Contribute to EASIN

Tackling biological invasions requires the availability of updated scientific information on alien species and their distribution.

You can contribute to EASIN project by:

  • Letting us know the published results of your recent researches on alien species (taxonomy, distribution, surveillance, management…);
  • Becoming a Data Partner sharing datasets;
  • Joining the Editorial Board , and contribute to taking care of scientific discussion and data quality;
  • Reporting observations of invasive alien species of Union concern using the "Invasive Alien Species Europe" App,
    under the Citizen Science initiative;
  • Sending us pictures of alien species which you will allow use for communication purposes or published on the website.

Sharing datasets with EASIN

Scientists, Projects and Organizations willing to share geospatial information about alien species in Europe via EASIN are invited to contact us at JRC-EASIN(at)ec.europa.eu,
to agree on the most suitable data sharing solution depending on the format of the available information (Excel files, shapefiles, databases, web services...).

A sample Excel file is available here and contains the minimum information required by EASIN:

  1. Scientific name of the species;
  2. X, Y coordinates where the species has been observed (using World Geodetic System, WGS84, as reference coordinate system);
  3. Notes about the location where the species has been observed (optional);
  4. Date when the species has been observed (year only);
  5. Reference to a scientific publication/data source (to allow properly citation and link data to its original source).

The Excel file can be downloaded here. Please complete and submit to JRC-EASIN(at)ec.europa.eu