A data publishing workshop, jointly organized by GBIF Uruguay, SiB Colombia, SiB Brazil and Canadensys, helped train 24 data technicians, mostly from government, and from the nongovernmental sector and academia.
Jointly organized by GBIF Uruguay, SiB Colombia, SiBBr and Canadensys, the workshop is part of one of the six projects selected to receive support from GBIF’s capacity enhancement support programme in 2015.
The volume of data covering Brazil’s rich variety of flora and fungi has seen a massive boost in recent weeks as datasets from around 100 of the country’s herbaria, totalling some three million occurrence records, have begun flowing through GBIF.org
The National Laboratory for Scientific Computing in Brazil (Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica, LNCC), host of the Brazilian Node of GBIF, organizes a full week of activities around biodiversity informatics as part of their summer program 2015.
The main topics covered included a presentation of the current state of both SiBBr and SiB Colombia, a discussion about possibly developing a new harvesting and indexing tool for both portals, and the experiments on running SDM in parallel environments.