Island Arthropod Macroecology

Portal da Biodiversidade dos Açores

  • PO Azores
  • Regional Research Project
  • 2022 to 2023

The VISION of the AZORESBIOPORTAL - PORBIOTA is to become the main Azorean Infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem information and research, providing data and services to further scientific understanding, and nature conservation and sustainable use. Our MISSION is to collect, store, standardize, disseminate and provide computing resources to analyse data on biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, and the environment, including greenhouse gases.

For 2022-2023 our main strategy will be:
-Strengthen the stakeholder network, with a particular focus on data producers and end users, involving a dedicated web channel, new services, and enhanced outreach;
-Reinforce biodiversity data mobilisation, improve the public data platform, and explore new models for ecosystem and environment data.
- Enhance access to existing services & activities portfolio, and create new ones based on novel technological tools, addressing emerging societal needs.
- Develop a training programme for AZORESBIOPORTAL users, including citizen scientists, to improve the incorporation of biodiversity and ecosystem data in decision-making processes
- Increase the effectiveness of internal and external communication channels and the visibility and notoriety of AZORESBIOPORTAL by: improving the institutional website; reinforcing the presence in social media; organising workshops and other stakeholder events;
- Prioritizing activities addressing major societal challenges: e.g., post-2020 Biodiversity targets, and EU Green Deal (Biodiversity, Carbon & Farm to Fork Strategies).

Funding Institution:

Direção Regional da Ciência e Tecnologia.


cE3c, LEAF-ISA e CEF-ISA, Universidade de Lisboa; CESAM, Universidade de Aveiro; MARE, Universidade de Coimbra; IPVC, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo; MUHNAC-UL, Universidade de Lisboa; MC-UC, Universidade de Coimbra; MHNC-UP, Universidade do Porto; ICNF, Instituto de Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas; SPECO, Sociedade Portuguesa de Ecologia; Global Biodiversity Information Facility: GBIF; BIODIVERSITY FOR ALL.