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2014 GBIF Africa Regional Nodes Meeting

The fifth GBIF African Nodes meeting will focus on progress updates of the African regional strategy and discuss the way forward for implementing the strategy in the next year. Specifically the meeting will focus around: - An event involving the official launch of Benin Biodiversity Information System’s portal; - Progress report from the GBIF African Nodes representative, and various members of task groups - Progress report from the African GBIF Science Committee - Progress report from the African JRS project on mobilizing priority biodiversity data for policy - Nodes...

November 15th, 2014

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Biodiversity Diagnoses Course in Benin

The concept behind this course is to take some next steps in combining the content and ideas of several previous BITC courses: data capture, data cleaning, data analysis, etc. The idea is to analyze a set of data sets in parallel as regards a series of questions of interest. The data sets will be significant, original, regional summaries of the occurrence and diversity of major taxa: e.g., “birds of Zimbabwe,” “plants of the Ethiopian Highlands,” “frogs of the Congo Basin,” etc. The expectation is that these data sets will be substantive and significant: that is, more...

November 15th, 2014

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Second National Meeting about Biodiversity Data Sharing in Benin

The GBIF node in Benin held its first meeting in April 2010, that resulted in the national herbarium of the country engaging to provide about 10000 records of digitalized primary data and metadata. Besides, surveys on biodiversity holders and users will be carried out until March 2011. After these preparatory steps, GBIF Benin wants to bring together all the relevant national stakeholders in the field of biodiversity to sign a national agreement on biodiversity data sharing. An additional primary objective is to promote the usefulness of biodiversity data sharing, and...

November 15th, 2014