalFranzösischStiftungAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CFSCanadian Forestry ServiceFor more than a century, the Canadian Forest Service has conducted research on the health of Canada’s forests to ensure that our nation’s forest sector needs are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Today, using scientific data and economic analysis, the Canadian Forest Service plays a leadership role in advancing a new model for the forest sector, focused on two key areas: sustainability and competitiveness.http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/?lang=en[Kanadischer Forstwirtschaftsdienst]KanadaNationalEnglischAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CFTCCommonwealth Fund for Technical CooperationEstablished in 1971, the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation (CFTC) is the principal means for providing technical assistance to Commonwealth countries. It is a mutual and voluntary fund and members contribute resources according to their ability and draw on them according to their needs.http://www.thecommonwealth.org/subhomepage/158192/[Fond des Gemeinwesens fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit]Großbritannien und NordirlandRegionalEnglischStiftungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CGACommonwealth Consultative Group on Agriculture[Beratungsgruppe fuer Landwirtschaft der Nationengemeinschaft]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CGIARConsultative Group on International Agricultural ResearchThe Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for sustainable development with the funders of this work. The funders include developing and industrialized country governments, foundations, and international and regional organizations. The work they support is carried out by 15 members of the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers, in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector.http://www.cgiar.org/[Beratungsgruppe fuer Internationale, Landwirtschaftliche Forschung]WeltInternationalEnglischStiftungResearch20. Okt 2003
CGMComputer Graphics MetafileCGM (Computer Graphics Metafile) has been an ISO standard for vector and composite vector/raster picture definition since 1987. CGM has a significant following in technical illustration, interactive electronic documentation, geophysical data visualization, amongst other application areas and is widely used in the fields of automotive engineering, aeronatics, and the defence industry.http://www.w3.org/Graphics/WebCGM/[Computer Graphische Metadatei]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
CGNETConsultative Group Network (communication system)For more than 27 years, CGNET Services International has provided global information networks and communications services to many of the most prominent nonprofit organizations and foundations in over 130 countries. CGNET extends our clients’ reach to “do good” particularly in challenging environments and difficult to reach geographies.http://www.cgnet.com/[Beratungsgruppen-Netzwerk]USAGlobalEnglischUnternehmenManagement20. Okt 2003
CGPRTRegional Coordination Centre for Research and Development of Coarse Grains, Pulses, Roots and Tuber CropsResearch on nutrition and food technology of CGPRT crops is relatively recent. The most significant development was the establishment of the Regional Co-ordination Centre for Research and Development of CGPRT Crops in the Humid Tropics of Asia and the Pacific (CGPRT Centre) by ESCAP in 1981. The Centre's mandate is to promote regional co-operation for research and development of CGPRT crops. This Centre, which is located in Bogor, Indonesia, is open to all members and associate members of ESCAP. Its objectives include: 1) expansion and stablization of CGPRT crop production and an increase in n e t farm income through a multidisciplinary approach to research, extension, and intrastructural development and 2) improving the nutritional status of rural people by introducing low-cost, protein-rich coarse grains and pulses into the cropping system and by raising production through the development of multiple cropping, livestock raising, and agro-processing industries.http://www.uncapsa.org/Publication/cg9.pdf[Regionales Koordinations-Zentrum fuer Forschung und Entwicklung von der Ernte von grobkörnigen Getreide, Huelsenfrüchten, Wurzeln und Knollen]ESCAPIndonesienRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
CHASChicago Academy of SciencesFounded in 1857 and chartered in 1865, the Chicago Academy of Sciences was guided in its early years by Robert Kennicott and William Stimpson, close collaborators of an early leader of the Smithsonian Institution. The academy, with one of the best natural history collections in America, built a museum at Wabash and Van Buren, but its exhibits, collections, and library were destroyed in the fire of 1871. The academy rebuilt and lost its building during the economic turmoil of the 1880s. Today their incomparable collection of nearly 250,000 specimens, including plants, animals, fossils, and minerals.http://www.naturemuseum.org/[Chicago Academie der Wissenschaft]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
CHECCommonwealth Human Ecology CouncilThe Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC) is a humanitarian organisation that observes, identifies, interrelates and promotes action, through raising awareness, by relevant responsible organisations. It is an effective catalytic and operational force in the Commonwealth and United Nations spheres of influence. CHEC has provided the concepts and promoted the practical application of human and social ecological principles across government and civil society policies at local, national and international levels.http://www.checinternational.org/CHEC_-_Commonwealth_Human_Ecology_Council.html[Rat der Humanoekologie der Nationalgemeinschaft]Großbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationEcology20. Okt 2003
CHECKLISTSChecklists of lichensA Global Information System for the Biodiversity of Lichens and Lichenicolous Fungihttp://www.checklists.de[Checklisten der Flechten]GlobalEnglischProjektLibrary20. Okt 2003
CHINMInstituto Nacional de Microbiología, Buenos AiresTransferred to MACN.http://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/?action=page&page=museum_abbreviations[National Institute of Microbiology, Nationales Institut fuer Mikrobiologie]ArgentinienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
CHMClearing House Mechanism[...] the Convention has established a "Clearing-House Mechanism" to ensure that all governments have access to the information and technologies they need for their work on biodiversity. its mission is to contribute significantly to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, through effective information services and other appropriate means in order to promote and facilitate scientific and technical cooperation, knowledge sharing and information exchange, and to establish a fully operational network of Parties and partners.http://www.biodiv.org/chm/[Verrechnungsstellen Einrichtung]CBDGlobalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
CIConservation InternationalPeople depend on nature for many things. A stable climate. Clean air. Fresh water. Abundant food. Cultural resources. And the incalculable additional benefits the world’s biodiversity provides. Conservation International (CI) works to ensure a healthy and productive planet for us all.http://www.conservation.org/xp/CIWEB/home[Naturschutz International]InternationalEnglischOrganisationConservation20. Okt 2003
CIACentral Intelligence AgencyTo accomplish its mission, the CIA engages in research, development, and deployment of high-leverage technology for intelligence purposes. As a separate agency, CIA serves as an independent source of analysis on topics of concern and also works closely with the other organizations in the Intelligence Community to ensure that the intelligence consumer—whether Washington policymaker or battlefield commander—receives the best intelligence possible. The CIA's year book contains a lot of useful data (geography, population etc) on all countries.http://www.cia.gov/[Zentrale Aufklärungs-Behörde]USAUSANationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
CIADComprehensive Institute for Agricultural DevelopmentThe Centre of Integrated Agricultural Development (CIAD) aims at developing participatory planning approaches for rural development in China, lt operates nation-wide and is now approached by local and regional decision makers who seek advice in their fields of works. Locally adapted means are then developed in order to solve their problems. GTZ supported the CIAD from 1984 to 1994. Now, the Chinese staff continues these activities.http://www.fao.org/docrep/006/y0923e/y0923e10.htm[Flächendeckendes Institut fuer Landwirtschaftliche Entwicklung]COHDChinaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
CIATCentro Internacional de Agricultura TropicalCIAT is an agricultural research institution. We focus on scientific solutions to hunger in the tropics. We believe eco-efficient agriculture—developing sustainable methods of food production—is the best way to eradicate hunger and improve livelihoods in the region.http://www.ciat.cgiar.org[International Centre for Tropical Agriculture, Internationales Zentrum fuer tropische Landwirtschaft]KolumbienInternationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CIBChengdu Institute of Biology, Academia Sinicahttp://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/?action=page&page=museum_abbreviations[Institut fuer Biologie Chengdu]ChinaNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
CICPConsortium for International Crop Protectionnow see Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC). Non-profit organization which assists developing nations reduce food crop losses caused by pests. Contains resource database, publications, events, bulletin board, and list of experts.http://www.ipmnet.org[Vereinigung fuer Internationalen Ernteschutz]USAInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
CIDCentre for Industrial DevelopmentThe Centre for International Development (CID) is a policy consulting and advisory organisation whose members are university professors, researchers, experts and professionals. CID was established in 2002 to provide training, international co-operation and technical assistance, research and policy analysis in developing and transition countries. CID main aim is to support, foster and facilitate the development process of those countries toward equity, well being and shared satisfactory living conditions for all.http://www.cid-bo.org/[Zentrum fuer Industrielle Entwicklung]ItalienNationalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
CIDARCCentre International de Documentation en Agronomie des Regions Chaudes (CIRAD)In Montpellier, France, CIRAD has recently established the International Centre for Documentation on Hot Climate Agriculture (CIDARC), which has brought together all the documentation resources previously held by its different departments. These collections deal with forestry, livestock, veterinary services, agronomy, locusts, ecology and agricultural mechanisation as well as the following crops: coffee, cocoa, rubber, cotton and other textiles, fruit, and oil plants. In total, this data base consists of over 520,000 bibliographic references, including all work produced by ClRAD's eleven departments and research units as well as publications collected from other sources.http://collections.infocollections.org/ukedu/ru/d/Jcta13e/5.1.html[Internationales Zentrum der Dokumentation der ackeraulichen, heißen Regionen]CIRADFrankreichRegionalFranzösischInstitutionLibrary20. Okt 2003
CIDIAInter-American Centre of Agricultural DocumentationAll FAO publications are fully indexed. In addition input is supplied by 92 participating countries, some of which report material through regional centres. These include such centres as the Inter-American Center for Agricultural Documentation and Information in Costa Rica (CIDIA), for Latin America and the Caribbean…http://openlibrary.org/works/OL5653049W/Cata%CC%81logo_colectivo_de_publicaciones_perio%CC%81dicas_de_las_bibliotecas_del_CIDIA[Zwischen-Amerikanisches Zentrum fuer landwirtschaftliche Dokumentationen]FAOCosta Rica, Nordamerika, SüdamerikaRegionalEnglischInstitutionLibrary20. Okt 2003
CIECCentre International des Engrais ChimiquesFounded in 1933 as a result of several international conferences held in Rome and Amsterdam, CIEC brought together different players involved in soil fertility and plant nutrition scientific research, chemical fertilizer technology and their application in agriculture. The most important event after its founding was the organization of the first World Fertilizer Congress held in Rome in 1938. The last and 18th Congress was held in 2009 in Rome.http://www.jki.bund.de/index.php?id=1378&no_cache=1&L=2[International Scientific Centre for Fertilizers, Internationales wissenschaftliches Zentrum fuer chemische Düngemittel ]WeltInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CIESINCentre for International Earth Science Information NetworkCIESIN was established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing world. CIESIN specializes in global and regional network development, science data management, decision support, and training, education and technical consultation services. CIESIN is the World Data Center A (WDC-A) for Human Interactions in the Environment.http://www.ciesin.org/[Zentrum fuer Internationale Wissenschaft Informations-Netzwerk]USANationalEnglischOrganisationEducation, Management20. Okt 2003
CIFORCenter for International Forestry ResearchCIFOR is an international research and global knowledge institution committed to conserving forests and improving the livelihoods of people in the tropics.http://www.cifor.cgiar.org/[Zentrum fuer Internationale Forstforschung]IndonesienInternationalEnglischInstitutionEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
CILSSComite permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Secheresse dans le SahelThe Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control cons in the Sahel (CILSS) was established September 12, 1973 following the severe drought that hit the Sahel in the 70s. CILSS states which now includes nine four coastal States: (The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal), four landlocked countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Chad), an island state (Cape Verde). The mandate or the general objective that guides the action of the CILSS is to invest in research for food security and the fight against the effects of drought and desertification for a new ecological balance in the Sahel.http://www.insah.org/[Ständiges zwischenstaatliches Komitee zur Bekämpfung der Dürre im Sahel]INSAHAfrikaRegionalFranzösischRegierungAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CIMCACentro de Investigación y Mejoramiento de la Caña de AzúcarThe Centre for Research and Improvement of Sugarcane, CIMCA, which operates in the area of ??Santa Cruz, so far depended on the National Study of the Cane and Sugar - CNECA is transferred to the Ministry Rural and Agricultural Affairs, as a decentralized institution. Contributions to CIMCO, sugar mills and cane farmers in the department of Santa Cruz, will be paid directly to that body.[Centre for Research and Improvement of Sugarcane, Forschungs- und Besserungszentrum fuer Zuckerrohr]BolivienNationalSpanischRegierungAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CIMMYTCentro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y TrigoCIMMYT is a non-profit research and training center headquartered in Mexico. To sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty. CIMMYT works with and brings together public research and extension organizations, private companies, advanced research institutes, NGOs, and farmer associations in countries worldwide, working pragmatically and apolitically to fight hunger and poverty.http://www.cimmyt.org/[International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement, Internationales Zentrum fuer die Verbesserung von Mais und Weizen]MexikoGlobalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CIMSCooperative Information Management SystemCIMS is responsible for processing HOSQL (Heterogeneous Object SQL) statements and for coordinating multidatabase transactions. It handles registration of foreign systems and schema mapping and integration (e.g., supertype creation, object equivalence, and identifier management).[Kooperatives Informations- Managment -System]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
CINTERADCentre Internationale d'Etudes, de Recherche et d'Action pour le DeveloppementCINTERAD maintains contact and communications with NGOs in Africa-Carribean-Pacific (ACP) states.[Center for the Study of International Research and Action for Development]BelgienGlobalFranzösischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
CIPCentro Internacional de la PapaThe International Potato Center, known by its Spanish acronym CIP, was founded in 1971 as a root and tuber research-for-development institution delivering sustainable solutions to the pressing world problems of hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources. CIP is truly a global center, with headquarters in Lima, Peru and offices in 30 developing countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Working closely with our partners, CIP seeks to achieve food security, increased well-being, and gender equity for poor people in the developing world. CIP furthers its mission through rigorous research, innovation in science and technology, and capacity strengthening regarding root and tuber farming and food systems.http://www.cipotato.org/[International Potato Centre, Internationales Kartoffel-Zentrum]PeruInternationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CIPACentros de Investigación y Promoción AgropecuariaThe National Institute of Agricultural Research and Outreach (INIPA) was founded in 1982, whose institutions were decentralized at the national Centers for Agricultural Research and Outreach - CIPA. This is the moment where Cajamarca Experimental Station (research) binds to the organ Extension Ministry of Agriculture of Cajamarca to form the CIPA Cajamarca.ipa-peru.org/areas1.htm[Agricultural Research and Promotion Centre, Landwirtschaftliches Forschungs- und Förderungszentrum]PeruRegionalSpanischRegierungAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
CIPAComite Interamericano de Proteccion Agricola[Inter-American Committee for agricultural Protection, Zwischenamerikanische Kommision der landwirtschaftlichen Schutzes]ArgentinienInternationalSpanischRegierungAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CIPCConsortium International Pest Control[Internationale Vereinigung Schädlings-Kontrolle]InternationalEnglisch20. Okt 2003
CIPCPermanent International Committee on Canned Foods[Ständiger Ausschuss der Konservennahrung]InternationalEnglisch20. Okt 2003
CIRACentres Internationaux de Recherche Agronomiquesee International Agricultural Research Institutes (IARC). Over the decade of the 1960’s Ford and Rockefeller created four International Agricultural Research Institutes (IARC’s) : - the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in 1960 headquartered in the Philippines; - Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT) in 1966 headquartered in Mexico; - International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in 1967 headquarters in Nigeria; - Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) in 1967 headquarters in Colombia.[International Agricultural Research Centres (IARC), Internationaes landwirtschaftliches Forschungszentren]CGIARInternationalFranzösischFachbegriffAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CIRADCentre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le DeveloppementCIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement) is a public industrial and commercial enterprise (EPIC) under the joint authority of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. CIRAD works with the whole range of developing countries to generate and pass on new knowledge, support agricultural development and fuel the debate on the main global issues concerning agriculture. CIRAD is a targeted research organization, and bases its operations on development needs, from field to laboratory and from a local to a global scale.http://www.cirad.fr/[Centre for Agronomic Research]FrankreichInternationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
CIRAFConseil international pour la recherches en agroforestieresThe International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF, new name) was established in 1978 with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. ICRAF is an autonomous, non-profit international research council governed by a Board of Trustees with equal representation from developed and developing countries. The mandate is to initiate, stimulate and support research leading to more sustainable and productive land use in developing countries through the integration of better management of trees in land-use systems.http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/[International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Internatonales Zentrum fuer Forschung in der Forstwirtschaft]KeniaInternationalFranzösischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CIRCOMInternational Research Centre on Rural Cooperative CommunitiesIt published the Journal of Rural Cooperation is a semi-annual periodical.The Journal of Rural Cooperation (JRC) welcomes articles, research reports and notes dealing with cooperatives and related rural organizations in developed and less developed countries. Topics of particular interest are cooperatives facing trends of globalization and privatization, the web of cooperative-community relationships, and cooperatives as part of such broader systems as mainstream economics, economies in transition, the social economy or related alternative paradigms.[Internationales Forschungszentrum von ländlich cooperierenden Gemeinschaften]IsraelInternationalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
CIRDAPCentre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the PacificThe Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) is a regional, intergovernmental and autonomous organisation. It was established on 6 July 1979 at the initiative of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations with support from several other UN bodies and donors.http://www.cirdap.org.sg/[Zentrum von integrieter ländlicher Entwicklung fuer Asien und den Pazifik]FAOPazifik, AsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CIRPONCentro de Investigaciones para la Regulacion de Poblaciones de Organismos NocivosThe CIRPON is dedicated to research and development issues related to biological pest control by introducing entomopathogenic species.http://lillo.org.ar/content/blogcategory/116/174/[Research Center for the Regulation of Populations of Pests, Forschungszentrum fuer die Regulation von schädlichen Organismen]ArgentinienNationalSpanischRegierungBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
CISInternational Occupational Safety and Health Information CentreCIS is the knowledge management arm of the ILO Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork). Its goal is to ensure that workers and everyone concerned with their protection have access to the facts they need to prevent occupational injuries and diseases.http://www.ilo.org/safework/cis/lang--en/index.htm[Internationales Informationszentrum fuer Angestellten-Sicherheit und Gesundheit]ILOInternationalEnglischOrganisationMedicine20. Okt 2003
CITESConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and FloraCITES is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.http://www.cites.org/[Uebereinkommen ueber den Internationalen Handel gefährdeter Arten von wilden Tieren und Pflanzen]UNEPGlobalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
CLASCaribbean and Latin American Station[Karibische und Suedamerikanische Station]IIBCNordamerika, Karibik, SüdamerikaRegionalEnglischBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
CLCIOPI Checklist CommitteeThe Checklist Committee (CLC) is developing the Global Plant Checklist project, in collaboration with the Information Systems Committee and the Species Plantarum Project Committee.http://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/b-online/ibc99/iopi/iopiclc1.html[Katalog Ausschuss]IOPIInternationalEnglischProjektConservation20. Okt 2003
CMCarnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaCarnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has a fascinating history dating back 116 years. But the story of who we are today—a collection of four dynamic, distinctive museums, and the Pittsburgh region’s home for great art and science exploration—is the real page turner.http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/[Carnegie Museum]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
CMBCassava MealybugIn Africa, the cassava mealybug (Phenacoccus manihoti) can cause up to 80% crop loss of the yuca, which is extremely detrimental to the production of subsistence farmers. These pests were rampant in the 1970s and 1980s, but were brought under control following the establishment of the Biological Control Center for Africa of the IITA under the leadership of Dr. Hans Rudolf Herren. The South American natural enemy Apoanagyrus lopezi (a parasitoid wasp) was found to effectively control the cassava mealybug[Cassava Schmierlaus]AfrikaGlobalEnglischFachbegriffBiology20. Okt 2003
CMEACouncil for Mutual Economic AssistanceThe Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON, CMEA, or CAME), 1949–1991, was an economic organisation under hegemony of Soviet Union comprising the countries of the Eastern Bloc along with a number of communist states elsewhere in the world. The Comecon was the Eastern Bloc's reply to the formation of the Organization for European Economic Co-operation in western Europe. ...was from 1949–1991an economic organisation under hegemony of Soviet Union comprising the countries of the Eastern Bloc along with a number of communist states elsewhere in the world. The Comecon was the Eastern Bloc's reply to the formation of the Organization for European Economic Co-operation in western Europe.http://www.shsu.edu/~his_ncp/CMEA.html[Rat fuer beiderseitige wirtschaftliche HilfeNationalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
CMSConvention on Migratory Species of Wild AnimalsThe Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. It is an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, concerned with the conservation of wildlife and habitats on a global scale.http://www.cms.int/[Uebereinkommen zu wanderndern Arten wilder Tiere]UNEPGlobalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
CNABRLCompagnie Nationale du Bas Rhone Languedoc - NimesThe idea was to begin to reduce the expansion of mass vineyards in the plains of Lower Languedoc and to replace it through irrigation water from the Rhone, a huerta of fruits and vegetables fit for a "California French".The work was conducted by the National Development Company of Lower-Languedoc or Rhône CNABRL, abbreviated BRL, established in 1955. The Company still exists, based in Nîmes in a building built in the plain in the middle of crops, and is engaged in consulting, expertise and conduct of hydraulic works in many countries.[National Company of Lower Languedoc or Rhone]FrankreichNationalFranzösischUnternehmenAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CNEARCCentre National d'Etudes Agronomiques des Regions Chaudesnow part of Montpellier SupAgro. The Centre National d’Etudes Agronomiques des Régions Chaudes was founded in 1902 as an institution of higher learning at Nogent-sur- Marne under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture. Since 1981, it has been located in Montpellier. Its mission is to train agronomists to work abroad or for those wishing to return to their native country.http://www.supagro.fr/web/pages/?idl=19&page=413&id_page=789[National Centre for agricultural Education of hot regions]FrankreichNationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
CNFDCICentre National de Formation, Documentation et Cooperation InternationaleThe Montpellier-based National Centre for Training, Documentation and International Cooperation (Centre National de Formation, Documentation et Coopération Internationale - CNFDCI) is part of the General Directorate for Fair Trading, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (Direction Générale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes - DGCCRF). This administrative establishment trains personnel from the devolved services of this directorate, such as inspectors and controllers (12 months of training including a 4-month practical course), and laboratory assistants, supervisors and technicians (12 months of training including an 8-month practical course). Their task is to look for and report breaches of competition and consumer law, to ensure fair trading and to protect the consumer. International technical assistance is part of its brief: the CNFDCI enrols foreign officials, mainly from French-speaking Africa, and organises assistance with training and documentation.http://www.minefe.gouv.fr/fonds_documentaire/pole_ecofin/international/coop_adetef/thcnfdci.htm[National Centre of Education, Documentation and International Cooperation]FrankreichNationalFranzösischRegierungLibrary20. Okt 2003
CNMRCarbon-13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance SearchCarbon-13 NMR is the application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to carbon. It is analogous to proton NMR (1 H NMR) and allows the identification of carbon atoms in an organic molecule just as proton NMR identifies hydrogen atoms. As such 13 C NMR is an important tool in chemical structure elucidation in organic chemistry. 13 C NMR detects only the 13 C isotope of carbon, whose natural abundance is only 1.1%, because the main carbon isotope, 12 C, is not detectable by NMR since it has zero net spin.[Kohlenstoff-13 Nukleare Magnetresonanz Spektroskopie]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffResearch20. Okt 2003
CNNCable News NetworkCNN.com is among the world's leaders in online news and information delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in bureaus worldwide, CNN.com relies heavily on CNN's global team of almost 4,000 news professionals. CNN.com features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information. The site is updated continuously throughout the day.http://www.cnn.com/[Kabel Nachrichten Netzwerk]Großbritannien und NordirlandGlobalEnglischUnternehmenMedia20. Okt 2003
CNPAFCentro Nacional de Pesquisa em Arroz e FejaoCNPAF, aims to promote research meeting pain of rice at national level in order to be presented and discussed issues relating to product research, as well as dissemination of knowledge and technologies, and their adoption by farmers.http://www.cnpaf.embrapa.br/[National Research Centre of Rice and Bean, Nationalaes Forschungszentrum fuer Reis und Bohnen]EMBRAPABrasilienNationalPortugiesischRegierungAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CNPMCCentro Nacional de Pesquisa de Milho e SorgoThe National Research Center for Maize and Sorghum - CNPMS was installed on February 14, 1976. The CNPMS is one of 42 units of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation - EMBRAPA - under the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform - MARA. The CNPMS aims to coordinate and run at the national level, research work aimed at producing knowledge and technologies that combine the increase of productivity of maize and sorghum to the use of natural resources in order to preserve the environment and provide greater economic welfare and social assistance to producers involved in the exploitation of these culture.http://www.cnpms.embrapa.br/[National Research Centre of Maize and Sorghum, Nationales Forschunszentrum fuer Mais und Hirse]EMBRAPABrasilienNationalSpanischRegierungAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CNPSDCentro Nacional de Pesquisa da Seringueira e DendeNow CPAA. Their Mission: Solutions enable research, development and innovation for sustainable agriculture in the Amazon, with emphasis on the state of Amazonas, to the benefit of society. Being a center of excellence in knowledge generation, technology and innovation for sustainable agriculture in the Amazon.http://www.cpaa.embrapa.br/[National Research Centre for Rubber and Dende, Nationales Forschungszentrum fuer Gummi und "Dende"]BrasilienNationalSpanischRegierungAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CNRSCentre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueThe Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research.http://www.cnrs.fr/[National Centre of Scentific Research, Nationales Zentrum fuer wissenschaftliche Forschung]FrankreichNationalFranzösischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
CODATACommittee on Data for Science and TechnologyCODATA, the Committee on Data for Science and Technology, is an interdisciplinary Scientific Committee of the International Council for Science (ICSU). One objective is the improvement of the quality and accessibility of data, as well as the methods by which data are acquired, managed, analysed and evaluated, with a particular emphasis on developing countries.http://www.codata.org/[Datenkommittee fuer Wissenschaft und Technologie]ICSUInternationalEnglischInstitutionIT20. Okt 2003
CODESRIAConseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en AfriqueCODESRIA was born in 1973 in the will of African social researchers to develop skills and scientific tools that can promote cohesion, welfare and progress of African societies. This was evidently the emergence of a pan-African community of active researchers, the protection of their intellectual freedom and autonomy in performing their duties and the elimination of language barriers, disciplinary, regional, gender and between generations.http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?&lang=fr[Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Rat fuer die Entwicklung von Sozial-wissenschaftlicher Forschung in Afrika]AfrikaRegionalFranzösischStiftungDevelopment, Research20. Okt 2003
CoECouncil of EuropeThe Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg (France), now covers virtually the entire European continent, with its 47 member countries. Founded on 5 May 1949 by 10 countries, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals.http://www.coe.int/lportal/web/coe-portal[Europaeischer Rat]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
COICentral Office of InformationCOI helps colleagues across the public sector deliver policy objectives and public services efficiently and effectively, from a network of offices across the UK.http://coi.gov.uk/[Zentrales Informations-Agentur]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungLibrary, Media20. Okt 2003
EBCLEuropean Biological Control LaboratoryThe European Biological Control Laboratory (EBCL) of the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS) was established during 1991 in Montpellier. This new laboratory facility resulted from a fusion of the former European Parasite Laboratory, which began operating during 1919 in France, and a Biological Control of Weeds Laboratory, which started during 1958 in Rome. EBCL is now the leading overseas ARS biological control laboratory and is the first research facility to have been constructed beyond the borders of the United States by the USDA Agricultural Research Service.http://www.ars-ebcl.org/Index.htm[Europaeisches Biologisches Kontrolllabor]Europa, USARegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology, Research20. Okt 2003
EBDEstación Biológica de Doñana, SevillaThe Doñana Biological Station is a public Research Institute belonging to the Spanish Council for Scientific Research CSIC in the area of Natural Resources. Our fundamental mission is to carry out multidisciplinary research of the highest standard directed to understanding, from an evolutionary viewpoint, the way in which biodiversity is generated, maintained and how it deteriorates, as well as the consequences of its loss and the possibilities of its conservation and restoration. An inseparable derivative is also to promote the transfer of this knowledge to society.http://www.ebd.csic.es/website1/Principal.aspx[Biologische Station von Doñana, Sevilla]SpanienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
EBIEuropean Bioinformatics InstituteThe European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) is a non-profit academic organisation that forms part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). The EBI is a centre for research and services in bioinformatics. The Institute manages databases of biological data including nucleic acid, protein sequences and macromolecular structures. The mission of the EBI is to ensure that the growing body of information from molecular biology and genome research is placed in the public domain and is accessible freely to all facets of the scientific community in ways that promote scientific progress.http://www.ebi.ac.uk/[Europaeisches Bioinformatisches Institut]EMBLEuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationBiology, IT, Research20. Okt 2003
EBRDEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentSince our establishment in 1991 we have become the largest financial investor in our region of operations which stretches from central Europe and the Western Balkans to central Asia. With the ability and willingness to bear risk on behalf of our clients, we help their countries in the region to become open, market economies. We are owned by 61 countries, the European Union and the European Investment Bank.http://www.ebrd.com/pages/homepage.shtml[Europäische Bank für Wiederaufbau und Entwicklung]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischInstitutionPolitics20. Okt 2003
EBRGMuseo de la Estación Biología de Rancho Grande, AraguaThe biologist Ernst Schafer, hired by the Venezuelan government in 1950, was the one who implemented Henri Pittier vision for the creation of the Rancho Grande Biological Station, now known as Parque Nacional Henri Pittier. Together they created a display for public use representative samples of the fauna of the park and the scientific collection of birds at the same time began a series of investigations of the fauna of the park and across the country.http://www.diversidadbiologica.info.ve/diversidadbiologica.php?seccion=3&target=detailed&category=CBOO&subcategory=CBOO0049[Museum an der Biologischen Station der großen Farm, Maracay, Aragua]VenezuelaNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
GARTGlobales Artenregister TagfalterAt the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart The aim of the GART project is to provide access to general information about butterflies on the basis of a global taxonomic catalogue. In a first step, a global, fully synonymic species register for two families of butterflies, Swallowtails (Papilionidae) and Whites (Pieridae), will be developed based on comprehensive taxonomic databases for these two butterfly groups. Furthermore, all butterfly type specimens housed in the institutional collections of the cooperating GART partners will be recorded, photographed, and databased. After the funding period for GART (April 2000 to December 2003) ended the project could be continued within the new funding program GBIF-Germany of the BMBF under its new acronym GloBIS-D (Global Butterfly Information System Deutschland). The main results are available on the GloBIS-D homepage: Hierarchical taxon tree with information from the taxonomic database and images of primary type specimens from German and international museum collections (work in progress, to be expanded).[Global butterfly species register]DeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektBiology, Conservation, IT20. Okt 2003
GASGAGroupe d'assistance aux systemes concernant les graines apres recolteGroup support systems for post-harvest grain (GASGA) is a voluntary association of seven organizations having in common research activities and / or development in the post crop of grain and other food staples in developing countries. These organizations are involved in most, if not all, aspects: the formulation of technical advice, project in the field and in laboratories, training of personnel from developing countries and conducting research and applications.http://www.fao.org/wairdocs/x5006b/X5006b01.htm[Group support systems for post-harvest grain, Unterstuetzungsgruppe der Systeme fuer Getreide nach der Ernte]FAOInternationalFranzösischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
GATEGerman Appropriate Technology ExchangeGATE is a working unit of the GTZ and consists actually of four projects: * Information Service on the Adaptation and Dissemination of Technologies (GATE-ID) * Regional NGO Co-operation (GATE-NGO) * Small-Scale Project Fund (GATE-SSPF) * Coordination Service for Appropriate Building Technologies (BASIN) Objectives are to improve the technological competence of NGOs and other groups involved in self-help-oriented poverty alleviation and to develop information and knowledge management systems for NGOs and self-help groups. Gate supports transfer and exchange of technological knowledge through regional partners and a question and answer service, testing and dissemination of innovative technologies and networking and professionalizing of information services.http://www.eldis.org/assets/Orgs/2213.html[Deutscher geeigneter Technologie-Austausch]GTZDeutschlandNationalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment, Management20. Okt 2003
GATTGeneral Agreement on Tariffs and TradeThe General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) covers international trade in goods. The workings of the GATT agreement are the responsibility of the Council for Trade in Goods (Goods Council) which is made up of representatives from all WTO member countries. The current chairperson is Ambassador Alfredo CHIARADIA (Argentina). The Goods Council has 11 committees dealing with specific subjects (such as agriculture, market access, subsidies, anti-dumping measures and so on). Again, these committees consist of all member countries. Also reporting to the Goods Council are the Textiles Monitoring Body, a working party on state trading enterprises, and the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) Committee.http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/gatt_e/gatt_e.htm[Generelles Abkommen ueber Verker und Handel]WTOGlobalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
GROMSGlobal Register of Migratory SpeciesThe number of migratory animals can only be estimated at present (likely between 5,000 and 10,000 species). To help eliminate this deficit, the UNEP/CMS Secretariat initiated the development of a database in 1997, in co-operation with the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig in Bonn, funded by the Federal Environment Ministry and scientifically supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation The migratory status has been assessed for 4,430 vertebrate species, and more than 1,000 GIS species distribution maps are available published on CDhttp://www.groms.de/[Globales Kartei der wnadernden Arten]DeutschlandGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, IT, Research20. Okt 2003
GTIGlobal Taxonomy InitiativeThe Global Taxonomic Initiative (GTI) was created to remove or reduce the "taxonomic impediment". The GTI has been established by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to address the lack of taxonomic information and expertise available in many parts of the world, and thereby to improve decision-making in conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of the benefits derived from genetic resources. This is the first time in history that taxonomy has had recognition at such a high level in international policy. The GTI was developed by governments, under the Convention on Biological Diversity, and is implemented by many actors including governments, non-government and international organizations, as well as taxonomists and the institutions where they work. Taxonomy is important for all types of ecosystems, and therefore the initiative is a cross-cutting issue applicable to all of the work under the Convention. The GTI is specifically intended to support implementation of the work programmes of the Convention on its thematic and cross-cutting issues.http://www.cbd.int/gti/[Globale Taxonomie-Initiative]CBDGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, Politics20. Okt 2003
GTZDeutsche Gesellschaft für Technische ZusammenarbeitNow GIZ: Most of our work is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries – including the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Federal Ministry of Defence, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research – as well as German federal states and municipalities, and public and private sector clients in Germany and abroad. These include the governments of other countries, the European Commission, the United Nations and the World Bank. We work closely with the private sector and promote synergies between the development and foreign trade sectors. Our considerable experience with networks in partner countries and in Germany is a key factor for successful international cooperation, not only in the business, research and cultural spheres, but also in civil society.http://www.giz.de/German Agency for Technical CooperationDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungDevelopment, Education, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IBRIECIndonesian Biotechnology Research Institute for Estate CropsIndonesian research Institute for Estate Crops (IRIEC) supports the research and development of various commodities grown on estate crops such as oil palm, rubber, tea, cinchona, coffee, cocoa and sugarcane. This work includes the provision of high-yielding clones and varieties, improved technologies, and specialist expertise.http://en.litbang.deptan.go.id/Indonesisches Biotechnologie ForschungsinstitutIndonesienRegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IBRTFInter-African Bureau for Research on Tropical ForestryZwischenafrikanisches Amt für die Forschung in der tropischen ForstwirtschaftAfrikaRegionalEnglischResearch20. Okt 2003
IBSICAIntegrated Biodiversity Strategies for Islands and Coastal AreasIBSICA seeks to identify how living conditions can be improved on islands and coastal zones, with sensible use of biodiversity for the benefit of local populations. Areas of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems are identified as Biosphere Reserves. These areas are designed with a view to conserving the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms that make up the "biosphere" while also meeting the material needs and aspirations of the local people. Integrated Biodiversity Strategies for Islands and Coastal Areas (IBSICA) project (1996-2002) was implemented by UNESCO's Division of Ecological Sciences and by the Government of Germany (Ministry for Economic Co-operation, BMZ).http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/specific-ecosystems/island-and-coastal-areas/Ganzheitliche Biodiversitätsstrategien für Inseln und KüstengebieteUNESCODeutschlandGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
IBSRAMInternational Board for Soil Research and ManagementIBSRAM, an international organization with an independent Board of Trustees, was created in 1983 with the aim of promoting soil management research with National Agricultural Research and Extension Systems (NARES) in developing countries. The headquarters of IBSRAM are located in Bangkok, Thailand, and operates in Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific. IBSRAM does not engage in its own field research, but works in partnership with NARES through the creation of research networks on common soil and land management issues. In this catalytic role IBSRAM has initiated six research networks on acid soils, vertisols, sloping lands, and sustainable land management with 50 different national institutions.http://www.fao.org/docrep/x0625e/X0625e11.htmInternationales Gremium für Boden-Forschung und ManagmentInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
IBTAInstituto Boliviano de Tecnologia AgropecuariaThe chief research institution for agriculture was the Bolivian Institute for Agricultural Technology (Instituto Boliviano de Tecnología Agrícola--IBTA). Established in the mid-1970s, the IBTA concentrated mainly on new seed varieties for cash crops in the lowlands. Replaced by the Bolivian Agricultural Technology System (SIBTA).Bolivianisches Institut der AgrartechnikBolivienNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
IRETAInstitute for Research, Extension and Training in AgricultureThe Institute of Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture embodies the University of the South Pacific’s mandate to address the needs and challenges facing agriculture development in the Pacific. IRETA’s vision is to provide quality living for the rural communities through agricultural development. It’s mission statement is to contribute to the sustainable growth and development of the Pacific Island Countries by responding appropriately to their needs for research, extension and training in agriculture.http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=4081[Institut für Forschung, Erweiterung und Weiterbildung in der Landwirtschaft]USPSamoaRegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IRFAInstitut de Recherche sur les Fruits et AgrumesEstablished in 1942, the IRFA was the new name of the Institute of fruits and citrus Colonial (IFAC) since 1975. The IRFA contributed an expansion of fruit production worldwide. Today it is part of the CIRAD.http://www.cirad.fr/en[Research Institute of fruits and citrus fruits, Forschungsinstitut für Früchte und Agrumen (Zitrussfrüchte)]CIRADFrankreichInternationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IRHOInstitut de Recherches pour les Huiles et OleagineuxThe Research Institute for the oils and oilseeds (Irho), created in 1941, studying all oilseed sectors from production to the processing. The Irho was involved in many African countries, but also in Asia, Polynesia and South America. Today it is a part of the CIRAD.[Research Institute for Oils and oilseeds, Forschungsinstitut für Öle und Ölsaaten]CIRADFrankreichInternationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IRLCSInternational Red Locust Control ServiceThe original Control Service was set up in 1941 by two entomologists, A. Michelmore and H. Bredo. The idea was to patrol the Rukwa and Mweru wa Ntipa outbreak areas and to give warning dangerous increase of locust population, so that preparations for control could be made. In 1949 there was signed the Convention establisheing the present International Red Locust Control Servise, with Belgium, Great Britain, South Africe and Southern Rhodesia as contracting governments. The Participating Government sinclude all mainland territories in Africa south of the equator, except certain French colonies, andmake virtually complete cover of the invasion areas of the Red Locust.http://www.nrzam.org.uk/RedLocust/RedLocust.htm[Internationaler Kontrolldienst der Roten Heuschrecke]Belgien, Großbritannien und Nordirland, Portugal, Republik Südafrika, SimbabweInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Biology, Environment, Management20. Okt 2003
IRPTCInternational Register of Potentially Toxic ChemicalsThe International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals was established by the United Nations Environment Programme in 1976, following up a recommendation of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stokholm. For the first time the world had an institution to collect information on hazardous Chemicals and disseminate it to anyone who needed the data. The central unit of the register, known as the Programme Activity Centre (PAC), was set up in Geneva that same year and received its first query in March, 1976. IRPTC maintains a databank of centralized computer files linking a formal network of government-nominated institutions. Equally important, it embodies a concept for managing and exchanging information in consistent, scientifically sound fashion, leading to information-sharing partnerships.http://www.chem.unep.ch/irptc/irptc/databank.html[Internationales Register für potentiell toxische Chemikalien]UNEPInternationalEnglischInstitutionEnvironment, Management, Politics, Research20. Okt 2003
IRRIInternational Rice Research InstituteBased in the Philippines, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the oldest and largest international agricultural research institute in Asia. It is an autonomous, nonprofit rice research and education organization with staff based in 14 countries in Asia and Africa.http://www.irri.org[Internationales Forschungsinstitut für Reis]CGIARPhilippinenInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
MNHNPMuseum National d'Histoire Naturelle, ParisThe museum exercises a major patrimonial function - to acquire, conserve, restore, manage and exhibit very important national collections of documents and natural history: collections of living organisms, inert collections and databases. The Museum is therefore, along with its counterparts in London and Washington, the richest source of collections in the world. The inert object collections of palaeontology, geology, mineralogy, meteorites, botany, zoology, prehistory, anthropology, ethnobiology and chemistry are estimated to total over 60 million specimens.http://www.mnhn.fr/le-museum/en/home[National Museum of Natural History; Nationales Museum für Naturkunde]FrankreichNationalFranzösischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MNKMuseo de Historia Natural "Noel Kempff Mercado", Santa CruzThe Natural History Museum Noel Kempff Mercado is one of the centers of basic and applied research in biodiversity conservation in Bolivia. It is part of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the Autonomous University Gabriel René Moreno, the largest public academic institution in the region.http://museonoelkempff.org/sitio/index.html[Museum of Natural History "Noel Kempff Mercado"; Museum für Naturkunde "Noel Kempff Mercado"]BolivienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MoDMinistry of DefenceThe Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a relatively young organisation - it has only existed in its present form since 1971 - but its predecessors go back to the times of Henry VII in the 16th century.http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/Home/[Verteidigungsministerium]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
MOLARTRecognition and documentation of molecular speciesThe project aims at improving the systematics and identification of the most abundant insect group (Collembola) by both innovative and conventional approaches. Main task is the application, development and standardisation of molecular biological methods for the distinction and documentation of species that are hard to identify by conventional (morphological) methods. (see EDIS)http://www.uft.uni-bremen.de/oekologie/projektbeschreibung.htm[Erfassung und Dokumentation von Molekularen Arten]DeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
COMECONUSSR/Eastern EuropeThe Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (also referred to as Comecon, CMEA, CEMA, or the Council), 1949–1991, was an economic organisation under hegemony of Soviet Union comprising the countries of the Eastern Bloc along with a number of communist states elsewhere in the world. The Comecon was the Eastern Bloc's reply to the formation of the Organization for European Economic Co-operation in western Europe.http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/germany_east/gx_appnb.html[Council for Mutual Economic Assistance, Rat der gegenseitigen wirtschaftlichen Hilfe]Europa, RusslandRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
COMETTEuropean Community Action Programme for Education and Training for TechnologyThe rapid and accelerating pace of technological change and the necessity to apply also new technology to industries, previously totally unfamiliar with it, means that the same logic in relation to the competitiveness of European industry, that resulted in the Community R and D programmes, is needed in the area of training. In this perspective, the European Community action programme for Education and Training for Technology COMETT appears as a necessary, indeed a vital programme to stimulate greater action in engineering education and training for advanced technology.http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/education_training_youth/vocational_training/c11015b_de.htm[Handlungsprogramm fuer Bildung und Fortbildung fuer Technik des Europaeischen Rates]EuropaRegionalEnglischProjektEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
COMITECAFEComité Departamental de Cafeteros del CaucaIs a non-governmental Coffee Producers Association for technical assistance and rural development.[Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Cauca, Fachbereichsrat der Kaffeebauern von Cauca]KolumbienRegionalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CoMLCensus of Marine LifeWhat lived in the oceans? What lives in the oceans? What will live in the oceans? These questions were the genesis for the Census of Marine Life, a growing global network of researchers in more than 50 countries nations engaged in a ten-year initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the ocean and explain how it changes over time. Through 2010, scientists worldwide will work to quantify what is known, unknown, and what may never be known about the world's oceans-which comprise more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and more than 90 percent of its biosphere.http://www.coml.org/coml.htm[Zensus des marinen Lebens]InternationalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
CONABIOComision Nacional para el Conocimiento y el Uso de la BiodiversidadCONABIO's mission is to promote, coordinate, support and conduct activities aimed at knowledge of biodiversity and its conservation and sustainable use for the benefit of society. CONABIO was conceived as an applied research organization, which promotes basic research that generates and compiles information about biodiversity, develop human capacity in the area of ??biodiversity informatics and public source of information and knowledge accessible to all of society.http://www.conabio.gob.mx/[National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity, Nationale Kommission fuer das Wisser und die Nutzung der Biodiversitaet]MexikoNationalSpanischOrganisationConservation, Research20. Okt 2003
CONAMConsejo Nacional del AmbienteThe National Environment Council - CONAM is the national environmental authority of the Peruvian state. It was created by Law in 1994 as a decentralized body with legal personality, functional autonomy, economic, financial, administrative and technical reporting to the President of the Council of Ministers. Its seat is the city of Lima, being empowered to establish decentralized bodies (Regional Executive Secretariats) in other cities.http://www.darwinnet.org/docs/Hoja%20Informativa9.pdf[National Environmental Council, Nationaler Umweltrat]PeruNationalSpanischRegierungEnvironment, Politics20. Okt 2003
CONAPROConsejo Nacional de Producción OrgánicaThe transformation of conventional organic crops are the achievement of years of work and effort between different government and private. Today these efforts are realized in the National Counsil for Organic Production (CONAPRO), a body created by the Federal Government through the SAGARPA (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food). The CONAPRO seeks to promote and encourage the development and marketing of organic crops.http://www.airesdecampo.com.mx/consejo_nal_prod_org.asp[National Counsil for Organic Production, Nationaler Ratökologische Erzeugung]MexikoNationalSpanischRegierungAgriculture, Development, Politics20. Okt 2003
CONDESANConsorcio para el Desarrollo de la Ecoregion AndinaCONDESAN are committed to sustainable management of natural resources that contribute to overcoming poverty in the Andean populations and ensure their welfare. To promote this process-oriented research to obtain a regional overview of management that has the population of the Andean countries over their natural resources. With these findings, we encourage dialogue collective processes that result in policy recommendations at local, national and regional levels.http://www.condesan.org/portal/[Consortium for the Development of the Andean Ecoregion, Konsortium für die Entwicklung der andinen Ökoregion]PeruRegionalSpanischOrganisationManagement20. Okt 2003
CONTROCAMControl of CamerariaCONTROCAM ('Control of Cameraria') is a multidisciplinary project aimed at the control of the horse chestnut leaf-miner, Cameraria ohridella, a moth of unknown origin which has spread recently over vast areas of Europe, causing severe damage to horse chestnut trees both in urban areas and in endemic stands of Aesculus hippocastanum in the Balkans.http://www.cameraria.de/CONTROCAM/menu_controcam_d.html[Kontrolle von Cameraria]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischProjektResearch20. Okt 2003
COPConference of the PartiesThe Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings. To date the Conference of the Parties has held 10 ordinary meetings, and one extraordinary meeting (the latter, to adopt the Biosafety Protocol, was held in two parts).http://www.cbd.int/cop/[Konferenz der Parteien]GlobalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
COPALMAComercializacao de Sementes de Trigo e Soja para todo o BrasilCOPALMA was incorporated in 1978 by the COAMO agroindustrial cooperativa.[Marketing of seed of wheat and soybeans all over Brazil, Handel von Saatgut von Weizen und Sojabohnen in ganz Brasilien]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischUnternehmenAgriculture20. Okt 2003
COPEConsortium of Overseas Pest Experts[Vereinigung von Schädlingsexperten von Uebersee]Englisch20. Okt 2003
COPRCentre for Overseas Pest Researchnow NRI. TPI took over the Tropical Stored Products Centre, based in Slough, and its work gradually broadened to cover perishable foodstuffs such as meat, fish, fruits, vegetables and root crops. In the early 1970s the ALRC broadened its remit to include other aspects of plant and animal protection as the Centre for Overseas Pest Research (COPR). In the early 1980s, COPR and TPI were amalgamated to form the Tropical Development and Research Institute (TDRI), managed by the Overseas Development Administration of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. TDRI relocated to Chatham in 1988 at which time it joined with LRDC to form the Overseas Development Natural Resources Institute (ODNRI). The Institute became NRI in 1990.http://www.nri.org/about/history.htm[Zentrum fuer die Schädlingsforschung in Uebersee]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungResearch20. Okt 2003
CORAFConference des Responsables de Recherche agronomique Africainsnow le Conseil Ouest et Centre africain pour la recherche et le développement agricoles (CORAF/WECARD). In March 1987, the Directors of the fifteen French agricultural research institutions in West Africa and Central and Madagascar colleagues of French institutions such as Agricultural Research Centre for International Cooperation in Agronomic Research for Development (CIRAD) national Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) and the Office of scientific and Technical Research Overseas ORSTOM), now Institute of development Research (IRD) created the Conference of Directors of the African and French Agricultural Research (CORAF).http://www.coraf.org/index.php[Conference of Heads of Research in West Africa and Central, Konferenz der Verantwortlichen fuer Forschung in West- und Zentralafrika]AfrikaRegionalEnglisch, FranzösischProjektAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
CORANDESCorporacion para los Andes[Corporation of the Andes, Gsellschaft fuer die Anden]PeruRegionalSpanisch20. Okt 2003
CORDECHCorporacion Regional de Desarollo de ChuquisacaIn the 70's is happening in Bolivia military coups (1969 - 1980), in this period developed the so-called "Bolivian Strategy for Development" guidelines are not far from the Plan Bohan, 1940, dividing the country into 3 types of regions and creating the so-called Regional Development Corporations, technical agencies to prepare on impact. In Chuquisaca establishing a Regional Development Corporation of Chuquisaca (CORDECH), directed by the military, which produced many projects, most of which are not executed for lack of funds. Three major projects are specified in Sucre: airport, bus terminal and the central market.[Regional Development Corporation of Chuquisaca, Regionale Gesellschaft fuer Entwicklung von Chuquisaca]BolivienRegionalSpanischOrganisationDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CORDISCommunity Research & Development Information SystemThe gateway to European research and developmenthttp://cordis.europa.eu/home_en.html[Forschungs- & Entwicklungsinformationsdienst der Gemeinschaft]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischProjektPolitics20. Okt 2003
COREConsortium for Oceanographic Research and EducationCORE is the Washington, D.C. based association of U.S. oceanographic research institutions, universities, laboratories, and aquaria. Our 73 members represent the nucleus of U.S. research and education about the ocean.http://www.coreocean.org/[Vereinigung fuer ozeanographische Forschung und Bildung]USAGlobalEnglischOrganisationEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
CORINECoordination of Information on the EnvironmentThe CORINE programme (Coordination of Information on the Environment) is a European response to the contemporary requirements of natural heritage conservation. Its objectives were defined in the first half of the eighties, and in 1985 its implementation began in the countries of the European Community (Moss et al. 1991). Within the programme, each of the member countries developed a set of databanks based on a unified methodology. They will be stored and made available through GIS (Geographical Information System) applications.http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/COR0-landcover[Koordination von Informationen ueber die Umwelt]EuropaRegionalEnglischProjektEnvironment20. Okt 2003
CORPOURABACorporacion Autonoma Regional de UrabaCORPOURABA is one of the Autonomous Regional Corporation of Colombia. Autonomous Regional Corporations are corporate bodies of public character, created by law, composed of the territorial entities that are geographically features the same ecosystem or make a geopolitical unit, bio-geographic or hydro, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy, its own assets and legal, responsible for administering the Act within the area of jurisdiction, the environment and renewable natural resources and work for sustainable development in accordance with the laws and policies of the Ministry of Environment.http://www.corpouraba.gov.co/centro-de-documentaci%C3%B3n-ambiental[Autonome, regionale Gemeinschaft von Uraba]KolumbienRegionalSpanischOrganisation20. Okt 2003
COSTEDCommittee on Science and Technology in Developing CountriesCOSTED was established in 1966 as a special scientific committee of ICSU to promote science and technology as an essential tool for the development of developing countries. In 1983, the Government of India offe red to host a Central Secretariat and there are now seven Regional Secretariats. In 1994 COSTED was merged with an o ther ICSU body – the International Biosciences Network (IBN).http://www.icsu.org/publications/reports-and-reviews/costed-review-2002[Komitee fuer Wissenschaft und Technologie in Entwicklungsländern]ICSUIndienInternationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CPACocoa Producers' AllianceThe Alliance of Cocoa Producing Countries (COPAL) is an intergovernmental organization instituted in January 1962 by representatives of the governments of five cocoa producing countries in the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The founding members are Ghana, Nigeria, Brazil, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon. COPAL is guided by the Abidjan Charter. The headquarters is located in Lagos, Nigeria.http://www.copal-cpa.org/[Vereinigung der Kakao-Produzenten]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CPACrop Physiology AbstractsCrop Physiology Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database covering the latest information on crop physiology, with wide coverage of all plants of economic importance, including arable and horticultural crops, ornamentals, grassland plants and trees.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=35[Auszug von der Physiologie der Ernte]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischEducation20. Okt 2003
CPACCentro de Pesquis Agropecuraria dos CerradosThe average productivity of cassava in the Cerrado is 13 tons per hectare, but you can get up to 45. The low yield is the result of ignorance about the producer of new varieties and modern farming techniques. These two problems are the target of the search for participatory selection of varieties of cassava in the family farm, carried out by Embrapa Cerrados - Unit of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa).http://www.cpac.embrapa.br/[Agricultural Research Centre for Cerrados, Landwirtschafliches Forschungszentrum con Cerrados]EMBRAPABrasilienRegionalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CPATCrop Protection Action Team[Ernteschutz Handlungsgruppe]Englisch20. Okt 2003
CPATSACentro de Pesquisa Agropecuaria do Tropico Semi-AridoSemi-Arid Embrapa's mission is to enable research solutions, development and innovation for sustainable agriculture for the benefit of Brazilian society.http://www.cpatsa.embrapa.br/[Centre for Agricultural Research in Semi-Arid Tropics, landwirtschaftliches Forschungszentrum in den semi-ariden Tropen]EMBRAPABrasilienRegionalSpanischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CPCCrop Protection CompendiumThe world’s most comprehensive site for Crop Protection Information.http://www.cabi.org/cpc/[Handbuch des Entreschutzes]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandGlobalEnglischAgriculture, Library20. Okt 2003
CPPCCaribbean Plant Protection CommissionEstablished by the Council at its Forty-eighth Session in 1967, it has the pupose to strengthen intergovernmental cooperation in plant quarantine in the Caribbean area in order to prevent the introduction of destructive plant pests and diseases and to preserve the existing plant resources of that area.http://www.eppo.int/WORLDWIDE/RPPOs/cppc.htm[karibischer Pflanzen-Schutz-Ausschuss]FAOKaribikRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CPSCorporate Profile System"The United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations (UNCTC) has developed the Corporate Profile System (CPS) dealing with the activities of transnational corporations in developing countries and the issue of technology development (transfer of technology, the role of transborder data flow, impact of new micro-electronic technologies). Over 60 per cent of users of the system are from the developing countries."http://archive.unu.edu/unupress/unupbooks/uu07ee/uu07ee07.htm[Unternehmensprofil-System]UNGlobalEnglischFachbegriffDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CRECosta Rica ExpeditionsNow catalogued into LACM.http://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/?action=page&page=museum_abbreviations[Costa Rica Expedition]Costa RicaNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
CREOCommittee on Recently Extinct OrganismsOur mission is to foster an improved understanding of species' extinctions that have occurred in recent times. In collaboration with scientists from around the world, CREO has developed standardized criteria for analyzing extinctions that can be applied across diverse taxonomic groups. We are now in the process of organizing an effort to collect extinction data and analyze them against these criteria so that an accurate and comprehensive survey of recent extinctions can be produced.http://creo.amnh.org/index.html[Komitee der jüngst ausgestorbenen Organismen]USANationalEnglischProjektConservation, Research20. Okt 2003
CRESTThe Scientific & Technical Research CommitteeAccording to Council resolution of 28 September 1995, CREST's role was defined as an advisory body, to assist the European Commission and the Council of the European Union in performing their tasks in the area of research and technological development. A new ERAC mandate has replaced the Council Resolution of 28 September 1995 on the Scientific and Technical Research Committee (CREST). See also: http://erawatch.jrc.ec.europa.eu/erawatch/opencms/information/country_pages/eu/euorganisation/europeanorg_mig_0041http://ec.europa.eu/research/era/partnership/process/crest_en.htm[Das wissenschaftliche und technische Forschungskomitte]ECEuropa, AsienRegionalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment, Research20. Okt 2003
CRICoconut Research InstituteThe Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka (CRISL) was initially established as the Coconut Research Scheme in 1928, and was later developed into a fully fledged national research organization and a centre of excellence in coconut research and development in Asia and the Pacific Region. It is the first ever Research Institute established in the world devoted for coconut.http://www.cri.gov.lk/[Kokosnuss Forschungsinstitut]IndienRegionalEnglischInstitutionResearch20. Okt 2003
CRIADCentre de relations internationales entre agriculteurs pour le développementIt was in 1968 that the professional agricultural organizations in the region created the CRIAD - Centre for International Relations between farmers for development. The Sahelian drought of 1973 and its impact on the local population mainly agricultural, eventually involve permanently regional agricultural organizations that initiate in 1975 what became the national movement Afdi network today. Afdi Rhône-Alpes has nearly one hundred and thirty members of agricultural organizations.http://www.afdi-opa.org/fr/rhone_alpes,r69,21.html[Centre for international relations between farmers and for development]Agriculteurs français et développement international (Afdi)InternationalEnglischAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
CRIASCentral Research Institute for Animal ScienceLivestock in Indonesia is very much a part of the farming system, and in some provinces, livestock based agribusiness enterprises contribute significantly to the provincial economy. Improved income levels and changing food habits reflect an increasing demand for livestock product. Future demand for livestock products must be supplied through either domestic production or through imports. Small holders production alone can not be expected to meet demand, and alternative production system must be developed.http://www.fao.org/docrep/004/ab986e/ab986e07.htm[Zentrales Forschungsinstitut fuer Tier-Wissenschaft]FAOIndonesienNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CRIFCCentral Research Institute for Food CropsIn 1985, Indonesia established the Inter-University Center for agricultural biotechnology to train university faculty, and the Research and Development Center for Biotechnology (RDCB) to enhance national biotechnology capacity. The Biotechnology Division of the Central Research Institute for Food Crops (CRIFC) was established slightly later in 1989.http://www.fao.org/ag/agp/agpc/doc/field/wheat/asia/Turkey/inst_crifc.htm[Zentrales Forschungsinstitut fuer Nahrungspflanzen]FAOIndonesienNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CRIICCaribbean Regional Identification and Information Centre[Karibisches regionales Identifikations- und Erkennungs-Zentrum]KaribikRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
CRISCurrent Research Information ServiceThe Current Research Information System (CRIS) provides documentation and reporting for ongoing agricultural, food science, human nutrition, and forestry research, education and extension activities for the United States Department of Agriculture; with a focus on the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant programs. Projects are conducted or sponsored by USDA research agencies, state agricultural experiment stations, land-grant universities, other cooperating state institutions, and participants in NIFA-administered grant programs, including Small Business Innovation Research and Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.http://cris.nifa.usda.gov/[Gegenwärtiger Forschungs-Informations-Service]USANationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Library20. Okt 2003
CRIWIChinese Research Institute for Wood IndustryCRIWI was involved in research of wood preservation from 1953 and wood drying from 1961.Current the research directions are wood preservation, wood drying, wood modification, wood fire retardant, wood biotechnology, ancient wood protection, as well as basic research on standard system of wood protection and drying. The wood species focus on plantation wood, bamboo, rattan as well as wood composites, comparing natural wood species before 1980.http://www.criwi.org.cn/[Chinesisches Forschungs-Institut fuer Holz-Industrie]ChinaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CROCaribbean Regional OfficeRegional and US health-oriented professionals and bodies have come together to look at the collaborative work that has been done thus far in combating HIV and AIDS, with a view to examine ways in which the Centre for Disease Control’s (CDC) Caribbean Regional Office (CRO) – based in Barbados – can assist its various partners in combating this destructive disease going forward. CDC-CRO's mandate is to provide technical assistance that leads to sustainable capacity and programs in the Caribbean. Through its connections with CDC GAP headquarters in Atlanta and field staff, and in partnership with national governments and regional organizations the CRO addresses gaps in the responses to HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean.http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Global-HIV-AIDS-at-CDC/countries/Caribbean/[Karibisches, regionales Amt]KaribikRegionalEnglischOrganisationMedicine20. Okt 2003
CRSPCollaborative Research Support ProgramCollaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs) were initiated by the United States government to link the capabilities of U.S. Universities and other public and private partners to the needs of developing nations. The goal of the Nutrition CRSP is to address undernutrition, particularly among women and children, through policy-relevant research on the effectiveness of interventions in agriculture and health as well as nutrition.http://crsps.net/[Gemeinschaftliches Forschungs-Unterstuetzungs-Programm]USANationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
CSCommonwealth SecretariatThe Commonwealth Secretariat is headed by the Commonwealth Secretary-General who is appointed by Heads of Government for a maximum of two four-year terms. The two Deputy Secretaries-General and one Assistant Secretary-General - who serve for a maximum of two three-year terms – support the Secretary-General in the management and executive direction of the Secretariat.http://www.thecommonwealth.org/[Commonwealth Sekretariat]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierung20. Okt 2003
CSAScientific Council of AfricaThe Africa Science Board, working in informal liaison with the Scientific Council for Africa (C.S.A.) and the Scientific, Technical, and Research Commission of the Organization of African Unity (Commission V) has started what may become a series of workshops with scientists in several African countries to discuss new forms of organising scientific activity.http://au-strc.org/en/hist.asp[Wissenschaftlicher Rat von Afrika]AfrikaRegionalEnglischResearch20. Okt 2003
CSCCommonwealth Science CouncilThe CSC is a voluntary intergovernmental organisation established 20 years ago to develop programmes of scientific co-operation among its member countries both in the developing and developed countries. CSC has 37 members, which are represented at Council meetings by senior scientists or science executives.http://www.thecommonwealth.org/press/31555/34582/35061/21st_meeting_of_the_commonwealth_scienc.htm[Wissenschaftsrat des Commonwealth]Großbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
