(Sept/2015)

The INAU Pantanal BioData Center, IPBC, is Put into Service

A major achievement for the INAU / UFMT biological research disciplines has become reality. Since mid September a server unit with storage and application capacities of over 100 TB is put into service. It will host CO.BRA´s audivisual Pantanal archives of several years of data collection and, in the future, the scientific data of the biological collections, including metadata from the northern Pantanal.

To establish such a data center many persons from the UFMT administration provided immense logistic and financial support, namely the Pro-Rector of PROPLAN, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Aparecida Furtado de Mendoça and the Head of the IT Service Department, STI, Dr. Alexandre Martins dos Anjos. Besides invaluable help came from the INAU Directors Prof. Dr. Paulo Teixeira, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Junk, and the Brehm Foundation of International Bird Conservation, Germany.

Photo: Left: Dr. Ana Silvia Tissiani, CsF Post-Doc and IPBC Manager; right: IT specialist Klaus Loenze from Cologne, Germany, who installed the hard and software of the server unit.