CESAB - Center for Synthesis and Analysis for Biodiversity
http://www.cesab.org/index.php/fr/ (in French)
CESAB is the Synthesis and Analysis center for biodiversity data in France. In a meeting with ECOSCOPE and CESAB on 21 July (see epad https://epad.dataone.org/pad/p/ECOSCOPE_and_DataONE), Alison Specht said that CESAB is interesting in working with DataONE, particularly as a Member Node.
CESAB doesn't have a data discovery portal at the moment, but they do have about 5 projects which have delivered data, some of which is exposed and some of which is metadata-only. There are ~100,000, objects, another project with ~6,000 objects coming soon. Some of these are private (metadata is public but data is private). There is some EML metadata, but it has been difficult to create appropriate EML metadata for some contributors.
First steps are to continue discussions and gather information about CESAB's current and future content and identify the best MN solution for them.