CSCCentre for Scientific ComputingThe Center for Scientific Computing (CSC) of the Goethe University Frankfurt currently operates two Linux-based computer clusters within the framework of the HHLR-GU (Hessisches Hochleistungsrechenzentrum der Goethe-Universität) to support numerically intensive studies in a variety of research fields, ranging from neuroscience to high-energy physics.http://csc.uni-frankfurt.de/[Zentrum fuer wissenschaftliche Computer-Nutzung]DeutschlandNationalEnglischInstitutionIT20. Okt 2003
CSCFCentre Suisse de Cartographie de la FauneThe CSCF was founded in 1985. In 1990 it was officially recognized by the Swiss authorities. In 2010 the CSCF and the karch fused to the foundation CSCF&karch.http://www.unine.ch/cscf/[Swiss Center of Cartography of the Fauna]SchweizNationalFranzösischStiftungBiology20. Okt 2003
CSERGECentre for Social and Economic Research on the Global EnvironmentCSERGE was founded in 1991 with the explicitly interdisciplinary remit of examining all aspects of decision making regarding environmental resources. The Centre consists of a number of collaborating disciplines including economics, political science, social and group sciences, geography, life cycle analysis, information systems and the natural sciences. It has won national and international praise for its pioneering research on the integration of this diverse set of disciplines to provide holistic and practical decision making systems for delivering sustainable development an ecosystem services and enhancing the positive role of the environment upon wellbeing.http://www.uea.ac.uk/env/cserge/[Zentrum fuer soziale und wirtschaftliche Forschung der globalen Umwelt]UEAInternationalEnglischInstitutionManagement20. Okt 2003
CSIROCommonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research OrganisationCSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. CSIRO is involved in more than 740 research activities, working with leading scientific organisations in over 80 countries with partners and customers ranging from foreign governments, small companies to large multi-nationals and international foundations.http://www.csiro.au/[Wissenschaftliche und industrielle Forschungsorganisation des Commonwealth]AustralienInternationalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
CSSCascading Style SheetsCascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a simple mechanism for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, spacing) to Web documents.http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/[Hintereinandergeschaltete Ausführungsbögen]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
CSSCCABI Sports and Social Clubhttp://cabisocial.ning.com/[CABI Sport- und Social- Club]Großbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischUnternehmen20. Okt 2003
CSTPCommittee for Scientific and Technological PolicyThe objects are to better inform the policy debate on the contributions of science, technology and innovation, promote the improvement of the management of S&T policies and foster international co-operation in S&T policy as well as in the development of scientific and technological infrastructures.http://www.oecd.org/document/35/0,3343,en_2649_34269_1895587_1_1_1_1,00.html[Komitee fuer wissenschaftliche und technologische Richtlinien]OECDInternationalEnglischInstitutionManagement20. Okt 2003
CSUCAConfederacion Universitaria CentroamericanaThe Central American University Confederation is the organization of integration of Central American public university system that promotes the development of the universities through cooperation and joint work with the state and society to an integrated approach to regional problems and their proposed solution within a framework of commitment, solidarity, tolerance, transparency, and equity. Promotes the development of scientific, technological and humanistic, and its application in the training of professionals able to make decisions and influence the sustainable development of the region.http://www.csuca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114&Itemid=133&lang=es[Central American University Confederation, Verband der Universitaeten suedamerikas]Nordamerika, SüdamerikaRegionalSpanischOrganisationEducation20. Okt 2003
CTATechnical Centre for Agricultural & Rural CooperationThe Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is an ACP-EU institution working in the field of information for development. We operate under the ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement and our headquarters are in The Netherlands. When it was set up, in 1984, CTA was given the challenging task of improving the flow of information among stakeholders in agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.http://www.cta.int/[Technisches Zentrum fuer landwirtschaftliche und ländliche Zusammenarbeit]EuropaRegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
CTAACentro de Tecnologia Agricola e AlimentarThe Embrapa Food completed 36 years of activity, reaffirming their commitments to society, through research for quality and food safety and to working in partnership with other research centers of Embrapa, universities and scientific bodies of the system and technological system.http://www.ctaa.embrapa.br/index.php?id=20&tipo=completa&cod=238[Centre for Agricultural and Food Technology, Zentrum fuer landwirtschafliche und Ernährungs-Technologie]BrasilienRegionalPortugiesischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
CTCCopersucar Technology CenterCopersucar, which initiated its activities in 2008, is the largest Brazilian sugar and ethanol commercialization operation with integrated production, with an 18% market share. It is also one of the biggest in the world. Our unique business model enables Copersucar to manage every link of the sugar and ethanol chain, from monitoring the crop on the farm to the end markets, including storage, transportation and commercialization.http://www.copersucar.com.br/index_br.html[Copersucar Technologie-Zentrum]BrasilienNationalEnglischUnternehmenAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
CTVMCentre for Tropical Veterinary MedicineThe Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (CTVM) was established in 1970 as an integral Department of Tropical Animal Health in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Edinburgh. It has continued and expanded a tradition of research and training in tropical veterinary medicine which began with the establishment of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Tropical Veterinary Medicine at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, Edinburgh, in the early 1930s.http://www.vet.ed.ac.uk/ctvm/Research/Research.htm[Zentrum fuer tropische Veterinaermedizin]Großbritannien und NordirlandRegionalEnglischUniversitätMedicine20. Okt 2003
CUCornell University, Division of Biological Sciences, New YorkCornell is one of the Ivy League schools and also the Land Grant University of the State of New York. The Biological and Environmental Engineering Department (BEE) is one of the largest of its kind in the country with a very diverse faculty, staff and student population. The department serves three integrated functions: teaching of undergraduate and graduate students; research on problems in agriculture, biology and the environment; and public outreach to help society implement new knowledge.http://www.bee.cornell.edu/[Cornell Universitaet, Abteilung fuer Biowissenschaften]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
CVULAColeccion Vertebrados, Universidad de los Andes, MéridaThe Vertebrate Collection of the University of the Andes (CVULA) was born in February 1972 as a reference collection of amphibians and mammals in the Andes, due to the concern of some teachers and students, who saw the need for material Reference to serve as support for educational activities were developed in the fledgling Department of Biology. Currently, CVULA continues the link with the educational activities of the Faculty of Sciences of the ULA, and at the same time, it is obligatory reference and source of frequent consultation by national and foreign researchers.http://webdelprofesor.ula.ve/ciencias/pascual/CVULA/index.html[Vertebrate Collection of the University of the Andes, Wirbeltiersammlung der Universitaet der Anden]VenezuelaNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
DAADDeutscher Akademischer AustauschdienstThe German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the largest funding organisation in the world supporting the international exchange of students and scholars. Since it was founded in 1925, more than 1.5 million scholars in Germany and abroad have received DAAD funding. It is a registered association and its members are German institutions of higher education and student bodies. Its activities go far beyond simply awarding grants and scholarships. The DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy.http://www.daad.de[German Academic Exchange Service]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
DADIData Access and Database InteroperabilityThe DADI programme works with other organisations, such as the Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG), to set standards and protocols for sharing primary biodiversity data, and to support the integration of electronic data resources into the GBIF network. The DADI officer will be responsible for the implementation of the DADI work programme and will liaise with other international bodies either developing standards relevant for GBIF or holding international databases of interest to GBIF.http://www.gbif.org/communications/news-and-events/showsingle/article/two-vacancies-for-programme-officer-positions-in-the-gbif-secretariat/[Daten-Zugang und Datenbanken-Kompatibiliaet]GBIFGlobalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
DAIDevelopment Activity InformationIn 1991, an informal grouping of information workers from development organisations met in Paris, France to discuss 2 main aims. Agreement was reached on the format for the exchange of development information. This sets down fields for identifying and describing development activities (development activities is a wide term referring to any activities related to social and economic development). Some organisations also agreed to send development activity information from their computer systems to the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada for collection on to a compact disk, or CD- ROM. This became known as the Development Activity Information (DAI) CD-ROM.http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Publications/NGO_Development_17983.html[Information zu Entwicklungshilfe-Aktivitaeten]IDRCGlobalEnglischProjektDevelopment, Library20. Okt 2003
DAIDevelopment Alternatives, Inc.DAI has built a diverse body of work comparable in scope and impact with any development firm in the world. But we are far from complacent. Despite our global scale, our record of success, and our deep-rooted client and partner relationships, DAI remains today what it was as a fledgling company in the 1970s: innovative, alert, self-critical, and forward-looking—consistently driven by a powerful sense of corporate purpose. DAI’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the world by helping developing nations become more prosperous, fairer and more just, cleaner, safer, healthier, more stable, more efficient, and better governed.http://www.dai.com/[Entwicklungsalternativen, Inc.]USANationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment20. Okt 2003
DAINETDeutsches ArgrarinformationsnetzThe German agrarinformationsnetz (dainet) - the central internet platform for the agricultural sector - is a website of ZADI (center for documentation and information). For information retrieval in agriculture, consumer protection, food, forestry and fisheries are central here Interneteinstiege ready: Additions to disciplines, regional information, as well as special information portals. The Haves of the dainet refer to relevant information systems, documents, data and facts.http://www.wzw.tum.de/~schlind/Publikationen/VdBiol/sld014.htm[German Agriculture Information Network]ZADIDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
DANCEDDanish Co-operation for Environment and DevelopmentThe Danish Co-operation for Environment and Development (DANCED) was established as a follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro 1992. In 1993 the Danish Parliament allocated funds under the Environment and Disaster Relief Facility (EDRF) to promote transfer of environmental technology and know-how to developing countries through DANCED. The Programme is managed by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy in co-ordination with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Established 1994, the Danish Cooperation for Environment and Development (DANCED) was created in 1994 as part of the Denmark’s initiatives of environmental assistance to developing countries. DANCED is part of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency within the Danish Ministry of Environment and Energy.http://www.globalhand.org/en/organisations/24299[Daenische Zusammenarbeit fuer Umwelt und Entwicklung]DänemarkNationalEnglischProjektPolitics20. Okt 2003
DANIDADanish Development AgencyDanida is the term used for Denmark’s development cooperation, which is an area of activity under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Denmark’s development policy aims to contribute to reducing global poverty and helping people to take charge of their own destinies. This is the overriding objective for which Danida works. Danida has responsibility for the planning, implementation and quality assurance of development cooperation. There are local and posted staff at Danish embassies and missions abroad who are responsible for the administration and management of development cooperation with the individual country.http://um.dk/en/danida-en/[Dainisches Entwicklungs-Amt]DänemarkNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
DBGDeutsche Bodenkundliche GesellschaftThe German Soil Science Society (DBG) is a non-commercial association with about 2,000 members interested in soil scientific questions. The German Soil Science Society organises periodical conferences (see "Kalender") including scientific excursions as well as targeted symposia and workshops of the commissions and working groups. The society releases the "Berichte der DBG" as an online bulletin, the "Nachrichten der DBG" as an information bulletin, the "Mitteilungen der Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft" as a non-reviewed publication and the peer-reviewed international "Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science".http://www.dbges.de/[German Soil Science Society]DeutschlandNationalDeutschFachgesellschaftBiology20. Okt 2003
DBGDeutsche Botanische GesellschaftThe German Botanical Society (DBG: Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft e.V.) represents the plant sciences and is the largest society for plant scientists in the German-speaking countries. It advances scientific botany nationally and internationally. The DBG is one of the oldest botanical societies in the world which still is active. It is a non-profit organisation and is a member of the VBIO (German Life Sciences Association) which formerly was the "Verbund biowissenschaftlicher und biomedizinischer Gesellschaften e.V." (vbbm). The DBG is also a member of the DNK, the German National Committee, which represents German biologists in international organisations.http://www.deutsche-botanische-gesellschaft.de/[German Botanical Society]DeutschlandNationalDeutschFachgesellschaftBiology20. Okt 2003
DBSNUDepartment of Biology, Shaanxi Normal University, ShaanxiShaanxi Normal University (SNU) is one of the six normal universities directly affiliated with the State Educational Ministry. The University has a long history as it just celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2004. The College of Life Sciences, with a history of more than 53 years, is conveniently located next to the world-famous scenic resort of the Great Wild Goose Pagoda (Dàyàn T?). The college, just like its famous historical and cultural city Xi-An, is now opening her arms to the world and turning herself into a multi-cultural, open-minded, well-known, modernized, and first class college in the field of life sciences!http://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/?action=page&page=museum_abbreviations[Abteilung fuer Biologie, Shaanxi Normal Universitaet]ChinaNationalEnglischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
DBUDeutsche Bundesstiftung UmweltThe Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU is one of Europe's largest foundations and promotes innovative and exemplary environmental projects. Since 1991, almost 5500 projects have received financial backing totalling about € 1 billion. The promotional activities concentrate on environmental technology and research, nature conservation, environmental communication and cultural assets.http://www.dbu.de/[German Environmental Foundation]DeutschlandNationalDeutschStiftungEducation20. Okt 2003
DCDevelopmental CooperationIn September 2001, the poverty-related sections of the Millennium Declaration were condensed into eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to reduce poverty, specifying targets and indicators. This was the first time the international community had found such a broad consensus in formulating joint development goals and agreeing to cooperate in a spirit of partnership. A clear framework of reference was thus established for development cooperation (DC). From now on, progress, successes and failures in the partner countries and the contributions made by bilateral and multilateral donors will be judged by the extent to which they help achieve the MDGs.[Entwicklungs-Zusammenarbeit]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffPolitics20. Okt 2003
DCN-UNRCDepartamento de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuartohttp://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/?action=page&page=museum_abbreviations[Department of Natural Science, University de Rio Cuarto, Abteilung fuer Naturwissenschaften]ArgentinienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
DDCDirectorate of Developing Countries[Direktorat der Entwicklungslaender]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungManagement20. Okt 2003
DDG-ISDeputy Director General-Information Services[Stellvertretender Generaldirektor -Informations-Service]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
DDG-SDeputy Director General-Science[Stellvertretender Generaldirektor - Wissenschaft]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
DDSThe Data Definition and Standards Working Group of the Checklist CommitteeThe Data Definition and Standards Working Group was set up to define the basic data to be included for each taxonomic unit (taxon) in the Global Plant Checklist. The latest version of the Data Definitions is available here or as hard copy from F. Bisby (f.a.bisby@soton.ac.uk).http://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/b-online/ibc99/iopi/iopidds1.html[Arbeitsgruppe des Checklisten-Ausschuss fuer Daten-Definition und -Standards]IOPIInternationalEnglischOrganisationIT20. Okt 2003
DECODatabases Editorial Committee[Redaktionalles Kommitte der Datenbanken]EnglischIT20. Okt 2003
DEDDeutscher Entwicklungsdienstnow merged with GTZ and Inwent into GIZ. The services delivered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, we support the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We are also engaged in international education work around the globe.http://www.giz.de/[German Development Service]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
DEEMYAn Information System for Characterization and Determination of EctomycorrhizaeDEEMY is an information system for determination and characterisation of ectomycorrhizae.The goal is * to offer a online database system for multiple usage and therewith dissemination of expert knowledge especially by providing public access to database generated identification keys, natural language descriptions and illustrations of ectomycorrhizae * to promote common standards on descriptive data connected with taxonomic names of ectomycorrhizae to facilitate interoperability and data exchangehttp://www.deemy.de[Informationssystem fuer die Charakterisierung und Bestimmung von Ectomycorrhiza]DeutschlandInternationalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
DEFRADepartment for Environment, Food and Rural AffairsThe Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is a government department in the UK. We cover – we make policy and legislation, and work with others to deliver our policies in - areas such as: * the natural environment, biodiversity, plants and animals * sustainable development and the green economy * food, farming and fisheries * animal health and welfare * environmental protection and pollution control * rural communities and issues.http://www.defra.gov.uk/[Miniterium für Landwirtschaft, Ernährung und ländliche Angelegenheiten]UKGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
DEGDeutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbHSince 1962, the German Investment and Development Company promotes investment by private enterprises in developing countries supported by their own entrepreneurial development cooperation. They create jobs and incomes and improve living conditions of people in partner countries.http://www.deginvest.de[German Investment and Development Company]DeutschlandNationalDeutschOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
DEIDeutsches Entomologisches InstitutThe Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Intitut (Senckenberg German Entomological Intitute) was founded in 1886 as a "National Museum", with emphasis on systematics and taxonomy. It developed after 1922 as an institution of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft, co-operating with the Imperial Biological Institute to become a mediator between systematic and applied entomology. After a history full of change, the DEI moved in 2004 into a new building on the campus of Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in Müncheberg. Since January 2009 the DEI is part of the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitute und Naturmuseen. Its new name is Senckenberg Deutsches Entomologisches Institut.http://www.senckenberg.de/root/index.php?page_id=5242[German Entomological Institute]ZALFDeutschland, BrandenburgNationalDeutschInstitutionBiology, Conservation, Research20. Okt 2003
DELTADescriptive Language for TaxonomyThe DELTA format (DEscription Language for TAxonomy) is a flexible method for encoding taxonomic descriptions for computer processing. It has been adopted by the International Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG) as a standard for data exchange. DELTA-format data can be used to produce natural-language descriptions, interactive or conventional keys, cladistic or phenetic classifications, and information-retrieval systems.http://delta-intkey.com/[Beschreibende Sprache fuer die Taxonomie]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
DEPLADISDevelopment Planning Documents Information System… A consultant was appointed who visited Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand before submitting a report on his feasibility study of a Development Planning Documents Information System, subsequently given the acronyn DEPLADIS (Seshagiri 1981). Among other things, thereport recommended DEVSIS methodologies i n technical processes and stressed the crucial necessity for cooperation between DEPLADIS and some 250 operational or near-operational UN development-oriented information systems that he identified and described in a comprehensive annex based on a UN directory (108 1980)….[Informationssystem ueber Entwicklungs-Planungs-Dokumente]AsienRegionalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
DESECCentro para el Desarrollo Social y EconomicoThe Center for Social and Economic Development (DESEC) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution, founded in 1963. DESEC obtained recognition of their legal status and the approval of their statutes by the Bolivian State Supreme Resolution No. 133 088 of March 7, 1966. Is enrolled in the National Register of NGOs Vice public investment and external financing of the Ministry of Finance.http://www.desec.org/[Centre for Social and Economic Development, Zentrum fuer soziale und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung]BolivienRegionalSpanischOrganisationDevelopment20. Okt 2003
DESTDepartment of Education, Science and Trainingnow Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). The Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) was responsible for early childhood development, public and private school systems, higher educational institutions and research, vocational education and training, student and youth affairs, indigenous employment and education, employment initiatives and services and establishing conditions and values in the workplace.http://deewr.gov.au/[Abteilung fuer Bildung, Wissenschaft und Fortbildung]UKAustralienNationalEnglischRegierungEducation, Politics20. Okt 2003
DETRDepartment of the Environment and TransportThe responsibility for the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR) was with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions of the UK Cabinet,created in 1997. In June 2001 the department was renamed the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (DTLR), with the Environment portfolio being merged with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food into the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. All departments were given their own Secretaries of State.http://www.archive.official-documents.co.uk/document/caboff/bodies97/detr.htm[Abteilung fuer Umwelt und Verkehr]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
DEVNETDevelopment Information NetworkThe civil association DEVNET - Development Information Network - is a non-governmental, international, not-for-profit organization based in Rome (Italy). DEVNET is Consultant Category 1 of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). It is a pioneer in the implementation of cooperation projects, creating inter-regional networks for exchange of information for socio-economic development, with emphasis on the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology).http://www.devnetinternational.org/background[Entwicklungs-Informations-Netzwerk]ItalienInternationalEnglischOrganisationIT, Library20. Okt 2003
DEVSISDevelopment Sciences Information SystemThe DEVSIS proposal emanates from a Canadian suggestion that an International retrieval system be designed on the successful model of the cooperatively developed International Atomic Energy Agency's INIS, and the Food and Agricultural organization's AGRIS systems. Following its inauguration, much attention has been given to the establishment of international information systems through which countries could share specialized knowledge important to their economic and social development. DEVSIS is such a system. As explained further in these pages, the technical aspects have been carefully elaborated, and judged feasible by experts. The present publication offers DEVSIS for the consideration of governments, who alone have the power, through the United Nations, to bring it into being.[Informations-System fuer die Entwicklungs-Wissenschaft]KanadaInternationalEnglischProjektDevelopment20. Okt 2003
DEWADivision of Early Warning AssessmentThe Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) provides timely, scientifically credible, policy-relevant environmental analyses, data and information for decision-making and action planning for sustainable development. It monitors, analyzes and reports on the state of the global environment, assesses global and regional environmental trends and provides early warning of emerging environmental threats.http://www.unep.org/dewa/[Fraktion fuer die Prüfung der Frühen Warnung]UNEPGlobalEnglischOrganisationConservation, Environment20. Okt 2003
DFCCDevelopment Finance Corporation of CeylonDFCC Bank’s core activity has been long-term project financing to the private sector. In response to market opportunities and demands, the Bank’s scope of business was broadened to include investment banking, fee based services, venture capital, fund management, stockbroking, consulting and commercial banking through subsidiaries and associate companies. Today, DFCC Bank offers a gamut of financial services to its customers and is continuously looking for new horizons, reaching for greater heights and mapping new game plans to reach its vision of being the premier financial services group.http://www.dfccbank.com/[Entwicklungsfinanzierungs-Gesellschaft von Ceylon]IndienRegionalEnglischUnternehmenDevelopment20. Okt 2003
DFGDeutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftThe history of the DFG extends back over more than 80 years. Its predecessor was the Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Wissenschaft. From the very beginning, its work has focused decisively on funding and supporting excellent research. Today, the DFG stands for a proven system of self-governed research funding in Germany that enjoys a high degree of national and international recognition.http://www.dfg.de/[German Research Council]DeutschlandNationalDeutschOrganisationEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
DFIDDepartment for International Developmentformerly ODA (Overseas Development Administration) The Department for International Development (DFID) is the part of the UK government that manages Britain's aid to poor countries and works to get rid of extreme poverty. As well as headquarters in London and East Kilbride, near Glasgow, DFID has offices in around 40 developing countries and provides aid to around 90 countries. We are working to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the international targets agreed by the United Nations (UN) to halve world poverty by 2015.http://www.dfid.gov.uk/[Abteilung fuer Internationale Entwicklung]Großbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
DGDirectorate GeneralThe Commission is divided into several departments and services. The departments are known as Directorates-General (DGs). On this page, each DG is classified according to the policy it deals with. The Commission services deal with more general administrative issues or have a specific mandate, for example fighting fraud or creating statistics.http://ec.europa.eu/about/ds_en.htm[Generaldirektorat]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungManagement20. Okt 2003
DG XIIDirectorate General for Research - Commission of the European CommunitiesThe Directorate General for Research * Develops the European Unions Policy on Research and Technological Development. It supplements national research efforts, strengthens the scientific and technological bases of European industry, and supports the policies followed by the Union in its major fields of jurisdiction (environment, health, education, energy, etc). * Implements this policy by means of co-operative programmes which associate companies - in particular SMEs - universities and research centres of various European countries in joint projects. These projects are incorporated in multiannual Framework Programmes, including the current Fourth Framework Programme (1994-1998), which has a total budget of ECU 13.1 billion. * Promotes public knowledge of science and technology, and stimulates debate in this area at a European Level.http://www.teipat.gr/pages/stud_exchange/leonardo/dg12tst2.html[Generaldirektorat fuer Forschung]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungManagement20. Okt 2003
DGERDirection Generale de l'Enseignement et de la Recherche - Ministere de l'AgricultureThe Directorate General for Education and Research includes: 1. The service of technical education consisting of: 2. The service for higher education, research and innovation includes: 3. The mission of the strategy and information systems. 4. The mission of General Affairs. 5. The mission of management control.http://lannuaire.service-public.fr/services_nationaux/administration-centrale-ou-ministere_171652.html[Directorate General for Education and Research, Generaldirektion fuer Lehre und Forschung - Ministerium fuer Landwirtschaft]EUEuropaRegionalFranzösischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
DGfMDeutsche Gesellschaft für MykologieThe German Mycological Society (DGfM) is a representation of interests of German professional and amateur mycologists, mushroom pickers and nature conservationists. DGfM supports the investigation of fungal relationships and ecology, the conservation of nature and of biotopes, promotes national and international exchange of knowledge and scientific discussion by the publication of the German-language journal Zeitschrift für Mykologie and the English-language journal Mycological Progress. The German Mycological Society trains PilzsachverständigeDGfM (‘Specialists in Fungi') and is responsible for the education of Fachberater für Mykologie (‘Consultants for Mycology').http://dgfm-ev.de/[German Society for Mycology]DeutschlandNationalDeutschFachgesellschaftBiology20. Okt 2003
DGISNetherlands Directorate General for International CooperationThe DGIS is part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Netherland. The Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) is responsible for development cooperation policy, its coordination, implementation, and funding. An important DGIS focus is the coherence between Dutch and EU policy on developing countries. In order to develop and carry out development policy, the Netherlands works with the governments of other countries and with international organisations such as the UN, the World Bank, and the EU. Civil society is another important source of partners, which include non-governmental organisations such as Novib and interest groups such as the employers' confederation, VNO/NCW, and the small and medium-sized enterprise lobby group, MKB-Nederland.http://www.government.nl/ministries/bz/organisational-structure/directorates-general[Generaldirektorat fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit]EUNiederlandeRegionalEnglischRegierungManagement20. Okt 2003
DGLDeutsche Gesellschaft für LimnologieLimnology, the study of inland waters, is becoming increasingly important as a field of ecology. In 1984, the DGL was founded as a professional society to unite research and practice under one roof and to provide a platform for a lively and supportive exchange. Currently it has about 1100 members. The DGL has to enforce the goal of the observance of ecological linkages in water management and water conservation.http://www.dgl-ev.de[German Society for Limnology]DeutschlandNationalDeutschFachgesellschaftBiology, Conservation20. Okt 2003
DGPDeutsche Gesellschaft für ParasitologieThe DGP is understood as a scientific association of all persons interested in parasitology, which are active in the fields of zoology and botany, medicine, in particular tropical medicine, microbiology and hygiene, veterinary, plant protection and pest control.http://www.dgparasitologie.de/[German Society for Parasitology]DeutschlandNationalDeutschFachgesellschaftBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
DGRSTDelegation generale a la recherche scientifique et techniqueTo supervise all research activities undertaken by government agencies in country, including agricultural research activities. The DGRST, as an executive body, is responsible for the implementation and management of the national science policy through a Scientific and Technical Directorate, an Administration and Finance Directorate, and a Scientific and Technical Information Directorate.http://www.nasr.dz/[General Delegation of Scientific and Technical Research, General-Delegation der wissenschaftlichen und technischen Forschung]AlgerienRegionalFranzösischRegierungManagement, Research20. Okt 2003
DHSSDepartment of Health and Social SecurityThe Department of Health and Social Security (commonly known as the DHSS) was a ministry of the British government in existence for twenty years from 1968 until 1988, and was headed by the Secretary of State for Social Services. Until 1968 the social security responsibilities had been split between the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance, and the health responsibilities by the Ministry of Health. In 1988 the department was split again into a separate Department of Health and the Department of Social Security.http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm[Abteilung fuer Gesundheit und soziale Sicherheit]Großbritannien und NordirlandRegionalEnglischRegierungMedicine20. Okt 2003
DialogLockheed's DialogOperational long before the commonplace use of the Internet, the earliest Dialog system was initially completed in 1966 under the direction of Roger K. Summit and was the world's first online information retrieval system to be used globally with materially significant databases. Today, the Dialog online-based information services help organizations across the globe to seek competitive advantages in such fields as business, science, engineering, finance and law.http://www.dialog.com/[Lockheed's Dialog]USANationalEnglischUnternehmenIT20. Okt 2003
DIGISDirectorate General for International Cooperation[General-Direktorat fuer Internationale Kooperation]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungManagement20. Okt 2003
DIGITDigitization of Natural History CollectionsWork Programme of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The increased availability of data on species is opening up new and improved methods of dealing with these issues. The information in museums is a storehouse going back hundreds of years, and the new availability of that storehouse in on-line databases is improving science, reducing costs by providing for more efficient and effective biological survey, freeing up scientists to spend more time on research, and leading to a more rapid build-up of knowledge of our environments leading to its improved conservation and sustainable use.http://www.gbif.org/communications/resources/print-and-online-resources/online-publications/gbif-training-manual-1-digitisation-of-natural-history-collections-data/[Digitalisierung von Naturkundlichen Sammlungen]GBIFGlobalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
DIMDIDeutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und InformationHigh quality information for all health care areas: DIMDI is the publisher of official medical classifications such as ICD-10-GM and OPS (German procedure classification) and maintains medical terminologies, thesauri, nomenclatures and catalogues (e.g. MeSH, UMDNS, Alpha-ID, LOINC, OID) that are important for health telematics and other applications. DIMDI develops and operates database-supported information systems for drugs and medical devices and is responsible for a programme of health technology assessment (HTA). The information systems are amended by many medical databases which you can search for articles and facts throughout medicine.http://www.dimdi.de/static/de/index.html[German Institute for medicine dokumentation and information]DeutschlandNationalDeutschInstitutionMedicine20. Okt 2003
DISDevelopment Information Service - University of Notre-DameWelcome to the University of Notre Dame's Development Information Services, a division of University Relations. This website has been specially designed to communicate, interact, and service our customers with the latest information regarding data requests, technology notifications, and all other facets of our responsibilitieshttp://dis.nd.edu/[Entwicklungs-Informations-Dienst]FrankreichInternationalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment20. Okt 2003
DITSLDeutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtschaft GmbHDITSL is a non-profit limited liability company (GmbH) at the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences of the University of Kassel at its campus Witzenhausen. DITSL supports capacity building and human capacity development, technology development, collaborative learning and rural innovation worldwide. DITSL initiates, conducts and fosters research, and raises public awareness on sustainable regional management and resource and land use with a focus on agro-ecosystems, knowledge systems, food safety and security, food- and product-chain development and related issues.http://www.ditsl.org/[German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture]DeutschlandNationalDeutschInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
DIVADiversity of the abyssal benthos in the Atlantic OceanDIVA 1 was the first in a series of expeditions dedicated to the study of benthic diversity in the deep-sea of the Atlantic Ocean. On RV "Meteor" a team of 28 scientists and technicians collected samples along a transect of about 700 km in the Angola Basin (July 2000). More than 40 specialists are cooperating to identify deep-sea organisms of all taxonomic groups, from bacteria to the large macrofauna (see cucumbers, fishes, crabs). The objective of this project is the biodiversity in abyssal basins of the southeast Atlantic., contributing to the study of the distribution of benthic organisms from pole to pole and to investigate their origin and relationships. Until now, two expeditions have taken place on board of the German research vessel "Meteor" which led an international team of scientists into the deep sea off the African west coast.http://www.cedamar.org/de/projekte/diva.html[Biodiversität in der Tiefsee des Atlantiks]CeDAMarDeutschlandInternationalEnglischProjektBiology20. Okt 2003
DIVERSITASDIVERSITASBiodiversity underpins the life-support system of our planet. Both natural and managed ecosystems deliver important ecological services such as the production of food and fibre, carbon storage, climate regulation and recreation opportunities. DIVERSITAS (the Latin word for “diversity”) was established to address the complex scientific questions posed by the loss in biodiversity and ecosystem services and to offer science based solutions to this crisis.http://www.diversitas-international.org/[Diversity, Diversitaet]WeltInternationalEnglischOrganisationConservation, Research20. Okt 2003
DIVERSITAS DeutschlandDIVERSITAS DeutschlandDiversitas Germany is a scientific network that identifies pressing problems with regard to safeguarding biodiversity, and the sustainable utilisation of its goods and services. Diversitas Germany supports the implementation of the aims of Diversitas (www.diversitas-international.org) and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (www.biodiv.org). The national network prepares recommendations of the German National Committee on Global Change Research (www.nkgcf.org) and strengthens links with international research partners for innovative and interdisciplinary research.http://www.diversitas-deutschland.de/[DIVERSITAS Germany]DeutschlandGlobalDeutschStiftungConservation, Education, Politics, Research20. Okt 2003
DIWPADIVERSITAS in the Western Pacific and AsiaDiversitas Western Pacific and Asia (DIWPA) is an international network for promoting cooperative studies and information exchange on biodiversity, in the region of Western Pacific and Asia, under a close cooperation with ints mother program, Diversitas, organized by IUBS, SCOPE and UNESCO. The term of "Western Pacific and Asia" is used in this proposal to intend to cover East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Australia and New Zealand.http://diwpa.ecology.kyoto-u.ac.jp/[DIVERSITAS im westlichen Pazifik und Asien]DIVERSITASJapan, Pazifik, AsienRegionalEnglischProjektBiology20. Okt 2003
DLCCDesert Locust Control CommitteeThe Desert Locust Control Committee (DLCC) is the primary forum that brings together locust-affected countries, donors and other agencies to advise FAO on Desert Locust management. The DLCC has met 39 times between 1955 and 2009, and the report of each session has been issued in English, French and, more recently Arabic. It is the primary advisory body to the Director-General of FAO on all Desert Locust issues.http://www.fao.org/ag/locusts/en/publicat/meeting/topic/dlcc/index.html[Kontrollkommittee der Heuschrecken der Wüste]FAOInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
DLCO-EADesert Locust Control Organization for Eastern AfricaThe Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) is a Regional pest and vector management organization established by an International Convention signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1962. This followed the recommendation in October, 1961 by the 3 rd Session of the FAO Eastern Africa Desert Locust Control Sub-Committee, which had met in Addis Ababa. The Headquarters are located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.http://www.dlcoea.org.et/[Kontroll-Organisation fuer Wüsten-Heuschrecken in Ost-Afrika]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Environment20. Okt 2003
DLGDeutsche LandwirtschaftsgesellschaftThe DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts- Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society) was founded by the engineer and author Max Eyth in the year 1885. It has over 23,000 members and is a leading organisation in the agricultural and food sectors. The DLG is an expert organisation, open to all and politically independent. The DLG’s mandate is to promote technical and scientific progress. With its projects and activities the DLG sets standards and provides impulses for progress. The DLG operates internationally. It shares knowledge and expertise worldwide with leading international practitioners, experts and other specialist organisations.http://www.dlg.org/[German Agricultural Society]DeutschlandNationalDeutschOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
DLKGDeutsche LandeskulturgesellschaftThe German national culture society (DLKG) is a scientifically oriented and professional organization for rural development thematic area. Areas of specialization are: Land Management, land use and landscape management, rural development. With over nationwide 200 permanent members combined, the German national culture society in the various areas of rural development workers and provides a common forum for scientists of various application-oriented landscape-related disciplines, for planners and practitioners from private and public institutions.http://www.dlkg.org/[German National Culture Society]DeutschlandNationalDeutschFachgesellschaftBiology20. Okt 2003
DLRDeutsches Zentrum für Luft- und RaumfahrtActing on behalf of the Federal Government, the Space Agency designs and implements Germany's Space Program, which integrates all German space activities on the national and European plane. These activities include Germany's national Space Program, DLR's 'Space' research and development program and Germany's contributions to the European Space Agency (ESA) as well as the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). In addition, the Agency designs and supervises space and security research projects under the sixth and seventh EU research framework program.http://www.dlr.de[German Space Agency]HGFDeutschlandNationalDeutschInstitutionManagement, Space20. Okt 2003
DMBDeutscher MuseumsbundThe German Museums Association (founded in 1917) is the nationwide interest group for all types of museums (historical and cultural history museums, museums of technology, museums of natural history, art museums as well as other museum categories) and for museum staff. Furthermore the Association acts as contact point for individuals who are committed to and support the manifold spectrum of museums in Germany.http://www.museumsbund.de/[German Museums Association]DeutschlandNationalDeutschSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
DNADesoxyribonucleic acidDNA is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms (with the exception of RNA viruses). The main role of DNA molecules is the long-term storage of information. DNA is often compared to a set of blueprints, like a recipe or a code, since it contains the instructions needed to construct other components of cells, such as proteins and RNA molecules. The DNA segments that carry this genetic information are called genes, but other DNA sequences have structural purposes, or are involved in regulating the use of this genetic information. Along with RNA and proteins, DNA is one of the three major macromolecules that are essential for all known forms of life.[Desoxiribonuclensäure - DNS]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffBiology20. Okt 2003
DNA-TaxDNA-Taxonomie als Werkzeug in der BiodiversitätsforschungDNA taxonomy as a tool in biodiversity research; recording, assessment, monitoring and utilization of the genetic diversity of eucaryont systems. DNA-Tax – DNA-Taxonomie als Werkzeug in der Biodiversitätsforschung; Erfassung, Bewertung, Monitoring und Nutzung der genetischen Vielfalt eukaryontischer Syteme (Zoologische Staatssammlung München mit Universität Bremen: Abteilung für allgemeine und theoretische Ökologie [Teilvorhaben MOLART]).[DANN-Taxonomy as a tool for Biodiversity science]DeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
DNEFDirection nationale des eaux et des foretsThe main task of the DNEF is to develop national policy on the conservation of nature and to ensure compliance. As such, it is responsible for: • develop and implement management plans and restoration of forests, parks and reserves, as well as programs of action against desertification; • to participate in negotiations of international treaties and conventions relating to conservation of forests and wildlife and ensure their implementation; • ensure the collection, processing and dissemination of statistical data and • to train local authorities (CT) in natural resource management (NRM), to transfer skills and financial resources in NRM to communities, according to the flow chart of decentralization.http://www.environnement.gov.ml/index.php?page=direction-nationale-de-la-conservation-de-la-nature-dncn[National Directorate of Water and Forrests, Nationales Direktorat fuer Wasser und Wälder]FrankreichNationalFranzösischRegierungAgriculture, Environment, Politics20. Okt 2003
DNFSDirektorenkonferenz Naturwissenschaftlicher Forschungssammlungen in DeutschlandThe DNFS promotes cooperation and coordination between the member institutions, develop synergies that supports the development of regional priorities and service tasks for the benefit of research and public education. The DNFS represents the consortium of scientific research collections in the Federal Republic of Germany, thus representing the German collections in their entirety as essential research infrastructure.http://www.dnfs.de/[Director's Conference of Research Collections in the Natural Sciences]DeutschlandNationalDeutschSammlung / MuseumEducation, Management20. Okt 2003
DNLDokumentation Natur und Landschaft (DNL - online)DNL-online is a literature database of the library of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bonn / Leipzig / Vilm). It contains about 160.000 records, espacially since the year of publication of 1980. It will be updates regularly.http://www.dnl-online.de/[Documentation Nature and Landscape]BfNDeutschlandNationalEnglischProjektResearch20. Okt 2003
DNOCSDepartamento Nacional de Obras contra as SecasAmong the regional bodies, the National Department of Works Against Droughts - DNOCS, constitutes the oldest federal institution with operations in the Northeast. Created under the name of Inspector of Works Against Drought - IOCS, in 1909, issued by the President Pecanha, was the first organ to study the problem of the semi-arid. The DNOCS also received in 1919, the name of the Federal Inspectorate for Works Against Drought - IFOCS before assuming its current name, which was conferred in 1945 been transformed into a federal agency. As of 1909 until about 1959, practically the only federal government agency executing engineering works in the region, did everything. He built dams, roads, bridges, ports, railways, hospitals and airfields, power networks deployed and telegraph, power plants and was, until the creation of SUDENE solely responsible for aid to populations plagued by cyclical droughts that plague region.http://www.dnocs.gov.br/[National Department of Works Against Drought, Nationale Abteilung fuer die Arbet gegen Dürre]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischRegierungAgriculture, Environment20. Okt 2003
DoEDepartment of the Environmentnow DEFRA. The DoE was the former governmental agency for environmetal matters in Great Britain. After merging with the Secretary of State for Transport and some other functions to the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR), it is now a part in the new Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).https://www.gov.uk/defra[Abteilung fuer Umwelt]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungEnvironment, Politics20. Okt 2003
DOMDepartements d'Outre-merAn overseas department (French: département d’outre-mer or DOM) is a department of France that is outside metropolitan France. They have the same political status as metropolitan departments. As integral parts of France and the European Union, overseas departments are represented in the National Assembly, Senate, and Economic and Social Council, vote to elect European Parliament (MEP), and also use the Euro as their currency. Each overseas department is also an overseas region.http://www.outre-mer.gouv.fr/[French Overseas Departments]FrankreichNationalFranzösischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
DOMDocument Object ModelThe Document Object Model is a platform- and language-neutral interface that will allow programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content, structure and style of documents. The document can be further processed and the results of that processing can be incorporated back into the presented page.http://www.w3.org/DOM/[Dokumenten-Objekt Modell]USAInternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
DORSADeutsche Orthopteren SammlungenDORSA (German Orthoptera Collections) is a specimen based database with internet access to important Orthoptera collections held in German museums. It includes geographic information on a world-wide basis as well as media data like images of type specimens and sound recordings ("Virtual Museum"). During the three years (04/2000 - 03/2003) that the project was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) , more than 9000 specimens from 9 museums collections were databased. 7421 type specimens in 2960 species (2229 species with primary types) were documented by more than 25000 photographic images. About one tenth of the roughly 29000 species-group names in Orthoptera worldwide are documented by type specimens in German collections. A public sound library for Orthoptera sounds was established comprising more than 4000 sound records linked to voucher specimens. All data will be available via the SYSTAX database.http://www.dorsa.de[German Orthoptera Collection]DeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektEducation20. Okt 2003
DPDDatabase of Plant DatabasesThe Database of Plant Databases (DPD for short) is a global list of plant databases, to tell you who is putting together what data and where. The DPD contains virtually no plant data as such, but serves to put you in contact with the projects that do.http://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/b-online/ibc99/iopi/iopidpd1.html[Datenbandk der Datenbanken der Pflanzen]IOPIAustralienGlobalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
DPIDepartment of Primary IndustryThe Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is responsible for agriculture, fisheries, earth resources, energy and forestry in Victoria. We design and deliver government policies and programs that enable Victoria 's primary and energy industries to sustainably maximise the wealth and wellbeing they generate, by providing essential goods and services, employment, investment and recreational opportunities. DPI is one of 11 Victorian Government departments, reporting to the Minister for Energy and Resources and Minister for Agriculture. We employ more than 2,500 staff who work from 70 locations across the State.http://new.dpi.vic.gov.au/home[Abteilung der Grundstoffindustrie]AustralienNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Industry20. Okt 2003
DPMDatabase Production ManualThe Database Production Manual standards are used to translate names etc. in non-latin alphabets… It was considered essential to develop a database production manual for inhouse databases. The manual defines different data elements, provides examples, and rules for bibliographic description of various elements. The manual is used as a reference both when creating local input as well as when editing input from the two external databases. The manual has also helped in creating authority files for names of persons, corporate bodies, and titles of serials. It is envisaged that these authority files will become computer-resident and will be used to automatically validate data received from the two external source databases as well as for data added locally.[Datenbank Hersteller Leitfaden]InternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
DPUDevelopment Projects UnitThe Development Projects Unit (DPU) provides services which focus on whole-of-government coordination of major business, investment, environmental and infrastructure activities across the state. It has a particular emphasis on projects in the Hunter region.http://www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/19595/Department_of_Premier_and_Cabinet_Annual_Report_2002-03.pdf[Entwicklungsprojekte Einheit]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
DRIDesarrollo Rural IntegradoIn the late eighties and the nineties the IRD came to be regarded as a model approach planned a macroeconomic approach ("top down"), now carried negative, mostly resulting from the many times that projects had taken had not achieved its goals of transformation. Today, this approach to rural development has been almost completely discredited, while all existing approaches, such as MVS and Management terroirs, are based on the theory of integrated interventions for reducing poverty.http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/j3137s/j3137s0a.htm[Integrated Rural Development, Integriertes ländliche Entwicklung]SpanischFachbegriffDevelopment20. Okt 2003
DSADairy Science AbstractsDairy Science Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published research on all aspects of dairy science and technology, including the production, composition and processing of milk and dairy products, the physiology of lactation and the use of milk and dairy products in human nutrition.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=74[Molkerei Wissenschafts-Auszug]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischProjektEducation20. Okt 2003
DSADépartement des Systèmes Agraires du CIRADThe DSA is one of the Departments of CIRAD.[Amt fuer landwirtschaftliche Systeme]CIRADFrankreichInternationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
DSEDeutsche Stiftung für Internationale Entwicklungnow Deutsche Kultur International (DKI). Founded in 1959, the "German Foundation for Developing Countries (DSE)" was a private foundation since 1973. Their mission is to promote the training of specialists, managers and teachers from developing countries, the preparation of German experts for their work in developing countries and promoting the public understanding of the problems of developing countries. In this context, it publishes the monthly magazine "Development and Cooperation." The costs of their activities were beared by the Federal Republic of Germany, from the budget of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) and a number of federal states.http://www.deutsche-kultur-international.de/real/index.html?ID=196&lang=en&section=org[German Foundation for International Development]DeutschlandNationalDeutschStiftungPolitics20. Okt 2003
DSIDairy Society International[Internationale Molkerei Gesellschaft]InternationalEnglischFachgesellschaftAgriculture20. Okt 2003
DSIRDepartment of Scientific and Industrial ResearchThe Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) is a part of the Ministry of Science and Technology, which was announced through a Presidential Notification, dated January 4, 1985 (74/2/1/8 Cab.) contained in the 164th Amendment of the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) has a mandate to carry out the activities relating to indigenous technology promotion, development, utilization and transfer.http://www.dsir.gov.in/[Amt fuer Wissenschaftliche und Industrielle Forschung]IndienNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics, Research20. Okt 2003
DSMZDeutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbHDSMZ is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the acquisition, characterization and identification, preservation and distribution of Bacteria, Archaea, fungi, plasmids, phages, human and animal cell lines, plant cell cultures and plant virus.http://www.dsmz.de[German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures]LVBDeutschlandNationalDeutschInstitutionBiology20. Okt 2003
DSTDepartment of Science and TechnologyDepartment of Science & Technology (DST) was established in May 1971, with the objective of promoting new areas of Science & Technology and to play the role of a nodal department for organising, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country.http://www.dst.gov.in/[Amt fuer Wissenschaft und Technik]IndienNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics, Research20. Okt 2003
DTIDepartment of Trade and IndustryThe Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is the primary government agency with the dual mission of facilitating the creation of a business environment wherein participants could compete, flourish, and succeed and, at the same time, ensuring consumer welfare. Overall, our main role is to contribute to the country’s goal of achieving economic growth towards poverty reduction. Our mandate calls for the expansion of Philippine exports, increase in investments, and the development and promotion of the country’s micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). We must ensure that our consumers’ rights are protected and that they are entitled to value for money.http://www.dti.gov.ph/dti/index.php?p=134[Amt fuer Handel und Industrie]PhilippinenNationalEnglischRegierungIndustry, Politics20. Okt 2003
DZGDeutsche Zoologische GesellschaftThe German Zoological Society (DZG) was founded in 1890 in Frankfurt am Main. It is one of the oldest zoological societies in the world. It offers the wide a joint forum of zoological science in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The society promotes both research and specialization in their respective disciplines as well as zoology as a modern, multi-disciplinary and integrative research in biology, both at national and international level. The DZG endeavors, regardless of political or economic currents, and basic research and teaching support at the highest level and to obtain knowledge. The DZG seeks to maintain common concern of zoologists and maintain the connection between the members. The DZG used exclusively and directly charitable purposes.http://www.dzg-ev.de[German Zoological Society]DeutschlandNationalDeutschFachgesellschaftBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
DZKUDepartment of Biology, Shaanxi Normal University, ShaanxiShaanxi Normal University (SNU) is one of the six normal universities directly affiliated with the State Educational Ministry. The University has a long history as it just celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2004. The College of Life Sciences, with a history of more than 53 years, is conveniently located next to the world-famous scenic resort of the Great Wild Goose Pagoda (Dàyàn T?). The college, just like its famous historical and cultural city Xi-An, is now opening her arms to the world and turning herself into a multi-cultural, open-minded, well-known, modernized, and first class college in the field of life sciences!http://china-universities.com/university/college/department.php?departmentid=1&collegeid=1&id=1[Abteilung fuer Biologie, Shaanxi Normal Universitaet]ChinaNationalEnglischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
DZMBDeutsches Zentrum für Marine BiodiversitätsforschungThe German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB) was founded in 2001 as a new department of the Senckenberg Research Institute. The DZMB’s main task is to strengthen taxonomic and systematic research on marine organisms and to foster the assessment of biological diversity in the world’s oceans. The oceans harbour an exceptionally large diversity of species which is still largely unknown, with six times as many species being described from dry land as from the sea even though nearly three quarters of the earth are covered by oceans. Therefore the overarching research disciplines include taxonomy and systematic treatment of marine organisms.http://www.senckenberg.de/root/index.php?page_id=158[German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research]DeutschlandNationalDeutschInstitutionBiology20. Okt 2003
EAAFROEast African Agriculture and Forestry Research OrganizationNow KARI. Founded in 1946 the EAAFRO was amalgamated with the VRD in 1979 to the the semi-autonomous Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI). Subsequently the institute was reorganised in 1986 to incorporate all research centres dealing with agricultural and livestock research in the then ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development. The centre’s name changed to National Veterinary Research Centre (NVRC). Currently it is known as the Veterinary Research Centre, KARI Muguga North.[Ost Afrikanische Landwirtschafts- und Forsterei-Forschungsorganisation]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
EACEast African CommunityThe East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of Burundi with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The Treaty for Establishment of the East African Community was signed on 30 November 1999 and entered into force on 7 July 2000 following its ratification by the original three Partner States – Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Burundi acceded to the EAC Treaty on 18 June 2007 and became full Members of the Community with effect from 1 July 2007.http://www.eac.int/[Ostafrikanische Gemeinschaft]AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
EADBEast African Development BankAs a leading development finance institution with an overriding objective of promoting development in the Member States, EADB plays a threefold role of lender, advisor and development partner. The Bank provides a range of products and services which are tailor made for the region's development requirements. With its wealth of experience, solid financial backing, highly qualified staff and a thorough knowledge of the region's financial requirements, EADB has the means to make development happen.http://www.eadb.org/[Ostafrikanische Entwicklungsbank]AfrikaRegionalEnglischUnternehmenDevelopment20. Okt 2003
EADIEuropean Association of Development Research and Training InstitutesEADI - the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes – is the leading professional network for development and regional studies in Europe. Our membership includes a wide range of development research and training organisations, think tanks, national bodies and researchers throughout Europe.http://www.eadi.org/[Europaeische Gesellschaft der Entwicklungs-Forschungs- und Ausbildungs-Institute]EuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
EAFRINETEastern Africa Network (LOOP) of BioNET-INTERNATIONALThere are important national biological collections in the east African region. The largest biological collections are at the National Museums of Kenya. The collections need support for curatorial, expansion, maintenance and proper databasing, which will promote accessibility and sharing of specimens and information and collaboration. The taxonomic impediment is exacerbated by lack of local taxonomic expertise, access to adequate literature and connection to the Internet. The establishment of a national and subregional network supported by international cooperation is an effective means to reinforce taxonomic capacities and assist with the in situ protection of the ecosystems and the ex situ conservation of biological and genetic resources.http://www.bionet-intl.org/opencms/opencms/regions/eafrinet/default.jsp[Netzwerk Ost-Afrika (LOOP) von BioNET-INTERANTIONAL]BioNETAfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
EANeTBCEast Asian Network for Taxonomy and Biodiversity Coordinated from S KoreaIs a regional network of GTI Japan.http://www.gti.nies.go.jp/japanese/related_links/link_2.html[Ost-Asiatisches Netzwerk fuer Taxonomie und Biodiversitaet coordiniert von S Korea]GTIAsienRegionalEnglischBiology, Conservation20. Okt 2003
EAPEnviromental Action PlanThe Environmental Action Plan (EAP) is a road map for city leaders, staff, and citizens to implement the EcoCity Charter. The EAP’s policy goals are linked to each of the Eco City Charter’s 10 principles while the specific actions set forth a phased approach to implementation over the course of the next 20-30 years. The EAP was developed to establish specific policy objectives, identify programs and resources, set tentative timelines, and develop measures of success.http://ecocity.ncr.vt.edu/actionplan.html[Handlungsplan fuer die Umwelt]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
EARNEuropean Academic and Research Networknow TERENA. EARN (European Academic Research Network) was a computer network which interconnected academic computing centres and provided a gateway between Europe and the USA. It was founded in July 1984 (legally incorporated in February 1985) and based in Paris, France. It shared the same protocols and namespace with the BITNET. In 1995, EARN merged with RARE to form TERENA.http://www.terena.org/[Europaeisches akademisches und Forschungs-Netzwerk]EuropaRegionalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
EASEEuropean Association of Science EditorsThe European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an internationally oriented community of individuals from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experience who share an interest in science communication and editing. EASE offers the opportunity to stay abreast of trends in the rapidly changing environment of scientific publishing, whether traditional or electronic. As an EASE member, you can sharpen your editing, writing and thinking skills; broaden your outlook through encounters with people of different backgrounds and experience, or deepen your understanding of significant issues and specific working tools. Finally, in EASE we have fun and enjoy learning from each other while upholding the highest standards.http://www.ease.org.uk/[Europaeische Gesellschaft fuer Wissenschaftliche Editoren]EuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationEducation20. Okt 2003
EASIANETEast Asian Taxonomic Network (LOOP) of BioNET InternationalUnder the direction of the BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Technical Secretariat, the Institute of Zoology, of the Chinese Academy of Science organized and hosted the Formulation Workshop for EASIANET. The workshop agreed a proposal to establish EASIANET, the East Asian Network for Taxonomic Capacity Building. The proposal is being considered by the Governments of East Asia. If approved, EASIANET will join the other 120 countries that are already part of the the BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Global Network for Taxonomy.http://easianet.ecoport.org[Ost Asiatisches Taxonomisches Netzwerk der BioNet INTERNATIONAL]BioNETAsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
ECEuropean CommissionThe European Commission represents the general interest of the EU and is the driving force in proposing legislation (to Parliament and the Council), administering and implementing EU policies, enforcing EU law (jointly with the Court of Justice) and negotiating in the international arena.http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm[Europäische Kommission]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
ECEuropean CommunityThe European Union is a unique economic and political partnership between 27 European countries. It has delivered half a century of peace, stability, and prosperity, helped raise living standards, launched a single European currency, and is progressively building a single Europe-wide market in which people, goods, services, and capital move among Member States as freely as within one country.http://europa.eu/[Europäische Gemeinschaft]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
ECExecutive CouncilThe Executive Council is the executive body of an Organization[Ausführender Rat]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffManagement, Politics20. Okt 2003
ECAEconomic Commission for AfricaThe Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) was established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN's five regional commissions. ECA's mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. ECA's dual role as a regional arm of the UN, and a part of the regional institutional landscape in Africa, positions it well to make unique contributions to member States' efforts to address their development challenges. Its strength derives from its role as the only UN agency mandated to operate at the regional and subregional levels to harness resources and bring them to bear on Africa's priorities.http://www.uneca.org/[Ökonomische Kommission fuer Afrika]AfrikaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
ECACCEuropean Collection of Cell CulturesThe European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC) was established in 1984 as a cell culture collection to service the research community and provide an International Depository Authority recognised patent depository for Europe. Over the last 25 years ECACC has expanded and diversified to become one of the premier collections of authenticated cell cultures in the world and this remains the core of ECACC’s business. The collections currently hold over 40,000 cell lines representing 45 different species, 50 tissue types, 300 HLA types, 450 monoclonal antibodies and at least 800 genetic disordershttp://www.hpacultures.org.uk/collections/ecacc.jsp[Europäische Sammlung von Zellkulturen]EuropaRegionalEnglischInstitutionBiology20. Okt 2003
ECADEuropean Consortium for Agricultural DevelopmentIn 1982, a group of action oriented NGO's for development, established in the European Community (EC) member states, joined forces and decided to cooperate with each other under the heading "EUROPEAN NOG CONSORTIUM FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPEMENT PROGRAMMES" (ECAD) * Each of these organizations has been working for over 20 years at the implementation of rural development programmes in Third World countries. Such a gathering of experience and know-how is aimed at improving the efficiency of each member's own action as well as joint efforts. The Consortium operates in the framework of the "food strategies" approach against "World Hunger".http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/archives/ebs/ebs_021_en.pdf[Europaeische Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer landwirtschaftliche Entwicklung]EuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
ECARTEuropean Consortium for Agricultural Research in the TropicsECART was launched in May 1992 in response to the need for concerted efforts in meeting the diverse and complex demands of developing countries in natural resources management, poverty alleviation, livelihood development, market development, capacity strengthening and institutional development. It exists both to offer European research skills and expertise in a more accessible manner, and to encourage more effective co-ordination of research activities within Europe.http://ecart.cirad.fr/[Europaeische Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer landwirtschafliche Forschung in den Tropen]EuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
ECATElectronic Catalogue of Names of Known OrganismsGBIF’s Electronic Catalogue of Names of Known Organisms (ECAT) programme seeks to address the lack of a complete catalogue of names nor the information on how these names relate to species by promoting the development of infrastructure and services for accessing sources of information about names and developing, in partnership with other initiatives, a complete catalogue of names and information about them. The result was the Global Names Architecture (GNA).http://www.gbif.org/informatics/name-services/[Elektronischer Katalog der Namen und des Wissens der Organismen]GBIFGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, IT20. Okt 2003
ECCASEconomic Community of Central African StatesThe Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS; French: Communauté Économique des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale (CEEAC); Portuguese: Comunidade Económica dos Estados da África Central, CEEAC) is an Economic Community of the African Union for promotion of regional economic co-operation in Central Africa. It "aims to achieve collective autonomy, raise the standard of living of its populations and maintain economic stability through harmonious cooperation". The purpose of Community is to promote and strengthen a coopiration harmonious and balanced development and self-reliant in all areas of economic and acuvite sociaIe, particularly in the areas of industry, transport and communications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, trade, customs, monetary and financial issues, human resources, tourism, educationt, development of culture, science and technology and the movement of people, to realize collective autonomy, raise living standards the population, to increase and maintain economic stability, to strengthen the close and peaceful relations between these Member States and contribute to deveiopment progress and the African continent.http://www.ceeac-eccas.org/[Oekonomische Gemeinschaft der Mittelafrikanischen Staaten]AfrikaRegionalFranzösischRegierungDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
ECCHMEuropean Community Clearing House Mechanism for BiodiversityThe Europen Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism (EC-CHM) network site is managed by the European Environment Agency (EEA), as part of the Biodiversity Information System for Europe - BISE. While BISE is the main portal serving as the EU Clearing House Mechanism (CHM), this site is maintained as a discussion forum and a clearing house for biodiversity information from national CHMs, international conventions and initiatives from the whole of the European continent. The objective of the European Biodiversity CHM network is to promote technical cooperation and technology transfer within the Pan European Region and the rest of the world. This web application has been based on software developed by the EEA, named EC- CHM Tool Kit version 2, which can be used free of charge, see section EC CHM Tools.http://biodiversity-chm.eea.europa.eu/[Verrechnungsstellen-Mechanismus fuer Biodiversitaet der Europaeischen Gemeinschaft]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungBiology, IT, Management20. Okt 2003
ECDPMEuropean Centre for Development Policy ManagementEstablished as an independent foundation in 1986 to promote ACP-EU cooperation, ECDPM facilitates improved international cooperation between the EU and its Southern partners in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacifi c. It does this by supporting policy dialogueand conducting analysis related to key policy areas such as trade, international relations, governance and development. Fundamental in our work is strengthening the capacities of public, private and civil society organisations in the ACP, Africa in particular, to better manage their own development policies and international cooperation. ECDPM’s efforts aim to reduce the asymmetry in power, resources and capacity that generally exists between developed and developing countries. The Centre also works with governments and with non-governmental organisations in Europe to make their development policies and instruments more effective and to ensure greater coherence across EU policy areas that affect developing countries.http://www.ecdpm.org/[Europaeisches Zentrum fuer das Strategien-Managment fuer die Entwicklung]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungDevelopment, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
