New supporting member: Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
We are delighted to announce that the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) has joined Open Knowledge Maps as a supporting member. SGN is the second Leibniz Association member to join Open Knowledge Maps and the first to do so with a Sustaining Membership.
The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), a member of the Leibniz Association, was founded in 1817 and represents one of the most relevant institutions investigating nature and its diversity. Currently, over 800 people from more than 40 countries across 11 locations in Germany support and conduct research in the fields of biodiversity, earth system analysis and climate change.
Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner, Director General of the SGN, outlines the reasons for becoming a member:
"The societies’ primary purpose is to conduct biological and natural research, and to make this accessible to everyone through publication, education, and its museums. Today, its purpose is more important than ever, due to a global increase in both interest and curiosity which leaves many biological questions to be answered, such as those regarding climate change and the conservation of our planet. Therefore we are happy to support Open Knowledge Maps in order to jointly further strengthen the system of 'Open Science' in the future." Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner, Director General, Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
We warmly welcome the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and kindly invite further organisations to join and shape the future of discovery together with us. Find out more about the supporting membership program.More about Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung