GBIF Spain has launched a new national biodiversity data portal that provides free access to more than 10 million biodiversity records from 69 Spanish institutions and projects as well as nearly another million records of biodiversity in Spain published by institutions abroad.
The 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) is an opportunity for the scientific community to come together to plan the coming decade of international collaboration in marine science and technology, with a view to improving ocean governance.
Marxan (Ian Ball and Hugh Possingham, 2000) is a software program used to support the design of marine and terrestrial reserves worldwide. Using Marxan, planners can identify an efficient system of conservation sites that include a suite of biodiversity targets at a minimal cost.
In Ecology many patterns at the population or community level emerge from processes, variability and interactions at the individual scale. Therefore it is increasingly acknowledged that the basic entities in many ecological models should be individuals.
This workshop will promote to convert descriptions of biodiversity data (metadata) into scientific journal articles as one possible mechanism to offer scholarly recognition for efforts and investment by data publishers.
Digitizing biodiversity data is the most costly task among the processes aimed to their use and analysis. However, having the data ‘in the computer’ is not enough to be fit for proper use nor management.
The GBIF Europe Regional Nodes meeting was organized by the Spanish and Dutch GBIF Nodes, with 12 Nodes represented, along with other relevant European organizations and initiatives such as LifeWatch, PESI and Species 2000/4D4Life.