UNECEEconomic Commission for EuropeThe United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was set up in 1947 by ECOSOC. It is one of five regional commissions of the United Nations. The others are the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). Its major aim is to promote pan-European economic integration. To do so, UNECE brings together 56 countries located in the European Union, non-EU Western and Eastern Europe, South-East Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and North America. All these countries dialogue and cooperate under the aegis of the UNECE on economic and sectoral issues.http://www.unece.org/Welcome.html[Oekonomische Kommission fuer Europa]UNEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
ECHOEducational Concerns for Hunger OrganizationECHO is a non-profit organization whose vision is "Honoring God through Sustainable Hunger Solutions." ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization located on a demonstration farm in North Fort Myers, FL. ECHO exists for one major reason, to help those working internationally with the poor be more effective, especially in the area of agriculture! This web portal contains a wealth of information on small farm tropical agriculture. Our goal is to provide easy access to ECHO documents and other information for those who are working in agricultural development. Follow our links to find ideas for growing food under difficult conditions, to learn about underutilized plants and find out how you can order free trial packets of seed to evaluate these plants in the communities where you work.http://www.echonet.org/[Ausbildungorganisation den Hunger betreffend]InternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
ECIAFEastern Caribbean Institute for Agriculture & ForestryCIAF was founded in 1954 as the Eastern Caribbean Farm Institute, under the Colonial Development and Welfare Scheme and with assistance from the Carnegie Corporation. It was incorporated as a Regional Institution with the aim of providing residential two-year training in Agriculture. The Mission of the ECIAF is to improve the efficiency and capability of the farming and forestry communities through quality training in Agriculture, Forestry and in Agricultural Education.[Ost-Karibisches Institut fuer Landwirtschaft und Forstwirtschaft]KaribikRegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
ECICEuropean Centre for Internation Cooperationalso Centre européen de coopération internationale (CECI). Founded in Paris, France as the Association centre Europe-Tiers Monde d'échanges commerciaux et industriels; subsequent name adopted 1976.[Europaeisches Zentrum fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit]EuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
ECINCOEuropean Community International CooperationThe European Union has developed international scientific cooperation (INCO) over the last 25 years to address the needs and opportunities of an interconnected world, and to contribute to peace and prosperity for European citizens. Europe wants to play a leading role in the world’s research arena and help build a safe future.http://ec.europa.eu/research/iscp/index.cfm[Internationale Zusammenarbeit der Europaeischen Gemeinschaft]EuropaRegionalEnglischFachbegriffResearch20. Okt 2003
ECLACUN Economic Commission for Latin America and the CaribbeanECLAC, which is headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world. The promotion of the region's social development was later included among its primary objectives.http://www.eclac.org/default.asp?idioma=IN[Oekonomische Kommission fuer Lateinamerika und die Karibik]UNKaribik, SüdamerikaRegionalEnglischRegierungDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
ECNCEuropean Centre for Nature ConservationECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation is an independent organization working for the conservation and sustainable use of Europe’s nature, biodiversity and landscapes. Since its establishment in 1993 ECNC has developed a working partnership with an extensive network of organizations and institutes from all over Europe. ECNC provides its expertise to national and regional governments, intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations, the European Commission, the European Environment Agency and the Council of Europe, and to institutions working in financing, land use and research. It works closely together with the NGO community.http://www.ecnc.org/[Europaeisches Zentrum fuer Natur-Erhaltung]EUEuropa, NiederlandeRegionalEnglischOrganisationConservation20. Okt 2003
ECOWASEconomic Community of West African StatesThe Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters ....." The ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development, more often called The Fund are its two main institutions designed to implement policies, pursue a number of programmes and carry out development projects in Member States. Such projects include intra-community road construction and telecommunications; and agricultural, energy and water resources development.http://www.ecowas.int/[Oekonomische Gemeinschaft der West-Afrikansichen Staaten]AfrikaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
ECPAThe European Crop Protection AssociationECPA acts as the ambassador of the crop protection industry in Europe and represents the industry's European regional network. We promote modern agricultural technology in the context of sustainable development, one which protects the health of humans and the environment, and, in doing so, seek to build understanding of our role on why pesticides are needed, recognition of our contribution towards an affordable healthy diet, competitive agriculture and high quality of life, and uphold informed dialogue about our views, values and beliefs.http://www.ecpa.eu/content/about-ecpa[Europaeische Gemeinschft fuer Nutzpflanzen-Schutz]EuropaRegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
ECSEuropean Communications SatelliteESA developed and launched five European Communications Satellites (ECS) between 1983 and 1988 for use by EUTELSAT. The ECS system anticipated the need for digital transmission techniques for telephony, allowing for high-speed data traffic. Each ECS enabled coverage of the whole European continent.http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmg.pl?b=b&type=I&mission=European%20Communication%20Satellites%20%28ECS%29&single=y&start=2[Europaeische Kommunikations-Satelliten]ESAEuropaRegionalEnglischFachbegriffMedia, Space20. Okt 2003
ECTFEdinburgh Centre for Tropical ForestsECTF (The Edinburgh Centre for Tropical Forests) is a partnership of five Edinburgh based member organisations that takes advantage of their strongly complementary missions and close proximity to share experience and work together on projects. These organisations combine a unique concentration of complementary expertise that is united and promoted by ECTF. Since its establishment in 1990, ECTF has become recognised as a leading research, training and consultancy organisation in the UK and internationally. Over the 14 years since inception, activities have progressively moved from the original focus on tropical forestry to include other areas of work such as rural development, biodiversity, global and environmental studies.http://uk.chm-cbd.net/default.aspx?page=7120&doc_id=11976[Edinburgh Zemtrum fuer Tropische Waelder]Großbritannien und NordirlandRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Education, Environment20. Okt 2003
ECUEuropean Currency Unitwas a basket of the currencies of the European Community member states, used as the unit of account of the European Community before being replaced by the euro on 1 January 1999, at parity. The ECU itself replaced the European Unit of Account, also at parity, on 13 March 1979. The European Exchange Rate Mechanism attempted to minimize fluctuations between member state currencies and the ECU. The ECU was also used in some international financial transactions, where its advantage was that securities denominated in ECUs provided investors with the opportunity for foreign diversification without reliance on the currency of a single country.http://www.ecb.int/ecb/history/emu/html/index.en.html[Europaeische Waehrungseinheit]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischFachbegriffPolitics20. Okt 2003
EDFEuropean Development FundThe European Development Fund (EDF) is the main instrument for providing Community aid for development cooperation in the ACP States and OCT. The 1957 Treaty of Rome made provision for its creation with a view to granting technical and financial assistance, initially to African countries which at that time were still colonised and with which some Member States had historical links. Even though a heading has been reserved for the Fund in the Community budget since 1993 following a request by the European Parliament, the EDF does not yet come under the Community's general budget. It is funded by the Member States, is subject to its own financial rules and is managed by a specific committee.http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/development/overseas_countries_territories/r12102_en.htm[Europaeischer Entwicklungs-Fond]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischDevelopment20. Okt 2003
EDIEconomic Development InstituteFounded in 1962, The University of Oklahoma's Economic Development Institute (OU/EDI) provides professional economic developers with the up-to-date knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in today's competitive marketplace. The OU/EDI experience immediately impacts your professional career. Innovative economic development organizations want solid, well-grounded professionals. OU/EDI provides the education you need to build your career in this exciting field.http://edi.ou.edu/[Oekonomisches Entwicklungs-Institut]USANationalEnglischInstitutionEducation20. Okt 2003
EDISEntomological Data Information SystemThis web site provides first hand information about the Entomological Data Information System (EDIS), a joint national biodiversity information initiative to be implemented during the course of three years with support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the research program BIOLOG (German text). EDIS will provide access to relevant information about insects and other arthropods for research and the general public, and is coordinated by the State Museum of Natural History, Stuttgart, Germany.http://www.tdwg.org/biodiv-projects/projects-database/view-project/458/[Entomologisches Dateninformationssystem]DeutschlandNationalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
EEAEuropean Environmental AgencyThe EEA (Copenhagen) aims to support sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy making agents and the public.http://www.eea.europa.eu/[EUA Europäische Umweltagentur]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischInstitutionPolitics20. Okt 2003
EEBEuropean Environment BureauCreated in 1974, the EEB is now Europe's largest federation of environmental organisations with 140+ member organisations who gain their membership from the general public. Because of this, we are guided by the voices of 15 million European citizens, and act as the ears and voice of its members towards the EU decision makers.http://www.eeb.org/[Europaeisches Umweltbuero]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationConservation, Environment20. Okt 2003
EECEstacao Experimental de CascataCascade Station is located in the colonial zone representing the region of temperate climate, environmental conditions of the slope of the Serra do Sudeste. A pioneer in agricultural research in Rio Grande do Sul, the site was created in 1938, the Experimental Station of Pelotas, in order to develop actions for the technological independence of Family Farming. In line with the initial mission, the EEC develops projects to the sustainability of family-based agriculture with research activities focused on systems ecological and agro-environmental transition. The EEC seeks interaction with other research institutions, education, rural extension, as well as non-governmental organizations to support the small producer. . .http://www.cpact.embrapa.br/unidade/cascata.php?submenu=unidade[Experimental Station of Cascata]BrasilienRegionalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
EECEuropean Economic CommunityThe European Economic Community (EEC) (also known as the Common Market in the English-speaking world, renamed the European Community (EC) in 1993[note 1]) was an international organization created with a view to bring about economic integration (including a single market) among the Inner Six of European integration; the Western European countries of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The EEC was created by the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (Treaty of Rome; renamed Treaty on the functioning of the European Union? in 2009) of 1957. It gained a common set of institutions along with the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) (collectively, the European Communities) under the 1965 Merger Treaty (Treaty of Brussels). With the entry into force of the Treaty on European Union (Treaty of Maastricht) in 1993, the organization changed its name from the European Economic Community to the European Community (reflecting the increasing scope of European integration), and was along with the other aforementioned European Communities made to comprise the first of the three pillars of the new European Union (EU). The entire pillar division, and the EC along with it, were abolished upon the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009. The legal personality of the EC was at this point transferred to the EU as a whole, a change in line with the Lisbon Treaty's wider aim of consolidating the legal nature of the Union.http://ec.europa.eu/historical_archives/archiv_fonds_en.htm[Europäische Wirtschaftsunion]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
EFCElectronic Forestry CompendiumThe Electronic Forestry Compendium will provide an interactive species selection tool based on soil and site characteristics, climatic data and utilization requirements. A total of 650 important forestry and agro-forestry species will be taken up in the Compendium, however, important species presently exclusively harvested from natu-ral forest will not be included.http://aciar.gov.au/project/FST/1996/187[Elektronisches Handbuch der Firstwirtschaft]CABIGlobalEnglischFachbegriffAgriculture, IT, Library20. Okt 2003
EFPEuropean Federation of ParasitologistsAims of European Federation of Parasitologists : - Promotion of the exchange of knowledge & coordination of research related to parasitic organisms - Support of basic, veterinary & medical Parasitology - Organization of a European Multicolloquium of Parasitology (EMOP) every 4 yearshttp://www.eurofedpar.eu/[Europaeische Vereinigung der Parasitologen]EuropaRegionalEnglischFachgesellschaftBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
EFTAEuropean Free Trade AssociationThe European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is an intergovernmental organisation set up for the promotion of free trade and economic integration to the benefit of its four Member States: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The Association manages the EFTA Convention; EFTA’s worldwide network of free trade and partnership agreements, and the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement.http://www.efta.int/[Europaeische Gesellschaft des freien Handels]EuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
EHT-HMSE. H. Taylor­Hobart M. SmithCollection of Reptilia and Anura now divided between FMNH and UIMNH.http://www.biorepositories.org/institution/view/603USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
EIEugenio Izecksohn, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Departamento de Biologia Animal, Rio de JaneiroThe Eugenio Izecksohn Herpetological Collection, listed in LEVINGTON etal. (1985) under the acronym "EI," was established by 1950 as the core of a research line on frog systematics and natural history. The collection is located in the Departamento de Biologia Animal, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, and the senior author, presently the collection curator, should be contacted for loan of specimens. PEIXOTO & IZECKSOHN (2001) reviewed the collection history, and presented some general remarks. Currently the collection houses type material of 55 anuran species, including 32 name bearing specimens. In all, 1246 specimens are primary or secondary types in the collection.http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0101-81752007000300024[Eugenio Izecksohn, Ländliche Bundesuniversitaet Rio de Janeiro, Abteilung fuer die Biologie der Tiere]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
EIAEnviromental Impact AssessmentEnvironmental assessment is a procedure that ensures that the environmental implications of decisions are taken into account before the decisions are made. Environmental assessment can be undertaken for individual projects, such as a dam, motorway, airport or factory, on the basis of Directive 85/337/EEC, as amended (known as 'Environmental Impact Assessment' – EIA Directive) or for public plans or programmes on the basis of Directive 2001/42/EC (known as 'Strategic Environmental Assessment' – SEA Directive). The common principle of both Directives is to ensure that plans, programmes and projects likely to have significant effects on the environment are made subject to an environmental assessment, prior to their approval or authorisation. Consultation with the public is a key feature of environmental assessment procedures.http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eia/home.htm[Einschätzung des Umwelteinflusses]InternationalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
EIBEuropean Investment BankThe European Investment Bank (EIB) is the European Union's financing institution. Its shareholders are the 27 Member States of the Union, which have jointly subscribed its capital. The EIB's Board of Governors is composed of the Finance Ministers of these States. The EIB's role is to provide long-term finance in support of investment projects.http://www.eib.org/[Europaeische Investitions-Bank]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungManagement20. Okt 2003
EIONETEuropean Environmental Information and Observation NetworkEIONET is a collaborative network of the European Environment Agency and its Member Countries, connecting National Focal Points in the EU and accession countries, European Topic Centres, National Reference Centres, and Main Component Elements. These organisations jointly provide the information that is used for making decisions for improving the state of environment in Europe and making EU policies more effective. EIONET is both a network of organisations and a electronic network (e-EIONET).http://www.eionet.europa.eu/[Europaeisches Umwelt-Informations- und Beobachtungs-Netzwerk]EEAEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
EISExpert Information Systems[Experten Informations-System]Englisch20. Okt 2003
ELCIEnvironment Liaison Centre InternationalEnvironment Liaison Center International is a membership Non Governmental Organization established upon creation of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi in 1973-74 as the Civil Society interface with UNEP to bring Civil Society competence to the intergovernmental environment table. ELCI has been visible and useful in the intergovernmental environmental contexts of the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity and the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. ELCI has also fostered, sponsored and /or managed replicable programmes in the areas of Health and environment, Environmental Governance, Sustainable Agriculture, women & Development, Sustainable Land Use and Rights.http://www.elci.org/[Internationales Umwelt-Kontakt-Zentrum]UNEPInternationalEnglischOrganisationEnvironment, Management20. Okt 2003
ELSEEuropean Life Science EditorsThe European Life Science Editor's Association (ELSE) amalgamated with the European Association of Earth Science Editors (Editerra) to the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) in 1982 in Pau, France.http://www.ease.org.uk/[Europaeische Verfasser der Lebenswissenschaften]EuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisation20. Okt 2003
EMAPAEmpresa Maranhense de Pesquisa AgropecuariaEMAPA established a seed production facility with 80 ha in Dom Pedro which reached satisfactory levels of production by 1987. Up until the end of the project, an effective system of seed distribution to farmers had not yet been established, however.[Agricultural Research Corporation of the State of Maranhão, Landwirtschaftliche Forschungsunternehmen von Maranhão]BrasilienRegionalPortugiesischRegierungAgriculture20. Okt 2003
EMATEREmpresa de Assistencia Tecnica e Extensao RuralThe Maranhao State Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Company was instituted by Decree No. 4140 of April 7, 1978, in accordance with the authorization contained in Law No. 6500 of December 7, 1977.http://www.emater.df.gov.br/[Maranhao State Technical Assistance and RuralExtension Company, Unternehmen fuer Technische Hilfe und laendliche Erweiterung in Mranhao]BrasilienRegionalPortugiesischUnternehmenAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
EMBASEElsevier databaseWith over 24 million indexed records and more than 7,500 current, mostly peer-reviewed journals and Articles In Press, Embase is a Product Literature Database (PLD) solution which meets the requirements of regulatory bodies and systematic reviews through its wider coverage, inclusion of Medline, frequent updates and deeper drug indexing for greater biomedical information coverage. If you are searching for pharmaceutical abstracts, toxicological research, adverse drug reactions information, a wide range of biomedical abstracts, a source of clinical trial studies, evidence based medicine research, medical device case studies, pharma-coeconomics studies, pharmacology abstracts, preclinical reports, regulatory affairs information sources and toxicological abstracts, then Embase is the solution you are looking for.http://www.embase.com/[Elsevier Datenbank]NiederlandeGlobalEnglischUnternehmenEducation, Library20. Okt 2003
EMBLEuropean Molecular Biology LaboratoryEMBL (Heidelberg) is designed as a way-station, not only for the large numbers of visitors and students, but also for its own staff. Nearly all of EMBL's scientific and administrative personnel will one day leave the institution, usually to a destination in a Member State, and when they do, they carry along a unique combination of experience and skills.http://www.embl-heidelberg.de/[Europäisches Molekularbiologisches Laboratorium]EuropaRegionalEnglischInstitutionBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
EMBRAPAEmpresa Brasileira de Pesquisa AgropecuariaThe Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation's mission is to provide feasible solutions for the sustainable development of Brazilian agribusiness through knowledge and technology generation and transfer.http://www.embrapa.br/[Brazilian Agricultural Research Enterprise, Brasilianische landwirtschaftliche Forschungs-Gesellschaft]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischUnternehmenAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
EMBRATEREmpresa Brasileira de Assistencia Tecnica e Extensao RuralThe objectives of EMBRATER are: I - to collaborate with the competent bodies of the Ministry of Agriculture in policy formulation and implementation of technical assistance and rural extension; II - to promote, encourage and coordinate programs of technical assistance and rural extension, with a view to the dissemination of scientific knowledge of technical, economic and social; III - collaborate with the Units of The Federation in creation, deployment and operation of mechanism with objectives related to the EMBRATER.[Brazilian Enterprise of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension, Brasilianische Gesellschaft fuer technische Hilfe und laendlichen Ausbau]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischUnternehmenAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
EMCAPAEmpresa Goiana de Pesquisa AgropecuariaThe Enterprise for Farm Research (EMGOPA) is a mixed capital company under private ownership and is linked to the State Secretariat of Rural Development and Agriculture in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo. Since its creation in 1973, it has worked on scientific advances and information and technology management for the improvement of living conditions, and increased agricultural production in the state.http://www.emater.go.gov.br/w/841[Enterprise Agricultural Research of Goiana, Landwirtschaftliche Forschungs-Gesellschaft von GoianaBrasilienRegionalPortugiesischUnternehmenAgriculture20. Okt 2003
EMPAEast Malaysian Planters' AssociationIt was on the 26th October 1889 that the tobacco planters of the East Coast met together in Sandakan to form a Planters Association. The purpose was to discuss plantation problems, to represent estate interest to the Government and to co-operate with the Government on matters of mutual interest. The original Association represented only the tobacco planters of the Kinabatagan, Segaliud Labuk and Sugut; but early in the 1890s, when rubber planting had superceded tobacco as the dominant crop, the Association was re-founded as the Planters Association of the West Coast with its headquarters in Jesselton. In the 1920s it became the North Borneo Planters Association and since then has represented all or nearly all, the principal estates on both East and West Coast of Sabah. In 1963 when North Borneo achieved Independence and confederated with Peninsular Malaysia, the Association changed its name to Sabah Planters’ Association. Ten years later the name of the Association was changed to the East Malaysia Planters’ Association (EMPA) when plantation development activities in Sarawak began on a commercial scale.[Ost-Malayische Pflanzer-Gesellschaft]MalaysiaRegionalEnglischUnternehmenAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
EMPASCEmpresa de Pesquisa Agropecuaria de Santa Catarinanow EPAGRI. Linked to the Government of the State by means of the Office of the Secretary of State for Agriculture and fisheries, the Company of Agricultural research and Rural Extension of Santa Catarina (Epagri) was born in 1991, when they were incorporated in a single institution to the Company of Santa Catarina Agricultural Research S.A. (EMPASC), the Association of Credit and Rural Assistance of Santa Catarina (Acaresc), the Association of Credit and Assistance Fishing of Santa Catarina (Acarpesc) and the Institute of Apiculture in Santa Catarina (Iasc).http://www.epagri.sc.gov.br/[Enterprise Agricultural Research of Santa Catarina, Landwirtschaftliche Forschungs-Gesellschaft von Santa Catarina]BrasilienRegionalPortugiesischUnternehmenAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
EMRCEuropean Medical Research CouncilsEMRC, the European Medical Research Councils is the membership organisation for all the Medical Research Councils in Europe under the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg (France). The mission of the European Medical Research Councils (EMRC) is to promote innovative medical research and its clinical application towards improved human health. EMRC offers authoritative strategic advice for policy making, research management, ethics, and better health services.http://www.esf.org/nc/research-areas/medical-sciences.html[Europaeischer Medizinischer Forschungsrat]EuropaRegionalEnglischInstitutionMedicine20. Okt 2003
ENBIEuropean Network of Biodiversity InformationThe European Network for Biodiversity Information has the objective to manage an open network of relevant biodiversity information center's in Europe and other countries of the western European Palaearctic region, and, in particular, will include all European national nodes of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Its objective is to develop the structure of a strong network that is capable of organising the complementary activities of its members in order to add value to the contribution of the national nodes and other European contributions to the GBIF. ENBI will identify priorities that require a common approach at the European scale. A proposal is currently in the making and on this temporary site you will find essential information about ENBI.http://www.enbi.info/Europäisches Netzwerk fuer Biodiversitäts-InformationenECEuropaRegionalEnglischProjektManagement20. Okt 2003
ENGREFEcole Nationale du Genie Rural, des Eaux et des ForetsSince the 1 January 2011, the missions of the national school for rural engineering, water and forests (ENGREF) have been refocused on: * the design and the implementation of the whole of the offer post-master non-doctoral and professional of AgroParisTech under the brand "AgroParisTech Executive ". The fields covered are those of AgroParisTech: sustainable management and preservation of spaces, environments and natural resources; economic development and sustainable management of the territories; the agricultural development and forestry ; food and agro-industry; the natural hazards and environmental; public action…http://www.agroparistech.fr/-Ecole-interne-ENGREF-.html[National School of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests, Staatliche Hochschule des Ländlichen, des Wassers und der Forstwesens]FrankreichNationalFranzösischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
ENHSINEuropean Natural History Specimen Information NetworkThe central aim of the European Natural History Specimen Information Network (ENHSIN) is to enable the development of a shared, interoperable infrastructure of natural history specimen databases in European institutions. Although exciting developments have been made in producing frameworks for connecting global species databases (Species 2000) and for providing access to the wider content of European natural history collections (BioCISE), there is, at present, no corresponding approach to facilitate access to specimen data. ENHSIN is intended to fill this lacuna.http://www.bgbm.org/BioDivInf/projects/ENHSIN/[Europaeisches Naturhistorisches Informations-Netzwerk fuer Einzelproben]EuropaRegionalEnglischProjektBiology, IT20. Okt 2003
ENRMG7 Environment and Natural Resources ManagementThe purpose of this course is to provide you the knowledge and skills on a wide array of discipline-based research methods in natural and social sciences and how can these methods be integrated in interdisciplinary research for environmental problem analysis. The objective of this G7 joint project is to increase the electronic linkage and integration of sources of data and information relevant to the environment and natural resources. A group of experts, representing each participating body, will build on existing international efforts to create a prototype for a Global Information Locator Service (GILS), to further interconnect catalogues and directories around the world and ensure their accessibility to developed and developing countries, and to facilitate the exchange and integration of data and information about the Earth for use in a variety of applications. The project will demonstrate the breadth of data and information already existing internationally, and show the mutual benefits of improved accessibility for all levels of policy makers, researchers, non-governmental organizations and the general public.http://ces.iisc.ernet.in/hpg/envis/resdoc710.html[G7 Managment von Umwelt und natuerlichen Ressourcen]Deutschland, Frankreich, Großbritannien und Nordirland, Italien, Japan, Kanada, USAInternationalEnglischProjektEducation20. Okt 2003
ENSAMEcole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Montpelliernow Montpellier SupAgro, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Montpellier (ENSAM), was one of three national agronomic colleges, under the supervision of the Minister for Agriculture, whose primary mission is the training of agricultural engineers. Since 1 January 2007, the school ceased to exist as a company to rebuild a new institution: the International Centre for Advanced Studies in Agricultural Sciences "SupAgro." The new facility is the result of a merger with two other similar establishments under the Ministry of Agriculture: the National Centre for Agronomic Studies in warm regions (CNEARC) Experimentation Centre and educational Florac, which is added the department of food Industries food of warm regions of the national School of agricultural and food industries welcomed the premises of CNEARC.http://www.supagro.fr[National Higher School of Agronomy of Montpellier, Höhere Nationale Schule fuer Agronomie von Montpellier]FrankreichNationalFranzösischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
ENSIAAEcole Nationale Superieure des Industries Agricoles et AlimentairesThe École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Agricoles et Alimentaires, or ENSIA, is a French grande école of agriculture, located in Massy, near Paris. It is affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture. The school was founded in 1893. After initial training in food science and engineering, students are able to contribute to research / production project and development of the food industries. The ENSIA graduate has the know-how in industrial processes, food product, quality and management. Since 2007, the school was split into two parts: the site of Massy joined AgroParisTech (Institute of Science and Industry of the living and the environment), while that of Montpellier is now part of the International Centre for Advanced Studies in agricultural Sciences (Montpellier Sup Agro, see also ENSAM).http://www.agroparistech.fr/[National Higher School of agricultural and food industries, Höhere Nationale Schule fuer Landwirtschafts- und Ernährungsindustrie]FrankreichNationalFranzösischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
EPAU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyEPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment - air, water, and land - upon which life depends.http://www.epa.gov/[Umweltschutz-Amt]USANationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
EPAMIGEmpresa de Pesquisa Agropecuaria do Estado de Minas GeraisTHE EPAMIG - The Enterprise of Agricultural Research in Minas Gerais (EPAMIG) was formed, as a public company, by Law no 6,310 , may 8, 1974 (Minas Gerais, 1999). It was the main institution for the implementation of agricultural research in Minas Gerais and has the function of providing solutions for the agricultural complex, creating and adapting technological alternatives, offering specialized services, technical training, inputs qualified compatible with the needs of customers and for the benefit of the quality of life in society.http://www.epamig.br/index.php[Enterprise of Agricultural Research in Minas Gerais, Gesellschaft fuer landwirtschaftliche Forschung in Minas Gerais]BrasilienRegionalPortugiesischUnternehmenAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
EPBRSEuropean Platform for Biodiversity Research StrategyThe European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy is a forum at which natural and social scientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders identify structure and focus the strategically important research that is essential to: * use the components of biodiversity in a sustainable way * maintain ecosystem functions that provide goods and services * conserve, protect and restore the natural world * halt biodiversity losshttp://www.epbrs.org/[Europaeische Plattform fuer die Forschungsstrategie der Biodiversitaet]ECEuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
EPCOElectronic Publications Committee[Kommitte der Elektronischen Veroeffentlichung]EnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
EPGRISEuropean Plant Genetic Resources Information InfrastructureThe European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR) (formerly "European Cooperative Programme for Crop Genetic Resources Networks - ECP/GR) was founded in 1980 on the basis of the recommendations of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Genebank Committee of the European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA).http://www.ecpgr.cgiar.org/[Europaeische Informations-Infrastruktur fuer pflanzen-genetische Rohstoffe]EuropaRegionalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Conservation20. Okt 2003
EPIEntwicklungspolitische Informationen[Developmental Political Informations]DeutschlandRegionalDeutschUnternehmen20. Okt 2003
EPOEarthnet Programme OfficeOne of their programms is the Earthnet Programme Office Heat Capacity Mapping Mission (HCMM).The Heat Capacity Mapping Radiometer (HCMR) provide visible and thermal infrared day/night visible and IR data with a spatial resolution (at nadir) of approximately 500 for the visible channel (0.55-1.1 micrometers) and 600m for the infrared channel (10.5-12.5 micrometers).http://gcmd.nasa.gov/KeywordSearch/Metadata.do?Portal=ESA&KeywordPath=[Source_Name%3A+Short_Name%3D%27HCMM%27]&OrigMetadataNode=GCMD&EntryId=EPO-HCMM&MetadataView=Full&MetadataType=0&lbnode=mdlb2[Erdennetz Programm Amt]EuropaInternationalEnglischInstitutionSpace20. Okt 2003
EPOEuropean Patent OfficeThe European Patent Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation that was set up on 7 October 1977 on the basis of the European Patent Convention (EPC) signed in Munich in 1973. It has two bodies, the European Patent Office and the Administrative Council, which supervises the Office's activities.http://www.epo.org/[Europaeisches Patent-Amt]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischInstitutionPolitics20. Okt 2003
EPPOEuropean and Mediterranean Plant Protection OrganizationAn intergovernmental organization responsible for European cooperation in plant protection in the European and Mediterranean region. Under the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), EPPO is the regional plant protection organization (RPPO) for Europe.http://www.eppo.org/index.htm[OEPP Organisation Europeene et Mediterraneenne pour la Protection des Plants, Europaeische und Mediterrane Pflanzenschutz-Organisation]IPPCEuropa, AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationManagement20. Okt 2003
ERINEnvironmental Resources Information NetworkThe Environmental Resources Information Network (ERIN) is a unit within the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, specialising in online data and information management, and spatial data integration and analysis. ERIN aims to improve environmental outcomes by developing and managing a comprehensive, accurate and accessible information base for environmental decisions.http://www.environment.gov.au/erin/about.html[Informations-Netzwerk fuer Umweltrohstoffe]AustralienNationalEnglischRegierungEnvironment, IT, Management20. Okt 2003
ERMEditorial Reference Manual[Redaktionelle Bezugs-Anleitung]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
ERMSEuropean Register of Marine SpeciesThe foundation of biodiversity research and management is correctly identifying and naming species. This project will produce a register of marine species in Europe, linked with a bibliography of identification guides, register of taxonomic experts, locations of collections of reference specimens, and an Information Pack on European marine biodiversity (based on this project’s results). The species register is novel in its geographic extent, range of taxa covered, and use of state-of-the-art World Wide Web software for publication and networking. It will be drafted by experts from published literature and existing (but more limited) species lists, circulated to a wider range of experts for comments, revised and finally verified before publication as a book. The quality of the finished product, and its wide availability to end-users, are key elements of the project. Both the draft and final versions will be in the public domain and accessible through the World Wide Web. The first phase of the project is producing an Intellectual Property Rights agreement between contributors and the project that will lead to a mechanism for the management of the Register after the project ends. It is anticipated that the Register will become a standard reference (and technological tool) for marine biodiversity training, research and management in Europe. The project started in April 1998 and will end in March 2000. People interested, especially those with expertise in marine taxa, are invited to contact the co-ordinator or other participants to get on the project circulation list.http://www.marbef.org/data/aphia.php?p=sources[Europaeisches Register der marinen Arten]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, IT20. Okt 2003
ERSEarth Resources SatelliteThe first two remote sensing satellites launched by ESA (European Space Agency). Their primary mission was to monitor Earth's oceans, ice caps, and coastal regions. The satellites provided systematic, repetitive global measurements of wind speed and direction, wave height, surface temperature, surface altitude, cloud cover, and atmospheric water vapor level.http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/E/ERS_Resources.html[Satelliten der Rohstoffe der Erde]EuropaGlobalEnglischFachbegriffSpace20. Okt 2003
ESAEuropean Space AgencyThe European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA is an international organisation with 18 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.http://www.esa.int/esaCP/index.html[Europaeische Raumfahrtorganisation]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics, Space20. Okt 2003
ESALEscola Superior de Agricultura de Lavrasnow Federal University of Lavras (UFLA). Founded in 1908 as Agricultural School of Lavras, in 1938 it was named School of Agriculture of Lavras; it was federalized in 1963 and in 1994 it became Federal University of Lavras (Portuguese: Universidade Federal de Lavras ) – UFLA. Since then it is committed to provide and foster development and continuous expansion of services to society.[Higher School of Agriculture of Larvas, Höhere Schule fuer Landwirtschaft von Larvas]BrasilienNationalSpanischUniversitätAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
ESALQEscola Superior de Agricultura 'Luiz de Queiroz'Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture is a result of the idealism and initiative of Luiz Vicente de Souza Queiroz (1849-1898). In 1892, Luiz de Queiroz donated his farm, called São João da Montanha, to the State of São Paulo. His aim was to establish a school of agriculture or an institute dedicated to the education of professionals in agriculture. The State Government committed to establish an agricultural school within 10 years. Student enrollment started on the first of May, 1901. The school was opened and classes began on the third of June with eleven students Today ESALQ is one of the most renown institutions in science, technology, teaching and extension for Brazilian agriculture.http://www.esalq.usp.br/[Higher School of Agriculture 'Luiz de Queiros', Höhere Schule fuer Landwirtschaft 'Luiz de Quieros']BrasilienNationalSpanischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
ESAMEscola Superior de Agricoltura de Mossoronow Universidade Federal do Semi-Arid (UFERSA)http://www2.ufersa.edu.br/portal/[Senior School of Agriculture of Mossoro, Höhere Schule fuer Landwirtschaft von Mossoro]SpanischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
ESAMIEastern and Southern African Management InstituteSince its establishment in 1980, ESAMI has made significant contributions in the area of human resources and management development in the region. Its role as a premier Regional Management Development Institute has expanded substantially as a result of increased client demand by countries of the region and beyond To date over 60,000 middle and top level personnel in the government, public, private and civic organisations have attended open management development programmes offered by the Institute.http://www.esami-africa.org/[Managment Institut des oestlichen und suedlichen Afrika]AfrikaRegionalEnglischInstitutionManagement20. Okt 2003
ESANETEuropean Space Agency Networka general network ESANET linking the ESA establishments to each other and with external sites at science institutes, in industry or other organisations.http://www.esa.int[Netzwerk der Europaeischen Raumfahrtorganisation]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics, Space20. Okt 2003
ESARRNEast and Southern Africa Roots and Tubers Research NetworkESARRN started informally in 1984 when 15 countries in the region unanimously agreed that their common problems with cassava and sweet potato warranted a regional approach to supplement their national program efforts. In 1985, the heads of root crops programs in the region established priorities and agreed on the operational procedures of ESARRN. The network's mission was to strengthen collaboration between and among NARS and IITA, facilitate transfer and exchange of technologies on improved varieties, agronomic practices, post harvest and other root crops related technologies. It supported staff development through training. Based on cost effectiveness, coverage of member countries and ability to facilitate collaboration, ESARRN evolved into two regional networks; East Africa Root Crops Research Network (EARRNET) and Southern Africa Root Crops Research Network (SARRNET).http://www.asareca.org/earrnet/about_us.htm[Netzwerk der Wurzel- und Knollen-Forschung Ost- und Sued-Afrikas]IITAAfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
ESATEtudes Superieure d'Agronomie TropicaleEstablishment of higher education in third cycle for the specialization of engineers, open to holders of the diploma in agronomy general.http://www.supagro.fr/web/pages/?idl=19&page=413&id_page=789[Higher School of Tropical Agronomy, Höhere Schule dr tropischen Agronomie]CNEARCFrankreichNationalFranzösischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
ESCAPEconomic And Social Commission for Asia and the PacificThe United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region. With a membership of 62 Governments, 58 of which are in the region, and a geographical scope that stretches from Turkey in the west to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati in the east, and from the Russian Federation in the north to New Zealand in the south, ESCAP is the most comprehensive of the United Nations five regional commissions.http://www.unescap.org/about/index.asp[Wirtschaftliche und Soziale Kommission fuer Asien und den Pazifik]UNPazifik, AsienRegionalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment20. Okt 2003
ESCOREconomic and Social Committee for Overseas Research[Wirtschaftliches und Soziales Komitee fuer Uebersee-Forschung]ODAGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionResearch20. Okt 2003
ESCWAEconomic and Social Commission for Western AsiaESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory. ESCWA activities are coordinated with the divisions and main offices of the Headquarters of the United Nations, specialized agencies, and international and regional organizations, including the League of Arab States, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.http://www.escwa.un.org/[Wirtschaftliche und Soziale Kommission fuer West-Asien]UNAsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationManagement, Politics20. Okt 2003
ESEPEuropean Science Exchange ProgrammeA number of Academies that implement bilateral exchange schemes participate in a loose network titled ESEP (European Science Exchange Programme). ESEP (incorporating later the humanities and social sciences) was founded in 1967, after a survey carried out by the Royal Society suggested that an increase in mobility amongst senior scientists and younger researchers across Europe was desirable.[Europaeisches Wissenschaft-Austausch-Programm]EuropaRegionalEnglischProjektPolitics20. Okt 2003
ESFEconomic Support FundsThe Economic Support Fund (ESF) supports U. S. foreign policy objectives by providing economic assistance to allies and countries in transition to democracy, supporting Middle East Pease negotiations, and financing economic stabilization programs.http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/rpt/115965.htm[Wirtschaftlicher Unterstuetzungs-Fond]USANationalEnglischFachbegriffDevelopment20. Okt 2003
ESFEuropean Science FoundationThe European Science Foundation (ESF) is an association of 78 member organisations devoted to scientific research in 30 European countries.http://www.esf.org/[Europäische Wissenschaftsförderung]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungResearch20. Okt 2003
ESSCEuropean Society for Soil ConservationThe ESSC is an interdisciplinary, non-political association with more than 500 members in 42 countries. Its members include researchers, teachers, students, farmers, planners and policymakers with interests in agriculture, soil science, geographical science, economics, forestry, ecology.http://www.essc.sk/[Europaeische Gesellschaft fuer die Boden-Erhaltung]EuropaInternationalEnglischFachgesellschaftConservation20. Okt 2003
ESSPEarth System Science PartnershipThe ESSP is a partnership for the integrated study of the Earth System, the ways that it is changing, and the implications for global and regional sustainability. The urgency of the challenge is great: In the present era, global environmental changes are both accelerating and moving the earth system into a state with no analogue in previous history.http://www.essp.org/[Partnerschaft der Erd-System-Wissenschaft]GlobalEnglischProjektConservation, Environment20. Okt 2003
ETC/CDSEuropean Topic Centre on the Catalogue of Data SourcesTo conceptualise and implement a locator system for environmental metainformation from all Network members in Europe - the Catalogue of Data Sources (CDS). ETC/CDS was founded in 1995 and its work is guided by the task of the European Environment Agency (EEA) to provide up-to-date, harmonised, reliable information on the state of the European environment. The mission of the ETC/CDS is to conceptualise and implement a locator system for environmental metainformation in Europe, initially called the Catalogue of Data Sources (CDS).http://www.eoportal.org/directory/info_EuropeanTopicCentreonCatalogueofDataSourcesETCCDS.html[Europaeisches Thematisches Zentrum des Katalogs der Datenquellen]EUAEuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationIT20. Okt 2003
ETC/LCEuropean Topic Centre on Land CoverThe task for the ETC/LC is to make full use of and further develop the results obtained so far through the implementation of the CORINE Land Cover (CLC) programme. The CLCprogramme was initated by the European Commission in 1985 an is now under the auspices of the European Environment Agency (EEA). The CLC-programme and the work of ETC/LC are significant developments for the integration of environmental aspects, in particular those regarding the 5th European Environmental Action Programme, regional planning strategies, integrated statistical and geographical information systems.http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/92-9167-105-3/at_download/file[Europaeisches Thematikes Zentrum der Landbedeckung]EUAEuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
ETC/NCEuropean Topic Centre on Nature ConservationThe ETC for Nature Conservation (ETCNC) was established in December 1994. Its role is to help provide the flow data from Member States to DGXI in support of the Wild Birds Directive 79/409 and Habitats and Species Directive 92/43. The Consortium comprises 15 institutions from 12 countries, led by the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) in Paris. The MNHN is also the legal contractor. The UK members are the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, (JNCC) Peterborough and the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (ITE) Monkswood.http://www.snh.org.uk/publications/on-line/advisorynotes/66/66.html[Europaeisches Thematisches Zentrum der Natur-Erhaltung]EUAEuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationConservation20. Okt 2003
ETFRNEuropean Tropical Forestry Research NetworkEstablished in 1991, the European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) is a forum for communication between European organisations, researchers, EU institutions and others concerned with (sub-)tropical forest research. The ETFRN Network seeks to promote the involvement of European research expertise towards the conservation and wise use of forests and woodlands in tropical and subtropical countries. The network has participants in 16 European countries, including Norway, Switzerland, and all European Union member states, except Luxemburg. There is an ETFRN national focal point in each of these countries. The names and addresses of the focal points are available under National Focal Points. For more background information see the Coordinating Unit.http://www.etfrn.org[Europaeisches Forschungs-Netzwerk fuer Tropische Waelder]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationConservation, Research20. Okt 2003
ETIExpert Center for Taxonomic IdentificationETI, the Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification, is a not for profit foundation, dedicated to improve on a global scale the quantity, quality and accessibility of taxonomic information, based on an initiative of UNESCO. ETI BioInformatics develops and produces scientific and educational computer-aided information systems. We offer a wide range of products and services, including scientific and educational web applications; the Linnaeus II software package for biodiversity documentation; a series of scientific and popular titles on CD- and DVD-ROM and a 3D imaging studio.http://www.eti.uva.nl/[Experten-Zentrum fuer Taxonomische Identification]NiederlandeGlobalEnglischUnternehmenIT20. Okt 2003
EUAEuropäische UmweltagenturDie Europäische Umweltagentur (EUA) ist eine Einrichtung der Europäischen Union. Unsere Aufgabe besteht darin, zuverlässige und unabhängige Informationen über die Umwelt zur Verfügung zu stellen. Wir sind eine wichtige Informationsquelle für all jene, die mit der Entwicklung, Festlegung, Umsetzung und Bewertung der Umweltpolitik befasst sind, sowie für die allgemeine Öffentlichkeit. Die EUA hat gegenwärtig 32 Mitgliedsländer./ The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. Our task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment. We are a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, and also the general public. Currently, the EEA has 32 member countries.http://www.eea.europa.eu/de[EEA European Environmental Agency]EUEuropaRegionalDeutschInstitutionPolitics20. Okt 2003
EUCARPIAEuropean Association for Research on Plant BreedingEUCARPIA aims to promote scientific and technical cooperation in the field of plant breeding in order to foster its further development. To achieve this purpose, the Association arranges and sponsors meetings of members, or groups of members, to discuss general or specific problems from all fields of plant breeding and genetic research. Any activity in connection with a predominantly commercial interest is excluded, as EUCARPIA is a non profit organization. The Association has 11 sections and a number of working groups focusing on particular crop species.http://www.eucarpia.org/[Europaeische Gesellschaft fuer die Forschung der Pflanzenaufzucht]Europa, NiederlandeRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
EUNISEuropean Nature Information SystemEUNIS data are collected and maintained by the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity for the European Environment Agency and the European Environmental Information Observation Network to be used for environmental reporting and for assistance to the NATURA2000 process (EU Birds and Habitats Directives) and coordinated to the related EMERALD Network of the Bern Convention. EUNIS consists of information on Species, Habitat types and Sites.http://eunis.eea.europa.eu/[Europaeisches Natur-Informations-System]EEAEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungConservation, Politics20. Okt 2003
EURAGRISEuropean Agricultural Information Servicesthe EUR-Agris, the European Agricultural Information System, is co-ordinated by the EC Commission.[Europaeischer Landwirtschaftlicher Informations-Dienst]ECEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, IT20. Okt 2003
EURINGEuropean Union for Bird RingingScientific and administrative co-operation between national ringing schemes. Development and maintenance of high standards in bird ringing. Scientific studies of birds, in particular those based on marked individuals. The use of data for bird ringing for the management and conservation of birds.http://www.euring.org/[Europäische Vereinigung zur Vogel Beringung]EuropaRegionalEnglischProjektBiology20. Okt 2003
EURIPAEuropean Information Providers Association[Europaeische Informations-Versorger Gesellschaft]EuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisation20. Okt 2003
EuroCATSpecies 2000 Europa: The Catalogue of Lifenow Species 2000. EuroCat will provide added value to the Community in a number of ways. The most obvious of these will be the systematic arrangement of eventually all taxa in one co-ordinated easily-accessible system, thereby making that information available throughout the Community to Policy makers, scientists, NGOs and interested individuals alike. This will be in contrast to the present position where the information is stored in numerous sources that are often fragmented and overlapping. In so doing EuroCat will enhance collaboration and cohesion among the taxonomic institutions and networks in Europe. In particular it will promote 'best practice' in the organisation of taxonomic knowledge and the skills of biodiversity informatics as well as the provision of large-scale biodiversity information in an accessible form.http://www.sp2000.org[Arten 2000 Europa: Katalog des Lebens]EuropaRegionalEnglischProjekt20. Okt 2003
EuroLOOPThe European Network (LOOP) of BioNET-INTERNATIONALThe European Network 'Locally Owned and Operated Partnerships' of BioNET-INTERNATIONAL is the locally group in Europe of BioNET. BioNET - the global network for taxonomy - is an international initiative dedicated to promoting the science and use of taxonomy, especially in the economically poorer countries of the world. To date the network comprises ten government-endorsed regional networks, the 'Locally Owned and Operated Partnerships' (LOOPs), encompassing institutions and 3,000 individuals in over 100 countries, and a Secretariat in the UK hosted by CABI, an international not-for-profit organisation.http://www.bionet-intl.orgEuropaeisches Netzwerk (oertlich zugehoerige und agierende Partnerschaft) von BioNET INTERNATIONAL]BioNETEuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
EUROMETEuropean Collaboration on Measurement StandardsEUROMET is a cooperative voluntary organisation between national metrology institutes (NMIs) in the EU and EFTA, including the European Commission. Established NMIs from other European states can also be members subject to the agreement of existing members. Currently, EUROMET has 34 members, with nearly every European state represented. The objective of EUROMET is to promote the coordination of metrological activities and services with the purpose of achieving higher efficiency. EUROMET was formally established by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by participating States in Madrid, Spain on 23 September 1987 to become operative from 1 January 1988. Since then, the MOU was amended in 1995 and 1998.http://www.promexgost.com/international-organizations/euromet.php[Europaeische Kollaboration zur Messung von Standards]EuropaRegionalEnglischInstitutionManagement20. Okt 2003
EURONETEuropean Data Transmission Network(Commission of European Communities Network) Euronet has been operational since eraly 1980 permitting data transmission by the cost-efficient packet switching technique; throughout the European Community the fees are indepentent of the transmission distance. This Direct Information Access Network for Europe (DIANE) is presently used by 36 operators of host computers, and some 1500 to 2000 operators of user terminals, and provides quick access to nearly 300 data bases comprising many millions of short texts (mostly bibliographical references) or other data (e.g. statistics).[Europaeisches Datenuebertragungsnetzwerk]EuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungIT20. Okt 2003
EUROSTATStatistical Office of the European CommunitiesEurostat’s mission is to provide the European Union with a high-quality statistical information service. Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home/[Statistisches Amt der Europäischen Gemeinschaft]EUEuropaInternationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
EVSUMS(ODA)Evaluation Summaries for ODA ProjectsEvaluation Summaries for Overseas Development Administration Projects[Zusammenfassung der Bewertung fuer ODA Projekte]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
EZEEvangelische Zentralstelle für Entwicklungshilfeformerly part of Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED), now part of Brot für die Welt.http://www.brot-fuer-die-welt.de/home.html[German Protestant developmental NGO]DeutschlandNationalDeutschOrganisationDevelopment20. Okt 2003
FAForestry AbstractsForestry Abstracts is a fully searchable abstract database of internationally published research. It provides the latest information on forestry and forest trees, from forest management to tree biology and forest ecology. Derived from the original applied life sciences database, CAB Abstracts, coverage includes silviculture, provenance studies, inventories, economics, agroforestry, husbandry of non-wood forest products, tree anatomy and physiology, climate, soils, forest ecology, tree breeding, fire, forest pests and protection, forest biodiversity, conservation and arboriculture.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=38[Auszug der Forstwirtschaft]CABIInternationalEnglischAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
FACFonds d'Aide et de CooperationThe Fund for aid and cooperation (FAC) replaces the FIDES for the autonomous states of the Community with the secretariat of State for relations with the Member of the Community, which becomes ministry for cooperation in 1961.http://www.senat.fr/rap/l97-085-3-a2/l97-085-3-a29.html[Fund for aid and cooperation, Fond fuer Hilfe und Zusammenarbeit]FrankreichNationalFranzösischRegierungDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
FADINAPFertilizer Advisory and Development Information Network in Asia and the PacificThe Fertilizer Advisory, Development and Information Network for Asia and the Pacific (FADINAP) was established in 1978 as a United Nations interagency network of ESCAP, FAO and UNIDO to provide assistance to the developing countries of the region in their efforts to increase food production by supporting the development of an efficient and effectively functioning fertilizer sector in Asia and the Pacific region. FADINAP works closely with national and international fertilizer organizations as well as with the fertilizer industry.http://www.eldis.org/assets/Orgs/3605.html[Informationsnetzwerk der Düngemittelberatung und -Entwicklung in Asien und dem Pazifik]UNPazifik, AsienRegionalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Environment, Management20. Okt 2003
FAIRECFruits Agro-Industrie des Region ChaudesA database for tropical and subtropical fruit produced by IFRA. FAIREC indexes documents from international scientific literature on tropical and subtropical fruit crops. This database has been in operation since 1970 through the FABIUS system and has been accessible on-line through the TELESYSTEMES-QUESTEL service centre since 1 December 1981, by means of MISTRAL IV software modified in accordance with certain ergonomic factors.[Frucht Landwirtschaft-Industrie der Warmen Regionen]IFRAInternationalFranzösischOrganisationIT, Library20. Okt 2003
FAOFood and Agricultural Organization of the United NationsAchieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.http://www.fao.org/[Ernährungs- und Landwirtschaftliche Organisation der Vereinten Nationen]UNWeltGlobalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
FAOCPFAO/World Bank Cooperative ProgramThe Cooperative Programme with the World Bank is organized around five identical entities covering different geographical areas. The creation of one entity for each area will facilitate the planning, monitoring and reporting of work under this Programme. Only the description of the first entity is provided below, in order to avoid unnecessary repetition. The Cooperative Programme assists governments in the regions in the preparation and formulation of investment and complex technical assistance projects and programmes to reverse the decline of the investment flow to agriculture in countries facing food insecurity.http://www.fao.org/docrep/meeting/008/j2838e/j2838e03g.htm[Gemeinschaftliches Programm der Ernährungs- und Landwirtschaftliche Organisation (mit der Weltbank)]UNGlobalEnglischProjektPolitics20. Okt 2003
FARCFood and Agricultural Research CouncilThe Food and Agricultural Research Council was created in 1985. Its main objective is to promote, harmonise and co-ordinate research activities in agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food production in line with government policy and to ensure that the farming community draws the maximum benefits from such research.http://www.gov.mu/portal/sites/ncb/moa/farc/Home.htm[Ernährungs- und Landwirtschaftlicher Forschungsrat]MauritiusRegionalEnglischRegierungResearch20. Okt 2003
FCFinancial Coorperation[Finanzielle Zusammenarbeit]InternationalEnglischFachbegriffManagement, Politics20. Okt 2003
FCAFederation of Commodity AssociationsThe Federation of Commodity Associations, founded in 1943, enables its Members, made up of associations, federations and organisations involved in commodity trades, to act together in a common cause. The Federation of Commodity Associations' work is overseen by a Council made up of representatives from the relevant industries, including cocoa, coffee, cotton, feed, grain, pulses, oilseeds and fats, rubber and sugar.http://www.fcassoc.co.uk/[Foederale Gesellschaft fuer Grunderzeugnisse]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Industry20. Okt 2003
FCAField Crops AbstractsField Crop Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published research on all aspects of field crop production, from germination to storage. Derived from CAB Abstracts, the original applied life sciences database, Field Crop Abstracts coverage includes: agronomy and crop management, cultivars, crop protection, crop physiology, environmental impact on crops, harvesting, storage, and crop quality of cereals, grain legumes, root crops, fibre crops, oilseed crops, sugar crops, as well as other regionally important crops such as pseudocereals and tobacco.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=36[Auszug der Feldfruechte]InternationalEnglischAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
FCOForeign and Commonwealth OfficeWe will use our global diplomatic network to protect and promote UK interests worldwide. Retain and build up Britain’s international influence in specific areas in order to shape a distinctive British foreign policy geared to the national interest.http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/[Fremden und Commonwealth Amt]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
FDTCommittee on Forest Development in the TropicsIn most countries of the humid and dry tropics, forests are being cleared or degraded at a rapid rate, mainly to satisfy the basic subsistence needs of poor rural communities. Despite this alarming situation, national and international funding for tropical forestry programmes has generally decreased in recent years. The Committee on Forest Development in the Tropics recognized this at its session held in Rome in October 1983. One of the main purposes of this FAO statutory body, composed of 45 member countries, is "to study and report on the international programmes in tropical forestry and on the concerted action which could be undertaken by governments and international organizations to ensure the development and rational utilization of tropical forests and related resources". At this same session the Committee also recognized the need for identifying and describing areas of high priority with the aim of providing the international donor community with a set of clearly defined development programmes, and recommended that FAO establish ad hoc groups to elaborate proposals for action programmes in the priority areas it had identified at regional or global level.http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/docs/002-162/002-162.html[Komitee zur Waldentwicklung in den Tropen]FAOInternationalEnglischInstitutionEnvironment20. Okt 2003
FEDECAFEFederacion Nacional de Cafeterossee Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC).http://www.federaciondecafeteros.org/[National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, Nationales Buendnis der Kaffee-Bauer]KolumbienNationalSpanischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
FEICROFederation of European Industrial Cooperative Research OrganizationsNow EARTO. EARTO was launched in 1999 through the merger of EACRO (the European Association of Contract Research Organisations) and FEICRO (the Federation of European Industrial Co-operative Research Organisations).http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=NEWSLINK_EN_C&RCN=6610&ACTION=D[Buendnis der Europaeischen Industriell Zusammenarbeitenden Forschungsrganisation]EuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungResearch20. Okt 2003
FERNForest Ecology Research NetworkThe Canadian Forest Ecosystem Research Network of Sites (FERNS), initiated in 1997, has networked 22 interdisciplinary forest-research installations across Canada. There are dozens of world-class studies and data banks associated with each installation. Originally FERNS was designed to help scientists and other professionals assess the impacts of forestry practices on forest ecology, and to encourage technological transfer knowledge between scientists. The impressive volume of data collected on other forestry-related topics such as climate, water, moisture, nutrients and ecosystems provides opportunities to further synthesize knowledge. It also provides a scientific foundation for dialogue between scientists and policy/decision makers. FERNS is strategically positioned to contribute basic scientific information to emerging national and international initiatives such as the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers' National Forest Information System (NFIS), the climate change programmes, the Criteria and Indicators policy, and biodiversity.http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/ARTICLE/WFC/XII/0602-C4.HTM[Wald Ökologie Forschungsnetzwerk]KanadaNationalEnglischOrganisationEcology, Research20. Okt 2003
FERROFar Eastern Regional Research Officeof the U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Delhi.[Fernoestliches Regionales Forschungs-Amt]USANationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
FFFord FoundationThe Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. Our goals for more than half a century have been to: * Strengthen democratic values * Reduce poverty and injustice * Promote international cooperation * Advance human achievementhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/[Ford Stiftung]USAInternationalEnglischStiftungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
FFAFramework for Action[Rahmen fuer eine Handlung]InternationalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
FFHFauna-Flora-Habitat-RichtlinieThe implementation of the Fauna, Flora and Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) - the so-called FFH Directive - is one of the most important missions in the immediate future for the European Union Member States as well as for the Commission. It is extremely important to know which data sources may be useful for the evaluation of sites proposed for the NATURA 2000 network. Concerning species data sources, the questionnaire asked respondents to specify which species of the FFH Directive Annexes were covered by these sources.http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/92-9167-034-0/page005.html[Fauna, Flora and Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), also Natura2000]EUEuropaRegionalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
FGPEFoundation for Global Peace and EnvironmentUNEP 2002 Annualreport The International Children's Painting Competition on the Environment is organised annually by the UN Environment Program, the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment, German chemical giant Bayer AG and Nikon.http://www.fgpe.net[Buendnis fuer Weltfrieden und Umwelt]JapanInternationalEnglischOrganisationEnvironment20. Okt 2003
FGRForest Genetic ResourcesConserving forest genetic resources is vital. Genetic variation is the basis of evolution and the catalyst for species to adapt to changes in the environment. The forest genetic resources contained in the populations and genes of thousands of tree species globally is unique and irreplaceable.http://www.fao.org/forestry/fgr/en/[Genetische Rohstoffe der Wälder]FAOInternationalEnglischFachbegriffAgriculture, Biology, Conservation20. Okt 2003
FIDInternational Federation for DocumentationOriginally called the International Institute of Documentation (IID), later the International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID). It was dissolved in 2002. The International Federation for Information and Documentation (FID) was an international organization that was created to promote universal access to all recorded knowledge. FID was established on 12 September, 1895, in Brussels, as the International Institute of Bibliography (originally Institut International de Bibliographie, IIB) by two Belgian lawyers, Paul Otlet (1868-1944) and Henri La Fontaine (1854-1943). It was popularly known as the Brussels Institute. Its headquarters was changed to The Hague after 1934. It has gone through a number of changes in name that reflect changes of conceptualisation of the field in which it operates.[Internationales Buendnis fuer Dokumentation]BelgienInternationalEnglischOrganisation20. Okt 2003
FINANCIACOOPInstituto de Financiamiento y Desarrollo Cooperativo de ColombiaFinanzinstitut und Entwicklungshilfe in KolumbienKolumbienRegionalSpanischInstitutionDevelopment20. Okt 2003
FINNFUNDFinnish Fund for Industrial Development CooperationFinnfund is a Finnish development finance company that provides long-term risk capital for private projects in developing countries. Apart from co-investing with Finnish companies we can finance ventures that use Finnish technology, cooperate with Finnish partners on a long-term basis or generate major environmental or social benefits.http://www.finnfund.fi/en_GB/[Finnischer Fond fuer industrielle Entwicklungszusammenarbeit]FinnlandNationalEnglischUnternehmenDevelopment20. Okt 2003
FINNIDAFinnish International Development AgencyFinland's development policy to guide the Government in October 2007 approved by the Development Policy Programme. Finland's development policy planning, preparing and executing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in close cooperation with other ministries, NGOs, business and the whole of Finnish society. Development Policy and Development is the main goal of eradicating extreme poverty and promoting sustainable development in the UN Millennium Development Goals (Millennium Development Goals), accordingly.http://global.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?culture=fi-FI&contentlan=1[Finnisches Internationales Entwircklungs-Amt]FinnlandNationalFinnischRegierungDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
FISForschungsinstitut SenckenbergThe Senckenberg Nature Research Society was founded back in 1817 by committed Frankfurt citizens as the Senckenberg Natural History Society. Today, it is one of the most important research institutes dealing with biological diversity and its Frankfurt property is one of Europe’s largest natural history museums. In keeping with its long tradition, “the society’s task is to engage in natural history research and to make the research results available to the public through publication, teaching and its natural history museums” (Articles §2). This is more important today than ever before, because with modern natural history answers can be found to urgent present-day questions such as environmental and climate protection.http://www.senckenberg.de/[Senckenberg Research Institute]DeutschlandNationalDeutschSammlung / MuseumEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
FISFédération Internationale du Commerce des SemencesThe first International Seed Congress, which led to the establishment of the Fédération Internationale du Commerce des Semences (FIS) was held in London in 1924. The first draft of the rules for international trade of seed for sowing was presented in Bologna in 1928 and the rules entered into force on 1 Jul 1929. From the beginning FIS stressed the importance of technological developments for the seed industry. In 1954 FIS emphasized the importance of Plant Breeders’ Rights and urged its members to press for government recognition of reciprocal protection of breeding products. In 1958 the FIS Congress passed a resolution recognizing Breeders’ Rights and the right to charge license fees when protected varieties were sold. The mid 1970s saw significant changes take place in the plant breeding and seed industry with mergers, consolidations and “integration” of the whole seed chain. Plant breeders and seed producers became a single entity. The rationale of having two separate organizations, FIS and ASSINSEL, representing the seed industry was under question. A first unsuccessful attempt to merge FIS and ASSINSEL was made in 1986. After two years of intensive talks and negotiations they merged on the occasion of the annual Congress in Chicago in 2002 to become ISF, the International Seed Federation.http://www.worldseed.org/isf/home.html[International Federation of the Seed Trade]InternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
FishBaseA Global Information System on FishesA Global Information System on Fishes FishBase 2000 Welcome to the world of fishes. The purpose of this page is to give you background information on FishBase, a global information system with all you ever wanted to know about fishes. FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more. FishBase on the web contains practically all fish species known to science. FishBase 2004 is also available on DVD or CD-ROMs with full information on 28,500 species. It comes together with the FishBase 2000 book and can be ordered for 95 US$ including air-mail.http://www.fishbase.org/home.htm[Globales Informationssystem der Fische]GlobalEnglischProjektBiology, IT, Library20. Okt 2003
FISHDASFisheries Database[Fscherei-Datenbank]EnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
FITFunds in TrustA trust fund is a fund comprised of a variety of assets intended to provide benefits to an individual or organization. The trust fund is established by a grantor to provide financial security to an individual, most often a child or grandchild - or organizations, such as a charity or other non-profit organization. Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/trust-fund.asp#ixzz1YOsF5BSp[Treuhänderfond]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
FITCFoundation for International Technological Cooperation"...Whereas President Carter has now taken the initiative to plan and establish a Foundation for International Technological Cooperation to strengthen and improve the research and technological base on which the approach to development problems affecting people in developing countries depends, and Whereas the planning efforts leading to the establishment of the Foundation in 1979 indicate an organization with purposes and simplified processes which would encourage international technological cooperation so as to sustain programs of assistance to developing countries and support research on problems of mutual importance such as energy conservation and alternative sources development, environmental and natural resource planning and management…" The Foundation is considering support for programs to make the experiences of developing country S&T students in the U.S. more relevant to the needs of their home countries and for focussing research and development (R&D) resources in U.S. universities on problems relevant to developing countries. It is also devising mechanisms for more open involvement of creative U.S. scientists and technologists in collaborative R&D with their developing country counterparts.http://archives.aaas.org/docs/resolutions.php?doc_id=340[Stiftung fuer Internationale Technologische Zusammenarbeit]AAASUSAInternationalEnglischStiftungConservation, Development, Education, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
