BIOME serves as a single repository of biodiversity (flora and fauna, plants and animals information of Singapore) and environment related data, contributed by the public, government agencies, educational institutions and NGOs. Facilities in BIOME include sighting submission (crowd-sourcing), data upload functions, search engine, e-services, visual of data on Singapore map and analytic tools. One of its key aims is to facilitate government in current works or operations, and researchers or consultants in their studies, on matters relating to biodiversity and environment.