Central IPT installation for the Freshwater Information Platform (FIP) consortium, initiated under the EU FP7 project BioFresh: Biodiversity of Freshwater Ecosystems: Status, Trends, Pressures, and Conservation Priorities. BioFresh is an EU-funded international project that aims to build a global information platform for scientists and ecosystem managers with access to all available databases describing the distribution, status and trends of global freshwater biodiversity. BioFresh integrates the freshwater biodiversity competencies and expertise of 19 research institutions. The FIP consortium consist of 4 former BioFresh partners who committed resources to maintain the web products initiated under this project, together with running projects and interested parties supporting this initiative.