FMAPFuture of Marine Animal PopoulationsThe Future of Marine Animal Populations is a new modeling component of the Census of Marine Life. It is a network of scientists that will develop models to predict what animals will live in the oceans of the future. FMAP will focus on two major aspects: the fishing industry and climate change. Both will alter the nature of marine ecosystems.http://fmap.dal.ca/index.php[Zukunft der Marinen Tier-Populationen]CoMLGlobalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Climate, Ecology, Research20. Okt 2003
FMLFundación Miguel Lillo, Miguel Lillo, TucumánThe Miguel Lillo Foundation was created as a result of the legacy of the Wise and Philanthropist by Dr. Miguel Lillo, accepted by the National Government in all its terms. Dr. Miguel Lillo was a naturalist of rare conditions. Of great sagacity and powers of observation, equipped with extraordinarily wide vocation. Deeply learned, as a result of their own efforts. Specializing in Botany, also known fund other branches of scientific disciplines, particularly chemistry. He had authority, both moral and scientific, of singular attention. For half a century was devoted to scientific research, alternating these activities with teaching and management of public institutions. Hundred and forty two highly trained researchers and technicians develop studies in areas of Zoology, Botany and Geology, pure and applied, within 11 institutes of the Foundation's own Miguel Lillo. Also, the Fundación Miguel Lillo has, for agreements with the CONICET, the creation of the following institutes: CIRPON, CEVEG, and CERELA CIRGEO.http://www.lillo.org.ar/index.php[Miguel Lillo Foundation, Miguel Lillo Stiftung]ArgentinienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumConservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
FMNHField Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IllinoisThe Field Museum is an educational institution concerned with the diversity and relationships in nature and among cultures. It provides collection-based research and learning for greater public understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live. Its collections, public learning programs, and research are inseparably linked to serve a diverse public of varied ages, backgrounds and knowledge.http://fieldmuseum.org/[Field Museum der Naturkunde, Chicago, Illinois]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumConservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
FMOFinancierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V.FMO was founded in 1970 by the Dutch government, private sector, employers and employee organizations. Since its inception, FMO’s aim has been to empower entrepreneurship in emerging economies in order to further development. In investing in entrepreneurship, we have applied best practices, adopted international performance standards and created our own benchmarks if they did not already exist.http://www.fmo.nl/[Netherlands Development Finance Company, Gesellschaft fuer Entwicklungsfinanzierung der Niederlande]NiederlandeNationalNiederländischUnternehmenDevelopment, Management20. Okt 2003
FNCCFederacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombiasee Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC).http://www.federaciondecafeteros.org/[Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Columbianisches Bündnis der Kaffee-Anbauer]KolumbienNationalSpanischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
FOCSIVFederation of Catholic Organisations for International Voluntary ServiceEngaged since 1972 in promoting a culture of global community and in cooperation with the peoples of the South, FOCSIV contributes to the fight against all forms of poverty and exclusion, the affirmation of human dignity and the protection of human rights and growth communities and local institutions. Since its inception FOCSIV, with its 65 members, has deployed more than 16,000 volunteers who have made ??available to the poorest people in their human and professional contribution. This is a real commitment and long-term development projects in socio-medical, agricultural, educational-training, defense of human rights and institution building.http://www.focsiv.it/[Vereinigung der Katholishcen Organisationen fuer den Internationalen Friewilligendienst]ItalienInternationalItalienischOrganisationDevelopment20. Okt 2003
FONAIAPFundacion Nacional de Investigacion AgropecuariaThe diversity of ecological conditions presented by the Venezuelan geography moved the authorities to create between 1950 and 1960, the Experimental Stations of Calabozo, heal and Mucuchíes, a period in which further establishes the Agricultural Research Division within the Directorate of Agriculture. The Ministry of Agriculture, which had Led agricultural research, decided in 1975 to transfer the activities of the Research Directorate of the MAC to FONAIAP for the purpose of agricultural research to provide more flexible mechanisms for organization and execution. The shape and style of work that will develop the FONAIAP to collect, enhance and project the lines of inquiry that inherits from the above institutions that become part of their heritage and their achievement will determine course of action, so it deserves to know the legal steps that gave birth to the National Agricultural Researchhttp://sian.inia.gob.ve/repositorio/revistas_tec/FonaiapDivulga/index.htm[National Agricultural Research Foundation, Nationale Stiftung fuer Landwirtschaftliche Forschung]VenezuelaNationalSpanischStiftungAgriculture, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
FORISForest Resources Information SystemThe Forest Resources Information System (FORIS) is developed by the Forest Resources Assessment Programme (FRA) at FAO’s Forestry Department to provide the world with baseline information on forest resources. FORIS is developed for the production and presentation of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000 (FRA 2000), but with the perspective to continue to improve beyond this event. FORIS includes both existing source information and derived information. This document outlines the concepts and reports on the development status. The purpose is to stimulate the continued system development. The FORIS database is currently (15 June 1999) being migrated to Oracle. It will reside on a server optimized for web applications on a server maintained by Waicent. Besides the production database, there will be a mirrored database dedicated to development and tests. Waicent provides technical backstopping to the maintenance and development of the database.http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/ac610e/AC610E00.htm[Informationssystem der Wald-Rohstoffe]FAOGlobalEnglischProjektAgriculture, IT, Library20. Okt 2003
FORNESSAForestry Research Network for Sub-Saharan AfricaMore than five years of planning and negotiation culminated in the successful launch of the Forestry Research Network in Sub-Saharan Africa (FORNESSA) in July 2000. The goal of the network is to strengthen forestry research in sub-Saharan Africa for greater impact on management and conservation of forests and tree resources for sustainable development. FORNESSA is envisaged as a network of institutions that will facilitate capacity building at the national level and cooperation and exchange of expertise at the regional level. Operating across language boundaries, FORNESSA will build on subregional networks already active such as the Association of Forestry Research Institutions of Eastern Africa (AFREA), with membership in ten countries; CORAF-Forêt, the forest research network of the Conférence de responsables de recherche agronomique africains (CORAF), with 20 member institutions in West and Central Africa; and the Forestry Sector Technical Coordination Unit (FSTCU) of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), representing research institutions in the 14 SADC countries.http://www.fao.org/docrep/X8080e/x8080e11.htm[Forstwirtschaftliches Forschungsnetzwerk fuer Afrika suedlich der Sahara]FAOAfrikaRegionalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Conservation, Research20. Okt 2003
FORSPAForestry Research Support Programme for the Asia and the PacificThe Forestry Research Support Programme for Asia and the Pacific (FORSPA) is designed to enhance country capacity in forestry research. At the regional level, it aims to develop sustainable networking arrangements through the Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI). Country capacity building efforts are focused on research strategy formulation and planning, human resource development, facilitating access to information and promoting collaborative arrangements between institutions in the Region. Funded by the Government of The Netherlands, FORSPA is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.http://www.fao.org/docrep/t2230e/t2230e07.htm[Forstwirtschaftliche Forschungsunterstuetzung fuer Asien und den Pazifikraum]FAOPazifik, AsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
FPAForest Products AbstractsForest Products Abstracts is a fully searchable abstract database of internationally published forest products research. It provides the latest information on forest products from harvesting, through wood anatomy to international trade of timber and non-wood forest products.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=37[Auszug der Waldprodukte]CABIInternationalEnglischEducation20. Okt 2003
FRIDAFund for Research and Investment for the Development of Africa LtdFRIDA’s mandate was to help Africa’s 20 poorest and smallest countries, by encouraging labour intensive industries, which would provide work and income for people.[Fond fuer Forschung und Investitionen fuer die Entwicklung von Afrika]AfrikaRegionalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
FRIMForest Research Institute of MalaysiaFRIM consists of three research divisions. The Forestry Division provides data, standards and guidelines for managing our natural forests on a sustainable basis. The Product Development Division focuses on the development of forest-based industries. The Biotechnology Division involves in creating new planting material through genetic engineering.http://www.frim.gov.my/[Wald Forschungsinstitut von Malaysien]MalaysiaNationalEnglischInstitutionResearch20. Okt 2003
FRPForestry Research ProgrammeFRP helps country partners in the eradication of poverty by supporting research on priority developmental programmes of the forest-dependent poor. These problems have been identified and documented in 23 forestry partner countries through consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, including representatives of the poor. Problems which are within the mandate of FRP must be common to two or more partner countries and may be identified through the poverty problem surveys.http://r4d.dfid.gov.uk/Project/60060/Default.aspx[Forstwirtschafliches Forschungs-Programm]DFIDInternationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
FRSFellow of the Royal SocietyFellows are the basic members of the Royal Society, who are themselves elected by existing Fellows. There are currently 1,314 Fellows, allowed to use the postnominal title FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society), with 44 new Fellows appointed each year.http://royalsociety.org/about-us/fellowship/fellows/[Gefaehrte der Koeniglichen Gesellschaft]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischFachbegriffManagement, Research20. Okt 2003
FSCForest Stewardship CouncilThe Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. It is an association of Members consisting of a diverse group of representatives from environmental and social groups, the timber trade and the forestry profession, indigenous people's organizations, community forestry groups and forest product certification organizations from around the world. Membership is open to all who are involved in forestry or forest products and share its aims and objectives.http://www.fsc.org/[Organisation zur Zertifizierung nachhaltiger Forstwirtschaft]InternationalEnglischOrganisationConservation20. Okt 2003
FSC DeutschlandForest Stewardship Council Arbeitsgruppe DeutschalndThe Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. It is an association of Members consisting of a diverse group of representatives from environmental and social groups, the timber trade and the forestry profession, indigenous people's organizations, community forestry groups and forest product certification organizations from around the world. Membership is open to all who are involved in forestry or forest products and share its aims and objectives.http://www.fsc-deutschland.de[Organisation zur Zertifizierung nachhaltiger Forstwirtschaft Arbeitsrgruppe Deutschland, Working group of Germany]FSCDeutschlandNationalDeutschOrganisationConservation20. Okt 2003
FSMFlorida State Museum, University of Floridasee now: Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH) The museum was founded in 1891 and relocated to the campus of the University of Florida in 1906 and was chartered as the state's official natural history museum by the Florida Legislature in 1917. Formerly known as the Florida State Museum, the name was changed in 1988 to more accurately reflect the museum's mission and help avoid confusion with Florida State University, which is located in Tallahassee.http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/[Florida Landesmuseum, Universitaet von Florida]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
FUFudan University, Department of Biology, ShanghaiFudan consists of 28 schools and departments, with seventy undergraduate disciplines. The University confers bachelor's degrees in seventy academic disciplines, and master's degrees in two hundred and twenty nine disciplines (with fifty-one of them established by the University itself), and doctoral degrees in twenty-four Level I and one hundred and fifty-four Level II academic disciplines (with thirty of them established by the University itself). There are also twenty-nine research stations that offer postdoctoral fellowships.http://www.fudan.edu.cn/englishnew/Fudan Universitaet, Abteilung für Biologie, Shanghai, GuangdongChinaNationalChinesischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
FUDECOFundacion para el Desarrollo de la Region Centro OccidentalPromote the development of the Midwestern Region of Venezuela, in accordance with national strategies and the demands of the population by generating and facilitating transformative processes that benefit the collective.http://www.fudeco.gob.ve/[Foundation for the Development of West-Central Region, Stiftung fuer die Entwicklung der Westzentralen Region]VenezuelaRegionalSpanischStiftungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
FUEFukuoka University of Education, Munakata, FukuokaOur primary aim is to teach and research in specialty areas in the field of liberal arts; to widely develop knowledge and ability in these areas; to expose students to a rich cultural environment; to train future teachers solidy; and to contribute to the beneficial progress of culture.https://www.fukuoka-edu.ac.jp[Fukuoka Universitaet fuer Bildung, Munakata, Fukuota]JapanNationalEnglischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
FUNDBioNET-INTERNATIONAL FUNDCore BioNET operations at the global level have been supported by the BioNET Fund since its establishment in 1996. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) made the founding contribution to the Fund and continues to be a major supporter. Current supporters also include the Swedish International Biodiversity Programme and the European Union. Others that have contributed include UNDP, DFID, the Commonwealth Secretariat, CTA, GEF, FAO, CABI, Defra, the Total Foundation and various bilateral agencies. The Fund is managed by the Director of BioNET’s Secretariat at the discretion of the BioNET Board. The purpose of the Fund is to serve as a "a vehicle for attracting development assistance funds to support the global activities and objectives of BioNET-INTERNATIONAL".http://www.bionet-intl.org/opencms/opencms/whoWeAre/funding.jsp[BioNET-INTERANTIONAL Fond]BioNETGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
FUNDESANFundacion de Desarrollo de SantanderThe Foundation for the Development of Santander, "FUNDESAN" is a non-profit entity, founded on June 10, 1974, with legal according to resolution No. 052 issued June 1974 by the Government of Santander duly registered in the chamber of Commerce of Bucaramanga, whose main objective is the development of the community, welfare and improving their living conditions.http://www.fundesan.org/index.php[Stiftung fuer die Entwicklung von Santander]KolumbienRegionalSpanischStiftungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
FUNDEUISFundación para el Desarrollo de la Universidad Industrial de SantanderThe Foundation for the Development of the Universidad de Santander "Julio Alvarez Ceron" FUNDEUIS, was the idea of a group of alumni and friends of the Universidad Industrial de Santander, which became a reality March 18, 1973 in the minutes signed Club Campestre de Bucaramanga, when he celebrated the twenty-five years UIS foundation. FUNDEUIS is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that supports the development of the UIS. Carries out its work in public and private sectors through the provision of consulting services, counseling, supervision, business management and training. All this based on its human resources within a quality framework.http://www.fundeuis.com[Foundation for the Development of the Universidad Industrial de Santande, Stiftung fuer Entwicklung der Universitaet Santander]KolumbienRegionalSpanischStiftungDevelopment, Education20. Okt 2003
FUSAGRIFundacion Servicio para el Agricultor[Service Foundation for farmers, Stiftungsdienste fuer Landwirte]VenezuelaRegionalSpanischStiftungAgriculture20. Okt 2003
GBAGlobal Biodiversity AssessmentIt was this recognition that led to the decision by ULWP to commission an independent, critical peer-reviewed, scientific analysis of all the current issues, theories and views regarding biodiversity, viewed Îrom a global perspective. This study, known as the Giobal Biodiversity Assessment was initiated in May 1993 and published for UNE? by Cambridge University Press in November 1995 (Heywood 1995) with a formal launch at the second Conference of the Parties. It was largely financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and was also supported from UNEP’s Environment Fund. The Assessment was written by thirteen teams of experts involving some 300 authors from over 50 countries; in addition several hundred scientists from more than 80 countries and covering many different disciplines in the biological, economic and social sciences peer-reviewed various parts of the text.http://ressources.ciheam.org/om/pdf/c23/CI011056.pdf[Globale Bewertung der Biodiversitaet]UNEPGlobalEnglischFachbegriffConservation, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
GBFGlobal Biodiversity ForumThe Global Biodiversity Forum (GBF) was founded in 1993 by IUCN, WRI, UNEP, and ACTS and includes a number of other institutions as its convenors. It is an open and independent mechanism to encourage analysis, dialogue and partnership on key ecological, economic, social and institutional issues related to biodiversity.http://www.iisd.ca/sd/gbf17/[Globales Biodiversitaets-Forum]GlobalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
GBIFGlobal Biodiversity Information FacilityThe purpose of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is to make the world's biodiversity data freely and universally available via the Internet. GBIF works cooperatively with and in support of several other international organizations concerned with biodiversity. These include (but are not limited to) the Clearing House Mechanism and the Global Taxonomic Initiative of the Convention on Biological Diversity , and regional biodiversity information networks.http://www.gbif.org"Globale Einrichtung für Biodiversität-Daten"GlobalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Conservation, Environment, IT20. Okt 2003
GCFGatsby Charitable FoundationThe Gatsby Charitable Foundation was established in 1967 by David Sainsbury (now Lord Sainsbury of Turville), from whom all of Gatsby’s funds have come. Overseen by a small group of Trustees, Gatsby is a highly professional but agile organisation that acts as the enabler for projects across a small number of selected fields. Gatsby’s commitment to these fields dates back many years.http://www.gatsby.org.uk/[Gatsby gemeinnuetzige Stiftung]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischStiftungDevelopment, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
GCOSGlobal Climate Observing SystemThe Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) was established in 1992 to ensure that the observations and information needed to address climate-related issues are obtained and made available to all potential users. It is co-sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Council for Science (ICSU). GCOS is intended to be a long-term, user-driven operational system capable of providing the comprehensive observations required for monitoring the climate system, for detecting and attributing climate change, for assessing the impacts of climate variability and change, and for supporting research toward improved understanding, modelling and prediction of the climate system. It addresses the total climate system including physical, chemical and biological properties, and atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic, cryospheric and terrestrial processes.http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/gcos/index.php?name=AboutGCOS[Globales Klima Beobachtungs-System]WMOGlobalEnglischProjektClimate20. Okt 2003
GCPFThe Global Crop Protection FederationNow CropLife International: CropLife International is the global federation representing the plant science industry. We are a network of regional and national associations in 91 countries. Our member companies are committed to supporting sustainable agriculture through innovation in crop protection, plant biotechnology and seed production.http://www.croplife.org/[Globaler Ernteschutz Verband]GlobalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
GCRIGlasshouse Crops Research InstituteThe GCRI Trust was founded in 1988 to administer funds donated by growers and other members of the glasshouse Industry, originally at the Experimental Research Station in Cheshunt and subsequently at the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute in Littlehampton. The Trust promotes scientific research and education on the cultivation of protected crops e.g. glasshouse crops, mushrooms, bulbs, flowers and shrubs grown in the open. The Trust also provides small travel grants to researchers involved in British horticulture and publishes technical reports of new and interesting items of potential value to UK horticulture.http://www.emr.ac.uk/gcri/index.htm[Gewaechshaus Pflanzen Forschungs-Institut]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
GCTEGlobal Change and Terrestrial EcosystemsGlobal Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem (GCTE) is a Core Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), an international scientific research programme established in 1986 by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). Scientific objectives * To predict the effects of changes in climate, atmospheric composition, and land use on terrestrial ecosystems, including (i) agriculture, forestry, soils; and (ii) biodiversity. * To determine how these effects lead to feedbacks to the atmosphere and the physical climate system. GCTE's research strategy is based on an Implementation Plan, (first published in 1992 and updated in 1998), which provides the detailed framework for a coordinated international research effort. The development and implementation of this plan is done under the supervision of the Scientific Steering Committee with the support of the International Project Office and Focus Offices.http://abcgerontologie.com/index.htm[Globaler Wandel und terrestrische Oekosysteme]IGBPGlobalEnglischProjektClimate, Ecology20. Okt 2003
GDPGross Domestic ProductGross domestic product (GDP) refers to the market value of all final goods and services produced within a country in a given period. GDP per capita is often considered an indicator of a country's standard of living. Gross domestic product is related to national accounts, a subject in macroeconomics.[Bruttoinlandsproduktion]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffPolitics20. Okt 2003
GEFGlobal Environment FacilityThe Global Environment Facility (GEF), established in 1991, helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment. GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants.http://www.thegef.org/gef/[Globale Umwelteinrichtung]UNDPGlobalEnglischProjektDevelopment, Environment, Politics20. Okt 2003
GEINGerman Environmental Information Networknow German Environmental Information Portal (PortalU). The German Environmental Information Network (GEIN) consolidates a wide range of information currently distributed across many different Web sites run by public institutions in Germany, such as environmental authorities, agencies and ministries at the federal and Land (state) levels. It acts as an information broker for environmental information in Germany, or, as GEIN claims for itself, as "the portal to German environmental information."http://www.portalu.de/[Portal der Deutschen Umweltinformation]BfNDeutschlandNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
GELOSGlobal Environmental Information Locator ServiceAn Information Locator Service is part of an information infrastructure, i.e., the underlying framework of facilities, institutions, and policies supporting information throughout a community. An Information Locator Service is specifically designed to identify and describe information resources and to assist searchers in obtaining the information. See also: http://ces.iisc.ernet.in/hpg/envis/locdoc1219.htmlhttp://community.lsoft.com/scripts/wa-LSOFTDONATIONS.exe?A2=ind9708C&L=bee-l&F=&S=&P=40759[Globaler Umweltinformations Lokalisations-Service]GlobalEnglischProjektEnvironment, IT20. Okt 2003
GEMSGlobal Environment Monitoring SystemThe United Nations Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS) Water Programme is dedicated to providing environmental water quality data and information of the highest integrity, accessibility and interoperability. These data are used in water assessments and capacity building initiatives around the world. GEMStat is designed to share surface and ground water quality data sets collected from the GEMS/Water Global Network, including more than 3,800 stations, close to 4.3 million records, and over 100 parameters.http://www.unep.org/gemswater/Home/tabid/55762/Default.aspx[Globales Umwelt-Ueberwachungssystem]UNEPGlobalEnglischOrganisationEnvironment, Management20. Okt 2003
GENRESInformationssysteme Genetische RessourcenThe Information System Genetic Resources (GENRES) is developed as an on-line information system by the Information an Coordination Centre for Biological Diversity (IBV) of the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE).http://www.genres.de/[Genetic Resources Information Systems]BLEDeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektBiology, IT20. Okt 2003
GEOGlobal Environment OutlookGlobal Environment Outlook (GEO) is a consultative, participatory process that builds capacity for conducting integrated environmental assessments for reporting on the state, trends and outlooks of the environment. GEO is also a series of products that informs environmental decision-making and aims to facilitate the interaction between science and policy.http://www.unep.org/geo/[Globaler Umweltausblick]UNEPGlobalEnglischProjektEnvironment, Politics20. Okt 2003
GEPLECEAGroup of Latin American and Caribbean Sugar Exporting CountriesGEPLACEA (The Group of Latin American and Caribbean Sugar Exporting Countries) was formed in 1974. It now comprises 23 countries from the region that produces two thirds of the world's sugarcane (including cane for alcohol production), half the cane sugar and approximately 45% of world sugar exports. The Group promotes the exchange of scientific and technological knowledge in agriculture, use of cane by-products and the sugar production process.http://www.sasta.co.za/wp-content/uploads/Proceedings/1990s/1993_Cock_Technical%20Co-Operation%20In%20Latin.pdf[Gruppe der Lateinamerikanischen und Karibischen Zucker-exportierenden Laender]Nordamerika, Karibik, SüdamerikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
GERDATGroupement d'Etudes et de Recherches pour le Developpement de l'Agronomie Tropicalenow Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD). As many francophone African countries had decided in the late 60s, to create national research organizations and needs to conduct multidisciplinary research frequently require capital investment in equipment higher and higher, the French government undertook the restructuring of institutions by creating in 1970 the creation of a group of economic interest. This group, called Study and Research Group for Development of Tropical Agriculture (GERDAT), brought together all institutes and the CEEMAT and was responsible for defining the orientations of the tropical agricultural research, to distribute the budget granted by the State and coordinate relations with government institutions and foreign French.http://www.cirad.fr/en/who-are-we/in-a-nutshell/our-history[Bildungs- und Forschungsverbund fuer die Entwicklung der tropischen Landwirtschaft, Association of Education and Research for the Development of tropical agronomy]CIRADFrankreichInternationalFranzösischOrganisationAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
GFAGrassland and Forage AbstractsGrasslands and Forage Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database. It provides access to the latest research on grasslands and forage, from natural grasslands to cultivated fodder crops, from physiology to ecology, and from production to utilization. The database includes a fully searchable backfile to 1973. With over 215,000 research summaries and over 10,000 records added to the database each year, Grasslands and Forage Abstracts brings a wealth of current and seminal research in grasslands and forage to your fingertips!http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=39[Auszuege ueber Grasland und Gruenfutter]CABIInternationalEnglischFachbegriffAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
GFARGlobal Forum on Agricultural ResearchGFAR seeks to integrate research with the societies it aims to serve and puts farmers and the explicit needs of the poor at the very core of agricultural research and innovation systems. The Global Forum does not directly implement research programmes: agreed actions are delivered through the organizations, networks and agencies involved in, and accountable for, the generation and use of agricultural knowledge for development around the world.http://www.egfar.org/egfar/website?contentId=-1&[Globales Forum der landwirtschaftlichen Forschung]GlobalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
GfBSGesellschaft für Biologische SystematikThe Society for Biological Systematics is a non-profit organization for all young and established, professional and in leisure time in research involved taxonomists who work and support our goals. Founded in December 1997 in Berlin, the GfBS is committed primarily to strengthen the organism's biology, taxonomy and phylogenetic systematics, -and of course for the protection of organisms on our planet.http://www.gfbs-home.de[Society for Biological Systematics]DeutschlandInternationalDeutschFachgesellschaftBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
GFIDGerman Foundation for International DevelopmentThe German Foundation for International Development (DSE) provides a forum for development policy dialogue and offers initial and advanced training of specialists and executive personnel from developing and transitional countries. In addition, it supports experts of German technical and cultural cooperation, and their families, in their preparation for assignments in developing countries, and maintains the largest documentation and information centre on development cooperation issues in Germany. The DSE works in the areas "Education, Science and Documentation", "Economic and Social Development", "Public Administration", "Industrial Occupations Promotion", "Food and Agriculture", "Health", and "Journalism".http://chemport.ipe.ac.cn/cgi-bin/chemport/getfiler.cgi?ID=rjjxKAzxGVzlvys4wGVagi6srDnn0Pl8pYWOASpHP7lhVZRSvnZ6hH1VpprB5bhc&VER=E[Deutsche Stiftung fuer Internationale Entwicklung]DeutschlandNationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
GfÖGesellschaft für ÖkologieThe GfÖ is an independent, nonprofit scientific organisation founded in 1970. We aim to: * promote basic and applied ecological science * encourage collaborative work of all ecological disciplines * improve communication among ecologists in German speaking countries and beyond * facilitate education in ecology at universities and institutes of higher education * foster application and implementation of ecological knowledge and methods in practice * represent ecological interests in publichttp://www.gfoe.org/[Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland]Deutschland, Österreich, SchweizRegionalDeutschFachgesellschaftEcology20. Okt 2003
GHGGreenhouse gasesA greenhouse gas (sometimes abbreviated GHG) is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect. The primary greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. In the Solar System, the atmospheres of Venus, Mars, and Titan also contain gases that cause greenhouse effects. Greenhouse gases greatly affect the temperature of the Earth; without them, Earth's surface would be on average about 33 °C (59 °F) colder than at present[Treibhausgase]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffClimate, Environment20. Okt 2003
GIDGesellschaft für Information und Dokumentationseit 1948 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informationswissenschaft und Informationspraxis e.V. (DGI). Unter 1977 Gründung der Gesellschaft für Information und Dokumentation (GID) in Frankfurt am Main als Infrastruktureinrichtung auf dem Gebiet der wissenschaftlich-technischen Information mit vielfältigen Aufgaben. Die Finanzierung erfolgt durch Bund und Länder. 1987 aufgelöst.http://www.dgd.de/chronik.aspx[Information and Documentation Society]DeutschlandNationalDeutschFachgesellschaftLibrary, Research20. Okt 2003
GIFAPInternational Group of National Association of Agrochemical Manufacturersnow CropLifeInternational. The International Group of National Associations of Manufacturers of Agrochemical Products (GIFAP) had the aim to organize a long-term plan that would coordinate the actions of all the countries on the continent. It became the Global Crop Protection Federation (GCPF). Now it is the Croplife International: CropLife International is the global federation representing the plant science industry. We are a network of regional and national associations in 91 countries. Our member companies are committed to supporting sustainable agriculture through innovation in crop protection, plant biotechnology and seed production.http://www.croplife.org/[Internationale Gruppe Nationaler Gemeinschaften der Landwirtschaftlich-chemischen Erzeuger]InternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Industry20. Okt 2003
GISGeographic Information SystemA geographic information system, geographical information science, or geospatial information studies is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographically referenced data. In the simplest terms, GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology.[Geographisches Informationssystem]GlobalEnglischProjektGeography, IT20. Okt 2003
GISPGlobal Invasive Species ProgrammeThe Global Invasive Species Programme is an international partnership dedicated to tackling the global threat of invasive species. Established in response to the first international meeting on invasive alien species held in Trondheim, Norway (1996), GISP’s mission is to conserve biodiversity and sustain livelihoods by minimising the spread and impact of invasive species. GISP provides support to the implementation of Article 8(h) of the Convention on Biological Diversity and has contributed extensively to the knowledge and awareness of invasive species through the development of a range pf products and publications including the Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species and Invasive Alien Species: A Toolkit of Best Prevention and Management Practices.http://www.diversitas-international.org/activities/past-projects/global-invasive-species-programme-gisp[Globales Programm invasiver Arten]UNKeniaGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Ecology20. Okt 2003
GLCFGlobal Land Cover FacilityThe Global Land Cover Facility makes available to the public a variety of free science data products including satellite imagery of the Earth, classified images of the Earth's land cover, Marsh area health data, and much more...http://glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/index.shtml[Globale Land-Bedeckungs-Einrichtung]GlobalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Environment, Geography, IT20. Okt 2003
GLOBISGlobal Butterfly Information SystemThe Global Butterfly Information System (GloBIS) is an initiative of the Major Systematic Entomology Facility (MSEF) group. The group chose butterflies as a priority because they are a conspicuous and informative group of organisms for which much information is available, but scattered in innumerable collections and publications. Butterflies make up 1% of all named species of organisms and are naturally abundant in a wide variety of terrestrial ecosystems throughout the world. While many taxonomic and regional studies have been made there is no universal system for knowing what butterflies exist, their correct names, how to identify them, where they occur, and what they do. The first organisational meeting of GloBIS was held at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, from 11—16 October 1998. The project aims to make available in electronic form taxonomic, distributional, bibliographic and ecological information about butterflies that is currently unavailable to users because it is ‘hidden’ in museum collections or in scholarly articles, and to train students in butterfly systematics where expertise is lacking.http://www.gfbs-home.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=17[Globales Schmetterlings- Informations-System]GlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, IT20. Okt 2003
GLOPPGlobal Information System for the Biodiversity of Plant Pathogenic FungiThe GLOPP project started in the summer of 2000 and will continue until spring 2003. It aims to provide a unified view of data about fungi parasitizing higher plants. The information system will integrate data on host plant specificity, geographical distribution, and a core set of descriptive characters that allow an interactive online identification. Since our resources are limited, European pathogens will be treated with priority, to guarantee high data quality and a certain completeness. We plan to continue our work within the framework of international, collaborative successor projects.http://www.diversitycampus.net/Glopp/GLOPP_welcome.html[Globales Informationssystem zur Biodiversität pflanzenpathogener Pilze]BIOTADeutschlandGlobalDeutschProjektResearch20. Okt 2003
GLOWAGlobal Change in the Hydrological CycleProgram supported by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) GLOWA's aim is to develop simulation-tools which will help to realize a sustainable water management under global change conditions. In direct cooperation with the local and regional stakeholders and decision-makers, scientifically sound strategies are being developed to secure water * availability, * quality and * allocation.http://www.glowa.org/[Globaler Wandel in der Hydrologischen Kreislauf]BMBFDeutschlandInternationalEnglischProjektConservation, Environment, Management20. Okt 2003
GMGenetically ModifiedGenetic modification (GM), genetic manipulation (GM) and genetic engineering (GE) all refer to the same thing – the use of modern biotechnology techniques to change the genes of an organism, such as a plant or animal. A genetically modified organism (GMO) is a plant, animal or other organism that has been changed using genetic modification.http://www.csiro.au/resources/WhatIsGM.html#2[Genetisch veraendert]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
GMBAGlobal Mountain Biodiversity AssessmentThe Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) is a global network on mountain biodiversity research which belongs to DIVERSITAS (Paris), an international global change research programme on biodiversity sciences. The goals of GMBA 1. to document the great biological richness of the mountains of the world and it's change by direct and indirect human influences ("global change"). 2. to synthesize existing knowledge and to initiate new research activities with a comparative emphasis: cross-/intercontinental comparisons of the upper montane zone, the treeline ecotone and the alpine regions, as well as elevational transects. 3. to investigate the human influence on natural and cultural landscapes in the mountains with the task to preserve mountain biodiversity and to encourage sustainable development of rural areas. 4. to shape a corporate identity and to create a global scientific community on mountain biodiversity research, in order to induce transfer of knowledge and cooperation between globally scattered mountain researchers. Mountains provide an excellent opportunity for such a global network, as they exist in every climatic zone.http://gmba.unibas.ch[Globaler Zugang zur Biodiversitaet der Berge]DIVERSITASSchweizGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
GMCGuangxi Medical CollegeThe origin of Guangxi Medical University goes back to 1934 due to shortage of medical service providers in southern China during the war which caused a large amount of life lost. Thus people felt that it is urgently needed to found a medical school for cultivating medical personnel. The pioneers wished that the school can provide medical security for future generations in southern China. Therefore in the early stage the school only provided undergraduate education and at that time the society also lacked for high level medical education.http://www.gxmu.edu.cn/[Guangxi Medizinische Hochschule]ChinaNationalEnglischUniversitätEducation, Medicine20. Okt 2003
GMEFGlobal Ministerial Environment ForumFollowing the General Assembly resolution 53/242 (Report of the Secretary-General on environment and human settlements) of 28 July 1999, the Global Ministerial Environment Forum is convened annually to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment, with the Governing Council constituting the forum either in its regular sessions or special sessions.http://www.unep.org/gc/gc26/[Globales amtliches Umweltforum]UNEPGlobalEnglischRegierungEnvironment, Politics20. Okt 2003
GMOGenetically Modified Organism(s)A genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetically engineered organism (GEO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. These techniques, generally known as recombinant DNA technology, use DNA molecules from different sources, which are combined into one molecule to create a new set of genes. This DNA is then transferred into an organism, giving it modified or novel genes.http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/home/[Genetisch veraenderte Organismen]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
GMSD'sGlobal Master Species DatabasesA Global Master Species Databases is e.g. SP 2000 (Species 2000)[Glabale Hauptdatenbank der Arten]Species 2000GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
GNPGross National ProductGross National Product (GNP) is the market value of all products and services produced in one year by labor and property supplied by the residents of a country. Unlike Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which defines production based on the geographical location of production, GNP allocates production based on ownership.[Bruttosozialprodukt]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffManagement, Politics20. Okt 2003
GOOSThe Global Ocean Observing SystemPartner of Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) GOOS is the Global Ocean Observing System. A single, contiguous, body of water encircles the globe. From the Arctic ice through the warm equatorial waters to the Antarctic Circumpolar Current all the Earth's oceans, seas, bays and inlets are connected. They form one body of water, the one Global Ocean. GOOS is designed and being implemented to embrace the oceans as a single entity, to provide a global view of the ocean system. GOOS is a permanent global system for observations, modelling and analysis of marine and ocean variables to support operational ocean services worldwide. GOOS provides accurate descriptions of the present state of the oceans, including living resources; continuous forecasts of the future conditions of the sea for as far ahead as possible, and the basis for forecasts of climate change.http://www.ioc-goos.org/[Globales System zur Ueberwachung der Ozeane]GlobalEnglischProjektClimate, Environment20. Okt 2003
GPAGlobal Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based ActivitiesThe GPA was adopted by the international community in 1995 and “aims at preventing the degradation of the marine environment from land-based activities by facilitating the realization of the duty of States to preserve and protect the marine environment”. It is unique in that it is the only global initiative directly addressing the connectivity between terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems.http://www.gpa.unep.org[Globales Handlungsprogramm fuer den Schutz der Marinen Umwelt mit Aktivitaeten vom land aus]UNEPGlobalEnglischProjektEcology, Environment, Politics20. Okt 2003
GPCGlobal Plant Checklist ProjectA Global Plant Checklist, encompassing about 300,000 vascular plant species and over 1,000,000 names, is the first priority. Eventually, the Checklist will include nonvascular plants (mosses, lichens, algae, and liverworts). This checklist is essential if humanity is to manage plant biodiversity efficently and sustainably. It will serve as a taxonomic backbone on which users can append their more specialized information. This is a complex and time consuming task that will require an unparalleled degree of worldwide cooperation. IOPI's broad strategy in preparing the Checklist is to merge data sources held by member organizations (e.g. databases, floras, monographic treatments, and herbarium data) into a computer-accessible format. The merged data will be edited for consistency by a worldwide network of specialists. The Checklist will become increasingly useful through refinements from taxonomic editing and the incorporation of additional data sets. It will be available as both a dynamic database and periodic hard copy publication.http://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/b-online/ibc99/iopi/iopigpc1.html[Globales Projekt eines Pflanzen Kataloges]IOPIGlobalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Biology, Library20. Okt 2003
GPPISGlobal Plant and Pest Information SystemFAO created the first electronic, interactive, multimedia compendium of plant protection information in 1987. The current Global Plant & Pest Information System (GPPIS), is an Internet/WWW based version of FAO's earlier work. GPPIS is a global implementation and extension of the Pacific Plant Protection Information System (PPPIS) developed by FAO and the South Pacific Commission (SPC). GPPIS replaces PPPIS and fulfills FAO's constitutional mandate in the area of nutrition, food and agriculture.http://epf.ecoport.org/appendix6.html[Globales Informationssystem fuer Pflanzen und Schaedlinge]GlobalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Library, Medicine20. Okt 2003
GPSGlobal Positioning SystemThe Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible by anyone with a GPS receiver with some technical limitations which are only removed for military users.http://www.gps.gov/[Globales Positionierungssystem]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffGeography, IT20. Okt 2003
GRAAPGroupe de Recherche appliquee pour l'Auto-Promotion Paysanne[Applied Research Group for Peasant Self-Promotion, Angewandte Forschungsgruppe fuer baeuerliche Selbstdarstellung]Französisch20. Okt 2003
GRASPGreat Apes Survival ProjectThe Great Apes Survival Project is an innovative and ambitious project of UNEP and UNESCO with an immediate challenge - to lift the threat of imminent extinction faced by gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans. Despite the dedicated efforts of many individuals and organisations, the great apes are on the very edge of extinction. Time is not on our side. In response to the current crisis, Dr. Klaus Toepfer, the Executive Director of UNEP, launched GRASP - a new approach to save the great apes. GRASP is a dynamic alliance of many of the world's leading great ape research and conservation organisations. Close governmental links allow us to promote the GRASP message at the highest political levels. As such, GRASP is uniquely placed to mobilise and pool resources, ensure maximum efficiency and provide a communication platform in order to bring the dramatic decline of great ape populations to a halt.http://www.un-grasp.org/[Ueberlebensprojekt fuer Großaffen]UNESCOGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Politics20. Okt 2003
GREFEcole Nationale du Genie Rural, des Eaux et des Foretsnow AgroParisTech (since January 2011). The fields covered are those of AgroParisTech: sustainable management and preservation of spaces, environments and natural resources; economic development and sustainable management of the territories; the agricultural development and forestry ; food and agro-industry; the natural hazards and environmental; public action.http://www.agroparistech.fr/[National School of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests, Staatliche Hochschule des Ländlichen, des Wassers und der Forstwesens]FrankreichNationalFranzösischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
GRETGroupe de Recherche et d'Echanges TechnologiquesFounded in 1976, GRET is an NGO of professionals for fair development. It supports sustainable development processes in urban and rural areas by building on social equity, economic promotion and respect for the environment.http://www.gret.org/[Group For Research and Technology Exchanges, Gruppe fuer Forschung und Austausch von Technologie]InternationalFranzösischOrganisationDevelopment, Environment, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
GRIDGlobal and Regional Integrated DataWithin this framework, UNEP has established the Global Resource Information Database (GRID) to provide the world community with access to timely, useable environmental data as well as access to the necessary Geographic Information System (GIS), satellite image processing and telecommunication technology needed for each data recipient to make the best use of such information for global science applications, wise resource management and sustainable development planning. GRID wiil throgh this address environment issues at global, regional and national levels, in order to bridge the gap between scientific understanding of earth processes and sound management of the environment.http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?documentid=166&articleid=3333[Globale und Regionale integrierte Daten]UNEPGlobalEnglischOrganisationEnvironment, IT, Library20. Okt 2003
GRID[no acronym]Grid computing is a form of distributed computing that involves coordinating and sharing computing, application, data, storage, or network resources across dynamic and geographically dispersed organizations. Grid technologies promise to change the way organizations tackle complex computational problems. However, the vision of large scale resource sharing is not yet a reality in many areas — Grid computing is an evolving area of computing, where standards and technology are still being developed to enable this new paradigm.http://www.grid.orgInternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
GRIDAOGroupe de recherche pour le developpement de l'agronomie oasienneDevelopment-oriented research has been carried out by several French researchers associated with the Groupe de Recherche et d'Information pour le Développement de l'Agriculture d'Oasis (GRIDAO) in Montpellier, France.[Research Group for the development and the agronomy in oase, Forschungsgruppe fuer die Entwicklung und die Agronomie in Oasen]AfrikaRegionalFranzösischAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
GUSGemeinschaft unabhängiger Staaten (ehemalige Sowjetunion)Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) denotes the union of different states of the Soviet Union (USSR) since 8 December, 1991. It was founded by the leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The headquarters of the CIS is in the Belarusian capital Minsk, the Assembly meets in Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg.http://www.bpb.de/nachschlagen/lexika/politiklexikon/17537/gemeinschaft-unabhaengiger-staaten-gus[Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)]RusslandInternationalDeutschRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
GZBÖZentrum für Biodiversitätsforschung und Ökologie der Universität GöttingenIn 2001, the Göttingen Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology (GCBE) was founded with the aim to promote - in both research and education - studies into biodiversity from the genetic to the landscape level using an interdisciplinary approach. The evolution of biodiversity, the role of biodiversity for the functions and processes in ecosystems, and the preconditions for a sustainable management of biodiversity shall be investigated using modern methods.http://www.biodiversitaet.gwdg.de[Göttingen Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology (GCBE)]DeutschlandNationalDeutschUniversitätEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
HACCPHazard Analysis and Critical Control PointsHazard analysis and critical control points, or HACCP, is a systematic preventive approach to food safety and pharmaceutical safety that addresses physical, chemical, and biological hazards as a means of prevention rather than finished product inspection. HACCP is used in the food industry to identify potential food safety hazards, so that key actions can be taken to reduce or eliminate the risk of the hazards being realized. The system is used at all stages of food production and preparation processes including packaging, distribution, etc.http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/HACCP/[Gefahrenanalyse und kritische Lenkungspunkte]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIndustry20. Okt 2003
HASSHuman, Animal and Social Sciences[Mensch-, Tier- und Sozial-Wissenschaft]CABIGlobalEnglischFachbegriffEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
HCAHorticultural AbstractsHorticultural Science Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published research on horticultural crops, from genetic resources to gene expression, and propagation to storage. Developed from CAB Abstracts, the original applied life sciences database, Horticultural Science Abstracts' coverage includes genetic resources, breeding, propagation, climate, crop management, pests and diseases, plant physiology, crop quality, storage and marketing. Each week, Horticultural Science Abstracts delivers all the new highly-targeted, searchable summaries covering key English and non-English language journal articles, reports, conferences and books on horticultural science. The database includes a fully searchable backfile to 1973. With over 945,000 research summaries and over 34,000 records added to the database each year, Horticultural Science Abstracts brings a wealth of current and seminal research in horticultural science to your fingertips!http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=40[Gaertnerischer Auszug]EnglischProjektEducation20. Okt 2003
HELVETASSchweizer Gesellschaft für internationale ZusammenarbeitAgainst the widening gap between the few rich and the many poor, Helvetas sets its vision of a society (1) which ensures that the basic needs of all people – men and women – are met and that they can live a life in dignity and peace; (2) which guarantees all people the right of self-determination and allows them to participate in shaping their social and political environment; (3) which manages its natural resources in a sustainable manner; (4) which is based on organisations and institutions adhering to the principles of accountability, transparency, quality and efficiency.http://www.helvetas.ch/[Swiss Association for Technical Assistance]SchweizNationalDeutschRegierungDevelopment20. Okt 2003
HGFHelmholtz Gemeinschaft Deutscher ForschungszentrenThe Helmholtz Association is a community of 17 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centres. These centres have been commissioned with pursuing long-term research goals on behalf of the state and society. The Association strives to gain insights and knowledge so that it can help to preserve and improve the foundations of human life.http://www.helmholtz.de/[Helmholtz Association]DeutschlandNationalDeutschOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
HIVOSHumanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing CountriesHivos (Humanist Institute for Co-operation with Developing Countries) is a Dutch non-governmental organisation which operates on the basis of humanist values. Hivos aims to contribute towards a free, just and sustainable world. The organisation is committed to the poor and marginalised - and to the organisations which promote their interests - in countries in the South and in South-East Europe. Sustainable improvement of their situation is the ultimate benchmark for Hivos's work. An important cornerstone here is strengthening of the position of women in society.http://www.hivos.nl/english/[Humanistisches Institut fuer die Zusammenarbeit mit Entwicklungslaendern]NiederlandeNationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment20. Okt 2003
HLMDHessisches Landesmuseum, DarmstadtThe zoological collections are invested worldwide and have a priorities on the areas of zoological systematics and zoogeography. Of particular importance are the architecturally in the house integrated geographical groups as well as many extinct or threatened species such as quagga, thylacine and other creatures of the Galapagos Islands. In addition, a complete collection of all terrestrial vertebrates occurring in Hesse shows (including rare vagrants and the last wolf in Hesse).http://www.hlmd.de/[Hessian State Museum of Darmstadt]DeutschlandNationalDeutschSammlung / MuseumConservation, Education, Library, Research20. Okt 2003
HMAHelminthological AbstractsHelminthological Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published research on Helminthology from molecular genetics to epidemiology.Developed from the database for the applied life sciences CAB Abstracts, it covers taxonomy, biology, pathology, immunology, diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and control of all helminths (Monogenea, Aspidogastrea, Digenea, Cestoda, Acanthocephala, Nematoda) parasitic in man and domestic and wild animals. Each week the online version delivers all the new highly-targeted, searchable summaries covering key English and foreign language journal articles, reports, conferences and books about helminths. Created and indexed by subject specialists Helminthological Abstracts provides access to these abstracts alongside comprehensive indexing, classification codes, taxonomies, thesauri and other data mining functionalities.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=76[Helminthologischer Auszug]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandGlobalEnglischEducation20. Okt 2003
HMAPHistory of Marine Animal LifeHMAP is a global research initiative. We study the past ocean life and human interaction with the sea. About 100 researchers have joined forces to develop an interdisciplinary research program using historical and environmental archives. We analyze marine population data before and after human impacts on the ocean became significant. Our goal is to enhance knowledge and understanding of how the diversity, distribution and abundance of marine life in the worlds oceans changes over the long term.http://www.hull.ac.uk/hmap/hmapcoml.org/History%20of%20Marine%20Animal%20Populations.swf[Geschichte des Lebens der Marinen Tiere]GlobalEnglischProjektEnvironment, Research20. Okt 2003
HNUHunan Normal University, ChangshaHunan Normal University, founded in 1938, is located in Changsha, a famous city with great historical and cultural interests. As an academic institution of higher education with a full range of disciplines, the University has become a national “211 Project” university--one of the country's 100 key universities in the 21st century that enjoy priority in obtaining national funds. The college of Life Science has set up with 5 departments, 1 research institute and 18 offices of researchin possession of a nationally pivot laboratory cultivation base for “Proteomics and Developmental Biology”, which is constructed conjunctly by Hunan Provincial Government and the Ministry of Education, and many key laboratories supervised by the Ministry of Education.http://www.hunnu.edu.cn/english/infoabout/hunnu/index.html[Hunan Normale Universitaet, Changsha]ChinaNationalEnglischUniversitätEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
HRPDevelopment and Research Training in Human ReproductionHRP is the main instrument within the United Nations system for research in human reproduction, bringing together policy-makers, scientists, health care providers, clinicians, consumers and community representatives to identify and address priorities for research to improve sexual and reproductive health.http://www.who.int/reproductive-health/hrp/index.html[Entwicklungs- und Forschungs-Ausbildung in menschlicher Fortpflanzung]WHOGlobalEnglischRegierungEducation, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
HSIOHigher Scientific Information OfficerHöherer wissenschaftlicher ÖffentlichkeitsreferentInternationalEnglischFachbegriffManagement, Research20. Okt 2003
HSOHigher Scientific OfficerHöherer wissenschaftlicher MitarbeiterInternationalEnglischFachbegriffManagement, Research20. Okt 2003
HTMLHypertext Mark-up LanguageHTML is the lingua franca for publishing hypertext on the World Wide Web. It is a non-proprietary format based upon SGML, and can be created and processed by a wide range of tools, from simple plain text editors - you type it in from scratch- to sophisticated WYSIWYG authoring tools.http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/Hypertext-AuszeichnungsspracheW3CInternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
HTTPHypertext Transfer ProtocolThe Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a networking protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web.http://www.w3.org/Protocols/Hypertext-ÜbertragungsprotokollW3CInternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
HUJHebrew University, Jerusalemnow Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences.http://www.bio.huji.ac.il/eng/about.aspHebraeische Universitaet, Abteilung fuer Zoologie, JerusalemIsraelNationalEnglischUniversitätEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
IAAInternational Association of AgriculturalistsThe International Agency for Apicultural Development (IAAD) is an organization of scientists, technicians, and beekeepers who are working to promote beekeeping development. The agency provides a link between its members and development funding agencies. IAAD also co-sponsors a yearly seminar each summer on development apiculture. Members of IAAD have beekeeping experience in most regions of the world and may be able to provide you with contacts in your area.[Internationale Gesellschaft der Landwirte]InternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
IAADInternational Agency for Apiculture DevelopmentThe International Agency for Apicultural Development (IAAD) is an organization of scientists, technicians, and beekeepers who are working to promote beekeeping development. The agency provides a link between its members and development funding agencies. IAAD also co-sponsors a yearly seminar each summer on development apiculture. Members of IAAD have beekeeping experience in most regions of the world and may be able to provide you with contacts in your area.http://www.beekeeping.com/articles/us/small_beekeeping/resources.htm[Internationales Amt für die Entwicklung der Bienenhaltung]USAInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Biology, Conservation, Development, Politics, Research20. Okt 2003
IAAEInternational Association of Agricultural EconomistsThe International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) is a worldwide confederation of agricultural economists and others concerned with agricultural economic problems, including problems related to the use of renewable resources and the environment. Its broad goal is to “make a difference” through: * Fostering the application of agricultural economics to improve rural economic and social conditions * Advancing knowledge of agriculture’s economic organization. * Facilitating communication and information exchange among those concerned with rural welfare.http://www.iaae-agecon.org/[Internationale Gesellschaft der landwirtschaftlichen Ökonomen]USAInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Business20. Okt 2003
IAALDInternational Association of Agricultural Information SpecialistsIAALD connects a growing community of professionals from more than 75 countries - all with a strong interest in agricultural information and knowledge management; collaborates with members and many other partner organisations to facilitate learning opportunities; communicates and advocates the value of knowledge and information sharing; and convenes agricultural information professionals worldwide through face-to-face meetings and social networking opportunities.http://www.iaald.org/[Internationale Gesellschaft der landwirtschaftlichen Fachdokumentare]USAInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Library20. Okt 2003
IAASInternational Association of Agricultural StudentsFounded in 1957 in Tunis by 8 countries, the International Association of Students in Agricultural and Related Sciences is at the moment one of the world's biggest student organizations and one of the leading agricultural student associations. IAAS gathers students studying, majoring or researching in agriculture and related areas like environmental sciences, forestry, food sciences, landscape architecture etc. The aims of IAAS are to promote the exchange of knowledge, information and ideas among students, and to improve the mutual understanding between countries and cultures.http://www.iaasworld.org/[Internationale Gesellschaft der landwirtschaftlichen Studenten]InternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
IABGInternational Association of Botanical GardensInternational Association of Botanic Gardens (IABG). The IABG was formed in 1954 and is a worldwide organisation being affiliated to the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) as a commission of the International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS). The aims of IABG are: * To promote international cooperation between botanic gardens, arboreta and similar institutes maintaining scientific collections of living plants. * to promote the study of taxonomy of plants to benefit the world community. * to promote documentation and exchange of information, living plants and specimens between botanic gardens and similar institutes. * to promote the conservation of plants through cultivation and other means within botanic gardens and similar institutes. * to promote the introduction to cultivation of appropriate plants of benefit to the community. * to promote habitat conservation by cooperation between IABG and other relevant bodies. * to promote horticulture as an art and science. The aims of IABG are pursued by means of publications, committee work, holding meetings and symposia and contact through regionally autonomous groups having representation on the IABG Council.http://www.bgci.org/global/iabg/Internationale Gesellschaft der Botanischen GärtenBGCISpanien, AsienRegionalEnglischOrganisationConservation20. Okt 2003
IABOInternational Association for Biological OceanographyObject, Composition and Membership of the Association 1. The International Association for Biological Oceanography is a constituent Section of the International Union of Biological Sciences. The Association is subject to those articles of the Statutes and Byelaws of the Union that apply to Sections, and also to the following Statutes. 2. The objects of the Association are to promote the advancement of knowledge of the biology of the sea, by: a) Providing opportunities for communication between marine biologists. These opportunities shall include meetings and discussions either during General Assemblies of IUBS or other suitable occasions. b) Co-operating with organizations and individuals with similar aims and interests.http://www.iabo.org/Internationale Gesellschaft für biologische OzeanographieInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Ecology, Education, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
IACInstituto Agronomico de CampinasFounded in 1887 by Emperor Dom Pedro II, it received the denomination of Station of Campinas Agronomic and, moved to the State Government of São Paulo, in 1892. The institution aims at the generation and diffusion of science and technology in the vegetable in response to the demand experienced in the primary sector of production in order to increase the physical productivity, developing more efficient production systems and product quality, ensuring lower risks to the farmer and preserving the rural environment.http://www.iac.sp.gov.br/Agronomic Institution of Campinas, Agrarwissenschaftliches Institut von CampinasBrasilienNationalPortugiesischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
IACInternational Agricultural Centre - WageningenThe International Agricultural Centre (IAC) – Wageningen, the Netherlands is an independent non-profit foundation affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries. The IAC is an internationally oriented institute that acts as a platform for exchange and transfer of applied knowledge on sustainable management of renewable natural resources. It provides training, advisory and information management services directed towards developing countries and countries in transition.http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/programmes/en/lead/toolbox/Iac.htmInternationales landwirtschaftliches ZentrumFAONiederlandeInternationalEnglischStiftungAgriculture, Education, Environment, Management20. Okt 2003
IACOInter-African Coffee OrganizationThe InterAfrican Coffee Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation composed of 25 African coffee producing countries. Its objective is to take up the challenges associated with the world coffee challenge through a regional and international cooperation. The need for setting up an organisation common African coffee plantation was felt towards the end of the forties, after the end of the Second World War, when peace having returned; the world production of coffee had known a sudden expansion.http://www.ico.org/show_news.asp?id=149Zwischenafrikanische Kaffee OrganisationInternational Coffee Organization (ICO)Angola, Äquatorialguinea, Äthiopien, Benin, Burundi, Elfenbeinküste, Gabun, Ghana, Kamerun, Kenia, Kongo, Liberia, Madagaskar, Malawi, Nigeria, Ruanda, Sambia, Simbabwe, Tansania, Uganda, AfrikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
IACRInstitute of Arable Crops Researchnow Rothamsted Research. In 1987, Rothamsted, the Long Ashton Research Station, and Broom's Barn Experimental Station merged to form the Institute of Arable Crops Research (IACR). The Long Ashton Research Station was closed in 2002, with some of its staff moved to Rothamsted, whilst Broom's Barn is operated as an experimental farm for Rothamsted. Rothamsted is now operated by a grouping of private organizations under the name of Rothamsted Research and is mainly funded by various branches of the UK government through the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Rothamsted Research supports around 350 scientists (including 50 visiting scientists), 150 administrative staff and 60 PhD students.[2]http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/Forschungsinstitut für anbaufähige VegetationGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IADInstitut Allemand de DeveloppementFrench for: The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading Think Tanks for development policy world-wide. It is based in the UN City of Bonn. DIE is building bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks. Since its founding in 1964, DIE has based its work on the interplay between Research, Consulting and Training. These three areas complement each other and are the factors responsible for DIE’s distinctive profile.http://www.die-gdi.de/CMS-Homepage/openwebcms3_e.nsf/%28ynDK_contentByKey%29/Home?Open&nav=expand:Home;active:HomeThe German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für EntwicklungspolitikDIEDeutschlandNationalFranzösischInstitutionDevelopment, Education, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IADBInter American Development BankEstablished in 1959, we are the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. We have an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase our development impact in the region. While we are a regular bank in many ways, we are also unique in some key respects. Besides loans, we also provide grants, technical assistance and do research. Our shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 Latin American and Caribbean borrowing members, who have a majority ownership of the IDB.http://www.iadb.org/en/inter-american-development-bank,2837.htmlZwischenamerikanische EntwicklungsbankArgentinien, Belgien, Belize, Bolivien, Brasilien, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Dänemark, Dominikanische Republik, Ecuador, Finnland, Frankreich, Großbritannien und Nordirland, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Israel, Italien, Jamaika, Japan, Kanada, Kolumbien, Kroatien, Mexiko, Nicaragua, Niederlande, Norwegen, Österreich, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Schweden, Schweiz, Slowenien, Spanien, Südkorea, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Nordamerika, Karibik, SüdamerikaInternationalEnglischInstitutionBusiness, Development, Management20. Okt 2003
IADRInstitute for Animal Disease ResearchNow Pirbright Institute. The Institute for Animal Disease Research was founded in 1986 as the merging of The Neuropathogenesis Unit in Edinburgh, the Institute for Research on Animal Diseases in Compton. Renamed Institute for Animal Health (IAH).http://www.pirbright.ac.uk/Institut für die Forschung an TierkrankheitenAFRCGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
IADSInternational Agriculture Development ServiceNow Winrock International. The Rockefeller Foundation funded the International Agricultural Development Service (IADS), designed to provide technical assistance in agricultural and rural development to developing countries. Over the next decade, the Foundation contributes nearly $8 million toward operational costs. In 1985, IADS merged with the Agricultural Development Council and Winrock International Livestock Research and Training Center to form Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development.http://www.winrock.org/Internationaler Service für LandwirtschaftsentwicklungUSAInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
IAEAInternational Atomic Energy AuthorityThe IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world´s "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.http://www.iaea.org/Internationale Atomenergie BehördeInternationalEnglischRegierungEnvironment, Politics20. Okt 2003
IAFDInternationale africaine des forces pour le developpementFounded in 1975 in Dakar, it was to identify, within the continental geopolitical space, organizations born of the base and carry a desire to develop "endogenous", to help them to coalesce and influence of sufficient weight both at the national level on the international scene. First enthusiastically in many African countries, the project was severely hampered by the Senegalese regime of the time.International forces for African Development, Internationale Macht für Afrikanische EntwicklungSenegal, AfrikaRegionalFranzösischOrganisationDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
IAFEInstitute of Agriculture and Food EconomicsInstitute of Agricultural and Food Economics - National Research Institute is a leading Polish research institute in the field of sector specific economic science. By virtue of a Council of Ministers decision of October 2004 the Institute gained the status of a national research institute and since 1 January 2005 it operates under the present name. The Institute is an independent scientific research centre supervised by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Institute is authorised to grant the academic titles of “doctor” and “assistant professor” (Dr. hab.) in economic sciences. The Institute employs 150 persons, including: 10 professors, 3 assistant professors, 26 doctors, 16 assistants and 6 technical research specialists.http://www.faro-eu.org/team/partners/IAFENRI/tabid/310/Default.aspxInstitut für Land- und NahrungswirtschaftNational Research Institute (NRI)EnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IAGCPPInter-American Group for Coordination in Plant ProtectionThe Inter-American Coordinating Group in Plant Protection is a group for coordination and cooperation in the field of plant protection, formalized in a Memorandum of Understanding signed by representatives of the Regional Plant Protection Organizations of the Americas on March 23, 1998.http://www.nappo.org/en/?sv=&category=Official+Documents&title=Constitution+and+By-lawsZwischenamerikanische Gruppe für die Koordination im PflanzenschutzNorth American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO)Nordamerika, Karibik, SüdamerikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
IAHAIOInternational Association of Human-Animal Interaction OrganizationsIAHAIO, the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations, was founded in 1990 to gather together national associations and related organizations interested in advancing the understanding and appreciation of human-animal interaction (HAI). We meet a vital need for those doing HAI work to have a forum for networking, collaboration, and dissemination of the latest developments in the field. IAHAIO is incorporated as a not-for-profit entity in the state of Washington, USA. Our multi-national Board is comprised of representatives from four areas: membership, conferences, projects, and finance.http://www.iahaio.org/Internationale Gesellschaft für Mensch-Tier-Interaktion OrganisationenUSAInternationalEnglischOrganisationEducation20. Okt 2003
IAHPInternational Association of Horticultural ProducersAlso AIPH: The AIPH is a co-ordinating body representing horticultural producers' organizations all over the world. It was set up in Switzerland in 1948 to stimulate international marketing of flowers, plants and landscaping services. An increasing number of growers organizations have joined AIPH with 25 countries represented in 2000. Member countries pay a membership fee that corresponds to the production value of horticultural production of the country in question.http://www.aiph.org/site/index_en.cfm?act=home.tonen&parent=0Internationale Gesellschaft der Gartenbau-ProduzentenDeutschland, Australien, Belgien, China, Dänemark, Finnland, Großbritannien und Nordirland, Indonesien, Italien, Japan, Kanada, Kenia, Malaysia, Niederlande, Schweiz, Spanien, Südkorea, Thailand, Tschechien, Türkei, UngarnInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Industry20. Okt 2003
IAMInstitut agronomique mediterraneenThe Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (IAMM) is an international institute of higher education, cooperation and research. It depends on the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), an intergovernmental organization created in 1962 by an intergovernmental agreement ratified by the parliaments of 13 member countries.http://www.iamm.fr/Institut für mediterrane AgrarwissenschaftCIHEAMNationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IAPARInstituto Agronomico do ParanaThe IAPAR is linked to the Secretary of Agriculture (SEAB). It is the body of research that technological foundation of the rural development policies of the State of Paraná. The mission is to promote the development of agriculture in Paraná through the generation of scientific and technological knowledge appropriate to the social and economic reality of the producers, which allow, respecting the environment, produce healthy food and quality products for agribusiness.http://www.iapar.br/Institut für Agrarwissenschaft von Parana, Institute for Agronomy of ParanaBrasilienNationalPortugiesischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IAPGRInstitute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Researchnow Babraham Institute. The Babraham Institute is a Life Science Research Institute originally founded in 1948 as The Institute of Animal Physiology. In 1986 The Institute of Animal Physiology was joined with two Scottish Institutes based at Roslin, near Edinburgh, the Animal Breeding Research Organisation (ABRO) and The Poultry Research Centre, to form The Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research (IAPGR). In 1993 Roslin and Babraham devolved to form two separate Institutes, at which time The Babraham Institute assumed its current name.http://www.babraham.ac.uk/about/history.htmlInstitut für Tierphysiologie und genetische ForschungAFRCGroßbritannien und NordirlandRegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology, Research20. Okt 2003
IAPSCInter-African Phytosanitary CouncilIAPSC coordinates plant protection procedures in Africa and promotes the exchange and synthesis of information and facilitates collaboration in support of the role of the 53 National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) of the continent. An intergovernmental organization with 53 member’s countries under the umbrella of the African Union, the IAPSC coordinates plant protection procedures in African.http://www.au-iapsc.org/Zwischenafrikanischer PflanzenschutzratIPPOKamerunInternationalEnglisch, FranzösischRegierungAgriculture, Development, Education, Management20. Okt 2003
IAPSUInter Agency Procurement Services Unitnow IAPSO. The Inter-Agency Procurement Services Unit (IAPSU), on behalf of the Director-General for Development and International Economic Co-operation, collects and presents annual procurement statistics of United Nations organizations and agencies covering goods and services for operational purposes from all sources of funding. The agency deadline for submitting data for 1988 is the end of March 1989.http://www.iapso.org/Einheit des Vermittlungsservices zwischen den ÄmternUNGlobalEnglischInstitutionManagement, Politics20. Okt 2003
IAPTInternational Association for Plant TaxonomyThe purpose of the Association, founded at the Seventh International Botanical Congress in Stockholm on 18 July 1950, is to carry out projects of interest and concern to systematic biologists, especially those which require or profit from international cooperation. IAPT is responsible for the establishment and functioning of inter-Congress nomenclature committees and for the organization and execution of the nomenclature sessions at each International Botanical Congress.http://www.iapt-taxon.org/index_layer.phpInternationale Gesellschaft für PflanzentaxonomieInternationalEnglischFachgesellschaftBiology20. Okt 2003
IARInstitute of Agricultural ResearchThe Institute for Agricultural research (IAR), Samaru was established in 1924 as the research division of the Department of Agriculture for the then Northern Provinces of Nigeria. IAR was formally transferred by law to the newly established Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) on October 14, 1962. With the Federalization of the University in 1975, the IAR was established in accordance with statute 14 of the University. Since its establishment, IAR has been the bed-rock of crop research and improvement in the savanna region of Nigeria.Institut für Landwirtschaftliche ForschungNigeriaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IARCInternational Agricultural Research CentersThe oldest International Agricultural Research Center was set up in 1943 near Mexico City by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Mexican government as a national program to work on wheat and maize. Later known as CIMMYT (Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo), the center gained worldwide recognition in the 1960's for its development of short-statured wheats. Also known as CIRAhttp://www.egfar.org/about-us/forums-stakeholders/international-agricultural-research-centres-iarcsCentres Internationaux de Recherche Agricole (CIRA)CGIARInternationalEnglischFachbegriffAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IARIIndian Agricultural Research InstituteOriginally established in 1905 at Pusa (Bihar) with the financial assistance of an American Philanthropist, Mr. Henry Phipps, the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) started functioning from New Delhi since 1936 when it was shifted to its present site after a major earthquake damaged the Institute’s building at Pusa (Bihar). The Institute’s popular name ‘Pusa Institute’ traces its origin to the establishment of the Institute at Pusa. The Institute has researched and developed a large number of agrochemicals which have been patented and licensed and are being widely used in the country. Over the years, IARI has excelled as a centre of higher education and training in agricultural sciences at national and international levels.http://www.iari.res.in/Indisches landwirtschaftliches ForschungsinstitutIndienNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IARTInstitute for Agricultural Research and Training, IbadanThe Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T) is a Nigerian agricultural research institute with headquarters at Ibadan. Its history dates back to 1956 when the then Western regional government under the Ministry of Agriculture and the federal government decided to share the research facilities of Moor Plantation, Ibadan. When the regional government established a university at Ife, the institute became part of the university and was fully integrated in 1973.http://nigerianwiki.com/wiki/Institute_of_Agricultural_Research_and_TrainingInstitut für landwirtschaftliche Forschung und AusbildungNigeriaRegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IATPThe International Agricultural Training ProgrammeThe program was initially funded for three years by a major grant from AusAID, and developed with partnership assistance from UniQuest, the commercial arm of the University of Queensland. Since the end of 2004 the program it has been run totally by University of Vudal with funds provided by local stakeholders (local governments and course participants). IATP faces two major challenges associated with program sustainability. The first relates to financial sustainability. management, including management of the stakeholder network that has established the program.Internationales landwirtschaftliches AusbildungsprogrammFAOInternationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
IBAImportant Bird AreaThe selection of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) has been a particularly effective way of identifying conservation priorities. IBAs are key sites for conservation – small enough to be conserved in their entirety and often already part of a protected-area network.http://www.birdlife.org/action/science/sites/Wichtige VogelgebieteBirdLife InternationalGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation20. Okt 2003
IBAHInter-African Bureau for Animal Healthnow Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (IBAR).Zwischenafrikanisches Büro für TiergesundheitAfrikaRegionalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Medicine20. Okt 2003
IBARInter-African Bureau for Animal ResourcesThe African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) aims to provide leadership in the development of animal resources for Africa. By supporting and empowering the African Union member states and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), AU-IBAR’s vision is of an Africa free from hunger and poverty in which animal resources make a significant contribution within the global arena.http://www.au-ibar.orgZwischenafrikanisches Amt für tierische RohstoffeAUAfrikaRegionalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Development, Medicine20. Okt 2003
IBDInternational Book DevelopmentInternational Book Development (IBD) Ltd is a specialist consultancy group working in the field of educational materials for the developing world and transitional economies.Internationale Buch-EntwicklungGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischUnternehmenDevelopment, Education20. Okt 2003
IBEASInstitut de Biocenotique Experimentale des Agrosystemes (Universite de Pau)Founded in 1985, the IBEAS is an institut of the Biological Department of the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour.http://iprem-eem.univ-pau.fr/live/LocalisationInstitut der biozönosischen experimentellen LandwirtschaftsystemeFrankreichNationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IBEDOCInternational Bureau of Education Documentation and Information SystemThe IBE Documentation Centre collects and makes available documentation and information pertaining to the content of education, curriculum development and teaching methods. Resources collected at the Documentation Centre are part of the IBE knowledge base on curricula and education systems. This comprehensive set of specialized resources is at the service of capacity development and decision-making for quality education for all. IBE documents and publications can be consulted through the electronic catalogue IBEDOCS.http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/about-the-ibe/who-we-are/documentation-centre.htmlInternationales Amt für Ausbildung, Dokumentation und InformationUNESCOInternationalEnglischProjektEducation, IT20. Okt 2003
IBFRInter-African Bureau for Forestry ResourcesZwischenafrikanisches Amt für Forsterei-RohstoffeAfrikaRegionalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Environment, Management20. Okt 2003
IBISCUSMultidisciplinary Database on Developing Countries - Ministry for Development CooperationIBISCUS (1970 to present) a development database on francophone Africa, merged with the CEGET databse in 1987/8http://www.soas.ac.uk/library/resources/a-z/a-b/Multidisziplinäre Datenbank der EntwicklungsländerInternationalEnglischProjektDevelopment, IT20. Okt 2003
IBMUNCUniversidad Nacional de Cuyo, Instituto de Biología Animal, Centro Universitario, Parque General San Martín, Mendoza, ArgentinaToday IBAUNChttp://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/?action=page&page=museum_abbreviationsNationale Universität von Cuyo, Institut der Biologie der TiereArgentinienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
IBNInstitut für Biodiversität - Netzwerk e.V.The statute purpose of the Institute for Biodiversity founded in 1990 is the production, application and dissemination of scientific findings, which have as a goal retaining, re-establishing the sustainable and fair-distribution use of biological diversity. The Institute is overall active in the area of biodiversity research. To fulfil the association's purpose, the ibn among other things undertake research work and compiles concepts and appraisals from the application of international and national legislation. The Institute co-ordinates a network of experts, who are professionally active with the analysis, planning and implementation of biodiversity related tasks.http://www.biodiv.de/Institute for Biodiversity - NetworkDeutschlandNationalDeutschUnternehmenBiology, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
IBOYInternational Biodiversity Observation YearProject under auspices of DIVERSITAS The Earth's biodiversity is a capital resource that provides vital ecosystem services, goods such as food, fuel, fiber and medicines, and the aesthetic, recreational and cultural riches associated with nature. It remains a poorly understood scientific frontier, with an estimated 90% of species yet to be discovered and described. Alarmingly, this biological diversity is being lost across the planet, at all levels of organization from genes, through species, to landscapes. Biologists generally believe that these losses represent a threat to Earth system functioning and the well-being of human societies.http://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/b-online/library/IBOY/index2.htmlInternationales Jahr der BiodiversitätsbeobachtungDIVERSITASGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, Research20. Okt 2003
IBPGRInternational Board for Plant Genetic ResourcesThe International Board for Plant Genetic Resources (IBPGR) was subsequently established in 1974 by the CGIAR as one of 13 International Agricultural Research Centres (IARC). As a secretariat organization, IBPGR was charged with salvaging threatened germplasm and ensuring that it was described, documented and conserved (Williams 1989). Later it was named "IPGRI". Today "Biodiversity International"http://www.bioversityinternational.org/about_us/history_of_bioversity.htmlInternationales Gremium für genetische Rohstoffe der PflanzenFAOInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Biology, Conservation, Research20. Okt 2003
IBRAInternational Beekeeping Research AssociationFounded in 1949, the International Bee Research Association (IBRA) is a not for profit organisation. It is funded from the generosity of our members and supporters, and by donations and legacies.http://www.ibra.org.uk/Internationale Forschungsvereinigung der BienenhaltungGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IBRDInternational Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentThe International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries by promoting sustainable development through loans, guarantees, risk management products, and analytical and advisory services. Established in 1944 as the original institution of the World Bank Group, IBRD is structured like a cooperative that is owned and operated for the benefit of its 187 member countries.http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTABOUTUS/EXTIBRD/0,,menuPK:3046081~pagePK:64168427~piPK:64168435~theSitePK:3046012,00.htmlInternationale Bank für Wiederaufbau und EntwicklungWBWeltGlobalEnglischUnternehmenBusiness, Development, Management20. Okt 2003
IBVInformations- und Koordinationszentrum für Biologische VielfaltDie Aufgaben des IBV betreffen die Biologische Vielfalt und hier insbesondere die genetischen Ressourcen, die für Ernährung, Land-, Forst- und Fischereiwirtschaft relevant sind. Sie umfassen: Mitwirkung bei der Erarbeitung und Durchführung von Programmen zu den genetischen Ressourcen für Ernährung, Land-, Forst- und Fischereiwirtschaft, Sekretariatsaufgaben für Beratungs- und Koordinierungsgremien des BMELV im Bereich der genetischen Ressourcen für Ernährung, Land-, Forst- und Fischereiwirtschaft, Erfassung, Dokumentation und nutzerorientierte zentrale Bereitstellung von Daten über Vorkommen (ex situ und in situ), Charakteristika und Leistungseigenschaften genetischer Ressourcen für Ernährung, Land-, Forst- und Fischereiwirtschaft, Mitwirkung bei der Analyse und Bewertung der Entwicklung der Agrobiodiversität in Deutschland, Koordination von Erhaltungsaktivitäten sowie Unterstützung von Erhaltungsnetzwerken, Wahrnehmung von Funktionen sowohl in nationalen und internationalen Gremien im Auftrag des BMELV, Fachliche Betreuung von nationalen und internationalen Programmen, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Informationsvermittlung, Veröffentlichungen von Informationen im Tierzuchtrechtsbereich, Patentrecherchen.http://www.genres.de/service/wir-ueber-unsInformation and Coordination Centre for Biological DiversityBLEDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungAgriculture, Politics20. Okt 2003
ICAInstituto Colombiano AgropecuarioIn 1962, the Colombian Agriculture and Livestock Institute Corporation was created by Decree 1562 from June 15th, to coordinate and intensify agricultural sciences research, teaching and extension work for a better and more harmonious development of all sector activities and specially to facilitate social agricultural reform.http://www.ica.gov.co/?lang=en-USKolumbianisches Institut für LandwirtschaftKolumbienNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
ICACInternational Confederation for Agricultural Creditsee CICAhttp://www.cica.ws/Confédération Internationale du Crédit Agricole ; Internationale Konföderation für landwirtschaftliche KrediteSchweizInternationalEnglisch, FranzösischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Management20. Okt 2003
ICACInternational Cotton Advisory CommitteeThe ICAC is an association of governments of cotton producing, consuming and trading countries. The Committee was formed in 1939, and the Secretariat was established in 1946. The mission of the ICAC is to assist governments in fostering a healthy world cotton economy. The Committee achieves its mission by providing transparency to the world cotton market, by serving as a clearinghouse for technical information on cotton production and by serving as a forum for discussion of cotton issues of international significance. The role of the ICAC is to raise awareness of emerging issues, provide information relevant to the solving of problems and to foster cooperation in the achievement of common objectives. By serving as an objective statistical observer and by bringing together both producing, consuming and trading countries and all segments of the cotton industry, the ICAC serves a unique role as a catalyst for constructive change.https://www.icac.org/Internationales Baumwoll- BeratungskomitteeUSAInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Business, Development, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
ICAIInternational Commission for Agricultural IndustriesInternationaler Ausschuss für landwirtschaftliche IndustrienInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Industry20. Okt 2003
ICAITICentral American Institute for Industrial Research and TechnologyZentralamerikanisches Institut für industrielle Forschung und TehnologieGuatemala, NordamerikaRegionalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment, Industry, Research20. Okt 2003
ICAPInternational Centre for the Application of Pesticidesnow International Pesticide Application Research Consortium (IPARC)Internationales Zentrum für die Anwendung von PestizidenEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Biology, Ecology, Environment20. Okt 2003
ICARIndian Council of Agricultural ResearchThe Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Formerly known as Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture. The ICAR has its headquarters at New Delhi.http://www.icar.org.in/Indischer Rat der landwirtschaftlichen ForschungDAREIndienNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ICARDAInternational Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry AreasICARDA has a global mandate for the improvement of barley, lentil and faba bean and serves the non-tropical dry areas for the improvement of on-farm water-use efficiency, rangeland and small-ruminant production. In the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region, ICARDA contributes to the improvement of bread and durum wheats, kabuli chickpea, pasture and forage legumes and associated farming systems. It also works on improved land management, diversification of production systems, and value-added crop and livestock products. Social, economic and policy research is an integral component of ICARDA's research to better target poverty and to enhance the uptake and maximize impact of the research outputs.http://www.icarda.org/Facelift.htmInternationales Zentrum für landwirtschaftlische Forschung in TrockengebietenCGIARAfrika, AsienInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
ICASALSInternational Centre for Arid and Semiarid Land StudiesThe International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies (ICASALS) at Texas Tech University was created in 1966 to promote the university's special mission of the interdisciplinary study of arid and semi arid environments and the human relationship to these environments from an international perspective. The purpose of ICASALS is to stimulate, coordinate and implement teaching, research, and public service activities concerning all aspects of the world’s arid and semiarid regions, their people and their problems. ICASALS is a component of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) of the Texas Tech University.http://www.iaff.ttu.edu/home/icasals/index.aspInternationales Zentrum für aride und semiaride LandstudienUSAInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Ecology, Education, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
ICBNInternational Code/Commission for Botanical NomenclatureThe International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (ICN) is the set of rules and recommendations dealing with the formal botanical names that are given to plants, fungi and a few other groups of organisms, all those "traditionally treated as plants". It was formerly called the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN); the name was changed at the International Botanical Congress in Melbourne in July 2011 as part of the Melbourne Code which replaces the Vienna Code of 2005.http://www.iapt-taxon.org/nomen/main.phpInternationaler Code der Botanischen NomenklaturInternational Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)InternationalEnglischProjektBiology20. Okt 2003
ICCInternational Association for Cereal Science and TechnologyThe International Association for Cereal Science and Technology was founded in 1955 on the occasion of the 3rd International Bread Congress in Hamburg, Germany as "International Association for Cereal Chemistry" (ICC) and is known worldwide under the logo shown below. Its original objective was the development of internationally approved and accepted standard testing procedures for cereals and flour. Today the ICC is one of the foremost international organisations in our field dedicated to international cooperation and to the dissemination of up-to-date knowledge. The Association has its headquarters and its General Secretariat in Vienna, Austria. At present some 35 countries from all five continents are represented in the ICC.http://www.icc.or.at/Internationale Gemeinschaft der Getreide-Wissenschaft und TechnologieDeutschland, ÖsterreichInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Industry, Research20. Okt 2003
ICCOInterchurch Organisation for Development Co-operationDutch "umbrella" Organisation of Protestant Developmental NGOs ICCO's, Interchurch Organisation for Development Co-operation, work consists in financing activities which stimulate and enable people, in their own way, to organise dignified housing and living conditions. ICCO is active in countries in Africa and the Middle East, in Asia and the Pacific, in Latin America and the Caribbean, and in Central and Eastern Europe.http://www.icco.nl/nl/homeZwischenkirchliche Organisation für EntwicklungskooperationNiederlandeNationalFranzösischOrganisationDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
ICCOInternational Cocoa OrganizationThe International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is a global organization, composed of both cocoa producing and cocoa consuming countries with a membership. Located in London, ICCO was established in 1973 to put into effect the first International Cocoa Agreement which was negotiated in Geneva at a United Nations International Cocoa Conference.http://www.icco.org/Internationale Kakao-OrganisationGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Industry20. Okt 2003
ICDAInternational Coalition for Development ActionICDA was founded in 1976 as a result of NGO coordination focused on trade and development issues at UNCTAD Conferences. ICDA is committed to building a more just and equitable international order, with specific focus on trade and trade-related issues.Internationale Vereinigung für AbwicklungsprozesseInternationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
ICEIIstituto Cooperazione Economica InternazionaleICEI (Istituto Cooperazione Economica Internazionale) is a non-profit association engaged in international solidarity, in cooperation for development, in research and training. It was founded in Milan in 1977 to carry out research and training activities on East-west problems and subsequently North-South problems: themes on which in Lombardy it has become a recognized centre for information and debate. 

http://www.icei.it/index.phpInstitute for International Economic CooperationItalienInternationalItalienischOrganisationDevelopment, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ICEPSIstituto per la Cooperazione Economica Internazionale e i Problemi dello SviluppoThe ICEPS, Institute for International Economic Cooperation and Problems of Development, was founded in 1966 as an independent non-profit association, composed of representatives of the political, cultural and entrepreneurial. In 1993, following the intense collaborative activities carried out with various United Nations specialized agencies, the ICEPS has been recognized as NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council of the United Nations). Nel 1995 all'Istituto è stato conferito lo status di Ente Internazionalistico presso il Ministero Italiano degli Affari Esteri (Legge 948/82). In 1995 the Institute was granted the status of internationalist body from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairshttp://www.iceps.it/Institute for International Economic Cooperation and DeveInstitute for International Economic Cooperation and Problems of Developmentlopment ProblemsItalienInternationalItalienischOrganisationDevelopment, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
ICESInternational Council for the Exploration of the SeaICES is the organisation that coordinates and promotes marine research in the North Atlantic. This includes adjacent seas such as the Baltic Sea and North Sea. For more background information see our Convention. We act as a meeting point for a community of more than 1600 marine scientists from 19 countries around the North Atlantic. Scientists working through ICES gather information about the marine ecosystem. As well as filling gaps in existing knowledge, this information is also developed into unbiased, non-political advice. Our advice is then used by the 19 member countries, which fund and support ICES, to help them manage the North Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas.http://www.ices.dk/Internationaler Rat für Erforschung die der MeereInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Conservation, Ecology, Research20. Okt 2003
ICFREIndian Council for Forestry Research and EducationIndian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an apex body in the national forestry research system, has been undertaking the holistic development of forestry research through need based planning, promoting, conducting and coordinating research, education and extension covering all aspects of forestry. The Council deals with the solution based forestry research in tune with the emerging issues in the sector, including global concerns such as climate change, conservation of biological diversity, combating desertification and sustainable management and development of resources. Topical research by the Council enhances public confidence in the ability of forest managers and researchers to successfully handle challenges related to natural resource management.http://www.icfre.org/Indischer Rat für die Forschung und Ausbildung in der ForstwirtschaftIndienNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ICIAInstituto Canario de Investigaciones AgrariasThe ICIA is an autonomous organization, belonging to the Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias, assigned to the Consejería de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Alimentación. The organization was created by the Canarian Government law of 4/1995 with the aim of programming and executing activities related to research, development and transfer of agricultural technologies in the field of the Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias.http://www.icia.es/icia/Kanarisches Institut der AgrarforschungSpanienRegionalSpanischOrganisationAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
ICIDInternational Commission on Irrigation and DrainageThe International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) was established on 24 June, 1950 as a Scientific, Technical and Voluntary Not-for-profit Non-Governmental International Organization (NGO) with headquarters in New Delhi, India. The Commission is dedicated to enhancing the worldwide supply of food and fibre for all people by improving water and land management and the productivity of irrigated and drained lands through appropriate management of water, environment and application of irrigation, drainage and flood management techniques.http://www.icid.orgCommission Internationale des Irrigations et du DrainageIndienInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Environment, Management20. Okt 2003
ICIMODInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain DevelopmentThe International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, was created to promote progressive and effective development of mountain communities in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas. The establishment of ICIMOD was based upon an agreement between His Majesty's Government of Nepal and UNESCO, signed in 1981. ICIMOD was inaugurated in December 1983 and began operating in September 1984. Nepal, the Federal Republic of Germany, Switzerland , and UNESCO were the founding sponsors. Mission is to enable and facilitate the equitable and sustainable well-being of the people of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas by supporting sustainable mountain development through active regional cooperation.http://www.icimod.org/Internationales Zentrum für integrierte GebirgsentwicklungNepalInternationalEnglischOrganisationConservation, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
ICIPEInternational Center of Insect Physiology and EcologyThe International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) is a unique inter-governmental research organisation which specialises in research and development into arthropod-based issues which impact on the economics and welfare of tropical developing countries. ICIPE's mission is to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security and improve the overall health status of peoples of the tropics by developing and extending management tools and strategies for harmful and useful arthropods, while preserving the natural resource base through research and capacity building.http://www.icipe.org/Internationales Zentrum der Insekten-Physiologie und -ÖkologieKeniaRegionalEnglischInstitutionBiology, Conservation, Development, Ecology, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
ICLARMInternational Centre for Living Aquatic Resources Management - The World Fish CenterThe World Fish Centre is an autonomous, nongovernmental, nonprofit, international scientific and technical centre which has been organized to conduct, stimulate and accelerate research on all aspects of fisheries and other living aquatic resources. The WorldFish Centre (formerly known as ICLARM), Norwegian Institute of Aquaculture Research and national research partners from Philippines (1988-1998) and from Malaysia (2000- present). Over many generations of selection, the fish show several favourable characteristics: fast growth, high fillet weight, good flesh quality, disease resistance and good adaption to various farming systems.http://www.worldfishcenter.org/about-usInternationales Zentrum für das Rohstoff-Managment des Lebens im WasserCGIARMalaysia, NorwegenInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Conservation, Development, Management20. Okt 2003
ICMAPInternational Council for Medicinal and Aromatic PlantsIn a meeting on 8 June 1993 at the Secretariat of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) in Paris, nine international organizations decided to establish, following the recommendation of the 1st World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (WOCMAP-I), an international non-governmental body with the name: International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ICMAP) with the general objective as promoting international understanding and cooperation between national and international organizations on the role of medicinal and aromatic plants in science, medicine and industry, and to improve the exchange of information between them.http://www.icmap.org/intro.htmInternationaler Rat für medizinische und aromatische PflanzenInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Industry, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
ICNInstituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de ColombiaThe Institute of Natural Sciences is the main center of research on the flora, fauna and ecosystems in the past and present of Colombia, as well as on the use and conservation of biological resources in the country. For over seventy years, the Institute trains researchers who generate knowledge on the biodiversity of Colombia to meet the needs on the natural resource management. The Institute has the most important scientific collections from Colombia and one of the most prestigious in Latin America. These collections include the Colombian National Herbarium and zoological and archaeological collections.http://www.icn.unal.edu.co/Nationale Universität von Kolumbien, Institut der Naturwissenschaften; National University of Colombia, Institute of natural SciencesKolumbienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ICOInternational Coffee OrganisationThe International Coffee Organization (ICO) is the main intergovernmental organization for coffee, bringing together exporting and importing Governments to tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation. Its Member Governments represent 97% of world coffee production and over 80% of world consumption. The ICO’s mission is to strengthen the global coffee sector and promote its sustainable expansion in a market-based environment for the betterment of all participants in the coffee sector.http://www.ico.org/Internationale Kaffee OrganisationGlobalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Industry20. Okt 2003
ICRAInternational Centre for Development-Oriented Research in AgricultureICRA strengthens innovative capacity by providing training and coaching to professionals and to inter-organisational and multidisciplinary teams of staff from education, research and development organisationshttp://www.icra-edu.org/page.cfm?pageid=ardhome&loginas=anon_eInternationales Zentrum für die Entwicklungsorientierte Forschung in der LandwirtschaftInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ICRAFInternational Centre for Research in AgroforestryThe International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) was established in 1978 with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. ICRAF is an autonomous, non-profit international research council governed by a Board of Trustees with equal representation from developed and developing countries. The mandate is to initiate, stimulate and support research leading to more sustainable and productive land use in developing countries through the integration of better management of trees in land-use systems.http://www.ciesin.org/IC/icraf/ICRAF.htmlInternationales Zentrum für Forschung im WaldfeldbauKeniaInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ICRANInternational Coral Reef Action Network(site no longer updated) The International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN), established in 2000, is a global partnership of coral reef experts who are working to halt and reverse the decline of the health of the world's coral reefs.http://www.icran.org/Internationales Korallenriff HandlungsnetzwerkUNGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, Environment, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
ICRISATInternational Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid TropicsThe International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid or dryland tropics has over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agriculture.http://www.icrisat.org/Internationale Anbau-Forschungsinstitut für die Semi-aride TropenInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
ICSTIInternational Council for Scientific and Technical InformationICSTI, the International Council for Scientific and Technical Information, offers a unique forum for interaction between organizations that create, disseminate and use scientific and technical information. ICSTI’s mission cuts across scientific and technical disciplines, as well as international borders, to give member organizations the benefit of a truly global community.http://www.icsti.org/Internationaler Rat für wissenschaftliche und technische InformationInternationalEnglischOrganisationLibrary, Research20. Okt 2003
ICTAImperial Institute of Tropical Agriculturemerged with the UWI (University of the West Indies) in 1960.http://sta.uwi.eduKaiserliches Institut der tropischen LandwirtschaftUWIKaribikRegionalEnglischUniversitätAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ICTAInstituto de Ciencia y Tecnologia AgricolaThe Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (ICTA), is responsible for generating and promoting the use of Science and Technology in the agricultural sector. Conducts research aimed at solving the problems of rational agriculture that affect social welfare, produce materials and methods to increase agricultural productivity, promote the use of technology at the farmer level and regional rural development as determined by the public sector agriculture.http://www.icta.gob.gt/Institut of Science and Technology for Agriculture; Institut der Wissenschaft und Technologie der LandwirtschaftGuatemalaNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
ICTVInternational Committee on Taxonomy of VirusesThe International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) is a committee of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies. The International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) charged the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) with the task of developing, refining, and maintaining a universal virus taxonomy. The goal of this undertaking is to categorize the multitude of known viruses into a single classification scheme that reflects their evolutionary relationships, i.e. their individual phylogenies.http://www.ictvonline.org/Internationales Komittee über die Taxonomie von VirenIUMSInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
ICVAInternational Council of Voluntary AgenciesFounded in 1962, ICVA brings the experience and views of over 70 national and international NGOs, to international policy-making forums. ICVA also provides its members with up-to-date information and analyses on policy developments in humanitarian response and provides support in certain field situations.http://www.icva.ch/Internationaler Rat der ehrenamtlichen AgenturenInternationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
ICZNInternational Commission on Zoological NomenclatureThe International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN), acting in the capacity of adviser and arbiter, assists the zoological community through generation and dissemination of information on the correct use of the scientific names of animals.http://www.iczn.orgInternationale Kommission für die zoologische NomenklaturGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
IDAInternational Development AssociationThe International Development Asso- ciation (IDA) is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. Established in 1960, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing interest-free credits and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities and improve people’s living conditions. IDA complements the World Bank’s other lending arm–the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)–which serves middle-income countries with capital investment and advisory services. IBRD and IDA share the same staff and headquarters and evaluate projects with the same rigorous standards.http://www.worldbank.org/ida/Internationale Entwicklungs-GesellschaftWorld BankInternationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
IDAIrrigation and Drainage AbstractsIrrigation and Drainage Abstracts is a fully searchable abstracts database of internationally published research. It provides access to the latest research on Irrigation and Drainage, from water resource management through soil water, irrigation of crops, and plant water relations to environmental aspects.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=41Berieselungs- und Drainage AuszugCABIEnglischAgriculture, Education, Library20. Okt 2003
IDBInter-American Development BankEstablished in 1959, we are the largest source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, with a strong commitment to achieve measurable results, increased integrity, transparency and accountability. We have an evolving reform agenda that seeks to increase our development impact in the region. While we are a regular bank in many ways, we are also unique in some key respects. Besides loans, we also provide grants, technical assistance and do research. Our shareholders are 48 member countries, including 26 Latin American and Caribbean borrowing members, who have a majority ownership of the IDB.http://www.iadb.org/en/inter-american-development-bank,2837.htmlZwischenamerikanische EntwicklungsbankDeutschland, Argentinien, Belgien, Belize, Bolivien, Brasilien, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Dänemark, Dominikanische Republik, Ecuador, Finnland, Frankreich, Großbritannien und Nordirland, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Israel, Italien, Jamaika, Japan, Kanada, Kolumbien, Kroatien, Mexiko, Nicaragua, Niederlande, Norwegen, Österreich, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Schweden, Schweiz, Slowenien, Spanien, Südkorea, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Nordamerika, Karibik, SüdamerikaInternationalEnglischInstitutionBusiness, Development, Management20. Okt 2003
IDB(IsDB)Islamic Development BankThe Islamic Development Bank is an international financial institution established in pursuance of the Declaration of Intent issued by the Conference of Finance Ministers of Muslim Countries held in Jeddah in Dhul Q'adah 1393H, corresponding to December 1973. The purpose of the Bank is to foster the economic development and social progress of member countries and Muslim communities individually as well as jointly in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah i.e., Islamic Law.http://www.isdb.org/irj/portal/anonymous?guest_user=idb_engIslamische EntwicklungsbankÄgypten, Algerien, Aserbaidschan, Bahrain, Bangladesch, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Djibouti, Elfenbeinküste, Gabun, Indonesien, Irak, Iran, Jemen, Jordanien, Kamerun, Kasachstan, Katar, Kuwait, Libanon, Libyen, Malaysia, Marokko, Mauretanien, Mosambik, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palästinensische Gebiete, Saudi-Arabien, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Syrien, Tadschikistan, Tschad, Tunesien, Türkei, Uganda, Vereinigte Arabische EmirateInternationalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment, Management20. Okt 2003
IDEPAfrican Institute for Economic Development and PlanningThe African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) is a Pan-African Institution created in 1962 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Newly independent African countries felt the urgent need to build-up domestic human capital as a necessity for sustaining independence and promoting socio-economic development. IDEP was then given the mandate to train policy makers and development professionals, to provide advisory services for African governments and regional organisations, to promote original thinking and research on Africa’s policy issues, to become a centre of excellence with full intellectual freedom that will lead the debate on African development issues and uphold the economic independence of African countries.http://www.unidep.org/Afrikanisches Institut für Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und PlanungUNÄgypten, Algerien, Angola, Äquatorialguinea, Äthiopien, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Djibouti, Elfenbeinküste, Gabun, Ghana, Kamerun, Kenia, Kongo, Liberia, Libyen, Madagaskar, Malawi, Marokko, Mauretanien, Mauritius, Mosambik, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republik Südafrika, Ruanda, Sambia, Senegal, Simbabwe, Somalia, Sudan, Tansania, Tschad, Tunesien, Uganda, Zaire, Zentralafrikanische Republik, AfrikaRegionalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment, Education, Management, Politics, Research20. Okt 2003
IDESSAInstitut des savanesInstitut der SavanneÄthiopien, ElfenbeinküsteRegionalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Ecology, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
IDIAPInstituto de Investigaciones AgropecuariasAgricultural Research Institute in Panama is the state agency that regulates all activities of public sector agricultural research and is primarily aimed at increasing production and productivity and income level of farmers, with emphasis on small producers. Their mission is: To strengthen agro-technology base to contribute to national food security, the competitiveness of agro-business and the sustainability of agriculture for the benefit of Panamanian society.http://www.idiap.gob.pa/Agricultural Research Institute, Landwirtschaftliches ForschungsinstitutPanamaNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
IDINInternational Development Information NetworkThe International Development Information Network (IDIN) is a decentralized continuation of an activity originally started by the OECD to maintain databases on development activities: research projects, research and training institutes, and experts in the field of economic and social development.http://d-lab.mit.edu/idinInternationales EntwicklungsinformationsnetzwerkInternationalEnglischProjektDevelopment, Education, Library, Research20. Okt 2003
IDRCInternational Development Research CentreIDRC supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. We work with researchers and innovators in those countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems their societies face. Our goal is to bring choice and change to the people who need it most. A Canadian Crown corporation established in 1970, IDRC is guided by an international Board of Governors. We report to Canada’s Parliament through the Minister of Foreign Affairs.http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Pages/default.aspxInternationales Zentrum für EntwicklungsforschungKanadaInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
IDRISInter-Agency Development Research Information SystemThe Inter-Agency Development Research Information System (IDRIS) is a cooperative database of international development research projects. IDRIS was created in 1983 by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and five other international agencies to share information about the research projects each was funding. The service helps researchers obtain information relevant to their work by giving them access to a pool of project-related information about the Third World. Much of this information is not available anywhere else. IDRIS is maintained on the MINISIS database management system designed by IDRC.http://www.ciesin.org/IC/idrc/idris.database.htmlInformationssystem für Entwicklung und Forschung zwischen den BehördenIDRCKanadaInternationalEnglischProjektDevelopment, IT, Research20. Okt 2003
IDSInstitute of Development StudiesThe Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for international development research, teaching and communications. IDS was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic skills to real world challenges. Its purpose is to understand and explain the world, and to try to change it – to influence as well as to inform.http://www.ids.ac.uk/Institut der EntwicklungsstudienGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionDevelopment, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
CIEEMChartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental ManagementCIEEM is the professional body that represents and supports ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad. Established in 1991, CIEEM has over 4,000 members drawn from local authorities, government agencies, industry, environmental consultancy, teaching/research, and NGOs. We provide a variety of services to develop the competency and standards of professional ecologists and environmental managers and also promote ecology and environmental management as a profession.http://www.cieem.net/Institut für Ökologie und UmweltmanagementGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionBiology, Ecology, Education, Environment, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
IEEPInstitute for European Environmental PolicyThe Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is a leading centre for the analysis and development of environmental and related policies in Europe. An independent, not for profit organisation, the Institute has offices in London and Brussels.http://www.ieep.org.uk/Institut für Europäische UmweltrichtlinienEuropa, Großbritannien und NordirlandRegionalEnglischInstitutionEnvironment, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IEMVTInstitut d'Elevage et de Medecine Veterinaire des Pays Tropicauxnow Centre National de la Recherche Appliquée au Développement Rural (FOFIFA). Built in 1955, the Department of Veterinary and Animal Research was called the Central Laboratory of Livestock and was managed by the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine in Tropical Countries (IEMVT). Since the advent of Malgachization Research Institutes in Madagascar in 1974, he was bundled within the same institution whose FOFIFA.http://www.fofifa.mgInstitute of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine in Tropical Countries; Institut der Tierhaltung und Veterinärmedizin in tropischen LändernCIRADMadagaskarNationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology, Development, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
IERInstitute of Engineering ResearchIn 1986 the Institute became the AFRC (Agriculture and Food Research Council) Institute of Engineering Research (AFRC IER) and in 1991 changed its name to the more manageable "Silsoe Research Institute".http://www.silsoeresearch.org.uk/sri-history/sri-history.htmlInstitut für IngenieurwissenschaftAFRCGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischUniversitätAgriculture, Development, Energy, Industry, Research20. Okt 2003
IETInstitute of European Trade and Technologyhttp://eit.europa.eu/http://eit.europa.eu/Institute für Europäische Handel und TechnologieEUEuropaRegionalEnglischInstitutionIndustry, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IFADInternational Fund for Agricultural DevelopmentThe International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. The Conference was organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected the Sahelian countries of Africa. The conference resolved that "an International Fund for Agricultural Development should be established immediately to finance agricultural development projects primarily for food production in the developing countries". One of the most important insights emerging from the conference was that the causes of food insecurity and famine were not so much failures in food production, but structural problems relating to poverty and to the fact that the majority of the developing world's poor populations were concentrated in rural areas.http://www.ifad.org/Internationaler Fond für Landwirtschaftliche EntwicklungUNInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Politics20. Okt 2003
IFARDInternational Federation of Agricultural Research Systems for DevelopmentInternationaler Bund der landwirtschaftlichen Forschungssysteme für EntwicklungInternationalEnglischAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
IFCInternational Finance CorporationIFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. We create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives. We do so by providing financing to help businesses employ more people and supply essential services, by mobilizing capital from others, and by delivering advisory services to ensure sustainable development.http://www1.ifc.org/wps/wcm/connect/corp_ext_content/ifc_external_corporate_site/homeInternationales Finanz-GesellschaftInternationalEnglischInstitutionBusiness, Development, Management20. Okt 2003
IFCSIntergovernmental Forum on Chemical SafetyIFCS provides an open, transparent and inclusive forum for discussing issues of common interest and also new and emerging issues in the area of sound management of chemicals. IFCS plays a unique multi-faceted role as a flexible, open and transparent brainstorming and bridge-building forum for Governments, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations including from the private sector. This role has facilitated consensus building on issues and actions addressing the sound management of chemicals. By its efforts it contributes to the implementation of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) and the work of other chemicals-related international organizations and institutions.http://www.ifcs.chZwischenstaatliches Forum für Chemische SicherheitGlobalEnglischRegierungEnvironment, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
IFDInformation for Development Programmenow CABI-IFD aids developing countries to acquire and manage scientific information Its goal is to support international development by providing subject content in International Health and Nutrition; Biotechnology and genetics; Crop Management and protection; Horticulture; Animal Production, Health and Nutrition; and other scientific areas. CABI-IFD has formed partnerships with, among others, the CGIAR, governments, development agencies and universities.Information für EntwicklungsprogrammeCABIInternationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Development, IT, Library, Management20. Okt 2003
IFDCInternational Fertilizer Development CentreThe organization’s collaborative partnerships combine cutting-edge research and development with on-site training and education. IFDC has contributed to the development of institutional capacity building in 150 countries through more than 700 formal training programs, primarily as part of IFDC’s long-term agricultural development projects. Field demonstrations and training have assisted millions of farmers in developing countries. IFDC is a public international organization, governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing countries. The nonprofit Center is supported by various bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, private foundations and national governments.http://www.ifdc.org/Internationales Düngemittel EntwicklungszentrumInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Environment, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
IFIAInternational Fertilizer Industry Associationnow IFA. The International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA) is a global organization of individuals and companies from all the disciplines related to plant nutrition and the production of crop nutrients, as well as their trade, distribution and use. IFA will serve as an open platform where knowledge and diverse views can be exchanged. Building on a century of history, it will excel in providing the resources and the environment that enable its members to provide innovative solutions for crop nutrition. Never forgetting that fertilizers are ultimately manufactured to make people's lives better, IFA's members will strive to optimize the benefit that fertilizers provide to society throughout the product life cycle. Membership will be a statement of commitment to high standards of manufacturing performance, ethical business practices and product stewardship.http://www.fertilizer.org/Internationale Gesellschaft der DüngemittelindustrieInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Industry20. Okt 2003
IFISInternational Food Information ServiceIFIS is a leading information provider that evaluates, collates, manages and distributes food and drink related information to industry professionals around the world, including scientists, technologists and nutritionists. Established in 1968 by the collaboration of four internationally renowned organisations: (1) The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), USA - The leading membership organisation for food scientists and food technologists. (2) CABI, UK - A not-for-profit international information provider specialising in agriculture and the environment. (3) Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft e.V (DLG), Germany - A leading membership organisation in the agricultural and food sectors. (4) The Centrum voor Landbouw Publikaties en Landbouwdocumemtatie (PUDOC), the Netherlandshttp://www.ifis.co.uk/Internationaler Informationsdienst für ErnährungGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, IT, Library20. Okt 2003
IFLAInternational Federation of Library Associations and InstitutionsThe International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927 at an international conference, we celebrated our 75th birthday at our conference in Glasgow, Scotland in 2002. We now have 1600 Members in approximately 150 countries around the world. IFLA was registered in the Netherlands in 1971. The Royal Library, the national library of the Netherlands, in The Hague, generously provides the facilities for our headquarters.http://www.ifla.org/Internationaler Bund der Büchereigesellschaften und InstitutionenGroßbritannien und Nordirland, NiederlandeInternationalEnglischOrganisationEducation, Library, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IFMAInternational Farm Management AssociationThe International Farm Management Association is a society of people who are involved directly or indirectly in the agricultural process and who have an interest in agricultures in other parts of the world than their own. The IFMA is organised and co-ordinated by a Council, with members drawn from around the world, the details of which you will find on the Council Page. The IFMA's main activities are international congresses, a journal and this website. It is a non profit-making organisation.http://ifmaonline.org/Internationale Farm-Management-GesellschaftGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IFOAMInternational Federation of Organic Agriculture MovementsIFOAM is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic movement, uniting more than 750 member organizations in 116 countries. Organic trade is a rapidly growing reality all over the world. The growth rates of the organic sector demonstrate that organic products are moving from the “niche” and entering mainstream markets. The total land under certified organic production worldwide has reached over 26 Million hectares. IFOAM is at the center of this development.http://www.ifoam.org/Internationaler Bund der Bewegung zu organischer LandwirtschaftDeutschlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Conservation, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IFPRIInternational Food Policy Research InstituteThe mission of the International Food Policy Research Institute is to identify and analyze policies for sustainably meeting the food needs of the developing world. Research at IFPRI concentrates on economic growth and poverty alleviation in low-income countries, improvement of the well-being of poor people, and sound management of the natural resource base that supports agriculture. IFPRI seeks to make its research results available to all those in a position to use them and to strengthen institutions in developing countries that conduct research relevant to its mandate. Although IFPRI copyrights its publications and holds the intellectual property rights to its research output, it views final research output in published and unpublished form as "international public goods." As such it uses the most appropriate mechanisms to make the results freely available to all.http://www.ifpri.org/Internationales Ernährungsmethoden ForschungsinstitutUSAInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IFRInstitute of Food ResearchIFR is a world leader in research into harnessing food for health and preventing food-related diseases. It is the only institute in the UK wholly dedicated to the food science, diet and health agenda. Our scientists address the UK’s Grand Challenges of obesity and healthy ageing by defining the relationship between food, diet and health, and they are making a vital contribution to the food security agenda.http://www.ifr.ac.uk/Institut der ErnährungsforschungAFRCGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IFSInternational Foundation for ScienceIFS is an NGO providing support to developing country scientists to conduct, in a developing country, relevant and high quality research on the management, use, and conservation of biological resources and their environment. IFS believes that the interests of both science and development are best served by promoting and nurturing the research efforts of young science graduates, who are at the beginning of their research careers. Since 1974, IFS has provided support, mainly in the form of small research grants, to over 3,200 scientists in 100 developing countries.http://www.ifs.se/Internationale Stiftung für WissenschaftSchwedenInternationalEnglischOrganisationConservation, Development, Environment, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
IFUInvestment Fund for Developing CountriesThe Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) was founded by law in 1967. The objective of IFU is to promote economic activity in developing countries in collaboration with Danish trade and industry. We work to achieve our objective by providing funding for investments in such countries in collaboration with Danish business partners.http://www.ifu.dk/enInvestitionsfond für EntwicklungsländerDänemarkInternationalEnglischUnternehmenBusiness, Development, Industry, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IGADDIntergovernmental Authority on Drought and Developmentnow Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).Zwischenstaatliche Behörde für Dürre und EntwicklungÄthiopien, Djibouti, Kenia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, AfrikaInternationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Climate, Development, Ecology, Politics20. Okt 2003
IGAPInstitute of Grassland and Animal ProductionInstitut für Weideland und TierproduktionAFRCGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IGBPInternational Geosphere-Biosphere ProgrammeIGBP was launched in 1987 to coordinate international research on global-scale and regional-scale interactions between Earth's biological, chemical and physical processes and their interactions with human systems. IGBP views the Earth system as the Earth's natural physical, chemical and biological cycles and processes AND the social and economic dimensions. IGBP's vision supports ICSU's vision for Earth system science IGBP's vision is to provide essential scientific leadership and knowledge of the Earth system to help guide society onto a sustainable pathway during rapid global change.http://www.igbp.net/Internationales Geosphären-Biosphären ProgrammGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Climate, Ecology, Environment, Geology, Research20. Okt 2003
IGNInstitut geographique nationalOperator of the state in geographic information reference, heir of the geographical service of the army, IGN since 1967 is a public État à caractère administratif (EPA). Endowed with legal personality and financial autonomy, it is placed under the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transportation and Housing (MEDDTL). Its main mission: to establish and maintain geographic databases of reference that the nation needs.http://www.ign.fr/National Geographical Institut, Geographisches NationalinstitutFrankreichNationalFranzösischInstitutionGeography, Research20. Okt 2003
IGOIntergovernmental OrganisationAn intergovernmental organization, sometimes rendered as an international governmental organization and both abbreviated as IGO, is an organization composed primarily of sovereign states (referred to as member states), or of other intergovernmental organizations. Intergovernmental organizations are often called international organizations, although that term may also include international nongovernmental organization such as international non-profit organizations (NGOs) or multinational corporations. Intergovernmental organizations are an important aspect of public international law. IGOs are established by treaty that acts as a charter creating the group. Treaties are formed when lawful representatives (governments) of several states go through a ratification process, providing the IGO with an international legal personality.Zwischenstaatliche OrganisationInternationalEnglischFachbegriffManagement, Politics20. Okt 2003
IGRInformationszentrum für genetische Ressourcensee Bundesministerium für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE). IGR became the Centre for Agricultural Documentation and Information (ZADI), that was transferred to the BLE in December 2005. Collections, documentations und supply of informations for national bodies and in the framework of EU-wide and interational jobs.http://www.ble.de/DE/00_Home/homepage_node.htmlInformation Centre for Genetic ResourcesDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungBiology, Library, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IHDPInternational Human Dimensions ProgrammeThe International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) was initially launched in 1990 by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) as the Human Dimensions Programme (HDP). In February 1996, the International Council for Science (ICSU) joined ISSC as co-sponsor of the Programme. At this time, the name of the Programme was changed to IHDP, and the Secretariat was moved to Bonn, Germany, through a generous grant from the German government. IHDP's core desire is to produce the most innovative and state-of-the art social science, in order to foster improved human-environment interaction.http://www.ihdp.unu.edu/[Internationales Menschliche Ausdehnung Programm]ESSPDeutschlandGlobalEnglischProjektConservation, Development, Environment20. Okt 2003
IHRInstitute of Horticultural ResearchInstitut für GartenbauforschungAFRCGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IIAInternational Institute of Agriculturenow part of FAO. The International Institute of Agriculture (IIA) was founded in Rome in 1905 by the King of Italy with the intent of creating a clearinghouse for collection of agricultural statistics. It was created primarily due to the efforts of David Lubin. In 1930, the IIA published the first world census of agriculture. After World War II, both its assets and mandate were handed over to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Institute_of_AgricultureInternationales Institut für LandwirtschaftUNInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Library, Research20. Okt 2003
IIAInternet Initiative for AfricaThe UNDP's Internet Initiative for Africa (IIA), a multi-million dollar, three-year project aimed at establishing Internet services and enhancing those currently available in 12 sub-Saharan African countries.Internet Initiative für AfrikaUNDPAfrikaRegionalEnglischProjektDevelopment, Education, IT20. Okt 2003
IIBCInternational Institute of Biological Controlnow integrated into CABI. The International Institute of Biological Control (IIBC) provides a global service in research, training and information on biological control tm the use of living organisms as pest control agents. The IIBC operates over 70 programmes with or on behalf of more than 30 developing and developed countries.Internationales Institut für Biologische KontrolleCABIInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IICInstitute for International Cooperationnow One World Center. Since 1987, IICD has trained over a 1,200 volunteers, who have taken part in development and community work with projects in Africa, Central America and Brazil. IICD is located six miles outside of Williamstown in Western Massachusetts on 300 acres of forest land in the Berkshires. The property is called Swiss Meadows.http://www.oneworldcenter.org/Institut für Internationale ZusammenarbeitUSAInternationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Education20. Okt 2003
IICAInter-American Institute for Cooperation on AgricultureSince our founding, in 1942, we have acquired a wealth of experience in the provision of technical cooperation in the areas of technology and innovation for agriculture, agricultural health and food safety, agribusiness, agricultural trade, rural development and training. More recently, the Institute has become involved in the relationship between agriculture and the environment, natural resources and climate change. It has also helped the countries to meet new challenges in areas such as biotechnology and biosafety, agroenergy, agrotourism, organic agriculture, agricultural insurance, rural agroindustry and rural development from a territorial approach. In our 34 Member States, we work very closely with the ministries of agriculture. Our governing body is the Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA), comprising the ministers of agriculture of the hemisphere.http://www.iica.int/Eng/Pages/default.aspxZwischenamerikanisches Institut für Zusammenarbeit in der LandwirtschaftBelize, Bolivien, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guatemala, Honduras, Kanada, Kolumbien, Mexiko, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, USA, VenezuelaInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Conservation, Development, Education, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
IIEInternational Institute of Entomology1998 International Institute of Entomology, International Institute of Biocontrol, International Mycological Institute and International Institute of Parasitology merge to form CABI Biosciencehttp://www.cabi.org/?page=1388&site=170Internationales Institut für EntomologieCABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
IIEDInternational Institute for Environment and DevelopmentWelcome to IIED , an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. Although based in London we work globally through a wide range of long-standing relationships with partners across the developing world. Some of these relationships go back since our beginning in 1971. Our partnerships generate close working relations with many key development actors from smallholder farmers and big city slum-dwellers to national governments and regional NGOs, global institutions and international processes. This well established practice of working in partnership is what we believe makes us fundamentally different from other research institutes.http://www.iied.org/Internationales Institut für Umwelt und EntwicklungGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Environment, Politics20. Okt 2003
IIHNInternational Institute of Human NutritionNow Hugh Sinclair Human Nutrition Unit (HSNU). Sinclair established the Oxford Nutrition Survey in 1941 and the International Institute of Human Nutrition in 1972 (renamed the International Human Foundation in 1982).http://www.reading.ac.uk/nutrition/about/ntr-about.aspxInternationales Institut für Menschliche ErnährungInternationalEnglischInstitutionBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
IIHRIndian Institute for Horticultural ResearchThe Indian Institute of Horticultural Research is a premier Institute conducting basic, strategic, anticipatory and applied research on various aspects of fruits, vegetable, ornamental, medicinal and aromatic plants and mushrooms. Popularly known as IIHR, Bangalore, the institute was the first horticultural Research Institute in the country established by the Indian Council of Agriculture Research on 5th September, 1967 at the Head quarters of New Delhi.http://www.iihr.res.in/Indisches Institut für GartenbauforschungIndienNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Energy, Research20. Okt 2003
IIMIInternational Irrigation Management InstituteThe objects for which the Institute is established shall primarily be directed towards the improvement of the management and performance of irrigation systems and in particular to develop methods, devices, procedures, practices and operational approaches to - (a) optimize the effectiveness of water use for agricultural production; (b) ensure dependability and equity in the distribution of the benefits of irrigation ; (c) evaluate and improve the management and performance of irrigation systems; (d) protect, maintain and improve the quality of irrigation soil and the environment in areas affected by irrigation systems, as well as the health, and the general welfare and quality of life in rural agricultural communities; and (e) improve the reliability of water supply, thus reducing the risks to investments in yield-increasing inputs, and to share and disseminate information thereon among potential user groups, organizations and other bodies and persons concerned with irrigation.http://www.commonlii.org/lk/legis/num_act/iimia6o1985527/Internationales Institut für BewässerungsmanagementIndienInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Environment, Management20. Okt 2003
IIPInternational Institute of ParasitologyThe International Institute of Parasitology merged with the International Institute of Entomology, International Institute of Biocontrol, International Mycological Institute in 1998 to form the CABI Bioscience.http://www.cabi.org/?page=1388&site=170Internationales Institut für ParasitologieCABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischInstitutionBiology20. Okt 2003
IIRRInternational Institute of Rural ReconstructionThe International Institute of Rural Reconstruction is a small international development, research and training organization with over 80 years of grassroots experience working in people-centered, sustainable development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Today, IIRR maintains a strong presence in Eastern Africa and Southeast Asia.http://www.iirr.org/Internationales Institut für ländlichen WiederaufbauKenia, Philippinen, Sudan, UgandaInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Education, Environment, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IITAInternational Institute for Tropical AgricultureThe International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is one of the world's leading research partners in finding solutions for hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. Our award-winning research for development (R4D) addresses the development needs of tropical countries. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We are a nonprofit organization founded in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported by several countries.http://www.iita.org/homeInternationales Institut für tropische LandwirtschaftNigeriaInternationalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
ILCAInternational Livestock Centre for Africanow International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). ILCA's overall aim is to improve human welfare and food supplies in Africa. Increased livestock production provides the cash income so essential for increases in food grain production in a part of the world where adequate credit mechanisms are rarely available. ILCA's approach, to increase farm income through low cost increases in livestock production, is seen as the most cost-effective means of reversing the current decline in food availability in Africa. In 1994 the International Livestock Centre for Africa and the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases merged to form the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), an international agricultural research institute based in Nairobi, Kenya.Internationales Tierbestands-Zentrum für AfrikaInternational Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)KeniaRegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology, Development, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
ILDISInternational Legume Database & Information ServiceThe International Legume Database & Information Service (ILDIS) is an international project which aims to document and catalogue the world's legume species diversity in a readily accessible form. Research groups in many countries are participating on a co-operative basis to pool information in the ILDIS World Database of Legumes, which is used to provide a worldwide information service through publications, electronic access and enquiry services.http://www.ildis.org/Internationale Hülsenfrüchte-Datenbank und InformationsserviceGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischProjektBiology, IT20. Okt 2003
ILEIAInformation Centre for Low External Input and Sustainable AgricultureThe Information Centre for Low-External-Input and Sustainable Agriculture, established by the ETC Foundation in 1982 and funded mainly by the Directorate of International Cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, promotes people-centred and ecologically sound approaches to agricultural development. ILEIA documents relevant experiences, publishes bibliographies and the quarterly journal ILEIA Newsletter, organises international workshops and supports regional LEISA networks in developing countries.http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/about-us/members/the-netherlandsInformationszentrum für niedrigen Fremdzufuhr und nachhaltige LandwirtschaftNiederlandeInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Politics20. Okt 2003
ILFInformationszentrum Land- und ForstwirtschaftILF (Information Centre for Agriculture and Forestry) merged with the Information Centre for Consumers Protection and Food (Informationszentrum für Verbraucherschutz und Ernährung (IVE)) and the Information Centre for biologicalDiversity (Informationszentrum für Biologische Vielfalt (IBV)) and formed the ZADI (German Centre for Documentation and Information in Agriculture, Zentralstelle für Agrardokumentation und -information). ZADI was inegrated into BLE (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung) in 2007.http://www.ble.de/SharedDocs/Downloads/06_Dienstleistungen/07_DienstleistungszentrumIT/JahresberichtZADI2006.htmlInformations Centre for Agriculture and ForestryZADIDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungAgriculture, IT, Library20. Okt 2003
ILOInternational Labour OrganisationThe ILO is the international organization responsible for drawing up and overseeing international labour standards. It is the only 'tripartite' United Nations agency that brings together representatives of governments, employers and workers to jointly shape policies and programmes promoting Decent Work for all. This unique arrangement gives the ILO an edge in incorporating 'real world' knowledge about employment and work.http://www.ilo.org/global/lang--en/index.htm#a1Internationale ArbeitsorganisationSchweizInternationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
