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SSC Representative: Ian Hogg
SSC Alternate: Peter Smith

National Organization:

  • New Zealand Barcode of Life Initiative (NZBOL)

Principal Research Organizations:

  • University of Waikato
  • Lincoln University
  • National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Member Organizations:

Several other organisations are actively involved in the barcoding venture, have indicated interest in being part of the network, but have not yet formally signed the NZBOL MoU. Further updates are expected before activation of iBOL.

Funding Partner:

  • Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST)

Current Operations:

NZBOL members contribute to several ongoing iBOL campaigns and working groups including: FishBOL, MarBOL, All Leps and All Caddis initiatives.

Several marine and terrestrial expeditions undertaken as part of the International Polar Year resulted in extensive collections of fish and macro-invertebrates from New Zealand and the Ross Sea region of Antarctica.

Recent Events:

New Zealand Barcoding Workshop, hosted by the Ministry of Research Science and Technology, Wellington, October 3, 2008.


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