Moving Global Names to a stable ground… On October 1st I did sign a job offer from Species File Group and going to start at the new position on November 16th. This position is supported by a fund created by David Eades (thank you David) and allows to think of grants not like a vehicle for GN’s survival, but means of further enhancement of the system. I am honored and touched that David, and Species File Group created this amazing opportunity for Global Names. This move should also lead to a tight integration between Catalogue of Life and Global Names, which in my view is a win/win situation for both projects and for biodiversity.

Our next steps are releasing JVM-based scientific name parser, building scalable, reliable and fast name resolution service and integratation of name resolution with the key Global Names project developed by Rich Pyle and Rob WhittonGlobal Names Usage Bank for which Rich just submitted a grant proposal.