ILRADInternational Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseasesnow International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).Internationales Labor für Forschung und TierkrankheitenILRIÄthiopienInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
ILRIInternational Livestock Research InstituteThe International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is an international agricultural research institute based in Nairobi, Kenya, and founded in 1994 by the merging of the International Livestock Centre for Africa and the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases. It is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research and focuses its research on building sustainable livestock pathways out of poverty in low-income countries. ILRI works with partners worldwide to help poor people keep their farm animals alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity and find profitable markets for their animal products.[http://www.ilri.org/Internationales Tierbestands ForschungsinstitutKenia, AfrikaInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology, Conservation, Development, Education, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
ILRIInternational Institute for Land Reclamation and ImprovementILRI is a business unit of Alterra since June 2001 and we are now known as Alterra-ILRI Our 1955 mandate to collect and disseminate knowledge for better, and sustainable, use of land and water resources, especially in developing countries is still central to our work but our focus is also on Europe. Advances in management of ecosystems in relation to agricultural production and the latest insights in stakeholder participation are central in our new approaches to drainage and irrigation. Our knowledge is focussed on innovative measures in water management (“water works”) in an environment where different cultures, stakeholders and disciplines are brought together (“worlds meet").http://www.ilri.nl/Internationales Institut für Landgewinnung und LanderschließungALTERRANiederlandeInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
ILTERInternational Long Term Ecological ResearchInternational network of national LTER projects and sites, first established 1993. As of January 2003, Twenty-five countries have established formal national LTER programs and joined the ILTER network.http://www.ilternet.eduInternationale ökologische LangzeitforschungInternationalEnglischProjektConservation, Ecology, Research20. Okt 2003
IMCInternational Meat CouncilThe International Meat Council (IMC) aims the exchange of information and the monitoring of the market and is expected, in the normal way, to meet twice each year. One of the tasks of the International Meat Council, established as described, is to evaluate the world supply and demand situation and outlook for the livestock and bovine meat market in the light of the information assembled by its secretariat. The IMC may also examine trade problems and consider possible solutions consistent with the principles and rules of GATT. In June 1984, at the request of Argentina, the IMC set up a Special Working Group to analyse aspects of the situation of the bovine meat market, evaluate the consequences of factors such as export subsidies and all the other aids to exportation, and make proposals as to feasible corrective measures.https://www.wto.org/english/docs_e/legal_e/ibma-94_e.htm#articleIVInternationaler FleischratGATTInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IMFInternational Monetary FundThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.http://www.imf.org/external/index.htmInternationaler GeldfondInternationalEnglischInstitutionBusiness, Development, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
IMGMiddle Managerial GradeMittlerer Betriebsführender BetriebsgradGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischFachbegriffBusiness, Management20. Okt 2003
IMIInternational Mycological InstituteThe International Mycological Institute was a non-profit organization, based in England, that undertook research and disseminated information on fungi, particularly plant pathogenic species causing crop diseases. It was established as the Imperial Bureau of Mycology at Kew in 1920 and amalgamated with CAB International in 1998.Internationales Institut für MykologieGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
IMOInternational Maritime OrganizationShipping is perhaps the most international of all the world's great industries and one of the most dangerous. It has always been recognized that the best way of improving safety at sea is by developing international regulations that are followed by all shipping nations and from the mid-19th century onwards a number of such treaties were adopted. Several countries proposed that a permanent international body should be established to promote maritime safety more effectively, but it was not until the establishment of the United Nations itself that these hopes were realized. In 1948 an international conference in Geneva adopted a convention formally establishing IMO (the original name was the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization, or IMCO, but the name was changed in 1982 to IMO). The IMO Convention entered into force in 1958 and the new Organization met for the first time the following year.http://www.imo.org/Pages/home.aspxInternationale SeeorganisationGroßbritannien und NordirlandGlobalEnglischInstitutionManagement, Politics20. Okt 2003
IMPHOSWorld Phosphate InstituteThe mission of IMPHOS is to promote worldwide development of phosphate use to meet the increasing food demand of humankind, on a basis that is technically sound, economically advantageous, and environmentally responsible.Welt Phosphat InstitutAlgerien, Jordanien, Marokko, Senegal, Tunesien, WeltGlobalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Environment, Management20. Okt 2003
IMTInstitut de medecine tropicaleThe Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium (ITM) is one of the world's leading institutes for training, research and assistance in tropical medicine and health care in developing countries. The ITM houses three scientific departments, a specialised outpatient clinic and various support services, and employs over 400 staff. The institute draws its core funding from the Flemish Ministries of Education and Science, and the Federal Ministries of Development Cooperation, Public Health and Social Affairs, international project financing and own income. The ITM works with many scientific institutions, governments and organisations all over the world for a long-lasting improvement of health care and disease control in developing countries.http://www.itg.be/itg/generalsite/Default.aspx?WPID=45&L=FInstitute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Institut für TropenmedizinBelgienNationalFranzösischInstitutionDevelopment, Education, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
INABIndian National Agricultural Bibliographysee lndian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)http://www.icar.org.inIndische nationale landwirtschaftliche LiteraturlisteICARIndienNationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Education, Library20. Okt 2003
INADESInstitut africain pour le developpment economique et socialCreated in 1962, INADES is an international non-profit, state-approved. For INADES, there can be no sustainable development without the participation of populations to changes that must take place in their lives. The main purpose of the INADES is to help farmers to achieve food self-sufficiency. INADES provides information, techniques and methods to enable rural people to analyze their situation, to choose appropriate solutions to organize and form community.http://www.inter-reseaux.org/ancien/infodev/repertoire/INADES.htmAfrikanisches Institut für die wirtschaftliche und soziale EntwicklungBurundi, Elfenbeinküste, Kamerun, Kenia, Ruanda, Tansania, AfrikaRegionalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
INA-PGInstitut national agronomique Paris-GrignonNow AgroParisTech. The Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon (INA P-G) was a French grande école. It was created in 1971 by merging the Institut national agronomique (Paris) and the École nationale supérieure d'Agronomie de Grignon, thus having a history that goes back to 1826. INA P-G disappeared as an administrative entity on January 1, 2007, becoming part of AgroParisTech with ENSIA and ENGREF.http://www.agroparistech.fr/Presentation-of-AgroParisTech.htmlNationales landwirtschaftliches Institut von Paris-GrignonFrankreichNationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
INASPInternational Network for the Availability of Scientific PublicationsINASP works with partners to support global research communication through innovation, networking and capacity strengthening, focusing on the needs of developing and emerging countries. We work with them to address their national priorities for: (*) access to national and international scholarly information and knowledge (*) use, creation, management and uptake of scholarly information and knowledge via appropriate ICTs (*) national, regional and international cooperation, networking and knowledge exchange We also advise and advocate for improved policy and practice in achieving sustainable and equitable development through effective communication, knowledge and networks.http://www.inasp.info/Internationale Netzwerk für die Verfügbarmachung wissenschaftlicher PublikationenGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationEducation, Politics, Research20. Okt 2003
INBIOInstituto Nacional de BiodiversidadThe National Biodiversity Institute (INBio) of Costa Rica is a private research and biodiversity management center, established in 1989 to support efforts to gather knowledge on the country’s biological diversity and promote its sustainable use. The institute works under the premise that the best way to conserve biodiversity is to study it, value it, and utilize the opportunities it offers to improve the quality of life of human beings.http://www.inbio.ac.cr/es/default.htmlNationales Institut für BiodiversitätCosta RicaNationalSpanischUniversitätBiology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
INCORAInstituto Colombiana de la Reforma AgrariaThe Colombian Institute of Agrarian Reform, INCORA in liquidation, is a public decentralized national, with legal personality, administrative autonomy and independent assets, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, home is the city of Bogotá DChttp://www.incora.gov.co/index.aspKolumbianisches Institut der landwirtschaflichen ReformKolumbienNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Politics20. Okt 2003
IND-ANAmphibian Collection, Instituto Nacional de los Recursos Naturales Renovables y del Ambiente, BogotáSee also: http://www.biorepositories.org/institution/view/621http://research.amnh.org/vz/herpetology/amphibia/?action=page&page=museum_abbreviationsAmphibische Sammlung, Nationales Institut für erneuerbare Naturrohstoffe und UmweltKolumbienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Education20. Okt 2003
INDERENAInstituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales Renovables y del AmbienteThe National Institute of Renewable Natural Resources and Environment, also known as INDERENA, was a Colombian environmental government agency established in 1968 to implement environmental policy and promote green development in Colombia. INDEREMA was successful in helping create the environment in government and the acceptance in society to move environmental protection into the national agenda, this led to the creation of child agencies like the National Natural Parks System, and the eventual evolution into the Ministry of Environment in 1993. Alternatively referred to as INDEREMA.Institute Of Renewable Ressources And Environment, Institut für Erneuerbare Ressourcen und die UmweltKolumbienNationalSpanischInstitutionConservation, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
INDISIndustrial Information SystemA computer-assisted program established in 1970 to provide industrial information to LDCs, 7 400 abstracts available to the system with some 2 000 currently being added annually. SDI and on-line facilities backed up with hard copy entitled Industrial Development abstracts.http://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/3595/1/42507.pdfIndustrielles InformationssystemUNIDOÖsterreichInternationalEnglischProjektIndustry, IT20. Okt 2003
INERAInstitut national pour l'etude et la recherche agronomiquesINERA's mission is to promote scientific development of agriculture in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As such, it is responsible in particular: (*) To conduct research activities that can lead to results dissemination and likely to increase and improve agricultural production. (*) Ensure the programming, coordination and monitoring of all agricultural research activities in the country and the evaluation result of this research. (*) Perform all studies, applied agricultural research and experimentation. (*) Establish and provide means to ensure the training of skilled researchers. (*) To report to the Government, public bodies and non-government, and any other person interested in agricultural research, agricultural production. (*) Develop and implement cooperative agreements with national and international agricultural research.http://www.inera-rdc.org/Nationales Institut für die landwirtschafliche Ausbildung und ForschungFrankreich, KongoNationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Management, Politics, Research20. Okt 2003
INERHIInstituto Ecuatoriano de Recursos HidráulicosUntil 1994, major government agencies related to the management of water resources in the Guayas River Basin, were the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Ministry of Agriculture, the Ecuadorian Institute of Hydraulic Resources INERHI, the Commission for Development Studies Guayas River Basin CEDEGE, the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology INAMHI, and sectional bodies such as Municipalities and Provincial Councils. INERHI was the national lead in planning, monitoring, evaluation, administration and coordination of multi surface and underground water resources at national, likewise participated in the study, design, operation and maintenance of irrigation projects in the Basin Guayas River, like the Miracle Project, Manuel de J. Calle San Vicente Dam Chilintomo and the Santa Elena Peninsula. Product of this process, in the year 1994 INERHI disappeared, and created the HNRC, National Water Resources Council, a body without the ability to monitor and evaluate the quality and quantity of water resources, their actions are only planning, organization and granting of water use, with the executing agencies and judiciaries agencies of water.http://www.uagraria.edu.ec/QUIENES_SOMOS/Edicion%20-%2061.htmlEcuatorianisches Institut der WasserkraftreservenEcuadorRegionalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Management20. Okt 2003
INFICInternational Network of Feed Information CentresThe need for information on nutritional value of feeds over vast geographical areas was highlighted when FAO commenced work on the Indicative World Plan in the mid-1960s. A first consultation meeting was held in 1971 in Rome. At that time representatives from several feed information services formed the International Network of Feed Information Centres (INFIC). Members (besides FAO) were: the Australian Animal Feedstuffs Collating Centre, Canberra; the Canadian Department of Agriculture, Ottawa; the Documentation Centre at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Federal Republic of Germany; the International Feedstuffs Institute of the Utah State University; and the USAID Feed Composition Project, Florida. The aim of INFIC is to combine, by use of the computer, world data on the composition and nutritive value of materials which are or may be used as feeds and to provide linked abstracts of and references to other information about feeds.http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/004/X6512E/X6512E01.htmInternationales Netzwerk der NahrungsinformationszentrenFAOInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, IT, Management20. Okt 2003
INFOTERRAInternational Referral System for Source of Environmental InformationsINFOTERRA is the global environmental information exchange network of the United Nations Environment Programme. INFOTERRA received its mandate at the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment which recommended the establishment of a mechanism for the exchange of environmental information and experiences among countries. In response to this recommendation, UNEP established the INFOTERRA network (initially known as IRS - International Referral System) and governments were requested to designate a national focal point to coordinate INFOTERRA activities at the country level.http://www.cedar.at/sitemap.htm?page=/unep/infoterra/Internationales Verweisungssystem für die Herkunft von UmweltinformationenUNEPInternationalEnglischProjektEducation, Environment, IT, Library20. Okt 2003
INGAInternational Network on Genetics in AquacultureICLARM and its partner institutions in Asia and Africa established in 1993 the International Network on Genetics in Aquaculture (INGA) as a global forum for collaborative research and training in applied fish breeding and genetics. the network is undertaking the: (1) development of national breeding programs; (2) initiating regional research programs for genetic improvement of carps and tilapias; (3) transfer of germplasm among member countries, following strict quarantine protocols and material transfer agreements; (4) assistance in formation of national genetics networks; and (5) strengthening of national research capacity.http://www.fao.org/docs/eims/upload/206603/3_8_cases.PDFInternationale Netzwerk für Genetik in der AquakulturICLARMAfrika, AsienInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Education, Management, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
INGEInventur der Geometriden-Arten EuropasInventory of Geometrid Moths of Europe (Insecta, Lepidoptera): Providing multimedial data on systematics, zoogeography and ecology. Main purposes of the INGE-project are the critical examination and the co-ordinated compilation of all available informations on systematics (including differential analysis), zoogeography and ecology (including relevant data for pest control) of the European Geometrid Moth species (Lepidoptera).http://www.zsm.mwn.de/external/inge/Inventory of Geometrid Moths of EuropeDeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektBiology, Conservation, Ecology, Geography, Research20. Okt 2003
INHSIllinois Natural History Survey, Champaign, IllinoisThe mission of the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) is to investigate and document the biological resources of Illinois and other areas, and to acquire and provide natural history information that can be used to promote the common understanding, conservation, and management of these resources.http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/Naturhistorische Erkundung von IllinoisUSARegionalEnglischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
INIAInstituto Nacional de Investigaciones AgricolasThe INIA work to promote agriculture as a contribution to the creation of prosperity, acknowledging its fundamental importance as a way of life for thousands of rural families in Venezuela. This task, in practice is focused on finding a substantial improvement in efficiency and operational effectiveness, both in the achievement of outputs, and the quality of services provided by our institution. Promote technological innovation to optimize the function agrifood production in the national food system under communal social structure, under the socialist agricultural model.http://www.inia.gob.ve/index.phpNationales Institut der landwirtschaftlichen ForschungVenezuelaNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
INIAPInstituto Nacional de Investigaciones AgropecuariasIn keeping with its mission, the INIAP investigate, generate, adapt, promote and disseminate knowledge and technologies to the demands, preferably agricultural production chains in order to foster the sustainable and competitive development of the sector and contribute to the welfare of Ecuadorian society , this mission directly meet or associate with other public and private.http://www.iniap.gob.ec/sitio/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114&Itemid=2National Institut for Agricultural Investigations, Nationales Institut der landwirtschaftlichen ForschungEcuadorNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Education, Environment, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
INIBAPInternational Network for Improvement of Bananas and PlantainINIBAPs mission is to enhance the livelihoods of small-scale Musa producers by working with partners to: (1) conserve, characterize and disseminate genetic diversity; (2) develop (by conventional and molecular methods) superior cultivars and test them with farmers; (3) develop sustainable production systems and identify opportunities for adding post-harvest value; (4) support research-and-development efforts by disseminating information and raising awareness of key issues; (5) assess regional and national needs, develop a coordinated response and encourage the adoption of promising solutions. IPGRI and INIBAP merged to operate under Bioversity International.http://bananas.bioversityinternational.org/Internationales Netzwerk für die Verbesserung der Bananen und KochbananenCTAFrankreich, AfrikaInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Biology, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
INIPAInstituto Nacional de Investigacion y Promocion AgrariaIn 1981 he created the National Research Institute Agricultural Promotion, INIPA, which assumes further research work and extension, and in 1992 the result of the structural reforms of the state, creates National Research Institute Agraria, INIA, limiting their work to the research and technology transfer, and leaving the agricultural extension in the hands of private enterprise.http://www.inia.gob.pe/eeas/vistaflorida/resena.htmNational Institute of Agricultural Research and Promotion, Nationales Institut für landwirtschaftlichen Forschung und UnterstützungINIAPeruNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Management20. Okt 2003
INISInternational Nuclear Information SystemThe International Nuclear Information System (INIS) hosts one of the world's largest collections of published information on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. It offers online access to a unique collection of non-conventional literature. INIS is operated by the IAEA in collaboration with over 150 members.http://www.iaea.org/inis/Internationales Nukleares InformationssystemIAEAÖsterreichInternationalEnglischProjektEnergy, Industry, IT, Library, Politics20. Okt 2003
INISTInstitut National d'Information Scientifique et TechniqueFor over a decade, the Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (INstitut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique - Inist) of the French National Center for Scientific Research (Cnrs) has been designing and developing services to facilitate access to and valorization of scientific information produced by international basic and applied research communities.http://www.inist.fr/National Institut of scientific and technical Information, Nationales Institut der wissenscahftlichen und technischen InformationCnrsFrankreichNationalFranzösischInstitutionManagement, Research20. Okt 2003
INKMLInk Markup LanguageInkML is an XML data format for representing digital ink data that is input with an electronic pen or stylus as part of a multimodal system. Examples: Transferring digital ink data between devices and software components, storing hand-input traces for: Handwriting recognition (including text, mathematics, chemistry), Signature verification, Gesture interpretation.http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/inkInternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
INPADOCInternational Patent Documentation CentreINPADOC, which stands for International Patent Documentation Center, is an international patent collection. The database is produced and maintained by the European Patent Office (EPO). It contains patent families and legal status information, and is updated weekly. INPADOC was founded by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the government of Austria under an agreement on May 2, 1972. A little less than twenty years later, on January 1, 1990 or, according to another source, in 1991, it was integrated into the European Patent Office. An EPO sub-office was then created in Vienna, Austria.http://www.epo.org/searching/subscription/raw/product-14-11.htmlInternationales Zentrum für PatentdokumenteEuropaInternationalEnglischRegierungIT20. Okt 2003
INRAInstitut National de la Recherche Agronomique (Centre de Montpellier)Our research is guided by developments in scientific fields and focuses on worldwide challenges related to food and nutrition, the environment and land use facing the world of agriculture and agronomics today. Challenges such as climate change, human nutrition, competition between food and non-food crops, the exhaustion of fossil resources and appropriate land management put agronomists in a position to generate compatible economic, social and environmental development. INRA produces fundamental knowledge that leads to innovation and know-how for society. INRA lends its expertise to public decision-making.http://www.inra.fr/French National Institute for Agricultural Research, Nationales Institut für Landwirtschaftliche ForschungFrankreichNationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
INRANInstitut national de la recherche agronomique du NigerThe National Institute of Agronomic Research of Niger (INRAN) was established by Ordinance No. 75-01 of January 1975 to replace French organizations (IRAT, IRFA, etc. AFFT. ....) That previously led the agricultural research activities. This is a public institution with administrative EPA under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. The tasks assigned are: - The design and implementation of agricultural research programs in all sectors of rural development; - Coordination and supervision of all agricultural research companies in Niger; - The contribution to the development of national policy in the field of agricultural research; - Participation in research training and research; - The contribution to the development of scientific and technical information and dissemination of results and research products.http://inran.refer.ne/National Institute of agricultural research of Niger, Nationales Institut für landwirtschaftliche Forschung des NigerFrankreich, NigerNationalFranzösischOrganisationAgriculture, Education, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
INRESInformation Referral SystemThe INRES data bank, created in the biennium 1982-1983, provides information on institutional skills and capacities of developing countries in the fields of (a) education and training, (b) research technological development, (c) consultancy and expert services, (d) scientific and technical information services and (e) bilateral multilateral project experiences of these institutions in all sectors and disciplines.Informations-VerweisungssystemUNDPInternationalEnglischProjektDevelopment, Education, IT, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
INRZFHInstitute for National Research in Livestock, Forestry and FisheriesIn the 1990s, Mali’s government launched a major initiative to restructure the national agricultural research system. Following the development of a strategic plan for agricultural research, IER was merged with the National Institute of Zootechnic, Forestry, and Hydrobiological Research (INRZFH) in 1990 and with the Agricultural Mechanization Division (DMA) in 2001. In addition, the restructuring process entailed creating governance bodies and stimulating users to participate in the research process.http://www.ier.gouv.ml/index.phpNationales Institut für Forschung an Viehzucht, Forstwirtschaft und FischereiIERMaliNationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
INSERMInstitut National de la Sante et de la Recherche MedicaleFounded in 1964, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) is a public scientific and technological institute which operates under the joint authority of the French Ministry of Health and French Ministry of Research. As the only French public research institute to focus entirely on human health, in 2008 Inserm took on the responsibility for the strategic, scientific and operational coordination of biomedical research. This key role as coordinator comes naturally to Inserm thanks to the scientific quality of its teams and its ability to conduct translational research, from the laboratory to the patient’s bed. The decree adopted in March 2009 will enable Inserm to perform its research missions in the face of the new scientific, health and economic challenges of the 21st century. Scientific monitoring and expertise are now part of the Institute’s official missions.http://www.inserm.fr/National Institute for Health and Medical Research, Nationales Institut für Gesundheit und medizinische ForschungFrankreichNationalFranzösischInstitutionMedicine, Research20. Okt 2003
INSISInter-Institutional Integrated Services of Information SystemsINSIS is a user-driven programme involving the electronic transmission of written text and electronic messaging, facilities for improving access to information of Community interest, the establishment of video-conferencing facilities, and the horizontal integration of informatics services.http://cordis.europa.eu/newsearch/index.cfm?page=docview&collection=EN_PROG&reference=159&js=1Zwischeninstitutionelle integrierter Service der InformationssystemeCORDISEuropaRegionalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
INSPECInstitution of Electrical EngineersInspec can trace its history back to Science Abstracts, one of the first bibliographic publications, which the IEE first produced in 1898. Since then it has grown to cover physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers, computing, information technology, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing and production engineering. The Inspec database contains over 12 million bibliographic and indexed records to physics and engineering global research literature. Scientists and engineers from all over the world search Inspec to identify quality research information, saving time and money and accelerating their research activities. Inspec can be used to alert you to new developments in your field, track new technology and products, monitor competitors, search for patent novelty and analyse data by a wide variety of parameters.http://www.theiet.org/resources/inspec/Institution der EletroingenieureIEEGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischFachbegriffIndustry, IT, Library20. Okt 2003
INTAInstituto Nacional de Tecnologia AgropecuariaThe National Institut of Agricultural Technology is a state agency decentralized operational and financial autarky, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of the Nation. It was created in 1956 and has since developed research and technological innovation in value chains, regions and territories to improve competitiveness and sustainable rural development in the country. Their efforts are focused on innovation as an engine for development and integration capabilities to promote interagency cooperation, generate knowledge and technologies and make them available to industry through extension systems, information and communication.http://inta.gob.ar/National Institute of Agricultural Technology, Nationales Institut für landwirtschaftliche TechnologieArgentinienNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Education, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
INTERACTIONUmbrella organisation of US developmental NGOsInterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), with more than 190 members working in every developing country. Members are faith-based and secular, large and small, with a focus on the world’s most poor and vulnerable populations. Using its collective voice, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions on relief and long term development issues, including foreign assistance, the environment, women, health, education and agriculture. Members are at the forefront in responding to humanitarian crises and disasters worldwide and InterAction acts as a hub in these efforts.http://www.interaction.org/Dachorganisation der US-Amerikanischen nicht-Regierungs-EntwicklungsorganisationenUSAInternationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment20. Okt 2003
INTIBIndustrial and Technological Information BankEstablishment of INTIB - covers (1) information resources: Industrial Development Abstracts Data Base(IDA); TIES; CORIS; Investment Promotion Information System (INPRIS); Energy Information System (EIS) (2) processing transmission and marketing of information (3) organizational aspects; future development (4) INTIB assistance to national focal points (NFP) (5)case study (6) agreement between INTIB of UNIDO and the NFP (7) joint venture. Diagrams. Additional references: electronic dataprocessing, technological institute, information centre, entrepreneurship. Diagrams.Industrielle und technologische InformationsbankUNIDOInternationalEnglischInstitutionIndustry20. Okt 2003
INVADERSINVADERS DatabaseThe INVADERS Database is a comprehensive database of exotic plant names and weed distribution records for five states in the northwestern United States. The spatial and temporal spread of weeds can be displayed using the historic distribution records in INVADERS.http://invader.dbs.umt.edu/Nordamerikanische Datenbank für NeophytenUSARegionalEnglischProjektBiology, Ecology, Environment, IT20. Okt 2003
InWEntInternationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbHInwent - Capacity Building International, Germany, is a non-profit organisation with worldwide operations dedicated to human resource development, advanced training, and dialogue. Inwent is commissioned by the German Federal Government, the German business sector, and the German Länder. Since January 1, 2011 we are part of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.http://www.kooperation-international.de/detail/info/internationale-weiterbildung-und-entwicklung-ggmbh-inwent.htmlInternational Education and DevelopmentGIZDeutschlandNationalDeutschOrganisationDevelopment, Education, Politics20. Okt 2003
IOBInstitute of BiologyThe Institute of Biology (IoB) was a professional body for biologists, primarily those working in the United Kingdom. The Institute was founded in 1950 by the Biological Council: the then umbrella body for Britain's many learned biological societies. Its individual membership (as opposed to the individual membership of its affiliates) quickly grew; in the late 1990s it was as high as 16,000 but declined in the early 21st century to 11,000. It received a Royal Charter in 1979 and it held charitable status. During October 2009, the IoB was merged with the Biosciences Federation (BSF) to form the Society of Biology (which through its member organizations can be said to represent some 80,000 life scientists).http://www.societyofbiology.org/homeInstitut für BiologieGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
IOBCInternational Organisation for Biological ControlThe International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) was established in 1955 as a global organization affiliated to the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). IOBC promotes environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control. It is a voluntary organization of biological-control workers.http://www.iobc-global.org/Internationale Organisation für Biologische KontrolleInternationalEnglischFachgesellschaftBiology, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
IOCIntergovernmental Oceanographic CommissionThe Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) was established by resolution 2.31 adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO. It first met in Paris at Unesco Headquarters from 19 to 27 October 1961. Initially, 40 States became members of the Commission. The IOC is composed of its Member States (129 in 2004), an Assembly, an Executive Council and a Secretariat. The Secretariat is based in Paris, France. Additionally the IOC has a number of Subsidiary Bodies. For the coordinated exchange of information and data between the member states and its national oceanographic data centers, in 1961 the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) was established. IOC oversees the International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacifichttp://ioc-unesco.org/Zwischenstaatliche Ozeanographisches KommissionUNESCOGlobalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
IOCCCInternational Office of Cocoa, Chocolate and Sugar Confectionerynow The International Confectionery Association (ICA), formerly the International Office of Cocoa, Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery (IOCCC), have a procedure for identifying flavour defects and off-flavours in cocoa liquor. It is a test that can be carried out by a panel of five to ten people and does not require any specialised training or equipment.http://www.fao.org/docs/eims/upload/216251/Infosheet_Cocoa.pdfInternationales Büro der Kakao, Schokoladen und SüßwarenBelgienInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Industry20. Okt 2003
IOCVInternational Association of Citrus VirologistsThe objectives of this Organization shall be: i)To promote cooperative international study of citrus diseases caused by virus and other graft-transmissible agents and ii) dissemination of knowledge concerning their identity and relationships, effects and importance, means of spread, control and/or prevention. To encourage personal contacts and the exchange of information by sponsorship of official IOCV Conferences and publication of proceedings of these conferences. To prepare and distribute other material useful in the study of citrus graft-transmissible diseases. To develop mutual understanding among individuals, institutions and agencies concerned with citrus production and to encourage their participation in and support of research on graft-transmissible diseases of citrus.http://www.ivia.es/iocv/Internationale Gesellschaft der Zitrus VirologenUSARegionalEnglischFachgesellschaftAgriculture, Biology, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
IOPInternational Organization for PalaeobotanyThe International Organisation of Palaeobotany promotes international co-operation in the study of palaeobotany including palaeo-palynology. This is achieved through the publication of an informative newsletter and organisation of international conferences focussing on all aspects of palaeobotany. Organisational activities also include collaboration with numerous other international bodies to ensure the continued scientific development of palaeobotany and its further integration within related fields.http://www.palaeobotany.org/Internationale Organisation für PaläobotanikInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Conservation, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
IOPIInternational Organization for Plant InformationThe International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI) will provide a series of computerized databases summarizing taxonomic, biological, and other information on plants of the world. IOPI's mission is to develop an efficient and effective means of providing basic plant information to users, and guide them toward sources of authoritative data. IOPI is a member of Species 2000, and is a supporter of GBIF. IOPI was initiated in 1991 by an international group of botanists and computer scientists. It has a membership that includes many major botanical institutions and related organizations, plus botanical specialists in over 40 countries.http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/iopi/iopihome.htmInternationale Organisation für PflanzeninformationDeutschlandInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, IT20. Okt 2003
IPAEmpresa Pernambucana de Pesquisa AgropecuariaThe IPA was established in 1935 under the name Instituto de Pesquisas Agronômicas, an agency of the direct administration of the State of Pernambuco, with headquarters and laboratories in the city of Recife. In 1960, it became a municipality, staying with the same name, expanding its activities to the countryside through a network of experimental stations that has been incorporated. In 1975 it was again transformed, being named the Empresa Pernambucana de Pesquisa Agropecuária, retaining the acronym IPA, already enshrined in their world of work. As a result of the administrative reform of the State Government the IPA has expanded its jurisdiction entity focused on research and development and production of agricultural goods and services incorporating the technical assistance activities, extension and rural water infrastructure. Today, the IPA is part of the National Agricultural Research System (NARS), coordinated by EMBRAPA.http://www.ipa.br/Agricultural Research Company of Pernambuco State, Landwirtschaftliche Forschungsunternehmen von PernambucoEMBRAPABrasilienRegionalPortugiesischUnternehmenAgriculture, Development, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
IPAGROInstituto de Pesquisas AgronomicasInstitute of Agronomic Research, Institut für Landwirtschaftliche ForschungBrasilienRegionalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IPARCInternational Pesticide Application Research CentreThe International Pesticide Application Research Centre (IPARC) has focused on application methods for smallholder farmers. We emphasise practical and cost-effective techniques to manage pests, while reducing the use of chemical pesticides and promoting the efficacy of natural processes and alternative biological agents. Based in Berkshire, England, IPARC has been an integral part of pesticide research at Silwood Park for more than 50 years. It has specialised in the needs of small-holder farmers, application techniques for migrant pest and vector control. IPARC is a World Health Organisation (WHO) collaborating centre, and its activities have been endorsed by the Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES).http://www.iparc.org.uk/Internationales Forschungszentrum für die Anwendung von PestizidenGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology, Ecology, Environment, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
IBAWGIndigenous Peoples Aquatic Biodiversity Working GroupPlanned a workshop is being planned to address local and indigenous communities and aquatic biological diversity at SBSTTA. The workshop was address the draft work-plan developed through various workshops associated with the local working group of indigenous peoples and aquatic biological diversity.http://wgbis.ces.iisc.ernet.in/envis/doc97html/biodsubsta719.htmlArbeitsgruppe der Aquatischen Biodiversität der Indigenen VölkerSBSTTAKanadaNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Biology, Development, Education20. Okt 2003
IPBInstitut Pertanian Bogor - Bogor Agricultural UniversityThe vision of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) is to become a leading research-based university in the world with the major competence in tropical agriculture, biosciences, and possessing entrepreneurial characteristics. Their objectives: (*) To produce qualified graduates capable of developing and applying science and technology. (*) To develop scientific and technological innovation for the improvement of national development and the welfare of mankind. (*) To establish IPB as power for moral force of the entire Indonesian civil society. (*) To respond to the dynamic changes which occur in society over time and changed community needs.http://ipb.ac.id/Bogor Agricultural University, Bogors Landwirtschaftliche UniversitätIndonesienNationalEnglisch, IndonesischUniversitätAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeThe Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. The UN General Assembly endorsed the action by WMO and UNEP in jointly establishing the IPCC. The IPCC is a scientific body. It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. It does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters.http://www.ipcc.ch/Zwischenstaatlicher Ausschuss für den KlimawandelWMO, UNEPSchweizGlobalEnglischRegierungClimate20. Okt 2003
IPCSInternational Programme on Chemical SafetyThrough the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), WHO works to establish the scientific basis for the sound management of chemicals, and to strengthen national capabilities and capacities for chemical safety. Chemical safety is achieved by undertaking all activities involving chemicals in such a way as to ensure the safety of human health and the environment. It covers all chemicals, natural and manufactured, and the full range of exposure situations from the natural presence of chemicals in the environment to their extraction or synthesis, industrial production, transport, use and disposal.http://www.who.int/pcs/Internationales Programm für Chemische SicherheitWHOSchweizGlobalEnglischRegierungEnvironment, Management, Medicine, Politics20. Okt 2003
IPIInternational Pollinators InitiativeRecognising the dimensions of a "pollination crisis" and its links to biodiversity and human livelihoods, the Convention on Biological Diversity has made the conservation and sustainable use of pollinators a priority. At the Fifth Conference of Parties (COP V) in 2000, an International Initiative for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Pollinators (also known as the International Pollinator Initiative - IPI) was established (COP decision V/5, section II).http://www.internationalpollinatorsinitiative.org/Internationale Bestäuber InitiativeGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, Ecology, Environment20. Okt 2003
IPICSInternational Programme for Chemical SciencesIPICS focuses its activities on providing assistance to create viable and independent research teams of an international standard. In the countries with which IPICS has cooperation, chemistry is in a stage of development. Therefore, most of the research groups supported by IPICS are located at universty departments. This means that in the support given, IPICS also assists the department in creating or strengthening their MSc and/or PhD programmes. IPICS supports a broad range of chemical research; both fundamental and more applied. IPICS also encourages interdisciplinary research, based on well-founded knowledge within the participating disciplines.http://www.sasnet.lu.se/institutions/international-science-programme-isp-uppsala-universityInternationales Programm für ChemiewissenschaftenInternationalEnglischProjektResearch20. Okt 2003
IPKInstitut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung GaterslebenThe Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) is a research institute of the Leibniz Association (WGL). Since its establishment on 1 January 1992 to 31 March 2007, it has the approach of the scientists of the Institute for Plant Research and the Central Institute of Genetics and Crop Plant Research in Foundations of applied research and determined it further. The Institute draws its strength from the integration of different scientific disciplines and the application of the enormous biological diversity, which called in its world-famous crop Bank, also called Genbank, which was preserved, analyzed and used. For research and analysis of important processes of evolution, development, and characteristic value of the crops most modern techniques of genetic and genomic research can be used.http://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant ResearchLVBDeutschlandNationalDeutschInstitutionAgriculture, Biology, Research20. Okt 2003
IPLAInformation project for Latin AmericaThe Project started 1995 to improve access to information on agriculture and environment of Latin America.Informationsprojekt für LateinamerikaNordamerika, SüdamerikaInternationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Environment20. Okt 2003
IPMIntegrated Pest ManagementIntegrated pest management (IPM) is an ecological approach to agricultural pest control that integrates pesticides/herbicides into a management system incorporating a range of practices for economic control of a pest. In IPM, one attempts to prevent infestation, to observe patterns of infestation when they occur, and to intervene (without poisons) when one deems necessary.Integrierter PflanzenschutzInternationalEnglischFachbegriffAgriculture, Biology, Ecology, Environment, Management20. Okt 2003
IPMSInstitution of Professionals, Managers and SpecialistsIn 1 November 2001 the Institution of Professionals, Mangers and Specialists (IPMS) merged with the Engineers and Managers Association (EMA) and formed the United Kingdom trade union Prospect which represents engineers, managers, scientists and other specialists in both the public and private sectors.http://www.prospect.org.uk/Institution der Berufstätigen, Manager und SpezialistenGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischInstitutionIndustry, Management20. Okt 2003
IPNIInternational Plant Name IndexThe International Plant Names Index (IPNI) is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of all seed plants. Its goal is to eliminate the need for repeated reference to primary sources for basic bibliographic information about plant names. The data are freely available and are gradually being standardized and checked. IPNI will be a dynamic resource, depending on direct contributions by all members of the botanical community.http://www.ipni.org/Internationaler PflanzennamenindexGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Management20. Okt 2003
IPPCInternational Plant Protection ConventionThe International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) is an international treaty whose purpose is to secure a common and effective action to prevent the spread and introduction of pests of plants and plant products, and to promote appropriate measures for their control. The Convention extends to the protection of natural flora and plant products. It also includes both direct and indirect damage by pests, thus including weeds. The provisions extend to cover conveyances, containers, storage places, soil and other objects or material capable of harbouring plant pests. National Plant Protection Organizations (NPPOs) and Regional Plant Protection Organizations (RPPOs) work together to help contracting parties meet their IPPC obligations. Legal texts are available (1952, 1979, & 1997).http://www.ippc.int/Internationales Pflanzenschutz ÜbereinkommenGlobalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Management, Medicine20. Okt 2003
IPRIntellectual Property RightsIntellectual Property Rights - In law, particularly in common law jurisdictions, intellectual property or IP refers to a legal entitlement which sometimes attaches to the expressed form of an idea, or to some other intangible subject matter.UrheberrechteInternationalEnglischFachbegriffPolitics20. Okt 2003
IPSGInternet Publishing Steering GroupThe Internet Publishing Steering Group (IPSG) primary role was to ensure that there was a standardised approach to publishing online. The members of IPSG were also a working group for developing related policies, making decisions for web development.Gruppe zur Steuerung der Veröffentlichungen im InternetEnglischFachgesellschaftIT20. Okt 2003
IPSRInstitute of Plant Science Researchnow John Innes Centre. In 1980 J Chatt retired and J R Postgate took over as Director of the Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory. In 1987 the Unit was incorporated into the AFRC Institute of Plant Science Research (IPSR) which included the John Innes Institute and Cambridge Laboratory. J R Postgate retired and Barry E Smith became Head of Laboratory. In 1992 AFRC decided to move the Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory into a purpose-built laboratory on the John Innes Centre site. This move took place in late summer 1995.http://www.jic.ac.uk/corporate/about/history.htm[Institut für Pflanzenforschung]AFRCGroßbritannien und NordirlandRegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology, Research20. Okt 2003
IPWGInternet Publishing Working Group(see IPSG from 11/96)[Arbeitsgruppe für Internetveröffentlichung]EnglischIT20. Okt 2003
IRAInstitut de la Recherche AgronomiqueCreated in 1978, in 1981 it became the name Institut Voltaïque de recherches Agronomiques et Zootechniques (IVRAZ). Following a number of reforms, including the development of guidelines for organization and administration of research in Burkina Faso, the Institute for Studies and Research (INERA) born in 1988.http://www.inera.bf/presentation/historique.htm[Institut für landwirtschaftliche Forschung]CNRSTBurkina FasoNationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IRATInstitut de Recherches Agronomiques Tropicales et des Cultures VivrieresIn 1960, the IRAT was established to meet the demand of the African States research on food crops. Like IFCC, it comes from services of tropical agricultural research that had been attached to Orstom from 1953 to increase agricultural production, including food, in regions non-tempered. Today it is a part of the CIRAD.[Institut der Forschung für tropische Landwirtschaft und Nahrungsmittelproduktion, Institute of Tropical Agricultural Research and Food Crops]CIRADFrankreichInternationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IRCInternational Rice CommissionRice has fed a great number of people of Asia for a longer period of time than any other food crop. In Asia, the ability to produce a surplus of rice has assisted in the development of communities, whereas the failure of a rice crop has led to widespread famine, death and political instability in many countries throughout the long history of the continent. In recognition of the stagnation of world rice production, the Fourth Session of Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations met in 1948 approved the agreement formulated at Baguio, Philippines on the establishment of the International Rice Commission. The International Rice Commission, with as purpose ‘to promote national and international action in matters relating to the production, conservation, distribution and consumption of rice’, became operational on 4 January 1949 after 12 countries registered their acceptance to adhere to the Constitution of the Commission...http://www.fao.org/agriculture/crops/core-themes/theme/treaties/irc/en/[Internationale Reis-Vereinigung]FAOInternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Conservation, Development, Politics20. Okt 2003
IRCAInstitut de Recherches sur le Caoutchouc (Rubber)Established in 1956 the Institut de Recherches dur le Caoutchouc listened to the problems of farmers and user in Africa, in Fareast and America. Today it is part of the CIRAD.[Institut der Forschung über Kautschuk, Research Institute about caoutchouc (natural rubber)]CIRADFrankreichInternationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IRCCInstitut de Recherches du Cafe, du Cacao et d'autres Plantes StimulantesEstablished in 1958 the Institut francais du café, du cacao et autres plantes stimulantes (IFCC) was renamed to the Institutede recherches du café, du cacao et autres plantes stimulantes in 1982. Now it is part of the CIRAD.http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=institut%20de%20recherches%20du%20cafe%2C%20du%20cacao%20et%20d%27autres%20plantes%20stimulantes%20ircc&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CD8QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cirad.fr%2Fcontent%2Fdownload%2F721%2F5767%2Fversion%2F1%2Ffile%2FInstituts-origine.pdf&ei=t99QT5GKPIbMswaVxMzWDg&usg=AFQjCNEJkADVi8M6OBeZKS1Ryb7dWyEGnQ&cad=rja[Forschungsinstitut für Kaffee, Kakao und andere stimulierende Pflanzen, Research Institute of Coffee, Cacao and other stimulating Plants]CIRADFrankreichInternationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IRCSAInternational Reference Collection of Soybean Associated ArthropodsEstablished in 1969, IRCSA is a system to aid the research on soybean insects. It is a project of the Illinois Natural History Survey and INTSOY. IRCSA contained 150.000 identified specimens in about 2000 species of soybean-associated insects and arthropods.[Internaionale Referenz-Sammlung der an Sojabohnen angehängten Arthropoden]INTSOYUSAInternationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Education, IT, Research20. Okt 2003
IRCTInstitut de Recherches du Coton et du Textile exotiqueCreated in 1901, the Research Institute of Cotton and Exotic Textiles found its origin in the Syndicat général de l'idustrie cotonnière the Association cotonnière coloniale (Acc). It worked in african francophone regions and Madagaskar. After several transformations it is now a part of the CIRAD.http://www.cirad.fr/content/download/721/5767/version/1/file/Instituts-origine.pdf[Forschungsinstitut für Baumwolle und exotische Stoffe, Research Institute of Cotton and Exotic Textiles]CIRADFrankreich, MadagaskarInternationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
IRDPIntegrated Rural Development ProgrammeThe Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) is a rural development program of the Government of India launched in Financial Year 1978 and extended throughout India by 1980. It is a self-employment program intended to raise the income-generation capacity of target groups among the poor. The target group consists largely of small and marginal farmers, agricultural labourers and rural artisans living below the poverty line.http://www.karmayog.org/ruraldevelopment/ruraldevelopment_7045.htm[Integriertes ländliches Entwicklungsprogramm]IndienNationalEnglischFachbegriffDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
IREDInnovations et Reseaux pour le DeveloppementFounded in 1981, IRED is comprised of an international network of local partners in Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific: peasant associations, fishermen, cattlemen, artisans, animation centers, NGOs supporting training and technology as well as institutes devoted to study, research and training.http://www.ired.org/Development innovations and networks, [Entwicklungsinnovation und -netzwerke]SchweizInternationalFranzösischOrganisationAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IRSNBInstitut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, BrusselsFormerly MRHN, Museum Royal d'Histoire Naturelle, Belgium. The Belgian Royal Institute of Natural Sciences is part of the Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy (PPS Science Policy), a section of the Prime Minister's Offices. The basic scientific research in the area of the natural sciences, mainly concerned with the study of evolution, diversity, and ecosystems.http://www.naturalsciences.be/Royal Belgian Insitute for Natural Sciences (RBINS)BelgienNationalFranzösischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Ecology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ISAInstituto Superior de AgriculturaISA emerged in 1962 as a vocational school, at the initiative of the Association for Development, Inc. (APEDI), responding to the needs of an essentially agricultural economy and a society basically rural home. To realize this initiative, the APEDI had the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Dominican government. Some years later, in 1986 as a result of the ongoing work of the institute in the development of adequate physical infrastructure, the excellent quality of its faculty, its research history and given the high professional quality of its graduates, the Dominican government ISA awarded the status of University.http://www.isa.edu.do/[Höheres Institut für Landwirtschaft]Dominikanische RepublikNationalSpanischUniversitätAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
ISASInstitute of Southern African StudiesThe main purposes of ISAS are research and the development of information systems and services. It focuses on the Southern African region, including Botswana, Lesotho, Angola, Namibia, Tanzania, Mauritius, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Swaziland. Although its main focus is on the Southern African region, it also collaborates with the African region as a whole and other developing countries, and has been engaged in regional and sub-regional research projects since the 1980s.http://cloud2.gdnet.org/~organizations/Institute%20of%20Southern%20African%20Studies%20%28ISAS%29,%20National%20University%20of%20Lesotho[Institut der Südafrikanischen Studien]National University Lesotho (NUL)Angola, Botswana, Königreich Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mosambik, Namibia, Republik Südafrika, Sambia, Simbabwe, Tansania, AfrikaRegionalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
ISCAThe Higher Institute of Agricultural SciencesUNAN-Managua in this period gave rise to the Institute of Agricultural Sciences (ISCA) - later renamed into National Agrarian University (UNA) - and the National Engineering University (UNI). A third period (1985 -1990), is characterized by a relative brake booster to the character of the early years, although they were further transformations especially in academia.http://www.una.edu.ni/[Höheres Institut für Agrarwissenschaften]UNANNicaraguaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ISCARInternational Scientific Committee for Alpine ResearchThe International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps promotes international cooperation in Alpine research. In 2000, ISCAR was recognized by the Alpine Conference as an official observer of the Alpine Convention. In this function, ISCAR provides research and scientific expertise in the official bodies of the Alpine Convention, from which it takes up research needs.http://www.iscar-alpineresearch.org/[Internationales Wissenschaftliches Komitee für Alpine Forschung]SchweizInternationalEnglischOrganisationConservation, Research20. Okt 2003
ISDNIntegrated Services Digital NetworkIntegrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) is a set of communications standards for simultaneous digital transmission of voice, video, data, and other network services over the traditional circuits of the public switched telephone network. It was first defined in 1988 in the CCITT red book. Prior to ISDN, the telephone system was viewed as a way to transport voice, with some special services available for data. The key feature of ISDN is that it integrates speech and data on the same lines, adding features that were not available in the classic telephone system. There are several kinds of access interfaces to ISDN defined as Basic Rate Interface (BRI), Primary Rate Interface (PRI) and Broadband ISDN (B-ISDN).http://www.itu.int/rec/T-REC-I/e[Integrierter Dienste für digitales Netzwerk]InternationalEnglischFachbegriff20. Okt 2003
ISIMInstitut des sciences de l'ingenieur de MontpellierForm highly specialized engineers and immediately operating in five different specialties: information technology and management, automatic and microelectronics, science and water technologies, science and technology of food processing, science and technology materials. The training combines basic science, and engineering sciences, management and teaching new vocational very marked.http://www.cefi.org/fraECOLES/ecole_89.html[Institute of engineering sciences of Montpellier, Institut der Ingenieurwissenschaften von Montpellier]FrankreichRegionalFranzösischUniversitätBiology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ISISIntegrated Set of Information SystemsCDS/ISIS is a software package for generalised Information Storage and Retrieval systems developed, maintained and disseminated by UNESCO. It was first released in 1985 and since then over 20,000 licences have been issued by UNESCO and a worldwide network of distributors. It is particularly suited to bibliographical applications and is used for the catalogues of many small and medium-sized libraries. Versions have been produced in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish amongst other languages. UNESCO makes the software available free for non-commercial purposes, though distributors are allowed to charge for their expenses. See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDS_ISIShttp://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=2071&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html[Integrierte Sammlung von Informationssystemen]UNESCOInternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
ISISInternational Species Information SystemBasic biological information such as age, sex, parentage, place of birth, and circumstance of death is collected by ISIS and used for many different kinds of reports and analyses of the status of captive populations. ISIS delivers and supports the world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable source of knowledge on animals and their environments for zoos, aquariums and related organizations to serve institutional, regional and global animal management and conservation goals. ISIS is a private, nonprofit corporation centered in Eagan, Minnesota with 50 team members located throughout the world. ISIS pursues the mission of delivering and supporting the world's most current, comprehensive and reliable source of knowledge on animals and their environments for zoos, aquariums and related organizations.http://www.isis.org/[Internationales Informationssystem der Arten]USAGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
EOBCEnvironment Observation ConferenceAs an initiative of environment agencies from Switzerland, Austria and Germany 'The Environment Observation Conference' was launched. The conference is a process to improve cross-border environment observation for europe and is planed to be held alternating every two years in Vienna, Berne and Karlsruhe. The 1st resolutions have been published here. Since June 2007, the Conference is organised by the Environment Observation and Balance Council (EOBC). The 3rd conference will be in octobre 2008 in Berne.http://www.eobc.eu/index.htmUmweltbeobachtungskonferenzDeutschland, Österreich, SchweizRegionalDeutschProjektEnvironment, Politics, Research12. Mär 2012
ISMCInformation Services Management CommitteeInformation services include reference services, instructional programs and materials, consultation services, and access to, organization of, and delivery of electronic information resources and services. Information services are offered through Information Services and Resources and other Library departments. Purpose: The Committee will provide the primary forum for discussion and decision making on substantive issues associated with information services. The Committee will concern itself with mattershttp://www.lib.uwaterloo.ca/staff/ismc/terms2.html[Management Kommission der Informationsdienste]KanadaEnglischFachbegriffLibrary, Management20. Okt 2003
ISNARInternational Service for National Agricultural ResearchThe Knowledge, Capacity, and Innovation Division (formerly ISNAR) works to improve the functioning of food and agriculture systems by facilitating knowledge management—the creation, accumulation, sharing, and utilization of knowledge—and developing the capacity for innovation by all actors along the food and agriculture value chain. Fostering innovation means investing in agricultural science and technology, research and extension, education and training, and farmer organizations and other local institutions.http://www.ifpri.org/publication/advancing-knowledge-and-innovation-food-and-agriculture[Internationaler Dienst für Nationale landwirtschaftliche Forschung]IFPRIInternationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Education, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
ISOInternational Organisation for StandardizationISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 156 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. ISO is a non-governmental organization: its members are not, as is the case in the United Nations system, delegations of national governments. Nevertheless, ISO occupies a special position between the public and private sectors. This is because, on the one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations.http://www.iso.org[Organisation internationale de normalisation]SchweizInternationalEnglischOrganisationIndustry20. Okt 2003
ISOPBInternational Society for Oil Palm BreedersIt is hoped that the ISOPB's homepage will serve as information gateway for ISOPB members and plant breeders, who is looking for the information on the oil palm breeding and genetics as well as provide a forum for exchanging information and knowledge of research and development among oil palm/plant breeders.http://isopb.org/?kit=links&menuid=1[Internationale Gesellschaft für Ölpalmenzüchter]MalaysiaInternationalEnglischFachgesellschaftAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
ISRICInternational Soil Reference and Information CentreWe are an independent knowledge centre, established in 1966. Our mandate is to serve the international community with information about the world’s soils and thus to resolving major global issues. We aim to: (1) Inform and educate about the world’s soils (2) Serve the scientific community as custodian of global soil information (3) Undertake applied research on land and water resources We are the World Data Centre for Soils (WDC-Soils) within the ICSU World Data System. We also maintain the World Soil Museum and World Soil Library.http://www.isric.org/[Internationales Referenz- und Informations-Zentrum für den Boden]InternationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Geology, Research20. Okt 2003
ISSInformation Systems SupportAs of March 1, 2006, Information Systems Support, Inc. was acquired by CACI International, Inc. Information Systems Support, Inc. provides information technology, communications, and logistics management services in the United States. It specializes in systems/software engineering and integration, network management, information and network security, telecommunications infrastructure, data/server hosting, Internet/Intranet application architectures, financial and business database development, and help desk and information center support.http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=1813341[Informationssystemunterstützung]UNUSAInternationalEnglischUnternehmenIT, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
ISSCTInternational Society of Sugar Cane TechnologistsThe International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT) is an association of scientists, technologists, managers, institutions and companies/corporations concerned with the technical advancement of the cane sugar industry and its co-products. The Society is committed to the economic and sustainable advancement of the sugar cane industries of the world and associated communities, through promoting innovative research, development and the adoption of technology, and by sharing the knowledge among its members for their professional development.http://www.issct.org/[Internationale Gesellschaft der Zuckerrohrtechnologen]InternationalEnglischFachgesellschaftAgriculture20. Okt 2003
ISSGInvasive Species Specialist GroupThe Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) is part of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of The World Conservation Union (IUCN). The ISSG is a global group of 146 scientific and policy experts on invasive species from 41 countries. Membership is by invitation from the group chair, but everyone's participation in the discussion on invasives is encouraged. In addition, to its headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand, ISSG has three regional sections in North America, Europe, and South Asia. ISSG provides advice on threats from invasives and control or eradication methods to IUCN members, conservation practitioners, and policy-makers. The group's activities focus primarily on invasive species that cause biodiversity loss, with particular attention to those that threaten oceanic islands.http://www.issg.org[Spezialistengruppe der invasiven Arten]IUCNInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Conservation, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
ISSSInternational Society of Soil ScienceSince 1998 changed to IUSS (International Union of Soil Sciences). In June 1923, a preliminary meeting was held in Zürich where the decision was taken to establish the ISSS at the meeting in Rome. Six commissions were established: I. Soil physics; II. Soil chemistry; III. Soil biology; IV. Nomenclature and classification of soils; V. Soil cartography; and VI. Plant physiology in relation to pedology. These commissions formed the structure of the ISSS, which was founded during the morning session on the last day, 19 May 1924.In order to foster all branches of soil science and its applications, the society organises congresses and conferences, forms commissions, subcommissions, and working groups dealing with special problems of soil science, establishes standing committees, publishes relevant material, and cooperates with organisations in similar fields of work.http://www.iuss.org/[Internationale Gesellschaft der Bodenwissenschaft]ISRICInternationalEnglischFachgesellschaftAgriculture, Geology, Research20. Okt 2003
ATCMAntarctic Treaty Consultative MeetingThe Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) is the primary forum for the representatives of Parties to the Antarctic Treaty to exchange information and formulate measures, decisions and resolutions to further the principles and objectives of the Treaty. The outcomes of Treaty meetings are adopted by consensus of the Consultative Parties.http://atcm35.antarctica.gov.au/[Über Abkommen beratendes Konferenz der Antarktis]AustralienInternationalEnglischProjektManagement, Politics12. Jul 2012
ISTAInternational Seed Testing AssociationISTA members, work together to achieve their vision of 'Uniformity in seed quality evaluation worldwide'. Our Association produces internationally agreed rules for seed sampling and testing, accredits laboratories, promotes research, provides international seed analysis certificates and training, and disseminates knowledge in seed science and technology. This facilitates seed trading nationally and internationally, and also contributes to food security.http://www.seedtest.org/en/home.html[Internationaler Verein zur Samenüberprüfung]SchweizInternationalEnglischFachgesellschaftAgriculture, Conservation, Research20. Okt 2003
ISTFInternational Society of Tropical ForestryISTF is a nonprofit organization formed in the 1950s in Washington, D.C., by tropical forester, Tom Gill. Having grown in response to a worldwide concern for the fate of tropical and subtropical forests, ISTF is committed to the protection, wise management and rational use of the world’s tropical forests. ISTF is dedicated to providing a communications network for tropical forestry disciplines.https://www.istf-bethesda.org/coa.php[Internationale Gesellschaft für tropische Wälder]USAInternationalEnglischFachgesellschaftConservation, Environment, Management20. Okt 2003
ISTIAInformation of Scientific and Technical Information in Agriculture[Information über wissenschaftliche und technische Information in der Landwirtschaft]UVTIPSlowakeiNationalEnglischAgriculture20. Okt 2003
ISTICInstitute of Scientific and Technical Information of ChinaThe Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China(ISTIC) was established in October, 1956. It is a national comprehensive information center directly under the Ministry of Science and Technology. To meet the demands of national economy, science and technology and social development, ISTIC mainly carries out business of collection, storage and service of scientific and technological documents, database building, information analysis and research, information service network infrastructure construction, information professionals training and media publishing etc.http://www.istic.ac.cn/English/[Institut für wissenschaftliche und technische Information von China]ChinaNationalChinesischUniversitätManagement, Research20. Okt 2003
AOSISAlliance of Small Island StatesClimate Change is a planetary emergency that threatens the survival of many small island states. For some low lying states like the Maldives, Kiribati, and some of the Bahamas, the risks from sea level rise threaten their physical existence, as they would very easily be inundated by sea levels in excess of one metre above current levels – levels that can be reached by 2100, if significant action is not taken immediately to reduce and ultimately limit the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases to well below 350 parts per million (ppm) in the long run.http://aosis.info/[Bündnis der kleinen Inselstaaten]Belize, Dominikanische Republik, Fidschi, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaika, Kuba, Mauritius, Papua-Neuguinea, Pazifik, Samoa, Singapur, Afrika, Asien, Ozeanien, Nordamerika, Karibik, SüdamerikaInternationalEnglischOrganisationClimate, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Geography, Politics12. Jul 2012
ITALInstitute for Atomic Sciences in AgricultureInstitute in Wageningen, Netherlands to investigate several atomic impacts on agricultural products and production methods.[Institut der Atomwissenschaft in der Landwirtschaft]NiederlandeNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
ITCInternational Institute for Aerial Survey and Earth SciencesThe Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente provides international postgraduate education, research and project services in the field of geo-information science and earth observation using remote sensing and GIS. The aim of ITC's activities is the international exchange of knowledge, focusing on capacity building and institutional development in developing countries and emerging economies.http://www.itc.nl/[Internationales Institut für Luftbewertung und Erdwissenschaften]NiederlandeNationalEnglischInstitutionEducation, Geology, Research20. Okt 2003
ITCInternational Trade CentreITC's mission is to enable small business export success in developing and transition-economy countries, by providing, with partners, sustainable and inclusive development solutions to the private sector, trade support institutions and policymakers. Our aim is for businesses in developing countries to become more competitive in global markets, speeding economic development andcontributing to the achievement of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).http://www.intracen.org/[Internationales Handelszentrum]InternationalEnglischOrganisationBusiness, Development, Management20. Okt 2003
ITCFInstitut technique des cereales et des fourragesNow Arvalis. The mission is improving farm competitiveness, create opportunities, improve profitability and production chains and satisfy consumers and citizens are the targets of ARVALIS-Institute of the plant. ARVALIS-Institute of the plant, applied research organization, product references techno-economic and agronomic directly applicable in production systems. Research stations, experimental sites, farms application, laboratories, the institute has 35 sites located throughout the country.http://www.arvalis-infos.fr/index.htmlTechnisches Institut für GetreideFrankreichNationalFranzösischUnternehmenAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
ITDInformation Technology DivisionAn Information Technology Division (ITD) supports users of a variety institutions and offices in their computerised work.[Abteilung für Informationstechnologie]InternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
ITDGIntermediate Technology Development Groupnow Practical Action. Is small still beautiful? We think it is. In an increasingly divided and fragile world, ITDG – the Intermediate Technology Development Group – aims to demonstrate and advocate the sustainable use of technology to reduce poverty in developing countries. It was founded in 1966 by the radical economist Dr EF Schumacher to prove that his philosophy of ‘Small is Beautiful’ could bring real and sustainable improvements to people’s lives. With our commitment to poverty reduction, environmental conservation and technology choice we think ITDG is uniquely placed to contribute to a world free of poverty. ITDG has a unique approach to development – we don't start with technology, but with people. The tools may be simple or sophisticated – but to provide long-term, appropriate and practical answers, they must be firmly in the hands of local people: people who shape technology and control it for themselves. Since , it was renamed as Practical Actionhttp://practicalaction.org/[Gruppe Zwischen Technologie und Entwicklung]Großbritannien und NordirlandRegionalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
