In order to facilitate communication especially in technical areas it is necessary to find abbreviations for long technical terms. Therefore acronyms were established using a sequence of first letters instead of the complete term. Especially in the scientific field related to environment, nature conservation and biodiversity we are confronted with a confusingly large number of acronyms, which stand for technical terms as well as names of institutions, projects, networks, committees, associations, organizations and initiatives. For your assistance we compiled a database of acronyms accessible on this website, which comprises of approximately 3,000 terms.
The acronym database is still in the development stage.
|VIABONO||Viabono ist ein Orientierungspunkt, eine Art Leuchtturm, um dem Gast die Entscheidung für nachhaltige (Reise-) Produkte zu erleichtern, ohne dabei...||Deutschland||More...|
|TRAFFIC||TRAFFIC's mission is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC's work is...||More...|
|Countdown 2010||The Countdown 2010 initiative was closed in 2010. Countdown 2010 mobilizes action to ensure that all governments and members of civil society, at...||More...|
|MAR-ECO||MAR-ECO is an international research project in which scientists from 16 nations take part. Norway, represented by the Institute of Marine Research...||Norwegen||More...|
|RISTEK||The State Ministry of Research and Technology established in 1962 has the responsibility to assist the President of the Republic of Indonesia in...||Indonesien||More...|
|Adobe||Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. The company has historically focused...||USA||More...|
|AGRIASIA||AGRIASIA is a bibliographic database composed of almost 85,000 records of Southeast Asian scientific agricultural literature covering the period...||Asien||More...|
|BioMOBY||BioMOBY is an international research project involving biological data hosts, biological data service providers, and coders whose aim is to explore...||More...|
|GenBank||GenBank is the NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences. A new release is made every two months...||USA||More...|
|NODES||The GBIF committee comprising the managers of all Participant Nodes||More...|
|GEONETCast||GEONETCast is a global network of satellite based data dissemination systems providing environmental data to a world-wide user community. The current...||More...|
|EnviroGRIDS||EnviroGRIDS @ Black Sea Catchment aims at building capacities in the Black Sea region to use new international standards to gather, store, distribute...||Europa||More...|
|EUMETCast||EUMETCast is EUMETSAT’s primary dissemination mechanism for the near real-time delivery of satellite data and products generated by the EUMETSAT...||Europa||More...|
|EcoPort||(1) Establish and sustain a "Knowledge Commons" where individuals and communities can work and learn together to develop sustainable ways...||More...|