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Bogota Data Quality Workshop

This four days workshop will focus on data quality principles and basic concepts, standards and data cleaning, data quality tools, and geographic data handling. It is organized in partnership between the GBIF Participant nodes from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Spain and Uruguay.

This event was co-funded through the 2014 Call of the GBIF capacity enhancement support programme.

November 15th, 2014

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Workshop on software tools for biological collections by SIB Colombia

This workshop is organized by the Natural Sciences Institute of the Universidad Nacional in Colombia, together with the Biodiversity Information System (SIB), with support from the Alexander von Humboldt Bioiogical Resources Research Institute, the JRS Biodiversity Foundation and the Spanish GBIF Node.
The objective of this theoretical and practical workshop is to create and strengthen technical capacity to digitize and manage natural history collections in Colombia. The workshop will tackle practical criteria and simple procedures that will allow collections to...

November 15th, 2014

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Training workshops associated to the ‘Capacity Building for Conservation’ congress

Associated to the ‘Capacity Building for Conservation’ congress will be a number of free workshops about Geographic Information Systems (GIS), spatial distribution modelling and the R package, and species and ecosystem red lists, among other topics.
The workshops will be led by representatives from well-established GBIF partners such as IUCN, Bioversity International or the Humbold Institute.

November 15th, 2014

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International conference in Colombia: Capacity Building for Conservation

The “Capacity Building For Conservation” conference was hosted in Villa de Leyva, Colombia, by the Humbolt Institute in collaboration with Fundacion CONSERVA.

The conference brought together international conservation practitioners, scientists, educationalists and professional training providers in order to:

· Describe key practitioner needs in conservation capacity (skills, tools, knowledge) as well as common or unique issues in different global regions;
· Identify the main barriers preventing conservation organisations building their required...

November 15th, 2014

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Mentoring NLBIF - SIB Colombia on-site meeting and IT workshop

This was the second meeting with NL-BIF and the facilitating Dutch technical Node ETI Bioinformatics with SIB Colombia within the mentoring collaboration, and it produced very interesting results which contributed mainly to increase the visibility of the Colombian node of GBIF outside the Andean region, or even outside the Latin American / Spanish-speaking community.

November 15th, 2014

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Colecciones Biológicas 3.0

The concept of this training course is to take advanced collection managers and curators from Latin America to the next frontier on collection management, the so-called 3.0 (http://www.recibio.net/why-biological-colections-3-0/). After the paradigm of collections as card files and collections as isolated databases attached to physical specimens, now it is time to tackle aspects that will enable collections to be an integral part of a global information system on biodiversity for science and...

November 15th, 2014

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Workshop on Biodiversity Metadata Management in Latin America

This workshop is organised by the Iberoamerican Biodiversity Information Platform (PIIB) and plans to create regional capacity in Latin America in the area of biodiversity metadata and to reinforce collaboration. The objective is to promote the creation, development, access and interoperability of metadata catalogues.
The ultimate aim is to improve data and information management that can efficiently support research, education and decision making related to the biological diversity knowledge, conservation and sustainable development.

November 15th, 2014