ITERGCentre Technique Industriel des professions de corps grasITERG is the Industrial Technical Centre Professions fat: producers, processors and packers of oils and fats from vegetable and animal. The Institute's mission is to contribute to scientific and technical progress, improving the quality and development processes in fats industry while incorporating the principles of sustainable development. These missions are complemented by actions of technology transfer and dissemination of research results to industrial partners.http://www.iterg.com[Technical Centre of Fat Industry, Technisches Zentrum für die Fettindustrie]FrankreichNationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
ITESMInstituto Technologico y de Estudios Superiores de MonterreyITESM was founded in 1943 as a result of the far-reaching vision and the commitment of Eugenio Garza Sada and a group of businessmen who drew up a charter for a non-profit associationWe are a private, non-profit, independent educational institution with no political or religious affiliation. In order to function as an educational institution, we operate under the statute of an Independent University. We are currently an essential part of the Tecnológico de Monterrey System.http://www.itesm.edu/[Technical Institute of Higher Education of Monterrey, Technisches Institut und der höheren Ausbildung von Minterrey]MexikoNationalSpanischInstitutionEducation, Research20. Okt 2003
BHL-EBiodiversity Heritage Library EuropeBHL-Europe accomplishs 28 natural history museums, botanical gardens and other partner institutions for three years in an ambitious and forward-looking EU project. The knowledge of existing animal and plant species is mainly in scientific books and journals of the past centuries combined and archived in the libraries of European natural history museums and botanical gardens. These resources are not yet adequately developed in digital form. The main objective of BHL-Europe is therefore to accomplish literature already digitized collections from across Europe.http://www.bhl-europe.eu/[Bibliothek des Biodiversitätserbes von Europa]ECEuropaRegionalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, Library7. Jun 2012
ITISIntegrated Taxonomic Information SystemThe ITIS is the result of a partnership of federal agencies formed to satisfy their mutual needs for scientifically credible taxonomic information. Since its inception, ITIS has gained valuable new partners and undergone a name change; ITIS now stands for the Integrated Taxonomic Information System. The goal is to create an easily accessible database with reliable information on species names and their hierarchical classification. The database will be reviewed periodically to ensure high quality with valid classifications, revisions, and additions of newly described species. The ITIS includes documented taxonomic information of flora and fauna from both aquatic and terrestrial habitats.http://www.itis.gov/[Integrierter Taxonomischer Informationsdienst]Kanada, Mexiko, USAInternationalEnglischProjektBiology, IT, Management20. Okt 2003
ITUInternational Telecommunication UnionITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. Download ITU's brochureWe allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.http://www.itu.int/en/Pages/default.aspx[Internationale Telekommunikationsbund]UNInternationalEnglischUnternehmenIT20. Okt 2003
ITZInstitute for Taxonomic Zoology[Institut für Taxonomische Zoologie]University AmsterdamNiederlandeNationalEnglischInstitutionBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
IUBSInternational Union of Biological SciencesThe International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) is a non-governmental, non - profit organisation, established in 1919. Its objectives are : -(1) to promote the study of biological sciences; -(2) to initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities necessitating international, interdisciplinary cooperation; -(3) to ensure the discussion and dissemination of the results of cooperative research, particularly in connection with IUBS scientific programmes; -(4) to support the organisation of international conferences and assist in the publication of their reports. Membership The membership of IUBS presently consists of 44 Ordinary Members, adhering through Academies of Sciences, National Research Councils, national science associations or similar organizations, as well as 80 Scientific Members, all of which are international scientific associations, societies or commissions focussing on a wide array of biological disciplines. IUBS is a founding member of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), and contributes to the work of its scientific committees and programmes.http://www.iubs.org[Internationale Vereinigung der biologischen Wissenschaften]FrankreichInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IUCNInternational Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural ResourcesThe International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization. Our Mission is “to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.”http://www.iucn.org[The World Conservation Union]GlobalEnglischOrganisationConservation, Environment, Politics20. Okt 2003
IUCN RedlistInternational Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (World Conservation Union)IUCN - The World Conservation Union, through its Species Survival Commission (SSC) has for four decades been assessing the conservation status of species, subspecies, varieties and even selected subpopulations on a global scale in order to highlight taxa threatened with extinction, and therefore promote their conservation. Although today we are operating in a very different political, economic, social and ecological world from that when the first IUCN Red Data Book was produced ...http://www.redlist.org[Rote Liste]IUCNGlobalEnglischOrganisationConservation20. Okt 2003
IUÉDInstitut Universitaire d'Etudes de DeveloppementCreated in 1961, under the name "Institut Africain de Genève", the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, Geneva, has the main objective of promoting teaching and research concerning development and to encourage students from the South. Its vision is to raise questions in their globality and diversity (social, economic, environmental) and to strengthen links between theory and experience, reflection and action. The Graduate Institute of Development Studies is attached to the University of Geneva. Nevertheless, our institute is an independent foundation.http://www.graduateinstitute.ch/aspd/wsis/DEVDOT/04185.HTM[Institute at the university of development studies, Universitäres Institut der Entwicklungslehre]SchweizNationalFranzösischUniversitätDevelopment, Education20. Okt 2003
IUFROInternational Union of Forestry Research OrganizationsIUFRO is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees.http://www.iufro.org/[Internaionale Vereinigung der Waldforschungsorganisationen]InternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Conservation, Environment20. Okt 2003
IUGInternet Users GroupIUGs are Groups to help better understand the use and capabilities of the internet and its associated features (e.g., the World Wide Web). For members there is the possibility to learn online or in meetings or to change their experiences to other members.http://nmcs.org/iug.html[Internet Benutzergruppe]USARegionalEnglischFachbegriffEducation, IT20. Okt 2003
UfUUnabhängigen Institut für UmweltfragenThe Independent Institute for Environmental Issues (UfU) is both - a scientific institute and a citizen-based organisation. Its vision is focused on the creation of a sustainable and productive society. UfU was initiated in November 1989 by a group of nearly 40 enthusiastic East German scientists. With its roots in the GDR environmental movement, its impetus was to further the progress of environmental awareness at a grassroots level and analyse the development of environmental policy.http://www.ufu.de/Independent Institute for Environmental IssuesDeutschlandNationalDeutschOrganisationConservation, Environment20. Apr 2012
IUMSInternational Union of Microbiological SocietiesThe INTERNATIONAL UNION OF MICROBIOLOGICAL SOCIETIES is one of the 26 Scientific Unions of the International Council of Science (ICSU). The IUMS is an alliance of 100 microbiological societies in 41 countries. Its objectives are to promote the dissemination of the findings of microbiological research worldwide, to provide training to microbiologists, and to foster international collaboration on important issues and research questions in microbiology.http://www.iums.org/[Internationaler Bund der Microbiologischen Gesellschaft]ICSUInternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
IVDNIntegrated Voice and Data NetworkHistorically, voice and data communications have been handled by different communication networks. For example, the primary carrier for voice has been the public switched telephone network whereas data has been handled for the most part by specialized data networks. One reason has beenth e traditional separation between voice and data applications. Consider a person speaking on the telephone and then sending an electronic message from a computer terminal. The two actions are handled by separate instruments and are perceived as serving separate purposes. Telephony permits immediate, personal, and interactive contact; data messages allow for more re-meditated, formal, and non-interactive communication. A tremendous need for a unified treatment of voice and data has not existed, so separate special-purpose communication networks have been largely satisfactory.http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~messer/PAPERS/Jun88-1.pdf[Eingebundenes Sprach- und Datennetzwerk]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
IVEInformationszentrum Verbraucherschutz und ErnährungThe Information Center for Consumer Protection and Food (IVE) of ZADI takes care of all information products from the fields of ZADI of the area Consumer Protection and Food and the fishery. In addition, it supports the construction and design of information systems and information processes for these departments. Interdisciplinary ive is responsible for fundamental issues of electronic collaboration, from the Authorities internal electronic transaction processing and to the cooperation of authorities and organizations across federal and state borders in so-called Corporate Workspaces.http://www.zadi.de/ive/index.htm[Information Centre for Consumer Protection and Food]ZADIDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungConservation, Environment, Politics20. Okt 2003
IVICInstituto Venezolano de Investigaciones CientificasThe nature of IVIC was from the beginning multidisciplinary sections of Biology, Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and its aim is ".. fundamental research and applied in various branches. .. " "... Will provide advanced training and consulting in these industries, particularly the National Executive ...". Marcel Roche was director for 10 years. Policy was applied as income to have a training of excellence for research. The Mission: Generate new knowledge through scientific research, technological development and the training of high level. For which the Institute will be a source of information gathering in the area, adviser and facilitator of external services to ensure direct access and dissemination of scientific knowledge in Venezuela and the world.http://www.ivic.gob.ve/[Venezuelan Instistute of Scientific Research, Venezolanisches Institut der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung]VenezuelaNationalSpanischInstitutionBiology, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
IVITAInstituto Veterinario de Investigaciones Tropicales y de AlturaAs Research Center, the conglomerate is IVITA Laboratories, Clinical and Experimental Stations, whose faculty and students work for a common mission: To generate, communicate and disseminate scientific knowledge for human use, efficient and environmentally responsible animal resource.http://veterinaria.unmsm.edu.pe/IVITA/IVITA.htm[Veterinary Research Institute Of Tropics And Altitude, Tropen- und Höhenforschungsinstitut für Tiermedizin]PeruNationalSpanischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
IZUGIstituto di Zoologia dell' Università di Genovanow DISTAV=Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell'Ambiente e della Vitahttp://www.dipteris.unige.it/index.html[Institute of Zoology of the University Genoa; Institut der Zoologie der Universität Genua]ItalienNationalItalienischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Education20. Okt 2003
IZUWInstitut für Zoologie der Universität WienNow OrgSysBiol = Denter for Organismal Systems Biologyhttp://www.univie.ac.at/Lebenswissenschaften/OrgSysBiol/osbiol.html[Institute of Zoology of the University of Vienna]ÖsterreichNationalDeutschSammlung / MuseumBiology, Education20. Okt 2003
IZWLeibniz Institut für Zoo- und WildtierforschungThe IZW conducts integrated biological and veterinary research on wildlife. Our work is focused on the mechanisms and functions of evolutionary adaptations that ensure the survival and reproduction of individuals in free-ranging and captive populations of wildlife, and the limits that may affect the viability and persistence of such populations. For this purpose, we study the behavioural and evolutionary ecology, wildlife diseases, and reproduction of mostly larger mammals and birds.http://www.izw-berlin.de/Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife ResearchWGLDeutschlandNationalDeutschInstitutionBiology, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
JCCJoint Consultative CommitteeIs a consultive body in employee relations, which consists of members and employees of the company, organisation, university etc.[Gemeinsamer Beratender Ausschuss]InternationalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
JFSJoint Funding SchemeIs a scheme, how to receive or use a budget for several goals.[Gemeinsamer Finanzierungsplan]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
JGOFSJoint Global Ocean Flux StudyAs early as 1986, several European countries were nationally planning ocean studies with a focus on the carbon cycle and flux from the surface to the deep ocean and sediments. However, to determine global net fluxes and the processes controlling them was beyond the capability of any one nation. Shortly thereafter in February 1987, the formal organisation of JGOFS emerged under the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). Sponsored by SCOR and the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), leading experts in the ocean carbon cycle met in Paris and agreed upon the goals, scientific elements, topics of emphasis and organisational structure of JGOFS (SCOR, 1987), and in October 1987, the Executive Committee of SCOR approved an international planning committee for JGOFS that met for the first time in January 1988. Later the same year, JGOFS assumed responsibility for the carbon dioxide measurements programme and formed the Joint JGOFS-CCCO Advisory Panel on Carbon Dioxide.http://ijgofs.whoi.edu/[Gemeinsame Globale Studie des Flusses der Ozeane]SCORGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Environment, Geology, Research20. Okt 2003
JICSTJapan Information Center of Science and TechnologyThe Japan Information Center of Science and Technology (JICST) was established in 1957, with initial funds from the Japanese Government and private industry.JICST's services include current bibliographic publications, photocopy, current content-sheet, translation, and literature search. The charges for these services give partial support for the activities of JICST. JICST has been engaged in developing information retrieval systems in several subject areas by using this machine and it is being used in practice for metallurgical literature search. Although JICST is Japan's central organization for the dissemination of scientific and technical information, its services do not cover the fields of the life sciences because of economic limitations. The present services of JICST are mainly concerned with foreign literature relating to the physical sciences.http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.5090180307/abstract[Japans Informationszentrum für Wissenschaft und Technologie]JapanNationalEnglischRegierungEducation, Library, Media, Politics20. Okt 2003
JIRCASJapan International Research Centre for Agricultural SciencesJIRCAS was established in October 1993, through the reorganization of its predecessor, the Tropical Agriculture Research Center (TARC), in order to include overseas forestry and fisheries research in its mandate.JIRCAS is the sole national institute that undertakes comprehensive research on agriculture, forestry and fisheries technology in developing areas of tropical and subtropical regions, as well as domestic research on agriculture, forestry and fisheries, aimed at providing solutions to international food supply and environmental problems through technology development; and collects, analyzes and publishes information to grasp trends relevant to international agriculture, forestry and fisheries as well as farming systems, through international collaboration and cooperation.http://www.jircas.affrc.go.jp/index.html[Internationales Forschungszentrum für Landwirtschaftliche Wissenschaften Japan]JapanNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
JJJorge Jim Private Collection, Deparatmento de Zoologia, IBBMA-UNESP, São PauloPart of the Instituto de Biologia Medica e Agricola (IBBMA) Departmento de Zoologia, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) Sao Paolohttp://www.ibb.unesp.br/#!/departamentos/zoologia/principal/[Jorge Jim Privatsammlung, Zoologische Abteilung]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
JNCCJoint Nature Conservation CommitteeThe JNCC is the UK Government's wildlife adviser, undertaking national and international conservation work on behalf of the three country nature conservation agencies English Nature, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Countryside Council for Waleshttp://www.jncc.gov.uk/[Gemeinsames Naturerhaltungskomittee]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungConservation20. Okt 2003
JODCJapan Overseas Development Corporationmerged to The Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA)http://www.hidajapan.or.jp/hida/en/[Übersee Entwicklungsgesellschaft von Japan]JapanNationalEnglischRegierungDevelopment, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
KARIKenya Agricultural Research InstituteThe Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) is a premier national institution bringing together research programmes in food crops, horticultural and industrial crops, livestock and range management, land and water management, and socio-economics. KARI promotes sound agricultural research, technology generation and dissemination to ensure food security through improved productivity and environmental conservation.http://www.kari.org/[Landwirtschaftliches Forschungsinstitut Kenya]KeniaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
KEFRIKenya Forestry Research InstituteThe Kenya Forestry Research Institute was established in 1986 under the science and Technology Act (Chapter 250) to carry out research in forestry and allied natural resources.http://www.kefri.org/[Forstwirtschafts-Forschungs-Institut Kenia]KeniaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
KEPHISKenya Plant Health Inspectorate ServiceKEPHIS is the agency in Kenya with mandate to protect Kenya's agriculture from pests and diseases that could impact upon the environment, economy and human health. OUR MISSION: To provide an effective and efficient science-based regulatory service for assurance on quality of agricultural inputs and produce there by promoting sustainable economic growth and developmenthttp://www.kephis.org/[Pflanzen Gesundheitsdienst der Aufsichtsbehörde Kenia]KeniaNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Politics20. Okt 2003
KETRIKenyan Trypanosomiasis Research Institute[Kenianisches Forschungsinstitut für Trypanosomiasis]KeniaNationalEnglischInstitutionMedicine, Research20. Okt 2003
KFPESwiss Commission for Research Partnership with Developing CountriesKFPE is dedicated to promoting research partnerships with developing and transition countries. In this way, it wishes to contribute to sustainable and effective development and help find solutions to global problems. KFPE is engaged in Swiss scientific policies and is committed to promoting the interests of researchers and their affiliated institutions on both a national and international level. It furthers innovative and development-oriented research and designs concepts for research strategies.http://www.kfpe.ch/Kommission für Forschungspartnerschaften mit EntwicklungsländernSCNATSchweizNationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
KFWKreditanstalt für WiederaufbauThe development of KfW Bankengruppe has been closely connected to the economic development of the Federal Republic of Germany. Since its founding in 1948 and according to its statutory mission, KfW has been supporting change and encouraging forward-looking ideas - in Germany, Europe and throughout the world. For this purpose it has provided nearly one trillion euros in loans over 60 years.http://www.kfw.de/[German Capital Aid]DeutschlandNationalDeutschInstitutionPolitics20. Okt 2003
KHFKnow-How FundThe Know How Fund previously provided technical assistance funding for Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union. Although the KHF is no longer operating under this title, DFID continues to run development assistance programmes in some of these countries.[Gewusst-wie-Fond]DFIDGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischProjektDevelopment20. Okt 2003
KITKoninklijk Instituut voor de TropenThe Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam is an independent centre of knowledge and expertise in the areas of international and intercultural cooperation, operating at the interface between theory and practice and between policy and implementation. The Institute contributes to sustainable development, poverty alleviation and cultural preservation and exchange. KIT operates internationally through development projects, scientific research and training, and also provides consultancy and information services. These activities, along with those of its Tropenmuseum, Tropentheater and publishing house, are the Institute’s means of bringing together people and organizations within the Netherlands and all around the world.http://www.kit.nl/[Royal Tropical Institute]NiederlandeNationalNiederländischFachgesellschaftBiology, Development, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
KIZKunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, YunnanThe Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ), established in 1959, a first class zoological research institutes and one of twenty biological institutes under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Situated in the south of Yunnan province, KIZ is strategically located in the midst of Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, granting researchers access to the unique and diversified animal resources of the Eastern Himalayas, as well as a wide variety of species from across Southeast Asia. KIZ focuses on conducting cutting-edge life science research across 30 different scientific research groups—all with principal investigators that have experience abroad—with research focuses in three key scientific fields: evolutionary genetics and reproduction; utilization of biodiversity resources & conservation biology; and animal models & human disease mechanisms.http://english.kiz.cas.cn/[Kunming Institut ür Zoologie, Chinesische Akademie der Wissenschaften]ChinaNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
KMMuzeum Przyrodnicze Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego, Kraków, Polandformerly Natural History Cabinet.http://www.mzuj.uj.edu.pl/lang/EN/[Jagiellonian University Museum of Natural History, Naturkundemuseum der Universität Jagiellonskiego]PolenNationalPolnischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
KMKStändige Konferenz der Kultusminister der Länder in der Bundesrepublik DeutschlandThe Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (abbr.: Standing Conference) unites the ministers and senators of the Länder responsible for education, higher education and research, as well as cultural affairs.http://www.kmk.org/home.htmlStanding Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of GermanyDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungEducation, Politics20. Okt 2003
KUUniversity of Kansas, Museum of Natural Historypart of KU Biodiversity Institute.http://naturalhistory.ku.edu/[Universität von Kansas, Naturkundemuseum, Abteilung für Herpetologie]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
KUHEGraduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto UniversityThe Graduate School of Human and Environmental Sciences is organized into the three departments: the Department of Human Coexistence with "human beings" as its key concept, the Department of Cultural Coexistence with "civilization" as its key concept, and the Department of Interdisciplinary Environment with "nature" as its key concept. This organization will contribute to new views of human beings, nature, and civilization, which will, in turn, foster a new scholarship that is capable of responding to the urgent and essential task of creating a sustainable society.http://www.h.kyoto-u.ac.jp/index_e.php[Kyotot Universität, Hochschule für Mensch- und Umweltforschung]JapanNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
LABORDOCInternational Labour DocumentationLabordoc, is your access to literature on the world of work. Produced and maintained by a network of 28 ILO libraries around the world, Labordoc covers all aspects of work and sustainable livelihoods and the work-related aspects of economic and social development, human rights and technological change. Labordoc includes all publications by the ILO, whether published in electronic or print format, Geneva or in the field, since 1919 and in all languages.http://www.ilo.org/public/english/support/lib/labordoc/indexed.htm[Internationale Arbeitsdokumentationen]ILOInternationalEnglischOrganisationIT, Library20. Okt 2003
LACMNatural History Museum of Los Angeles County, CaliforniaLACM protects over 35 million specimens, dating back 4.5 billion years, is an authority on the "big picture" of the planet, the natural and the cultural world and tracks the Earth's biodiversity, because knowing what is out there is the first step to conservation.http://www.nhm.org/site/[Naturkundemuseum vom Landreis Los Angeles]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
LAGLänderausschuss GentechnikThe federal / provincial working group for gene technology (short LAG) is assigned as a committee of the Conference of Environment Ministers and is in charge of the necessary consultation and coordination between the Federation and the Länder around the enforcement of the Gene Technology Act related issues . The appropriate authorities for genetic engineering and the lead federal department cooperate in the federal / provincial working group genetic engineering, to discuss questions of the subject areas of environmental, occupational health and safety, develop solutions and make recommendations.http://www.lag-gentechnik.de/[Federal States Committee for Gene Technology]DeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungBiology, Environment, Politics20. Okt 2003
LANIS-BUNDLandschafts- und NaturschutzinformationssystemThe landscape and nature protection information system of the federation consists of various specialized information systems (FIS) and the special procedures. The FIS includes the key data on flora, fauna, vegetation and species protection law, for monitoring in nature conservation and landscape protection areas, habitats and spatial planning. It is working on a multi-disciplinary information and information system. Even a meta-information system based on the Environmental Data Catalogue (UDK) and a spatial data service are included. Operated by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN).http://www.bfn.de/0102_z21.html[Landscape and Nature Conservation Information System]BfNDeutschlandNationalDeutschRegierungConservation, Environment, Politics20. Okt 2003
LATAGLatin American Trade Advisory GroupTheir main task is to advise companies on how to gain a foothold in the new, free market economies of Latin America.[Latein-Amerikanische Handels-Beratungsgruppe]Nordamerika, Karibik, SüdamerikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationBusiness, Management20. Okt 2003
LCCLOOP Coordinating CommitteeAs in other BioNET LOOP's PACINET should be managed by the LOOP Coordinating Committee (LCC) comprised of all NACIs (National Coordinating Institute), the NECI (Network Coordinating Institute) and other elected bodies and representatives. The LCC may elect a smaller Executive Committee.http://www.bionet-intl.org[LOOP Koordinations-Ausschuss]BioNETInternationalEnglischInstitutionManagement20. Okt 2003
LCFMMusée d'Histoire Naturelle, La-Chaux-de-Fondn addition to its permanent exhibition on three floors, the Natural History Museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds has a large temporary exhibition of diverse and ever-changing naturalistic themes each year. Smaller exhibitions can still complete this program. But throughout the year, the Museum of Natural History is also all kinds of entertainment for children and adults projections animal films, guided tours, regular outdoor events like the Night of bats or Small morning of the songbird ... Now MHNC. Scientific and historical collections are much larger than can be explained in our permanent and temporary exhibition spaces. This is one of the tasks of the scientific team of the museum to preserve and enhance these collections and enrich everyday. Because the museum is not only turned to the past, it also centralizes all kinds of current information, particularly with regard to regional wildlife. You are invited to discover these scientific activities and the various services that the museum offers to the public.http://www.chaux-de-fonds.ch/de/musees/mhnc[Natural History Museum, Naturkudemuseum, La-Chaux-de-Fond]SchweizNationalFranzösischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
LDAPLightweight Directory Access ProtocolDirectory Service: LDAP is an application-level network protocol to access directory services like X.500 directories. LDAP is an IETF standard defined in RCF2251 (LDAP v3). Data in a LDAP directory is stored hierarchically. Each entry of this directory consists of attribute-value pairs. One or more attribute values form the entry‘s Relative Distinguished Name (RDN) which is unique among all siblings. Concatenation of all RDN‘s along a directory path form the Distinguished Name (DN) of an entry which is unique within the whole tree. DN‘s are used to retrieve entries from the directory.http://www.gracion.com/server/whatldap.html[Leichtgewicht Adressbuchzugangsprotokoll]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
EUROPEANAEUROPEANA ProfessionalEuropeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. It is an authoritative source of information coming from European cultural and scientific institutions. Europeana is an opportunity to reach out to more users, increase their web traffic, enhance their users' experience and build new partnerships. Europeana is a platform for knowledge exchange between librarians, curators, archivists and the creative industries. Europeana is a prestigious initiative endorsed by the European Commission, and is a means to stimulate creative economy and promote cultural tourism.http://www.europeana.eu/portal/ECEuropaRegionalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, Education, Library, Management7. Jun 2012
LESCALaboratoire d'Etudes Comparees des Systemes Agrairespart of the Institut National de Recherche Agronomique (INRA) de Montpellierhttp://institut.inra.fr/[Laboratory of Comparative Agrarian Systems, Labor der Vergleichenden Landwirtschaflichen Systeme]INRAFrankreichNationalFranzösischInstitutionAgriculture, Research20. Okt 2003
LGBLarger Grain BorerThe Larger Grain Borer (Prostephanus truncatus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae)) is an indigenous pest of stored maize in Central America and has since the 1980s become established in Tanzania, from where it spread to the neighbouring countries. Today this pest is also present in West Africa.http://www.naturalcropprotection.margraf-verlag.de/borer.htmGroßer KornbohrerGlobalEnglischFachbegriffBiology20. Okt 2003
LIASA Global Information System for Lichenized and Non-Lichenized AscomycetesLIAS is a multi-authored information system for the collection and distribution of descriptive and other biodiversity data on lichens and non-lichenized ascomycetes. The goal is * to provide a working space for cooperation and collaboration of experts on ascomycetes in the Internet * to establish a multi-authored worldwide database on descriptive data of all ascomycetes * to design user-friendly web tools for an easier access and remote editing of database records via Internet * to offer a online database system for multiple usage and therewith dissemination of expert knowledge especially by providing public access to database generated identification keys and natural language description of ascomycetes * to promote the gathering, furnishing and administration of data by experts in a standard database system which allows an information deposit for individual use only (e. g. for revision) and – after agreement – the public access to the data via Internet * to promote common standards on descriptive data connected with taxonomic names of ascomycetes to facilitate interoperability and data exchangehttp://www.lias.net/[Globales Informationssystem für Flechtenbildende und Nicht-Flechtenbildende Ascomyceten]DeutschlandGlobalEnglischProjektBiology20. Okt 2003
LPRLiving Planet ReportThe Living Planet Report is the world's leading, science-based analysis on the health of our only planet and the impact of human activity. Its key finding? Humanity's demands exceed our planet's capacity to sustain us. That is, we ask for more than what we have. The last Living Planet Report was published in 2010. A new edition of the LPR will be released on 15 May, 2012.http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/[Bericht über den lebenden Planeten]WWFGlobalEnglischProjektConservation, Ecology, Education, Environment, Research14. Mai 2012
LIHUBALaboratorio de Investigaciones Herpetológicas, Universidad de Buenos AiresNow maintained at MACN.[University of Buenos Aires, Research Laboratory of Herpetology; Universität von Buenos Aires, Forschungslaboratorium der Herpetologie]ArgentinienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
LANUVLandesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz Nordrhein-WestfalenThe State Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia (LANUV) is a state authority, which is followed by the Ministry for Climate, Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia . The State Agency was established on 1.1.2007 from the predecessor institutions State Institute for Ecology, Land Management and Forestry (Landesanstalt für Ökologie, Bodenordnung und Forsten, LÖBF), National Environment Agency (Landesumweltamt, LUA) and State Office of Food and Hunting (Landesamt für Ernährung und Jagd, LEJ) and the departments of 50 of the district governments.http://www.lanuv.nrw.de/[State Agency for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia]DeutschlandRegionalDeutschRegierungAgriculture, Ecology, Environment, Politics30. Apr 2012
LIPILembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan IndonesiaLIPI is a non departmental research institution belongs to the government. At present, LIPI is one of the five Non-ministerial Government Institutes (Lembaga Pemerintah Non Departemen-LPND) coordinated by the State Ministry of Research and Technology (Kementrian Negara Riset dan Teknologi-KNRT). The VISION is the formation of a just, enlightened, creative, integrated, and dynamic society, supported by science and technology. The MISSIONS are: (1) To master science and technology in the incessant efforts of strengthening national unity and of vitalizing the competitiveness of the nation. (2) To participate in the endeavor to develop the national community throughhttp://www.lipi.go.id/[Indonesian Institute for Sciences, Indonesisches Institut für Wissenschaft]IndonesienNationalIndonesischRegierungResearch20. Okt 2003
LISTRALivelihood Systems and Tropical Forest AreasThe national project "Livelihood Systems and Tropical Forest Areas" (LISTRA) of the GIZ has created publications about various topics related to financial systems in tropical forests.http://www.conservation-development.net/?L=2&ds=264[Existenz-Systeme und Tropische Waldgebiete]GIZDeutschlandNationalDeutsch, EnglischProjektConservation, Development, Environment, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
LITCHILogic-based Integration of Taxonomic Conflicts in Heterogeneous Information systemsThe LITCHI project (Logic-based Integration of Taxonomic Conflicts in Heterogeneous Information Systems) aims to develop software to enable the automated detection and, as far as possible, the automated resolution of conflicts in dispersed databases of species-related data. These conflicts are a result of the subjective nature of the classification process and arise either during a dynamic query or when attempting to combine data sets to create a more comprehensive treatment. The first step in the process of tackling this problem is to construct a formal model of the rules used by biologists when naming newly discovered species, and when reclassifying known species. This formal model consists of definitions of terms, constraints and rules.http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=logic-based%20integration%20of%20taxonomic%20conflicts%20in%20heterogeneous%20information%20systems&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDIQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cs.man.ac.uk%2F~embury%2FPapers%2Fcp98.doc&ei=lXSeT5C9I8zusgb1_7lR&usg=AFQjCNH2IWda48zM0DNXjonQKLdcWuZDcA&cad=rja[Logik-basierende Einbingung von Takonomischen Konflikten im Heterogenen Informationssystem]Großbritannien und NordirlandGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, IT20. Okt 2003
WMLWorld Museum LiverpoolWorld Museum is the oldest of the museums and galleries operated by National Museums Liverpool. It first opened on 8 March 1853.http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/[Liverpool Weltmuseum]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
IRNRInstituto de Recursos Naturales RenovablesBasic and applied research of environmental issues, to training and environmental education Produce, apply and disseminate knowledge about the environment, contribute to the solution of environmental problems and to promote the conservation and management of natural resources management.http://www.funindes.usb.ve/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93:instituto-de-recursos-naturales-renovables-irnr-&catid=38:institutos&Itemid=85Institute of Renewable Natural ResourcesFundación de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Universidad Simón Bolívar (FUNDIDES-USB)VenezuelaNationalSpanischInstitutionBiology, Environment, Research26. Jun 2013
LÖBFLandesanstalt für Ökologie, Bodenordnung und Forsten des Landes Nordrhein-WestfalenThe previous NRW authority "State Institute of Ecology, Land Use and Forestry (Landesanstalt für Ökologie, Bodenordnung und Forsten des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, LÖBF)" was dissolved, and operates since the 1st January 2007 under the "State Agency for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesamt für Natur, Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen, LANUV)"http://www.lanuv.nrw.de/[State Institute of Ecology, Land Use and Forestry]LANUVDeutschlandRegionalDeutschRegierungAgriculture, Ecology, Environment, Politics20. Okt 2003
LOOPLocally Organised and Operated PartnershipWe establish subregional LOOPs (Locally Organised and Operated Partnerships; see, for example, http://safrinet.ecoport.org or http://eafrinet.ecoport.org or http://carinet.ecoport.org) of institutions in developing countries that are dedicated to making regions self-sufficient in their taxonomic needs, i.e. designed to optimise self-sufficiency and provide a cost effective basis for strengthening the ability of countries to meet their taxonomic needs by sharing resources subregionally. LOOPs are Technical Cooperation Networks (as defined by UNDP), designed to be permanent government-owned structures formed by intergovernmental agreement to address national and regional taxonomic priorities identified by their member countries. Active LOOPs: Caribbean (CARINET), East, West and southern Africa (EAFRINET, WAFRINET and SAFRINET respectively), South East Asia (ASEANET), East Asia (EASIANET), the South Pacific (PACINET) and Europe (EuroLOOP) - a total of over 120 countries. LOOPs under developed or consideration: the Andean Community (AndinoNET), North Africa, West Asia, North East Eurasia, Central Asia, South Asia, Meso America, North America and Southern Latin America.http://www.bionet-intl.org[Lokal Organisierte und Ausführende Partnerschaften]BioNETRegionalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Management20. Okt 2003
LPGLower Professional Grade[Niederer Berufsrang]EnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
LPNNational Paddy and Rice AuthorityThe National Paddy and Rice Authority (LPN) controls the rice trade in Malaysia. The major functions of this body include implementation of the Guaranteed Minimum Price (GMP), maintenance of stock, licensing of paddy purchase and rice sale enforcement and imports.http://books.google.de/books?id=tQ_ot6i2kRAC&pg=PA264&lpg=PA264&dq=National+Paddy+and+Rice+Authority+LPN&source=bl&ots=udZVAlZL-j&sig=1u0R_O0JuI4LV3gCgI-PXbZjdqc&hl=de&sa=X&ei=KAGhT-WMBKrh4QTY4MGNCQ&sqi=2&ved=0CCEQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=National%20Paddy%20and%20Rice%20Authority%20LPN&f=false[Nationales Amt für rohen Reis und Reis]MalaysiaNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Politics20. Okt 2003
LRDCLand Resources Development Centrenow NRI. LRDC originated in the Directorate of Colonial Surveys, with the work of the Centre arising from the use of aerial photography developed during the Second World War as a means of providing information necessary for planning agricultural development.http://www.nri.org/about/history.htm[Entwicklungszentrum für Landrohstoffe]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Management20. Okt 2003
LRTALeisure, Tourism and Recreation AbstractsLeisure, Recreation and Tourism Abstracts is a printed abstracts database of internationally published research, derived from CAB Abstracts that brings together information for those interested in the study and strategic development of leisure, recreation, sport, tourism, cultural and hospitality activities, facilities, products and services.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=5[Auszug über die Freizeit, den Tourismus und die Erholung]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandEnglischProjektEducation, Media20. Okt 2003
OpenUp!Opening Up the Natural History Heritage for EuropeanaEuropean natural history collections manage and give access to over 1.5 Billion objects from the world’s biodiversity heritage, covering most of the species described worldwide. Europeana will make these treasures for the first time available to the general public. However, multimedia objects from the natural history domain are still dramatically underrepresented in Europeana. The OpenUp! project aims at closing this gap. It will initially make available over 1 Million high quality images, movies, animal sound files, and natural history artwork from 23 institutions in 12 European countries. Access will be based on the established technical infrastructure of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).http://open-up.eu/[Erschließung des Naturhistorischen Erbes für Europeana]EuropaInternationalEnglischProjektBiology, Conservation, Education, Management, Research9. Mai 2012
LSHTMLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineThe London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/[Londoner Schule für Hygiene und Tropische Medizin]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischUniversitätEducation, Medicine20. Okt 2003
LSUMZLouisiana State University, Museum of Natural ScienceThe mission of the LSU Museum of Natural Science (LSUMNS) is acquisition, preservation, and study of research collections to generate knowledge of past and present global biodiversity, both human and animal, and to transmit that knowledge to the people of Louisiana, the nation, and the world by means of scholarly publications and outstanding graduate and undergraduate education programs.museum.lsu.edu/[Louisiana Staatsuniversität, NaturkundemuseumUSANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
LTERLong Term Ecological Research NetworkTwenty-six research sites constitute the LTER Network at present. The Network includes a wide range of ecosystem types spanning broad ranges of environmental conditions and human domination of the landscape. The geographic distribution of sites ranges from Alaska to Antarctica and from the Caribbean to French Polynesia and includes agricultural lands, alpine tundra, barrier islands, coastal lagoons, cold and hot deserts, coral reefs, estuaries, forests, freshwater wetlands, grasslands, kelp forests, lakes, open ocean, savannas, streams, and urban landscapes. Their mission is to provide the scientific community, policy makers, and society with the knowledge and predictive understanding necessary to conserve, protect, and manage the nation's ecosystems, their biodiversity, and the services they provide.http://www.lternet.edu/[Ökologisches Langzeit Forschungs-Netzwerk]InternationalEnglischProjektBiology, Ecology, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
LUBILOSALutte Biologique Contre les Locustes et SauteriauxThe LUBILOSA project was initiated in 1989 in response to environmental concerns over the heavy use of chemical insecticides to control locusts and grasshoppers during the 1986-89 plagues. Funded by the governments of Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Britain and the USA, the project is executed by the UK (Ascot) laboratory of the International Institute of Biological Control (CAB International), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture from its Benin station (Cotonou), INSAH (part of CILSS) in Bamako, Mali, AGRHYMET/DFPV (part of CILSS) in Niamey, Niger and GTZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit, Eschborn, Gemany). The project focuses on the use of beneficial micro-organisms (pathogens) as biological control agent for grasshoppers and locusts.http://www.lubilosa.org/exsumm.htm[Biological Control Against Locusts and Grasshoppers, Biologische Kontrolle gegen Heuschrecken und Grashüpfer]Deutschland, Benin, Großbritannien und Nordirland, Kanada, Niederlande, Niger, Schweiz, USANationalFranzösischProjektAgriculture, Management20. Okt 2003
LUCCLand-Use and Land-Cover ChangeThe Land Use and Land Cover Change (LUCC) Project is a Programme Element of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP). This Core Project is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at improving the understanding of the land use and land cover change dynamics and their relationships with the global environmental change. From it´s inception the planning and implementation of the project has actively engaged both the physical and social science communities, and this will continue to be an important modus operandi in the future. The LUCC Science Plan (IGBP Report No. 35 and IHDP Report No. 7) lays out the scientific goals and objectives of the programme and the Implementation Plan will specify the guidelines towards their achievement. The co-ordination to obtain these goals will require the leadership of the LUCC Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and strong management on a day to day basis through the International Project Office (IPO). The LUCC SSC invites the submission of proposals for initiatives that might be accepted as LUCC research based on their relevance to LUCC research goals as stated in the LUCC Science Plan. The application form should be submitted to the LUCC IPO.http://sedac.ciesin.org/tg/guide_frame.jsp?rd=LU&ds=1[Landnutzungs- und Landüberdeckungs-Wechsel]IGBP, IHDPGlobalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Ecology, Geography, Research20. Okt 2003
MAMaize AbstractsMaize Abstracts is a fully searchable abstract database of internationally published research on maize production, from germination to storage, consumption and marketing. Derived from CAB Abstracts, the orginial applied life sciences database, coverage includes crop husbandry, crop protection, maize breeding, maize physiology, maize harvesting, food technology and nutritional aspects, and economics.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=42[Auszüge des Maises]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
MAMillennium Ecosystem AssessmentThe Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is an international work program designed to meet the needs of decision makers and the public for scientific information concerning the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and options for responding to those changes. The MA was launched by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001 and it will help to meet assessment needs of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention to Combat Desertification, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and the Convention on Migratory Species, as well as needs of other users in the private sector and civil society. If the MA proves to be useful to its stakeholders, it is anticipated that an assessment process modeled on the MA will be repeated every 5–10 years and that ecosystem assessments will be regularly conducted at national or sub-national scales. The MA focuses on ecosystem services (the benefits people obtain from ecosystems), how changes in ecosystem services have affected human well-being, how ecosystem changes may affect people in future decades, and response options that might be adopted at local, national, or global scales to improve ecosystem management and thereby contribute to human well-being and poverty alleviation. The specific issues being addressed by the assessment have been defined through consultation with the MA users. The MA will: * Identify priorities for action; * Provide tools for planning and management; * Provide foresight concerning the consequences of decisions affecting ecosystems; * Identify response options to achieve human development and sustainability goals; * Help build individual and institutional capacity to undertake integrated ecosystem assessments and to act on their findings. The MA synthesizes information from the scientific literature, datasets, and scientific models, and makes use of knowledge held by the private sector, practioners, local communities and indigenous peoples. All of the MA findings undergo rigorous peer review.http://www.millenniumassessment.org/[Ökosystem-Bewertung des Jahrtausends]GlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Climate, Ecology, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
MABMan and the Biosphere ProgrammeThe Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme is an Intergovernmental Scientific Programme aiming to set a scientific basis for the improvement of the relationships between people and their environment globally. Launched in the early 1970s, it proposes an interdisciplinary research agenda and capacity building that target the ecological, social and economic dimensions of biodiversity loss and the reduction of this loss. Concerned with problems at the interface of scientific, environmental, societal and development issues, MAB combines natural and social sciences, economics and education to improve human livelihoods and safeguard natural ecosystems, thus promoting innovative approaches to economic development that is socially and culturally appropriate and environmentally sustainable.http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/man-and-biosphere-programme/[Mensch und Biosphäre-Programm]UNESCOGlobalEnglischProjektEnvironment, Management20. Okt 2003
MACNMuseo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia", Buenos AiresThe origin of the Museum of Natural History dates back to 1812, at which time the First Triumvirate, by inspiration of Bernardino Rivadavia, invited the provinces to gather materials to "give in principle the establishment of a Capital Natural History Museum . "This initiative was completed in 1823, by a resolution signed by Rivadavia, then Minister of Martin Rodriguez.http://www.macn.secyt.gov.ar/cont_Gral/home.php[Argentinian Natural History Museum "Bernhardino Rivadavia, Herpetological Section; Argentinisches Naturkundemuseum "Bernhardino Ridavia", herpetologische Sektion]ArgentinienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MAFFMinistry of Agriculture, Fisheries & FoodThe Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) was a United Kingdom government department created by the Board of Agriculture Act 1889 and at that time called the Board of Agriculture, and then from 1903 the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, and from 1919 the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. It attained its final name in 1955 with the addition of responsibilities for the British food industry to the existing responsibilities for agriculture and the fishing industry, a name that lasted until the Ministry was dissolved in 2002, at which point its responsibilities had been merged into the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).MAFF was formally dissolved on 27 March 2002, when the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/794) came into force.[Ministerium für Landwirtschaft, Fischerei und Ernährung]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Politics20. Okt 2003
MAGMinisterio de Agricultura y GanaderiaTheir mission: To facilitate and streamline the process of development of the sector in the areas of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural, through effective services to contribute to the welfare of the Salvadoran population and especially of the rural family.http://www.mag.gob.sv/[Ministerium für Landwirtschaft und Viehzucht]El SalvadorNationalSpanischRegierungAgriculture, Politics20. Okt 2003
MARCMachine Readable Catalogue (Library of Congress)MARC is the acronym for MAchine-Readable Cataloging. It defines a data format that emerged from a Library of Congress-led initiative that began nearly forty years ago. It provides the mechanism by which computers exchange, use, and interpret bibliographic information, and its data elements make up the foundation of most library catalogs used today. MARC became USMARC in the 1980s and MARC 21 in the late 1990s.http://www.loc.gov/marc/[Von der Maschine lesbarer Katalog]LOCUSAInternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
MARDIMalaysian Agricultural Research and Development InstituteMARDI was established with the main objectives of generating and promoting new, appropriate and efficient technologies towards the advancement of the food, agriculture, food and agro-based industries. MARDI is managed and guided by the regulations and policies set by the MARDI Governing Board and consented by the Minister of Agriculture And Agro-Based Industry. In matters pertaining to finance the consensus of the Minister of Finance is also obligatory.http://www.mardi.gov.my/[Malaisches landwirtschafliches Forschungs- und Entwicklungsinstitut]MalaysiaNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Development, Politics20. Okt 2003
MARIFMalang Research Institute for Food CropsThe AARD, established in 1974, provided the basis for a significant expansion of research in a number of fields. The focus on this study is on the expansion programs of CRIFC, the major research institute in AARD. Malang Research Institute for Food Crops (MARIF), one of six research institutes, is responsible for research on palawija, or non-rice food crops.http://www.uncapsa.org/Palawija/pn9409.pdf[Malang Forschungsinstitut für Nahrungspflanzen]AARDIndonesienNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Development, Research20. Okt 2003
MARSEuropean Marine Research Stations NetworkThe MARS network is a foundation created by and open to Europe's marine research stations. MARS member institutes are world leaders in fundamental marine research and have important research facilities available that allow direct access to the ocean.http://www.marsnetwork.org[Europäisches Netzwerk der Marinen Forschungsstationen]EuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Research20. Okt 2003
MASHAVHebrew Acronym for the Division of International CooperationMASHAV is the Hebrew acronym for the Center for International Cooperation, a department established 50 years ago in Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. MASHAV is responsible for designing and implementing Israel's international development programs, carried out in Israel and in development partner countries.http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/mashav/archive/pages/default.aspx[Hebräisches Akronym für die Abteilung für Internationale Kooperation]IsraelInternationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Development, Politics20. Okt 2003
MASTAMedical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)Medical Advisory Services For Travellers Abroad, or MASTA, is a global advisory service that was established in 1984 in England, and in 1988 in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.http://www.masta.edu.au/index.php[Medizinische Beratung für Reisende im Ausland]Australien, Großbritannien und Nordirland, Neuseeland, Papua-NeuguineaInternationalEnglischInstitutionMedicine20. Okt 2003
MBLMuseu Bocage, Universidade de LisboaZoological collection of the Lisbon Musuem.http://museubocage.blogspot.de/[Bocage Museum, University of Lisbon; Bocage Museum, Universität von Lissabon]PortugalNationalPortugiesischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MBUCVCentro de Museo de Biologia de la Universidad Central de VenezuelaThe Museum Center of Biology, Central University of Venezuela (hereinafter MBUCV Center) is an agency attached to the Institute of Zoology and Tropical Ecology (IZET). MBUCV Center is a scientific research center dedicated to generating and disseminating knowledge in zoology, with special emphasis on the research or disciplines indicated below, participate in the training of highly qualified human resources and develop university extension activities in the area of competence. The Center Laboratories MBUCV IZET grouped the incorporation manifesting MBUCV Center and Museum Collections of Biology, Central University of Venezuela. MBUCV Center to be governed by the University Act, the Partial Regulations of the University Act, the rules of internal order issued by the Board of the Faculty of Science and Technical Council IZET, and by this statute.http://izt.ciens.ucv.ve/mbucv.html[Central University of Venezuela, Museum of Biologie; Zentrale Universität von Venezuela, Museum der Biologie]VenezuelaNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MCGCMalaysian Cocoa Growers CouncilThe MCGC was a research institute to increase the outcome and productivity of cocoa growers based in Kuala Lumpur.[Malaysischer Rat der Kakaobauern]MalaysiaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Politics, Research20. Okt 2003
MCZMuseum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard UniversityThe Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University is a center for research and education focused on the comparative relationships of animal life. The MCZ was founded in 1859 by an act, signed into law, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts primarily through the efforts of Louis Agassiz, a brilliant lecturer and scholar from Switzerland. The museum established and served as a training ground for professional zoologists and influenced many budding US museums through this new generation. Research at the MCZ continues to follow Agassiz’s vision to illuminate the structures of living things, their natural classification and relationship with their surroundings, while remaining a leading institution for modern zoological research. The present-day MCZ collections are comprised of approximately 21-million extant and fossil invertebrate and vertebrate specimens, which continue to be a focus of research and teaching for MCZ, Harvard and outside students and researchers.http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/[Museum für Vergleichende Zoologie, Harvard Universität]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MDSMarketing & Distribution ServicesEstablished since 1998, MDS Marketing Distribution Services (UK) Limited is a dedicated storage and distribution facility specifically designed and equipped to specialise in marketing logistics and event support services.http://www.mdsideas.com/[Handels- und Vertriebsdienst]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischUnternehmenManagement20. Okt 2003
MDUGMuseo de historia naturel "Alfredo Dugès", Universidad de GuanajuatoThe former cabinet of natural history, now the Natural History Museum Alfredo Dugès, are the reservoir of a large sample of national wildlife of Mexico.http://www.museoduges.ugto.mx/[University of Guanajuato, "Alfredo Dugés" Museum; Universität von Guanajuato, "Alfredo Dugès"- Museum]MexikoNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MEAMillienium Ecosystem AssessmentFor more information look at MA. This is mainly for german speaking paople. Im "Millennium Ecosystem Assessment" sind die Ergebnisse von vielen Jahren Arbeit von über 1.300 ExpertInnen in einer viele Kilogramm schwere Studie zusammengefasst.http://www.footprint.at/index.php?id=3212[Ökosystem-Bewertung des Jahrtausends]UNDeutschlandGlobalDeutschProjektBiology, Climate, Ecology, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
MEDANIMedical and Veterinary Arthropod Name IndexMEDANI (Medically and Veterinarily Important Arthropod Name Index) includes about 100,000 names of insects and other arthropods of agricultural, medical and veterinary importance. These names have been recorded in CAB ABSTRACTS database and related products since 1913.http://www.cabi.org/?page=4466&site=170[Liste der Medizinischen und Tierärztlichen Arthropodennamen]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischProjektIT, Library, Medicine20. Okt 2003
MEDIMarine Environmental Data Information Referral SystemThe Marine Environmental Data Information Referral Catalogue (MEDI) is a directory system for datasets, data catalogues and data inventories within the framework of the IOC's International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) system. MEDI, as originally designed and implemented, was a collection of detailed descriptions of marine environmental datasets. It not only contained information about availability and location of individual datasets, but more importantly, specific geographical coordinate information as well as parameters. The MEDI system was designed to operate using a Data Base Management System (DBMS) on the UNESCO mainframe computer.http://www.oceandocs.org/bitstream/1834/1691/2/IODE-XVI_11.pdf[Marines Umweltdaten Informations-Verweisungssystem]IOCInternationalEnglischProjektClimate, Environment, Geography, IT, Research20. Okt 2003
MEDLINEMedical databaseMEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains over 19 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. A distinctive feature of MEDLINE is that the records are indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®).MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed®, part of the Entrez series of databases provided by the NLM National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/medline.html[Medizinsche Datenbank]USAInternationalEnglischProjektIT, Library, Medicine20. Okt 2003
MEGMünchner Entomologische GesellschaftDie Münchner Entomologische Gesellschaft (gegründet 1904) ist mit annähernd 500 Mitgliedern eine der größten entomologischen Gesellschaften des deutschen Sprachraumes. Sie versteht sich als wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, deren Aufgabe die Förderung der Insektenkunde in jeder geeigneten Form ist. Es werden Fragestellungen auf allen Gebieten der Entomologie und insbesondere der Informationsaustausch unter den verschiedenen Bearbeitern unterstützt. Zudem ist die MEG besonders dem Naturschutz verpflichtet.http://www.zsm.mwn.de/meg/[Munich Entomological Society]DeutschlandRegionalDeutschFachgesellschaftBiology, Conservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
EJTEuropean Journal of TaxonomyEJT is an international, fully electronic, Open Access journal in descriptive taxonomy, covering subjects in zoology, entomology, botany, and palaeontology. EJT-papers must be original and of high scientific (content) and technical (language, art work,..) standard. Manuscripts that are clearly substandard in either of these categories will not be sent out for review. EJT is carried by a consortium of (European) natural history institutes, but its scope is global. Both authorship and geographical region of study need not be European. Authors are, however, invited to involve European natural history collections by consulting extant material, or by depositing (type-) material related to the published paper in the collection of a European Natural History Institute.http://web-ejt.nhm.ac.uk/index.php/ejt[Europäisches Zeitschrift der Taxonomie]EuropaRegionalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Education, Research7. Jun 2012
MHNCSJMuseo de Historia Natural, Colegio San José, MedellínThe Museum of Natural Sciences of La Salle, born in Medellin in 1911 under the name College Natural History Museum of San Jose, to comply with Ordinance No. 25 which required the establishment of educational institutions Museums School. Under the direction of Brother Nicephorus Mary the museum officially opened in 1913, with a good selection of zoological specimens Aburrá Valley and Colombia. In 1922, Brother Nicephorus left for Bogota, and the Museum suspends its activities for several years.http://museo.itm.edu.co[Natural History Museum Medellin]KolumbienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MHNGMuseum d'Histoire Naturelle, GeneveLe Muséum est un outil au service de la préservation du patrimoine naturel. Ses trois missions sont: • La gestion, la mise en valeur et la protection de ses collections, des archives de la biodiversité. Le Muséum renferme de nombreuses collections historiques d'une valeur inestimable léguées par des scientifiques de grand renom (Lunel, Saussure, Fatio, Favre, Lamarck, Pictet…) • La recherche scientifique. Pour pouvoir proposer des mesures concrètes de sauvegarde du patrimoine naturel, il faut s'appuyer sur des inventaires faunistiques, et les travaux de taxonomie et de systématiques menés au Muséum en sont la base indispensable. • La diffusion du savoir et la sensibilisation du public à l'intérêt du patrimoine naturel et à la nécessité de sa protection.http://www.ville-ge.ch/mhng/[Natural History Museum Geneva; Naturkundemuseum Genf]SchweizNationalFranzösischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MHNLSMuseo de Historia Natural La Salle, Caracas[Natural History Museum of La Salle, Caracas; Naturkundemuseum La Salle, Caracas]VenezuelaNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MHNNMuseé d'Histoire Naturelle de Neuchâtelverfügt über interessnte Sammlungen und taxonomische Ressourcenhttp://www.museum-neuchatel.ch[Natural History Museum of Neuchâtel; Naturkundemuseum von Neuchâtel]SchweizNationalFranzösischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MNHNMuseo Nacional de Historia NaturalThe Mission of the National Museum of Natural History is to generate knowledge and promote the value of natural and cultural heritage of Chile, to promote and strengthen their understanding in society.http://www.mnhn.cl/[Nationales Museum für Naturkunde]ChileNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Education20. Okt 2003
MHNSMMuseo de Historia Natural de San Marcos (MHNSM), PeruMuseo de Historia Natural Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (MHNSM), Lima Peru. The Natural History Museum is an academic institution that belongs to the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, in charge of collecting, researching and displaying agencies and representative samples of the natural heritage of Peru and of humanity in terms of flora, fauna and gea, in order to generate scientific knowledge and impart it to all levels. Copies of such samples are studied, preserved and guarded at the Museum, forming Specialized Scientific Collections.http://museohn.unmsm.edu.pe/[Natural History Museum; Museum für Naturkunde]PeruNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MICISDatabanks in which CMI belongInternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT20. Okt 2003
MIDASMicro-Industries Development and Assistance SocietyMicro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS) is a promotional organisation in the private sector. It was set up in 1982 with the objective of supporting the development of micro, small and medium enterprises. Over the period, it has gained unique professional competence in effective delivery of both technical and financial assistance services to diverse and wide ranging target groups.http://www.midas-bd.com.bd/index.php?page_id=167[Gesellschaft für die Entwicklung und Hilfe der Micro-Industrie]BangladeschInternationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Management20. Okt 2003
MINEMicrobial Information Network EuropeA distributed Microbial Information Network Europe (MINE) by a number of major microbial culture collections in countries of the European Community, with the support of the Biotechnology Action Programme (BAP) of the Commission of the European Community. The representatives of the collections participating in MINE have agreed to adopt a general format for the computer storage and retrieval of strain data.[Mikrobielles Informationsnetzwerk Europa]EuropaRegionalEnglischProjektBiology, IT20. Okt 2003
MIRCENMicrobial Resource CentreThe MIRCENs (Microbial Resources Centres) are existing academic/research institutes in developed and developing countries, which in co-operation with the corresponding National Commissions of Member States and governmental authorities, network in a global collaborative effort to harness through the vehicle of international scientific co-operation, microbiological research and biotechnological applications for the benefit of humankind. Since 1975 and in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 34 Microbial Resources Centres (MIRCENS) have been established worldwide.http://portal.unesco.org/science/en/ev.php-URL_ID=2491&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html[Mikrobielle Ressourcen Zentren]UNESCOGroßbritannien und Nordirland, Schweden, ThailandInternationalEnglischInstitutionBiology, Conservation, Research20. Okt 2003
MIRONMedical Information Resources on NHSnetMIRON (Medical Information Resources on NHSnet) offers search utilities from which medical information CDs can be obtained. This service provides access to a range of medical and health information through SilverPlatter Information - including the databases Medline, Health-CD, Embase, OSH-CD, Toxline, Inpharma, Reactions, Cancerlit, Cinhahl, Aidsline, Food and Human Nutrition, Reactions and the British Nursing Index (many of these are not available till early 1998). For details see the Optology web site which provides contact information:http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue13/online[Medizinische Informationquelle auf NHSnet]InternationalEnglischProjektIT, Library, Medicine20. Okt 2003
MISManagement Information SystemsA management information system (MIS) provides information that is needed to manage organizations efficiently and effectively. Management information systems involve three primary resources: people, technology, and information or decision making. Management information systems are distinct from other information systems in that they are used to analyze operational activities in the organization.[Management Informationssystem]InternationalEnglischFachbegriffIT, Management20. Okt 2003
MISEREORCatholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development CooperationMISEREOR is the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation. For over 50 years MISEREOR has been committed to fighting poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. MISEREOR’s support is available to any human being in need – regardless of their religion, ethnicity or gender.http://www.misereor.org/Bischöfliches Hilfswerk MISEREOR e.V.DeutschlandNationalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
MISTERManagement Information Systems for Tropical ResearchThe Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) has a similar arrangement. The operational strategy is based on a network of existing research institutions and laboratories, with management responsibilities decentralized to national institutions and regional networks. Monitoring of the performance of each aspect of the programme is undertaken by panels of external reviewers from the scientific community. Performance of the monitoring function is facilitated by the computer-based management information system for tropical research (MISTER). Monitoring is also undertaken through periodic review of the programme by the various steering committees and the tripartite review meeting, which approves the work plan of the TDR project. What role UNDP plays in monitoring is not clear from the project documents or from interviews. Technical and professional inputs are provided by WHO as well as by bilateral donors and collaborating research institutions, such as the National Institutes of Health and the Centre for Disease Control (both United States-based institutions).http://web.undp.org/evaluation/documents/23.htm[Managementinformationssystem für tropische Forschung]UNDPGlobalEnglischProjektIT, Library, Medicine, Research20. Okt 2003
MIZAMuseo del Instituto de Zoología Agrícola “Francisco Fernández Yépez”The Museum of Zoology Agricultural Institute "Francisco Fernandez Yepez" (MIZA) is an institution dedicated to the study of tropical biodiversity. We believe that knowledge of our biological heritage is closely related to the preservation and sustainable use, which is why environmental education is a vital tool to make citizens aware and protective of our biological heritage.http://www.miza-ucv.org.ve/[Museum of Zoology Agricultural Institute "Francisco Fernandez Yepez"; Museum des Institutes der Zoologie und Landwirtschaft "Francisco Fernandez Yepez"]VenezuelaNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
NMKNational Museum of Kenya, NairobiThe National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament, the National Museums and Heritage Act, 2006 no. 6 of 2006. NMK is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage. This is for the purposes of enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world, for now and posterity.http://www.museums.or.ke/[Nationales Museum Kenia in Nairobi]KeniaNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MLPMuseo La Plata, ArgentinaThe Museo de La Plata is a university museum of natural history. It is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Museum of the National University of La Plata. Its mission is to safeguard specific collections Argentina and South America and spread them through the exhibition and educational outreach in an integration framework and respect for the natural heritage and diversity of peoples.http://www.museo.fcnym.unlp.edu.ar/home[Museum La Plata]ArgentinienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MLSMuseo del Instituto de La Salle, BogotáThe mission of the Museo de La Salle Bogota is to contribute to the restoration and construction of identities (national, institutional, personal), to recall the Lasallian tradition, conservation and preservation through their collections, and research and outreach projects, heritage natural and cultural interpretive becoming a window and agent of social change through the attainment of knowledge.http://museo.lasalle.edu.co/[Museum of the La Salle Institution, Museum des La Salle Instituts]KolumbienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MLUMartin-Luther-Universität, Zoologisches Institut(Arbeitsgruppe Spezielle Zoologie und Zoologische Sammlungen der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Saale) Working Group of Systematic zoology and zoological collection of te Martin-Luther-University in Halle-Saale The Zoological Collections of the Martin-Luther-University are member of the Zentralmagazin Naturwissenschaftlicher Sammlungen and are one of the essential research-collections in Germany. Very importand are the bulky historical collection-parts of the 18th and 19th century and the collections from Mongolia. Moreover our collection is the center of biodiversity-research in Sachsen-Anhalt.http://www.zoologische-sammlungen.uni-halle.de/[Martin-Luther-University, Institute of Zoology]DeutschlandNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Education20. Okt 2003
MfNMuseum für Naturkunde, MagdeburgDie Ursprünge des ältesten Museums der Landeshauptstadt gehen auf den 1869 gegründeten Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein zu Magdeburg zurück. Mittlerweile sind die Bestände auf über 250 000 Objekte angewachsen und umfassen die Gebiete der Geologie, Mineralogie, Paläontologie sowie Botanik und Zoologie. Sammelschwerpunkte bildet dabei das heutige Land Sachsen-Anhalt mit gelegentlichen Abstechern in andere Klimaregionen der Erde, die in erdgeschichtlichen Zeiträumen für unser Gebiet bedeutsam waren.http://www.magdeburg-tourist.de/index.phtml?sNavID=115.9&mNavID=37.9&object=tx|115.48.1[Natural history Museum of Magdeburg]DeutschlandNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
AIAAdvanced Informed AgreementThe "Advance Informed Agreement" (AIA) procedure applies to the first intentional transboundary movement of LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment of the Party of import. It includes four components: notification by the Party of export or the exporter, acknowledgment of receipt of notification by the Party of import, the decision procedure, and opportunity for review of decisions. The purpose of this procedure is to ensure that importing countries have both the opportunity and the capacity to assess risks that may be associated with the LMO before agreeing to its import. The Party of import must indicate the reasons on which its decisions are based (unless consent is unconditional). A Party of import may, at any time, in light of new scientific information, review and change a decision. A Party of export or a notifier may also request the Party of import to review its decisions. However, the Protocol's AIA procedure does not apply to certain categories of LMOs: (1) LMOs in transit (2) LMOs destined for contained use (3) LMOs intended for direct use as food or feed or for processing - Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartagena_Protocol_on_Biosafetyhttp://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1235&context=ijgls&sei-redir=1&referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.de%2Furl%3Fsa%3Dt%26rct%3Dj%26q%3Dadvanced%2520informed%2520agreement%26source%3Dweb%26cd%3D6%26ved%3D0CGUQFjAF%26url%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.repository.law.indiana.edu%252Fcgi%252Fviewcontent.cgi%253Farticle%253D1235%2526context%253Dijgls%26ei%3D9Ln-T7S9LYjMswbKg_zCBQ%26usg%3DAFQjCNGQU6TS09wvN04u7XfzJnswo6QHxw#search=%22advanced%20informed%20agreement%22[Erweitertes sachkundiges Einverständnis]WeltGlobalEnglischFachbegriffConservation, Environment, Management, Politics12. Jul 2012
MMKMcGregor Museum, Cape ProvinceThe McGregor Museum was officially founded on the 24th September 1907 when the title deeds were handed over to the Management Committee. Prior to this there had been several calls for the establishment of a Museum in Kimberley but nothing had materialised. Eventually, Mrs McGregor, the widow of a previous mayor of Kimberley, Alexander McGregor, donated the funds necessary to establish the Museum. The official title was to be the Alexander McGregor Memorial Museum and it has been affectionately known over the last one hundred years as “the McGregor”.http://www.museumsnc.co.za/home.html[McGregor Museum]Republik SüdafrikaNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MMUSMacleay Museum, University of Sydney, NSWWe hold the oldest natural history collection in Australia, originating in the cabinets of Alexander Macleay, and expanded through the collecting networks of the Macleay family from Darwin to Raffles, from Cuba to Wagga Wagga. A snapshot of early biodiversity through our zoological specimens.http://sydney.edu.au/museums/collections/macleay.shtml[Universität von Sydney]AustralienNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MNMuseu Nacional do Rio de JaneiroThe National Museum of Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) is under the Ministry of Education. It is the oldest scientific institution in Brazil and the largest museum of natural history and anthropology of Latin America. Created by D. John VI, on 6 June 1818 and initially based at Campo de Sant'Anna, served to meet the interests of promoting cultural and economic progress in the country. Originally called the Royal Museum, was incorporated into the University of Brazil in 1946. Currently the Museum is part of the academic structure of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.http://www.museunacional.ufrj.br/[Nationales Museum von Rio de Janeiro]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MNCNMuseo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, MadridThe National Natural Science Museum is a unique institution within the CSIC because in addition to carrying out cutting-edge scientific research, manages a large collection of specimens, and a program of exhibitions and educational activities for the general public.http://www.mncn.csic.es/[National Museum of Natural Science; Nationales Museum der Naturwissenschaften]SpanienNationalSpanischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MNHCIMuseu de Historia Natural Capão da Imbuia, CuritibaThe Museum conducts research in zoology, mainly focused on endangered species. Work is also in the register of the elements of the urban ecosystem, in Curitiba. It has a sector exhibition to the general public, which includes the path of Araucaria, the outdoor area, and exhibitions that focus on the Brazilian ecosystem, in the inner area. Shows are stuffed animals like jaguar, giant anteater and ema.http://www.curitiba-parana.net/parques/capao-imbuia.htm[Natural History Museum of Capao da Imbuia, Naturhistorisches Museum von Capao da Imbuia]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MNHNMuseum National d'Histoire NaturelleBoth a scientific establishment and a public service, applying itself to research and the dissemination of knowledge, the Museum has five main founding objectives which govern and nourish all of its activities. (1) Fundamental and applied research (2) The collections, archives of the planet (3) Education and pedagogy (4) Dissemination (5) Assessmentshttp://www.mnhn.fr/[National Museum of Natural History]FrankreichNationalFranzösischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
MONZMuseum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellingtonhttp://www.tepapa.govt.nz/pages/default.aspx[Museum von Neuseeland, Wellington]NeuseelandNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MPEGMuseu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, BelémThe Museum of Pará Emilio Goeldi is an institution research linked to Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil. It is located in the city of Belém, State of Pará, Amazon. Since its founding in 1866, activities focus in the scientific study of natural systems and sociocultural Amazon, as well as dissemination of knowledge and collections related to the region. MPEG - The Museum of the Amazon.http://www.museu-goeldi.br/[Museum der Bundesstaates Para von Emilio Goeldi]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MPGMain Professional GradeEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
MPGMax Planck GesellschaftDie Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist Deutschlands erfolgreichste Forschungsorganisation – seit ihrer Gründung 1948 finden sich alleine 17 Nobelpreisträger in den Reihen ihrer Wissenschaftler. Damit ist sie auf Augenhöhe mit den weltweit besten und angesehen­sten Forschungsinstitutionen. Die mehr als 15.000 Publikationen jedes Jahr in interna­tional renommierten Fachzeitschriften sind Beleg für die hervorragende Forschungsar­beit an Max-Planck-Instituten – viele Artikel davon dürfen sich zu den meist zitierten Publikationen in ihrem jeweiligen Fachgebiet zählen.http://www.mpg.deMax Planck SocietyDeutschlandNationalDeutschOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
MPIMax Planck InstitutDie Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ist Träger einer Vielzahl von Forschungseinrichtungen in Deutschland, aber auch im Ausland. In der Auswahl und Durchführung ihrer Forschungsaufgaben sind die Max-Planck-Institute frei und unabhän­gig. Sie verfügen daher über einen eige­nen, selbst verwalteten Haushalt, der durch Projektmit­tel von dritter Seite er­gänzt werden kann. Die Forschung am Institut muss den wissen­schaftlichen Exzellenzkriterien der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft genügen, was durch regelmäßige Evaluation überprüft wird. Die Max-Planck-Institute forschen im Bereich der Lebens-, Natur- und Geisteswissen­schaften, vielfach auch interdisziplinär. Ein einzelnes Institut lässt sich daher kaum einem einzigen Forschungsgebiet zuordnen, umgekehrt arbeiten verschiedene Max-Planck-Institute durchaus auch auf demselben Forschungsgebiet. Um sich zu orientieren, wählen Sie zunächst einen Bereich und danach ein spezifisches Forschungsgebiet aus. In der Tabelle werden dann alle MPI gelistet, auf die diese Auswahl zutrifft.http://www.mpg.de/instituteMax Planck InstituteMPGDeutschlandNational, InternationalDeutschInstitutionPolitics, Research20. Okt 2003
MRACMusée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, TervurenThe Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) has the reputation of being one of the world’s most beautiful and impressive museums devoted to Africa. Since its founding in 1898, the Museum’s task has been to preserve and manage its collections, conduct scientific research and disseminate knowledge to the general public through museological, educational and scientific activities. The Museum plays an active role in the sustainable development of Africa and aspires to be a centre for collaboration and reflection on today’s Africa and the challenges it faces.http://www.africamuseum.be/homeRoyal Museum of Central Africa, [Königliches Museum von Zentralafrika]BelgienNationalFranzösischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MRCMedical Research CouncilThe Medical Research Council is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in our own units, centres and institutes in the UK, and in our units in Africa.http://www.mrc.ac.uk/index.htm[Medizinischer Forschungsrat]InternationalEnglischInstitutionMedicine, Research20. Okt 2003
FZB-RSMuseu de Ciências Naturais da Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul, BrazilThe Museum of Natural Sciences of the Rio Grande do Sul Zoobotanical Foundation is a Brazilian museum located inside the Porto Alegre Botanical Garden.http://www.fzb.rs.gov.br/museu/index.htm[Museum of Natural Sciences of the Rio Grande do Sul Zoobotanical Foundation]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MRIMountain Research InitiativeMRI is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF and is endorsed by the following programs: (1) International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme IGBP (2) International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change IHDP (3) Global Land Project GLP (4) Global Terrestrial Monitoring System GTOS (5) UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme UNESCO MAB - MRI is hosted by the Institute of Geography at the University of Bern, Switzerland. The Institute of Geography is an internationally recognized in mountain research.http://mri.scnatweb.ch/[Bergerforschungsinitiative]SchweizGlobalEnglischProjektGeology, Research20. Okt 2003
MRSNMuseo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, TorinoThe Regional Museum of Natural Sciences of Turin is currently divided, for the scientific part, in the sections of Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy-Petrography-Geology, Palaeontology and Zoology.http://www.regione.piemonte.it/museoscienzenaturali/[Regional Museum of Natural Science, Regionales Museum für Naturwissenschaft]ItalienNationalItalienischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MSEFMajor Systematic Entomological Facilites[Haupteinrichtungen der Systematischen Entomologie]InternationalEnglischOrganisationBiology20. Okt 2003
MSGMain Support GradeInternationalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
MSIRIMauritius Sugar Industry Research InstituteThe MSIRI is a statutory body financed by a global cess on sugar produced by all cane growers. It employs some ninety two scientists and technicians. It is governed by a Board of Directors, comprising seven representatives of millers, growers and the Chamber of Agriculture and three Government representatives. The mission of the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute is to carry out high quality research and development on sugar cane and other crops that meet the agricultural, commercial, and societal needs of Mauritius. The Institute seeks to enhance its role as a centre of excellence.http://www.msiri.mu/[Forschungsinstitut der Zuckerindustrie von Mauritius]MauritiusNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Industry, Research20. Okt 2003
MSNGMuseo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova "Giacomo Doria"The museum, founded in 1867, is known by the scientific community worldwide for its four million specimens from all over the world. Its scientifically-invaluable collections are mainly made up of animals, but there are also plant, mineral, rock and fossil collections. The bird collection, the mammal collection, the insect collection and the Paleontology room are also worth mentioning.http://www.museidigenova.it/spip.php?rubrique29[Museum of Natural History in Genoa "Giacomo Doria"]ItalienNationalItalienischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MSNMMuseo Civico di Storia Naturale di MilanoThe Civic Museum of Natural History in Milan consists of seven sections, engaged in two main activities: scientific research in various fields of expertise and nature conservation, preservation and expansion of the collections deposited at this institution.http://www.comune.milano.it/museostorianaturale/index.html[Natural History Museum of Milan]ItalienNationalItalienischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MSSSMass Spectral Search SystemThis "Mass Spectral Search System" (MSSS) has been in operation for more than four years, during which time an estimated 30,000 searches have been completed. Currently, over 200 working accounts are using the system on a daily basis.http://www.hellers.com/steve/resume/p33.html[Massenspektrales Suchsystem]InternationalEnglischFachbegriffResearch20. Okt 2003
MTKDMuseum für Tierkunde, DresdenTeil der Senckenberg Naturhistorischen Sammlungen Dresden. Das Museum für Tierkunde Dresden ist mit mehr als 6 Millionen Tierpräparaten eine der rund 10 großen zoologischen Forschungssammlungen Deutschlands. Die Dresdener Sammlungen decken den gesamten Globus ab und sind nicht zuletzt durch ihren großen Typenreichtum international bedeutend (Holo-, Syn- und Lectotypen zu rund 15.000 Arten und Unterarten; mit Paratypen und Paralectotypen insg. rund 53.000 Typusexemplare).http://www.senckenberg.de/root/index.php?page_id=5255State Museum of ZoologySENCKENBERG Gesellschaft für NATURFORSCHUNG (SGN)DeutschlandNationalDeutschSammlung / MuseumConservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
MUPMuseu do Historia Natural, PôrtoThe Natural History Museum (Museu de História Natural da Faculdade de Ciências) was created in 1996 by the Faculty of Sciences of Porto. It comprises different small museums of previous establishments attachments that gave rise to the current Departments of Botany, Geology and Zoology and Anthropology.http://museuvirtual.up.pt/up/jsp/inicio.faces?s=2[Museum für Naturkunde, Pôrto]PortugalNationalPortugiesischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
MVZMuseum of Vertebrate Zoology, Berkeley University, CaliforniaThe Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) at the University of California, Berkeley, is a center for research and education in the biology of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Founded in 1908, the Museum's mission is to document and increase understanding of the diversity of terrestrial vertebrates, with particular emphasis on western North America. The superb collections are at the heart of the MVZ program, where methods of field biology are combined with modern laboratory techniques and analytical methods in a comprehensive, synthetic approach. Our goals are to remain at the forefront of international research on evolutionary biology from the perspectives of systematics, ecology, behavior, functional and developmental morphology, population biology, and evolutionary genomics, and to lead the way in developing and using major natural history collections for research, education, and solving problems in biodiversity conservation.http://mvz.berkeley.edu/[Universität von Californien, Museum für Vertebratenzoologie]USANationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
MZBMuseum Zoologicum Bogoriense, JavaThe Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, covering 1,500 m2, is a scientific exhibition of various kinds of Indonesian fauna which is open for public located inside Bogor Botanic Gardens, Bogor. The collections displayed in this museum are only a small of scientific collections maintained in the Division of Zoology. The museum exhibits more than 2,000 species of animals, which is displayed in 75 boxes and 60 vitrines. Some big animal replicas are also displayed.http://www.biologi.lipi.go.id/bio_english/mTemplate.php?h=35[Zoologisches Museum von Bogor]IndonesienNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
MZUBMuseo di Zoologia, Università di Bolognapart of the University Museum System (SMA) of the University of Bologna (=Sistema Museale d'Ateneo).http://www.sma.unibo.it/zoologia/descrizione.html[Museum für Zoologie, Universität von Bologna]ItalienNationalItalienischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
MZUFMuseo Zoologico "La Specola", FirenzePart of the Florence Musuem of Natural History (Museo di Storia Naturale Firenze).http://www.msn.unifi.it/changelang-eng.html[Universität von Florenz, Zoologisches Museum "La Specola"]ItalienNationalItalienischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
MZUSPMuseu de Zoologia Universidade de São PauloThe Museum of Zoology/USP houses one of the greatest collections of preserved animals in South America - that comprise the main zoological groups and totalize around 8,000,000 specimens. These collections are used in biodiversity studies that research the characterizations of the animal species and their geographical distribution and evolution. The studies include mainly the taxonomy, systematics, evolution and biogeography areas.http://www.mz.usp.br/ingles/english.html[Universität von São Paulo, Museum der Zoologie]BrasilienNationalPortugiesischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
MZUTMuseo di Zoologia e Anatomia Comparata, Universitá di Torinonow part of Turin Museum of Natural History (Italian: Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali di Torino, MRSN)http://www.regione.piemonte.it/museoscienzenaturali//[Museum der Tierkunde, Institut der Zoologie und vergleichenden Anatomie der Universität von Torino]ItalienNationalItalienischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
MZVInstytut Zoologii, ul. Wilcza, WarsawNow MIIZ = Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii (MIIZ). Our main research interests are: diversity, geography and history of animals as well as their ecology, biology and conservation. The Museum and Institute of Zoology has a modern molecular and biometric lab and the progress of hitherto existing research is marked by intensive international cooperation. Our Museum owns one of the biggest and most valuable zoological collections in Europe. Apart from the headquarters of the Institute, which are situated in Warsaw, MIZ PAS constitutes of two field stations: in Łomna near Warsaw and in Ustrzyki Dolne (the Bieszczady Mountains).http://www.miiz.waw.pl/en/[Institut der Zoologie in Warschau]PolenNationalPolnischSammlung / MuseumBiology, Conservation, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
NANematological AbstractsNematological Abstracts Online is a fully searchable abstract database of internationally published research. Nematological Abstracts brings you the latest information on plant parasitic nematodes, from parasite biology to biodiversity.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=43[Auszüge über die Nematoden]CABIInternationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Biology, Education, Environment, Research20. Okt 2003
NAAMTraditional youth associations of the Mossi people in the Yatenga region and name of a villagers' movementThe Naam Movement was initiated in 1967 by Bernard Ledea Ouedraogo, a teacher and a trainer of rural extension workers at the time when he started. The reason why he founded the Movement derived from his bitter experience as a training officials of village groups and cooperatives. These organizations have never worked well and never been accepted by the people. In the Kombi-Naam, all were equal, regardless of gender, class, caste, and wealth. This organization also used to provide moral, civic, and technical training to village youth. The members of the group worked together, and shared the fruits of the labour in the form of festivities once a year.http://www.fao.org/sd/rodirect/ROan0006.htm[Traditionelle Jugendgesellschaft des Mossi-Volkes der Yatenga Region und Name einer Bewegung von Dorfbewohnern] ]FAOBurkina FasoRegionalEnglischOrganisationDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
NACNational Agriculture CentreNationalEnglisch20. Okt 2003
NACINational Coordinating InstitutionNACI is a National Coordinating Institute, that represents the national and the only national institution that is a member of the LOOP. Coordinates activities within their LOOP country.http://www.bionet-intl.org[Nationale Koordinations-Institution]BioNETNationalEnglischInstitutionBiology, Conservation, Management20. Okt 2003
NACISISNational Center for Science Information SystemsThe National Center for Science Information Systems (NACSIS) of the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Japan was inaugurated in April 1986. NACSIS is one of the Inter-University Research Institutes which serve all university researchers in Japan. Its function is to gather, organize and provide scholarly information and relevant systems. It has a staff strength of 135 persons including 8 visiting professors.http://itt.nissat.tripod.com/itt99012/nacsis.htm[NAtionales Zentrum für Wissenschafts-InformationssystemeJapanNationalEnglischRegierungEducation, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
NALNational Agricultural LibraryThe National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States, with locations in Beltsville, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It houses one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries. In fiscal year 2005 (Oct 2004 through Sept 2005) NAL delivered more than 80 million direct customer service transactions.http://www.nal.usda.gov/[Nationale Landwirtschaftliche Bibliothek]USDAUSANationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture, Library20. Okt 2003
NAONational Audit Office - auditorsThe National Audit Office (NAO) scrutinises public spending on behalf of Parliament. Our audit of central government has two main aims. By reporting the results of our audits to Parliament, we hold government departments and bodies to account for the way they use public money, thereby safeguarding the interests of taxpayers. In addition, our work aims to help public service managers improve performance and service delivery.http://www.nao.org.uk/[Nationale Audit-Organisation]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationManagement, Politics20. Okt 2003
NAPHIRENational Post-Harvest Institute for Research and ExtensionThe Bureau of Postharvest Research and Extension (BPRE), formerly known as the National Postharvest Institute for Research and Extension (NAPHIRE), is a bureau of the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines. It was created on May 24, 1978 through Presidential Decree 1380 to spearhead the development of the country’s postharvest industry.[Nationales Institut für die Forschung und den Anbeu nach der Ernte]DAPhilippinenNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Management, Politics, Research20. Okt 2003
NAPPONorth American Plant Protection OrganizationProvide a forum for public and private sectors in Canada, the United States and Mexico to collaborate in the development of science-based standards intended to protect agricultural, forest and other plant resources against regulated plant pests, while facilitating trade. Participate in related international cooperative efforts see also IPPC see also RPPO see also NAPPO see also EPPOhttp://www.nappo.org[Nordamerikanische Pflanzenschutzorganisation]IPPCNordamerika, SüdamerikaRegionalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Conservation, Management20. Okt 2003
NAPRINational Animal Production Research InstituteThe National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, originated from the Shika Farm, which was established in 1928 by the Department of Agriculture of the then Northern Region of Nigeria. Although, the laws of the University govern appointment, promotion and discipline of staff, the Institute is mainly funded through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development but administratively attached to Ahmadu Bello University. NAPRI staff members participate actively in the academic programme of the faculties of Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and Science.http://www.napri-ng.org/[Nationales Tierproduktions-Forschungsinstitut]NigeriaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
NAR-ANutrition Abstracts - Series A (Human)Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series A (NARA) is a fully searchable abstract database covering the latest information on all issues related to food and health – from food composition and safety to obesity, parenteral nutrition and allergies. Taken from CAB Abstracts, it includes all papers relevant to human nutrition selected from more than 6,000 academic journals (including all the core nutrition journals), books, reports and conferences published worldwide.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=79[Abhandlung über die Nahrung - Serie A (Menschen)]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
NAR-BNutrition Abstracts - Series B (Animal)Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series B: Livestock Feeds and Feeding is a fully searchable, comprehensive abstract database covering research on animal nutrition published worldwide.http://www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=2181[Abhandlung über die Nahrung - Serie B (Tiere)]CABIGroßbritannien und NordirlandInternationalEnglischAgriculture, Education20. Okt 2003
NARCNational Agricultural Research CentreNational Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad established in 1984, is the largest research centre of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). NARC, with a total land area of approximately 1400 acres, is located near Rawal Lake, six kilometers south-east of Islamabad. Physical facilities in term of experimental fields, laboratories, green houses, gene bank, library/ documentation, auditorium, machinery & lab equipment repair workshops, stores, hostels, cafeteria, audio visual studios, are also available at NARC. NARC coordinated programmes serve as a common platform for the scientists working in different federal, provincial agricultural research, and academic institutions to jointly plan their research activities, avoiding unnecessary duplication of research efforts.http://www.parc.gov.pk/narc/Webpages/intro.html[Nationales landwirtschaftliches Forschungszentrum]PakistanNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Education, Research20. Okt 2003
NARESANational Resources, Energy and Science AuthorityNationalEnglisch20. Okt 2003
NARFENatural Resources, Forestry & EconomicsEnglisch20. Okt 2003
NARINational Agricultural Research InstituteNationalEnglisch20. Okt 2003
NARONational Agricultural Research OrganizationThe National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) is the apex body for guidance and coordination of all agricultural research activities in the national agricultural research system in Uganda. NARO is a Public Institution established by an act of Parliament, which was enacted on 21st November 2005 .http://www.naro.go.ug/UgandaNationalEnglischRegierungAgriculture20. Okt 2003
NARPNational Agricultural Research ProjectNationalEnglisch20. Okt 2003
NARSNational Agricultural Research Systemsee NAROUgandaNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
NASANational Aeronautical and Space AdministrationThe National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the agency of the United States government that is responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA grew out of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA), which had been researching flight technology for more than 40 years.http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.htmlUSANationalEnglischRegierungPolitics, Research, Space20. Okt 2003
NASBNational Animal Serum BankNationalEnglisch20. Okt 2003
NATLASNational Accredition of Testing Laboratories Schemenow United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the British government to assess the competence of organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. It evaluates these conformity assessment bodies and then accredits them where they are found to meet the internationally specified standard.Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischRegierungManagement20. Okt 2003
NATONorth Atlantic Treaty OrganizationNATO’s essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. POLITICAL - NATO promotes democratic values and encourages consultation and cooperation on defence and security issues to build trust and, in the long run, prevent conflict. MILITARY - NATO is committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military capacity needed to undertake crisis-management operations. These are carried out under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty - NATO’s founding treaty - or under a UN mandate, alone or in cooperation with other countries and international organizations.http://www.nato.intWeltRegionalEnglischOrganisationPolitics20. Okt 2003
NATURA2000Europäisches SchutzgebietssystemDas Netz Natura 2000 besteht aus den Gebieten der Fauna-Flora-Habitatrichtlinie (FFH-Richtlinie, vom 21. Mai 1992, 92/43/EWG) und der Vogelschutzrichtlinie (vom 2. April 1979, 79/409/EWG). Die FFH-Gebiete werden auch als Gebiete gemeinschaftlicher Bedeutung (GGB) bzw. Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) bezeichnet. Die Vogelschutzgebiete werden als besondere Schutzgebiete bzw. Special Protected Areas (SPA) bezeichnet. Sie werden nach EU-weit einheitlichen Standards ausgewählt und unter Schutz gestellt. Weitere Informationen: Meldeverfahrenhttp://www.bfn.de/0316_natura2000.htmlEUEuropaRegionalDeutsch20. Okt 2003
NBCRCNational Biological Control Research CentreBioNET - the global network for taxonomy - is an international initiative dedicated to promoting the science and use of taxonomy, especially in the economically poorer countries of the world. To date the network comprises ten government-endorsed regional networks, the 'Locally Owned and Operated Partnerships' (LOOPs), encompassing institutions and 3,000 individuals in over 100 countries, and a Secretariat in the UK hosted by CABI, an international not-for-profit organisation.http://www.bionet-intl.org/opencms/opencms/regions/aseanet/contacts.jsp[Nationales Forschungszentrum für biologische Kontrolle]BioNETThailandNationalEnglischInstitutionBiology, Conservation, Research20. Okt 2003
NBIINational Biological Information Infrastructure(archived) The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) was a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources. The NBII linked diverse, high-quality biological databases, information products, and analytical tools maintained by NBII partners and other contributors in government agencies, academic institutions, non-government organizations, and private industry. NBII partners and collaborators also worked on new standards, tools, and technologies that make it easier to find, integrate, and apply biological resources information. Resource managers, scientists, educators, and the general public used the NBII to answer a wide range of questions related to the management, use, or conservation of this nation's biological resources. The NBII Program was managed by the U.S. Geological Survey's Biological Informatics Office.USGSUSANationalEnglischProjektIT20. Okt 2003
NBRUNational Biodiversity Reference UnitsThe ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC) is linked to a National Biodiversity Reference Unit (NBRU) established within an existing institution in each ASEAN member country. The NBRU interfaces the ARCBC with the national authorities and institutions, provides local instruments for in-country follow-up of project activities and constitutes a first reference for screening of research proposals for formal endorsement to ARCBC.http://www.arcbc.org/default.aspASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC)RegionalEnglischOrganisation20. Okt 2003
NBSAPNational Biodiversity Strategy and Action PlanNational Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) are the principal instruments for implementing the Convention at the national level (Article 6). The Convention requires countries to prepare a national biodiversity strategy (or equivalent instrument) and to ensure that this strategy is mainstreamed into the planning and activities of all those sectors whose activities can have an impact (positive and negative) on biodiversity.http://www.cbd.int/nbsap/[Nationale Biodiversitätsstrategie und Handlungsplan]CBDGlobalEnglischFachbegriffConservation, Management, Politics20. Okt 2003
SESStakeholder Engagement StrategyStakeholder engagement is the process by which an organisation involves people who may be affected by the decisions it makes or can influence the implementation of its decisions. They may support or oppose the decisions, be influential in the organisation or within the community in which it operates, holds relevant official positions or be affected in the long term. Stakeholder engagement is a key part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and achieving the triple bottom line. Companies engage their stakeholders in dialogue to find out what social and environmental issues matter most to them about their performance in order to improve decision-making and accountability. Engaging stakeholders is a requirement of the Global Reporting Initiative, a network-based organisation with sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world.WeltGlobalEnglischFachbegriffBusiness, Education, Politics, Research15. Mär 2013
NCBINational Center for Biotechnology InformationEstablished in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/USANationalEnglischInstitutionBiology20. Okt 2003
NCRENational Cereals Research and Extension ProjectThe purpose of the National Cereals Research and Extension (NCRE) Projects is to develop Cameroonian institutional capacity to provides high quality research on cereals and to develop necessary linkages between farmers and researchers to facilitate the transmission of research results.http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PDABJ429.pdf[Nationales Getreideforschungs- und Erweiterungsprojekt]KamerunNationalEnglischProjektAgriculture, Management, Research20. Okt 2003
NCUNames in Current UseThe database has been generated from word processor files used for producing the camera-ready copy of the printed volume of NCU-3. Numerous corrections of detail have already been effected, so that the e-version in some respects represents an update of the errors introduced in the conversion process.http://www.bgbm.fu-berlin.de/iapt/ncu/genera/Default.htmIAPTInternationalEnglischProjekt20. Okt 2003
NDDBNational Dairy Development BoardThe National Dairy Development Board's creation is rooted in the conviction that our nation's socio-economic progress lies largely on the development of rural India. The National Dairy Development Board was created to promote, finance and support producer-owned and controlled organisations. NDDB's programmes and activities seek to strengthen farmer cooperatives and support national policies that are favourable to the growth of such institutions. Fundamental to NDDB's efforts are cooperative principles and cooperative strategies.http://www.nddb.org/English/Pages/default.aspxIndienNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development20. Okt 2003
NEANuclear Energy Agencyhe Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries based in Paris, France.http://www.oecd-nea.org/OECDFrankreichEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
NECINetwork Coordinating InstituteThis is the core of the BONIET-LOOP and carries substantial responsibilities. It is the centre for receipt, collation and distribution of information and contacts. It is the Secretariat of the LOOP Coordinating Committee (LCC). It is the link between the NACIs and the direct link between the LOOP and TecSec and the link through TecSec with all other BioNET-INTERNATIONAL LOOPs and with BIOCON. The designated NECI needs to provide adequate logistical and operational support for the Network Coordinator to fulfil their role.http://www.bionet-intl.orgBioNETEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
NEDNatural Enemy DatabankEnglischIT20. Okt 2003
NEPADNew Partnership for African DevelopmentThe New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is a programme of the African Union (AU) adopted in Lusaka, Zambia in 2001. NEPAD is a radically new intervention, spearheaded by African leaders to pursue new priorities and approaches to the political and socio-economic transformation of Africa. NEPAD's objective is to enhance Africa's growth, development and participation in the global economy.http://www.nepad.org/[Neue Partnerschaft für die Afrikanische Entwicklung]UNAfrikaRegionalEnglischProjektDevelopment, Politics20. Okt 2003
NEPPCNear East Plant Protection CommissionNow Near East Plant Protection Network (NEPP-NET) is a web-based integrated, multilingual regional thematic information and communication system. It enables plant protection specialists to capture and disseminate information and knowledge about plant protection institutes, specialists including researchers working in those institutes, publications issued by those specialists, completed or currently active projects, and good practices and successful stories for knowledge management on plant protection research and activities in National Agricultural Systems. - It also enables plant protection specialists to access, share and exchange information and knowledge and experience and innovations on Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Phytosanaitry, and Pesticide Management Systems including code of conduct, pesticides agreements and Conventions, and country profile and performance database system. It would play an enabling role in promoting collaboration between countries and institutions in the field of pest and diseases control based on successful experiences - It is the knowledge sharing and collaboration platform in the field of plant protection for agricultural and rural development (ARD) platform which is initiated, developed and facilitated by FAO, endorsed in 2010 by member countries in the region participated in NERC-2010 held in Sudan, NEPPO, ASPP, AARINENA, GFAR and other regional and international organizations, for improving regional and national plant protection information infrastructure and building common standards and platform for knowledge exchange and information management in the Near East and North Africa region. - Near East Plant Protection Network (NEPP-NET) is a thematic knowledge network. It is virtual community of Plant Protection professional staff and the rest of stakeholders and the development community with common interests and objectives related to sustainable agriculture and food security built around priority areas.http://pp-neareast.net/Pages/PageCreator.aspx?lang=EN&I=0&DId=0&CId=0&CMSId=800278EnglischProjekt20. Okt 2003
NERCNational Environment Research CouncilGroßbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
NFANational Food AuthorityThe National Food Authority was created through Presidential Decree No. 4 dated September 26, 1972, under the name National Grains Authority, (NGA) with the mission of promoting the integrated growth and development of the grains industry covering rice, corn, feed grains and other grains like sorghum, mongo, and peanut. This decree abolished two agencies, namely, the Rice and Corn Board (RICOB) and the Rice and Corn Administration (RCA) but absorbed their respective functions. The former was then regulating the rice and corn retail trade and was tasked to nationalize it within a target date. The latter was in-charged of marketing or distribution of government low-priced rice especially during lean months. In addition, the new agency was vested additional functions aimed at developing the grains post-harvest systems and processes. Among others, the NGA supported the paddy production program of the government referred to as the Masagana’99 Program, which was geared toward rice self-sufficiency. It engaged in massive paddy procurement at government support price(s), and at limited volume the country joined the family of rice exporting countries from 1977 to 1981.http://www.nfa.gov.ph/PhilippinenNationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture20. Okt 2003
NFAISNational Federation of Abstracting and Indexing ServiceThe National Federation of Advanced Information Services ( NFAIS™) is a global, non-profit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community - that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers, and other related groups. They embody a true partnership of commercial, nonprofit, and government organizations that embraces a common mission - to build the world's knowledgebase through enabling research and managing the flow of scholarly communication. NFAIS exists to promote the success of its members and for more than 50 years has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy.http://nfais.org/NationalEnglischOrganisationEducation20. Okt 2003
NFPNational Focal PointA focal point is the person or institution designat ed by a government to represent the Party between meetings of the Conference of the Parties i n its routine dealings with the Secretariat in matters involving the Convention. These dealings i nclude such activities as communications, dissemination of information, representation at mee tings, responding to various request, collaboration with other stakeholder groups, monito ring, promoting and/or facilitating national implementation of the Convention.http://www.cbd.int/doc/training/nbsap/a2-train-role-nfp-v2-2009-02-en.pdfNationale KontaktstelleCBDGlobalEnglischFachbegriffPolitics20. Okt 2003
NGONon-Governmental OrganisationA non-governmental organization (NGO) is a legally constituted organization created by natural or legal persons that operates independently from any form of government. The term originated from the United Nations (UN), and is normally used to refer to organizations that are not a part of the government and are not conventional for-profit business.NichtregierungsorganisationInternationalEnglischFachbegriffManagement, Politics20. Okt 2003
NHMThe Natural History Museum, LondonThe Natural History Museum is the United Kingdom's national museum of natural history, and a centre of scientific excellence in taxonomy and biodiversity. (formerly British Museum, Natural History (BMNH); London, U.K.)http://www.nhm.ac.uk/Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
NHMNaturhistorisches Museum BernDas Naturhistorische Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern hat seine Wurzeln in einem Naturalienkabinett, welches Johann Rudolf Zeender (1650-1730), Mitglied des Grossen Rats und der Bibliothekskommission, im Jahr 1694 in der Stadtbibliothek eingerichtet hatte. Zu den ersten Mineralien, Gesteinen, Münzen und weiteren Kuriositäten kamen im 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhundert weitere Kollektionen hinzu - Gesteine und Petrefakten (Fossilien), vom Staat im Jahr 1721 beschlagnahmte Bergkristalle (heute die ältesten Objekte im Museum), Herbarien, Conchylien (Weichtier-Schalen) sowie die grosse Vogelsammlung des Pfarrers Daniel Sprüngli, von der leider nur noch der Katalog existiert. Diese Sammlungen waren damals in der Obhut der Bibliothekskommission.http://www.nmbe.ch/SchweizNationalDeutschSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
NHMBNaturhistorisches Museum BaselDie Sammlungen des Naturhistorischen Museums Basel, die "Archive des Lebens", haben ihren Ursprung im Jahr 1661 im Amerbach’schen Kabinett. Heute bewahrt das Museum über 7.7 Millionen Objekte auf. Aus diesen bedeutenden regionalen und internationalen Sammlungen schöpft das Museum Wissen und gibt es an die Öffentlichkeit weiter. Dies geschieht einerseits durch die Ausstellungen und den damit verbundenen Angeboten für Kinder, Jugendliche und Schulen sowie den öffentlichen Führungen und Veranstaltungen. Andererseits ermöglicht uns ein weltweites Netzwerk einen umfassenden Wissensaustausch, welcher Forschung und Vermittlung auf hohem Niveau garantiert. Das Museum ist an verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprojekten von nationaler und internationaler Bedeutung beteiligt. Daraus entstehen jedes Jahr mehrere Dutzend wissenschaftliche Arbeiten. Ebenso werden viele Publikationen von auswärtigen Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern über Objekte aus den Sammlungen verfasst.http://www.nmb.bs.ch/SchweizNationalDeutschSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
NHMGNaturhistoriska Museet, Göteborgnow GNM = Göteborgs Naturhistoriska Museumhttp://gnm.se/sv/Vastarvet/Verksamheter/Goteborgs-Naturhistoriska-museum/SchwedenNationalSchwedischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
NHMWNaturhistorisches Museum, Zoologische Abtheilung, Burgring, WienEröffnet im Jahr 1889 ist das Naturhistorische Museum Wien mit etwa 30 Millionen Sammlungsobjekten und mehr als 550.000 Besucherinnen und Besuchern im Jahr eines der bedeutendsten naturwissenschaftlichen Museen der Welt. Seine frühesten Sammlungen sind über 250 Jahre alt, berühmte und einzigartige Exponate, etwa die 25.000 Jahre alte Venus von Willendorf, die vor über 200 Jahren ausgestorbene Stellersche Seekuh, riesige Saurierskelette sowie die weltweit größte und älteste Meteoritenschausammlung mit dem jüngsten spektakulären Neuzuwachs, dem Marsmeteoriten „Tissint“, und die neue anthropologische Dauerausstellung zum Thema „Mensch(en) werden“ zählen zu den Höhepunkten eines Rundganges durch 39 Schausäle. In den Forschungsabteilungen des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien betreiben etwa 60 Wissenschafterinnen und Wissenschafter aktuelle Grundlagenforschung in den verschiedensten Gebieten der Erd-, Bio- und Humanwissenschaften. Damit ist das Museum wichtiges Kompetenzzentrum für öffentliche Fragen und eine der größten außeruniversitären Forschungsinstitutionen Österreichs.http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/ÖsterreichNationalDeutschSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
NHRMNaturhistoriska Riksmuseet, StockholmThe Swedish Museum of Natural History is a government agency that reports to the Ministry of Culture. Its task is to promote interest in, and knowledge and research on, the origins and development of the universe and Earth, on the plant and animal worlds and on the biology and natural environment of human beings. Our vision is to enhance everyone´s knowledge about nature and its diversity. Operations are based on our great collections, with them as a base we create knowledge development and dissemination of knowledge by constantly broadening perspective.http://www.nrm.se/english.16_en.htmlSwedish Museum of Natural HistorySchwedenNationalSchwedischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
NINational InstituteThese are those Government institutes, organisations, services (e.g. quarantine), NGO's and other private and public sector bodies which have something to offer to LOOP activities or who need LOOP services (i.e. both providers and users of taxonomic services and products). Together they constitute the National Network within which the National Coordinator is the focal point. Their responsibilities are as follows:http://www.bionet-intl.orgBioNETNationalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
NIABThe National Institute of Agricultural BotanyNIAB is a pioneering plant science organisation based at the heart of the Cambridge science, technology and university communities and a thriving UK agricultural industry. NIAB Corporate Guide With over 90 years experience in the agricultural and food sectors, NIAB has an internationally recognised reputation for independence, innovation and integrity. Our traditional activities have always focused on science-led plant variety and seeds characterisation, evaluation, quality control and knowledge transfer. NIAB doesn’t just have a long and respected history, it can also look forward to a vibrant and challenging future to meet the needs of an ever expanding population and climate change. Its far reaching plans include significant investment in new translational research capability and an ongoing programme of site development at the Cambridge HQ. NIAB also values its close links within its community and proactively encourages the next generation of plant scientists to take forward its pioneerinNIAB Focus newsletter - Spring 2012g projects. NIAB is building on its innovative skills to engage in research relevant to crop improvement, and deliver the practical benefits of that research to commercial plant breeders in the UK and developing countries. A major focus is pre-competitive plant breeding that aims to produce a range of novel traits that will ensure that current economic, environmental and societal targets are met.http://www.niab.com/EnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Biology, Education20. Okt 2003
NIAENational Institute of Agricultural EngineeringThe Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers is the official body of all practising Agricultural Engineers in Nigeria. It formulates policies for the practice of the profession and sets the standards for all systems, processes and operations in the field of Agricultural Engineering in Nigeria. NIAE has over the years contributed immensely to developments in Agriculture, Engineering, and the National Economy as a whole. The institution is a Division of the parent body, the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), which covers the whole of engineering practice in the country as the primal professional umbrella. NIAE cooperates with other sister bodies in other countries, including the West African Society for Agricultural Engineering (WASAE), the American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE) and the British Institution of Agricultural Engineering (Inst. Agric E.). Membership of NIAE is a logical pathway to membership of the NSE and guided professional registration with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).http://niae.net/NigeriaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
NIEONew International Economic OrderThe New International Economic Order (NIEO) was a set of proposals put forward during the 1970s by some developing countries through the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development to promote their interests by improving their terms of trade, increasing development assistance, developed-country tariff reductions, and other means. It was meant to be a revision of the international economic system in favour of Third World countries, replacing the Bretton Woods system, which had benefited the leading states that had created it–especially the United States.EnglischFachbegriffPolitics20. Okt 2003
NIESNational Institute for Environmental StudiesNIES is a research institute that plays a central role in Japan in addressing environmental issues, which it covers across a wide range of specialties in an integrated way, and from the local to the global level. Researchers from diverse fields of expertise carry out interdisciplinary work, ranging from basic research to problem solving research.http://www.nies.go.jp/JapanNationalEnglischInstitutionBiology20. Okt 2003
NIFINational Inland Fisheries InstituteNow the Aquatic Animal Health Research Institute (AAHRI). The AAHRI was established from the Fish Disease Unit of the National Inland Fisheries Institute (NIFI) in 1992. During early 15 years within NIFI, the Fish Disease Unit had obtained extra support from various international agencies including FAO,UNDP,USAID,CIDA and IDRC to improve laboratory facilities and human resources. In 1990, the Overseas Development Administration (ODA) of the United Kingdom, presently known as the Department for International Development (DFID), recognized a potential of the Fish Disease Unit for a centre of aquatic disease research of the South East Asia . Subsequently, AAHRI was established in early 1992 and has carried on its premises to the present. Staffs are encouraged to expand their knowledge as well as the laboratory facilities are improved to meet a research requirement.NationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
NISCNational Information Services Corporationhttp://www.nisc.com/NationalEnglischProjektEducation, IT20. Okt 2003
NKGCFNationales Kommitee für Global Change ForschungThe German National Committee on Global Change Research (NKGCF) was constituted in October 1996 by Germany's major research funding agency, DFG and in close collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and research (BMBF). As a scientific advisory committee to the DFG and the BMBF the German National Committee plays a significant role in the process of identifying research priorities and in stimulating German contributions to the four international programmes on global change research (cf. mandate). Bringing together scientists from all fields of global change research and from the four international programmes under the umbrella of one committee Germany has anticipated early the need for close collaboration of all scientific disciplines for global change research within the framework of the ESSP. This organisation enables the National Committee to efficiently support the ESSP and to contribute to the development of the new joint projects. As national contact point and coordinating office the committee’s scientific secretariat was established in January 1997 at first in Bonn. With the beginning of the year 2003 it has moved to Munich.http://www.nkgcf.org/[German National Panel for Global Change Research]DeutschlandNationalDeutschOrganisationResearch20. Okt 2003
NLPDNigerian National Livestock Projects Departmentthe Nigerian National Livestock Project Department (NLPD) launched a pilot development for small-scale sheep and goat producers in southwest Nigeria in 1983. The programme which includes a veterinary package (PPR and mange control) and establishment of browse trees in the farmers' farmlands, is based on 6 years of farming systems research by ILCA's Humid Zone Programme on how to integrate animal production into the alley cropping system developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.NigeriaEnglischInstitutionAgriculture20. Okt 2003
NMBNational Museum BloemfonteinThe National Museum – a natural history, cultural history and art museum – was established in 1877 and is a Declared Cultural Institution, which resorts under the Department of Arts and Culture and is governed by a council. The mission of the National Museum is to provide heritage resources and an enjoyable experience to all people through quality research, conservation, education and exhibitions.http://www.nasmus.co.za/Republik SüdafrikaNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
SRISoils Research Institute of Ghanahttp://www.csir-sri.org/GhanaNationalEnglischInstitutionAgriculture, Environment20. Okt 2003
SRISScientific Reference and Information ServiceEnglisch20. Okt 2003
SROPSection Regionale Ouest PalearctiqueWest Palaearctic Regional SectionOILBEnglischFachbegriff20. Okt 2003
SSASub-Saharan AfricaAfrikaRegionalEnglisch20. Okt 2003
SSIOSenior Scientific Information OfficerEnglischFachbegriff20. Okt 2003
SSOSenior Scientific OfficerEnglischFachbegriffPolitics, Research20. Okt 2003
STABEXStabilisation of Export Earnings for Agricultural CommoditiesThe Stabex (from French Système de Stabilisation des Recettes d'Exportation) is the acronym for a European Commission compensatory finance scheme to stabilise export earnings of the ACP countries. It was first introduced in the second Lomé Convention (1979) with the purpose of remedying the harmful effects of the instability of export revenue from agricultural products. Stabex (along with similar mechanism for the mineral products– Sysmin that was provided for in the third Lomé Convention (1984)) was abolished by Cotonou Agreement in 2000. The agreement has been linked closely to that of the IMF compensatory package. However the debate rages that these aren't as effective as free trade due to the long run instability of the products.EUEuropaRegionalEnglischFachbegriffManagement20. Okt 2003
PP-G7International Pilot Program to Conserve the Brazilian Rain ForestThe site of the Pilot Program to Conserve the Brazilian Rain Forest is currently under revision. It will be presented in a new design in the beginning of 2004. Existing information may be used as background material. The Brazilian government has been working on environmental protection since the 1980s, with a particular focus on the urgent problems of the Brazilian rain forest. At the summits of the EU and the G7-states, held in Dublin and Houston in 1990, the issue of "Environment in Brazil" became an official part of inter-governmental talks. Following an initiative by the German government, the participating countries suggested the development of an "International Pilot Program to Conserve the Brazilian Rain Forest" (PP-G7).GTZDeutschland, BrasilienInternationalEnglischProjektResearch6. Jul 2004
DEDIDirectory of Entomology Departments and InstitutesThe ultimate goal of the Directory of Entomology Departments and Institutes (DEDI) is to provide a single source of contact information for the entomological research centers of the world.[Verzeichnis entomologischer Abteilungen und Institute]SSRUSAInternationalEnglischProjektManagement6. Jul 2004
GBDIGlobal Bioscience Development InstituteGlobal Bioscience Development Institute (GBDI) is a world-leading organization in the field of bioscience development, bioprospecting, biotechnology, and related law (e.g., intellectual property rights and trade regimes.) GBDI supports and nurtures efforts of developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America to create coherent strategies that leverage their human and natural resources to develop: * Biomedical products * Biotechnology products * Bio-agricultural products for improving nutrition, * Other biologically derived technologies and productshttp://www.gbdi.org/[Globales Biowissenschaftliches Entwicklungsinstitut]GlobalEnglischOrganisationBiology, Development6. Jul 2004
ADLAlexandria Digital LibraryThe project began in 1994 with the development of the Alexandria Digital Library (ADL), a distributed digital library with collections of georeferenced materials and services for accessing those collections. Distributed means the library's components may be spread across the Internet. Georeferenced means the library's holdings are associated with a region (footprint) on the surface of the Earth. Phase I of the Alexandria Digital Library Project was supported by the NSF's Digital Library Initiative: NSF IR94-11330. ADL provides HTML clients to access its collections and gazetteer, and provides specific information management tools, such as the Feature Type Thesaurus for classing types of geographic features, as well as downloadable software code.http://www.alexandria.ucsb.edu/[Alexandrias digitale Bücherei]USAGlobalEnglischConservation, IT, Library6. Jul 2004
GNSGEOnet Names ServerThe GEOnet Names Server (GNS) provides access to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names' (US BGN) database of foreign geographic feature names. The database is the official repository of foreign place-name decisions approved by the US BGN. Approximately 20,000 of the database's features are updated monthly. * Geographic Area of Coverage: Worldwide excluding the United States and Antarctica. For names in the U.S. and Antarctica, visit the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) web site. * The GNS contains 4.0 million features with 5.5 million names (approximate). * The coordinate system for data served by GNS is WGS84. * Coordinates in the GEOnet Names Server are approximate and are intended for finding purposes only. * The online database is updated on a bi-weekly schedule.http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/[GEOnet Namensserver]GlobalEnglischProjektGeography6. Jul 2004
TGNThesaurus of Geographic NamesThe AAT, ULAN, and TGN are structured vocabularies that can be used to improve access to information about art, architecture, and material culture. They may be used as data value standards at the point of documentation or cataloging. In this context, they may be used as a controlled vocabulary or authority. They provide preferred terms (or descriptors) for concepts, as well as other synonyms that could be used by the cataloger or indexer. They also provide structure and classification schemes that can aid in documentation. They may be used as search assistants in database retrieval systems. They are knowledge bases that include semantic networks that show links and paths between concepts, and these relationships can make retrieval more successful. They may be utilized as research tools, valuable because of the rich information and contextual knowledge that they contain.http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/tgn/index.htmlUSAGlobalEnglischProjektEducation6. Jul 2004
FLOWFulgoromorpha Lists On the WebThe FLOW (Fulgoromorpha Lists On the WEB) Project is an on-line database on planthoppers (Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha). Its goal is to permit entomologists and other interested people an easy access to a synthesis of available biological published data on this group. In the future, FLOW will provide an up-to-date database on Fulgoromorpha systematic, with referenced informations about their morphology, etho-ecology and biogeography.http://flow.snv.jussieu.fr/[Fulgoromorpha Liste im Netz]BEFRIFrankreichGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, IT6. Jul 2004
TaxoDrosThe database on Taxonomy of DrosophilidaeTaxoDros is a joint project of Dr. Gerhard Bächli (Zoological Museum) and the IT Services (U. Bernhard, Dr. A. J. Godknecht) of the University of Zürich. TaxoDros was developed out of the need to find another platform for the Drosophila Taxonomy Database maintained by Dr. Gerhard Bächli since 1975. The initial Drosophila Database was running on a MVS system using a non-relational database called PIZZA. Data were checked and prepared for input into PIZZA using a variety of SAS routines. As the Center for Computing Services shut down the MVS System in October 1999 a new platform for the database had to be found. As the database in its MVS form was exclusively accessible and intellegible to Dr. Bächli only, we decided to port the whole database to a relational database system (MySQL) and make it accessible to the Drosophila community by writing a Web-Interface to search the data. TaxoDros is running on a standard x86 server with Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP).http://www.taxodros.uzh.ch/EnglischProjektBiology6. Jul 2004
INGIndex Nominum GenericorumThe Index Nominum Genericorum (ING), a collaborative project of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) and the Smithsonian Institution, was initiated in 1954 as a compilation of generic names published for all organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. We are pleased to offer a way to search the ING database. We hope that those needing access to information about generic names of plants will use the index and will advise us of potential additions and corrections.http://botany.si.edu/ing/list of generic names, Liste der GattungsnamenIAPTUSAInternationalEnglischProjektBiology, Education, IT, Library6. Jul 2004
DesertNetDesertNet-German Competence Network for Research to Combat DesertificationThe complex interactions in desertification research require interdiciplinary research approaches. For this task the German Competence Network for Research to Combat Desertification (Desert*Net) intergrates a wide spectrum of disciplines and scientific institutes with long-term experiences in more than 40 countries. This Desert*Net was founded in order to form a binding link between science and public institutions. Thus, the Desert*Net, as a network of scientists and experts, can provide rational data outputs, can give adivice on scientific methods and projects and can promote cooperation between and to institutions in Germany working in various fields of desertification research.http://www.infosysplus.org/db/db_index.php/door/upcome/main_unit/organisation/dataset_id/261/URL_NAME/fara[Kompetenz-Netzwerk fuer die Forschung gegen die Verwuestung]UNCCDDeutschlandGlobalEnglischOrganisationResearch3. Aug 2004
RamsarThe Ramsar Convention on WetlandsThe Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. It was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971 and came into force in 1975, and it is the only global environmental treaty that deals with a particular ecosystem. The Convention's member countries cover all geographic regions of the planet. The Convention's mission is "the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local, regional and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world". The Convention uses a broad definition of the types of wetlands covered in its mission, including swamps and marshes, lakes and rivers, wet grasslands and peatlands, oases, estuaries, deltas and tidal flats, near-shore marine areas, mangroves and coral reefs, and human-made sites such as fish ponds, rice paddies, reservoirs, and salt pans.http://www.ramsar.org/[Ramsar Abkommen über Feuchtgebiete]GlobalEnglischRegierungConservation, Environment, Politics3. Aug 2004
DFZSDeutsche Forschungszentrale für SchmetterlingswanderungenThe DFZS (German Research Centre for butterfly walks eV), established and organized in 1964 by Dr. hc Kurt, studies the migratory behavior of insects. For the reasons of the problems depending the phenomenon of migratory, that is not solved in the laboratory or an office itself, they established an observatory net in Central Europe, based on professional or recreational entomologists.http://www.dfzs.info/[German Centre of Research for the Migration of Butterflies]Deutschland, Österreich, SchweizInternationalDeutschProjektResearch3. Aug 2004
GRAINGenetic Resources Action InternationalGRAIN is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) which promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people's control over genetic resources and local knowledge. GRAIN was established at the beginning of the 1990s to launch a decade of popular action against one of the most pervasive threats to world food security: genetic erosion. The loss of biological diversity, undermines the very sense of "sustainable development" as it destroys options for the future and robs people of a key resource base for survival. Genetic erosion means more than just the loss of genetic diversity. In essence it is an erosion of options for development. Central to our approach is the conviction that the conservation and use of genetic resources is too important to leave to scientists, governments and industry alone. Farmers and community organisations have nurtured genetic diversity for millennia, and continue to do so. Any effort in this field should take their experience as a starting point.http://www.grain.org/[Internationale Maßnahme fuer Genetische Rohstoffe]InternationalEnglischOrganisationAgriculture, Development, Management5. Aug 2004
CBIKCenter for Indigenous Knowledge and BiodiversityThe Centre for Biodiversity and Indigenous Knowledge (CBIK) was established in 1995 as a non-profit membership organization, based in Kunming, Southwest China. It had more than 100 members from 20 different Chinese institutions including research professionals of natural and social sciences as well as development practitioners. It focused on the issues of biodiversity conservation and community development. Its main emphasis is the relevance of indigenous knowledge and innovations related to resource governance and management at community and watershed levels.http://www.cbik.org/[Zentrum fuer indigenes Wissen und Biodiversitaet]Deutschland, ChinaRegionalEnglischOrganisation5. Aug 2004
BLWBundesamt für LandwirtschaftDas BLW setzt sich dafür ein, dass Bäuerinnen und Bauern nachhaltig und auf den Markt ausgerichtet qualitativ hochwertige Nahrungsmittel produzieren. Es setzt sich für eine multifunktionale Landwirtschaft ein, die einen wesentlichen Beitrag leistet zur: * sicheren Versorgung der Bevölkerung * Erhaltung der natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen und Pflege der Kulturlandschaft * dezentralen Besiedlung des Landeshttp://www.blw.admin.ch/[Swiss Agency for Agriculture]SchweizNationalDeutschRegierungAgriculture, Politics29. Nov 2004
GCPGlobal Carbon ProjectThe Global Carbon Project was formed to assist the international science community to establish a common, mutually agreed knowledge base supporting policy debate and action to slow the rate of increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The growing realization that anthropogenic climate change is a reality has focused the attention of the scientific community, policymakers and the general public on the rising concentration of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, and on the carbon cycle in general. Initial attempts, through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, are underway to slow the rate of increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. These societal actions require a scientific understanding of the carbon cycle, and are placing increasing demands on the international science community to establish a common, mutually agreed knowledge base to support policy debate and action.http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/[Globales Kohlenstoff Projekt]ESSPGlobalEnglischProjektClimate, Environment, Research29. Nov 2004
GWSPGlobal Water System ProjectThe scientific objectives of the project are described in the following publication: The Global Water System Project: Science Framework and Implementation Activities. Framing Committee of the GWSP (2005). Earth System Science Partnership. Water is essential to life on earth, plays a key role in the development and functioning of society and is recognised as a high priority resource for sustainable development. Over the past few decades, environmental science has produced insights into the linkages, interconnections and interdependencies in the global water cycle.http://www.gwsp.org/[Globales Projekt der Wassersysteme]ESSPGlobalEnglischProjektDevelopment, Environment29. Nov 2004
CARIBICCivil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrumented ContainerBMBF, AFO2000: CARIBIC is an innovative scientific project to study important chemical and physical processes in the upper troposphere and lowermost stratosphere. The underlying philosophy is to use passenger aircraft for making measurements during long distance flights. Accordingly, an airfreight container with scientific apparatus is placed in the forward cargo-bay of the aircraft: A Boeing 767-ER, LTU International Airways from Nov 1997 through Apr 2002 and an Airbus A340-600, Deutsche Lufthansa from December 2004.http://www.caribic-atmospheric.com/[Zivile Flugzeuge fuer die reguläre Erforschung der Atmosphäre basierend auf instrumentalisierte Container]ECDeutschlandGlobalEnglischProjektResearch14. Dez 2004
AFO2000AtmosphärenforschungThe AFO 2000 (Atmospheric Research Programme) is the German share of the European project EUROTRAC-2, funded by the BMBF. Improving air quality is an interdisciplinary task. For the development of effective strategies and measures, political decision-makers need scientific findings from different research disciplines - from physics and chemistry to meteorology to biology. At the same time, environmental problems often exceed the possibilities of individual working groups or countries. This is why the BMBF funded the joint European project EUROTRAC-2, which received the EUREKA Lillehammer Award in Paris on 18 June 2004 for its outstanding contribution to environmental protection. BMBF support also went to the EUROTRAC-2 Secretariat located at the GSF National Research Centre for Environment and Health in Munich.http://www.gsf.de/ptukf/bmbf/laufSchwp/afo/[Atmospheric Research Programme]BMBFDeutschlandNationalDeutschProjektClimate, Research14. Dez 2004
NKSNationale KontaktstelleNationale Kontaktstellen werden von der Regierung eines Landes gegenüber der Europäischen Kommission offiziell benannt. Sie informieren über das Europäische Forschungsrahmenprogramm und unterstützen Antragstellende in allen Phasen einer Antragstellung - von der Einordnung einer Idee, über die Gestaltung des Antrags und die Einreichung bis zur Durchführung des Projektes.http://www.eubuero.de/nks.htm[National Focal Point NFP]EUDeutschFachbegriffPolitics15. Dez 2004
LSIDLife Science IdentifiersLife Science Identifiers are a way to name and locate pieces of information on the web. Essentially, an LSID is a unique identifier for some data, and the LSID protocol specifies a standard way to locate the data (as well as a standard way of describing that data). They are a little like DOIs used by many publishers.[Kennungen für die Lebenswissenschaft]GlobalEnglischFachbegriffIT15. Dez 2004
INWATBiological Invasions in Inland WatersThe International Workshop "Biological invasions in inland waters" (InWat) was held in Florence, Italy during 5-7th May 2005. It formed a relevant addendum to the CRAYNET ("European crayfish as keystone species-linking science, management and economics with sustainable environmental quality") conference.Biologische Eingriffe in BinnengewässerGlobalEnglischProjektBiology, Ecology20. Dez 2004
NMDCNetherlands Ministry for Development CooperationNiederlandeEnglisch20. Okt 2003
NMMNational Museum of Melbourne, VictoriaMelbourne Museum explores life in Victoria, from our natural environment to our culture and history. Located in Carlton Gardens, opposite the historic Royal Exhibition Building, the award-winning Melbourne Museum houses a permanent collection in eight galleries, including one just for children. Highlights include a complete skeleton of a blue whale, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, a living rainforest, the racehorse Phar Lap and an IMAX theatre on site. Major international exhibitions are presented in the Touring Hall. A visit to Melbourne Museum offers rich and often surprising insights into life in Victoria.http://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/AustralienNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
NMNHNational Museum of Natural Historysee National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (SI); Washington, D.C., USAhttp://www.mnh.si.edu/Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
NMNHINational Museum of Natural History, New DelhiThe NMNH owes its genesis to Smt. Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister, who while considering new projects to be initiated in 1972 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of India's Independence, decided that the country needs a Museum of Natural History to depict its flora, fauna and mineral wealth to provide an out of school facility for education of children and to promote environmental awareness among the masses. The NMNH opened its doors to the public in a rented building in Mandi house on 5th June 1978, coinciding symbolically with the World Environment Day. From a single Museum located in New Delhi, the NMNH has extended its geographical range by establishing Regional Museums of Natural History (RMNH) in many parts of the Country such as Southern Region (Mysore), Central Region (Bhopal) and Eastern Region (Bhubaneswar). Two more Museums are being established in Western Region (Sawai Madhopur) and North-Eastern Region (Gangtok). The NMNH at New Delhi caters to the needs of visitors by the following: 1. Visitor services: Includes various educational programmes, publications, information services, film shows etc. 2. Exhibition services: Includes various types of Exhibitions such as Permanent (Galleries), and Temporary. It also includes specialised resources such as Discovery Room and Activity rom.http://www.nmnh.nic.in/home.htmlIndienNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
NMNSNational Museum of Natural ScienceAs one of the most heavily attended museums in Taiwan, and one of the most attended venues in Taichung, the Museum is in the distinguished company of the National Palace Museum in Taipei and the National Science and Technology Museum in Kaohsiung. Across 9 exquisite hectares, the Museum is a five-venue complex housing the Space IMAX Theater, Science Center, Life Science Hall, Human Cultures Hall (the original Chinese Science Hall), and Global Environment Hall, plus the 4.5-hectare Botanical Garden, the 5-hectare 921 Earthquake Education Museum at Wufong, the 33-hectare Fonghuanggu Ecology Education Park at Lugu, and the 2.6-hectare Chelungpu Fault Preservation Education Park at Chusan. Over 50 permanent exhibit areas covering subjects on astronomy, space science, paleontology, ecology, gems and minerals, human cultures, tropical plants, and geology, the Museum is a place filled with hand-on exhibits that delights children and adults of all ages. As a matter of fact, the Museum is a major science learning center with over half a million school children visiting annually. In addition, rotating special exhibits are a constant occurrence to the Museum.http://www.nmns.edu.tw/index_eng.htmlTaiwanNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
NMPNitrogen Management PlanEnglischFachbegriffAgriculture20. Okt 2003
NMPNet Material ProductNet Material Product (NMP) was the main macroeconomic indicator used for monitoring growth in national accounts of socialist countries during the Soviet era. These countries included the USSR and all the Comecon members. NMP is the conceptual equivalent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the United Nations System of National Accounts, although numerically the two measures are calculated differently.InternationalEnglischFachbegriff20. Okt 2003
NMWNational Museum and Galleries of Waleshttp://www.museumwales.ac.uk/Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischSammlung / MuseumEducation20. Okt 2003
NORADNorwegian Agency for International DevelopmentThe Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Published 27/10/2011 Updated 27/10/2011 Print Norad’s functions are laid down in the agency’s terms of reference and annual letters of allocation issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The majority of Norwegian development assistance is administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian foreign missions. In the case of aid funds that are not administered by Norad, the agency provides advice on what is required to achieve results, communicates results and contributes to debate on the effects of development assistance. Quality assurance is defined as one of Norad’s five main tasks, but is also an aspect common to all its main tasks.http://www.norad.no/en/front-pageNorwegenNationalEnglischRegierungPolitics20. Okt 2003
NOVIDNetherlands Organisation for International Development CorperationNiederlandeNationalEnglischOrganisation20. Okt 2003
NPBNature Protection and BiodiversityEnglisch20. Okt 2003
NPIBNorthwest Plateau Institute of Biology, QinghaiThe Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NWIPB, CAS) strives for excellence in research, education and outreach related to Alpine Meadow Ecosystem, alpine mammals, alpine agriculture, plateau biological resources studies and healthy products in the Tibetan Plateau. Most recently, we’ve been doing great international cooperation on natural pastures degradation, population regulations of small mammals, physiological response of plants to climate warming, migrant bird behaviors and virology in high-latitude and similar environments. NWIPB, CAS is affiliated with three research centers of Plateau Ecology, Biological Resources and Plateau Eco-agriculture.http://english.nwipb.cas.cn/Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)ChinaNationalEnglischUniversitätEducation20. Okt 2003
NPPONational Plant Protection Organisationsee also IPPC see also RPPO see also NAPPO see also EPPOIPPCEnglisch20. Okt 2003
NPSNew Production System (data entry system)EnglischIT20. Okt 2003
NRANational Rivers AuthorityThe National Rivers Authority (NRA) was one of the forerunners of the Environment Agency of England and Wales, existing between 1989 and 1996.[1][2] Before 1989 the regulation of the aquatic environment had largely been carried out by the ten Regional Water Authorities (RWAs). The RWAs were responsible for the supply and distribution of drinking water, sewerage and sewage disposal, land drainage and flood risk management, fisheries, water quality management, pollution prevention, water resource management and many aspects of the management of aquatic ecology and some aspects of recreation. When the 10 Water Authorities in England and Wales were privatised by flotation on the stock market they took the water supply, sewerage and sewage disposal activities into the privatised companies. The remaining duties remained with the newly created National Rivers Authority.[3][2]Großbritannien und NordirlandNationalEnglischOrganisationConservation, Environment20. Okt 2003
NRCNational Research CouncilThe National Research Council (CNR) is a public organization; its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country.NationalEnglischFachbegriffPolitics, Research20. Okt 2003
NRCRINational Root Crops Research InstituteThe National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike is one of the 17 Agricultural Research Institutes in Nigeria. The Institute started as a Provincial Experimental Farm under the Nigerian Department of Agriculture with Headquarters at Moor Plantation, Ibadan in January 1, 1923. In 1955, the training arm – School of Agriculture was established and the two establishments came under the Director of Agriculture with Headquarters at Enugu following the regionalization of the country and was known as the Eastern Nigeria Agricultural Research Station. The Institute was merged with the School of Agriculture and became Agricultural Research and Training Station (ARTS) in 1956. It assumed a federal status to become Federal Agricultural Research and Training Station (FARTS) in April 1, 1972. By April 1, 1976 it became known as National Root Crops Research Institute by the Agricultural Research Institutes Decree of 1973, and its enabling Acts of 1975 and came unde