If you are a representative of a garden, an association, a foundation, a local authority, an educational institution, the implementation of a Pl@ntNet micro-project on your species of interest can help to contextualize Pl@ntNet's services to your activities. To do this, here is the procedure to follow and the information to know:
- The implementation of a micro-project requires access to the list of species of interest for this micro-project. This list, including the Latin names of the families, genera, and species involved, will provide information on the number of species already illustrated in Pl@ntNet. It is an essential prerequisite for this work.
- The creation of a micro-project requires a significant investment on our part, we propose to our partners to co-finance the implementation costs, by co-financing this work according to the number of species covered, and their rate of use. The calculation method is as follows: total cost = implementation cost i + annual maintenance cost ii.
These costs are estimated in order to ensure the best compromise for the accessibility and sustainability of Pl@ntNet. They are applied regardless of the status of your structure and its geographical location.
- i Implementation cost: 2K euros + (5 euros x number of species). For example, the implementation of a micro-project on 200 species will cost 3K euros (i.e.: 2000 + (5 x 200)). This investment, which is necessary to start the micro-project, covers in particular the engineering time required to format and integrate data.
- ii Annual maintenance cost: this is based on the number of identification requests for this micro-project. As highly used micro-projects require a more substantial IT infrastructure, the cost grid below aims to ensure that maintenance participation is proportional to the volumes of use. The minimum annual maintenance cost is 1K euros, which is calculated according to the following bands: a. 1K euros (up to 5K requests per year); b. 2K euros (5K-15K requests per year); c. 3K euros (15K - 30K requests per year); d. 5K euros (30K-100K requests per year); etc.