Past events

  • Nov
    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.
    Bogotá, Colombia
  • Nov
    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. The inaugural IORC was held in June 2005, when the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) with The Oceanography Society (TOS), brought attendees together to discuss expected developments in marine sciences in the decade that followed. Now, almost ten years later, the same institutions are...
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Nov
    The IUCN World Parks Congress is the landmark global forum on protected areas held every ten years. It will be convened with the theme “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions” designed to reflect and help deliver IUCN’s three Programme Areas. The World Parks Congress 2014 will articulate the vital role of protected areas in conserving nature while delivering essential ecosystem services, position protected areas within the goals of economic and community well-being in the post-2015 development agenda, and demonstrate and guide how this can be achieved in practice. The...
    Sydney, Australia
  • Oct
    Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) will hold its 2014 annual conference in Jönköping, Sweden, 27-31 October 2014. The theme of the meeting is Applications and Data Standards for Sustaining Biodiversity. Subprogrammes will include: Applications, Semantic Technologies, Capacity Building, Phyloinformatics, Outreach and Collaboration, ePublications, Trait Data. Capacity Building sessions are being planned before and during the conference.
    Jönköping, Sweden
  • Oct
    ARCOS and the Africa Mountain Partnership Champions Committee in partnership with the East African Community (EAC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) are organizing the 1st African Mountains Regional Forum (AMRF), a forum with the goal to enhance collaboration and frame a regional agenda for sustainable mountain development in African mountains. Registration and submission of papers for the event is on-going on the ARCOS’ Event’s Website (...
    Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Oct
    The twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will engage in a mid-term review of the implementation of the Strategic Plan and the Aichi targets. The theme of the meeting will be 'Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.' The Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP MOP 7) will take place immediately before COP 12. Additional information will be available in due course.
    Pyeongchang, Korea, Republic of
  • Sep
    The Governing Board meeting, including the Science Symposium, will take place at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on 16-18 September 2014. Prior to the Governing Board meeting, on 15 September, the meeting of the GBIF committees will take place.
    New Delhi, India
  • Sep
    Open to young graduate and post-graduate scientists from both within and outside the network partners, the ALTER-Net Summer School provides an innovative atmosphere for thinking about and resolving the sustainability challenges that society is currently facing. Our Summer School aims at contributing to the durable integration and spread of excellence within and beyond the network, with a view to promoting interdisciplinary approaches.
    Peyresq, France
  • Sep
    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...
    Cotonou, Benin
  • Sep
    The fourth GBIF Latin American Nodes meeting will focus on Latin America Program and Collaboration. There will be discussions about the Latin America work program for the next year(s) and ways to strengthen regional and international collaboration. EU-LA-C collaboration opportunities, E-learning, Biodiversity data portals, Integration about species, data quality and communication channels will also be discussed. Lastly, preparations will be made for the coming GBIF Governing Board meeting.
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil