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Strategic meeting of the partners of the JRS project ‘Mobilizing Africa’s policy and decision-making relevant biodiversity data’

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) in partnership with African Participants of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) are planning to hold a meeting to implement an innovative and collaborative project aimed at ensuring relevant biodiversity information is available to support efficient policy formulation and decision-making in Africa.
The project, entitled, Mobilizing Africa’s policy and decision-making relevant biodiversity data, is generously funded by the JRS Biodiversity Foundation.
The overarching aim of the project...

November 15th, 2014

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2013 GBIF Africa regional Nodes meeting

The GBIF Nodes of the Africa region gathered in Pretoria in 2013 to: • Review current status of the Nodes: highlights, achievements and challenges. • Report on progress with the implementation of the African Regional Action Plan. • Progress with the African Coordinating Mechanism i.e. the development of the business case for BI for Africa. • Determine the way forward with the Action Plan. • Election of a new regional representative. • Input into the mid-term meeting and GB 20, including important issues for the side event.

November 15th, 2014

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Building Biodiversity Informatics Institutions Course

This course focuses on development and establishment of institutions that focus on biodiversity informatics. As a consequence, we envision participants as individuals who are more advanced, with the potential to participate in creation of such institutions. See, as examples of such institutions, Mexico's CONABIO (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/), Brazil's CRIA (http://www.cria.org.br/), Costa Rica's INBio (http://www.inbio.ac.cr/en/), Colombia's Humboldt...

November 15th, 2014

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Biodiversity Informatics Data Analysis Training Course

This course will provide an overview of and introduction to a suite of biodiversity data analyses, beyond ecological niche modeling and and the related species distribution modeling: place prioritization, survey gap analysis and inventory completeness metrics, species inventories, macroecological analyses, etc., presented by experts from the USA, Mexico, Brazil, and elsewhere.
The diversity of topics should be quite rewarding, as many of them are interrelated and interconnected. The course will include conceptual overviews, detailed instructions for implementation,...

November 15th, 2014

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Biodiversity Information Architecture Workshop by SANBI

The aim of the workshop is to develop a 'blue print' for South Africa's new biodiversity information system. This new system will incorporate existing elements from the current systems of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), but will have to integrate information from GBIF, EoL, BHL, genetics info systems, citizen science and others.
The aim is to develop a new architecture that will reduce the operational costs and the suite of skills required to develop and maintain systems but provide a coherent and responsive approach to support research,...

November 15th, 2014

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Workshop in using R for species distribution modelling by SABIF

SABIF is hosting a training workshop focused on technical skills in using R to do species distribution modelling. The course will be conducted by Dr Vernon Visser from the Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University.

November 15th, 2014

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Biodiversity georeferencing training workshop by SABIF

Georeferencing is the process of recording the ‘where’ of primary biodiversity data. This is valuable information because it gives geographical context to digitized specimens; offers insight into the range and occurring locations of a given species; aids collectors in the field in locating relevant specimens and facilitates the application of many useful tools, from species dot maps to full GIS analysis.
This course will be presented by Burgert Muller (KwaZulu-Natal Museum), Connal Eardley (Agricultural Research Council), Sherwyn Mack (South African Institute for...

November 15th, 2014

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2006 12th GBIF Governing Board (GB12) Meeting

The 12th GBIF Governing Board meeting (GB12) and associated events took place at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa on 3-4 April 2006. Thirty-nine countries and 14 international organisations represented by 110 delegates participated in the meeting.

November 15th, 2014

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2011 GBIF Africa Regional Nodes Meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to finalise the African Coordinating Mechanism; initiate the implementation of the African Regional Action Plan; and prepare for GBIF 18.

November 15th, 2014

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Data fitness-for-use training workshop by SABIF

This training will be part of the annual Biodiversity Information Management Forum hosted by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). The Forum brings together members of organisations involved in mobilising, managing or using biodiversity data. This training will be relevant for those involved in generating and mobilising data. All participants will be actively involved in working with data and their participation will contribute to improving the quality of data served by SANBI and South African Biodiversity Information Facility (SABIF). Many...

November 15th, 2014