Distribution of species information
The species information of the museum's collections is shared openly so that it can be used for research, teaching and for societal needs.
The sharing of species information is promoted through the digitization of collection data (stored in a database). Data on domestic vascular plants have been stored in the Kastikka database of the Finnish Museum of Natural History since the 1980s. The digitization and distribution of other collections via the GBIF server was done in a project started in 2011, supported by the Ministry of Education and Science and the University of Oulu, in which the data of more than 30,000 moss samples were stored (approx. 40% of moss collections).
At present, the collection information is stored in the Kotka system coordinated by the Finnish Museum of Natural History, the species of which can be found at Laji.fi.