GBIF news

2015 Young Researchers Award: Call for proposals

The GBIF Secretariat invites proposals from graduate students for the 2015 Young Researchers Award. This prize intends to foster innovative research and discovery in biodiversity informatics by graduate students.

This year, GBIF will present two awards of €4,000 each to one master’s student and one doctoral student. Students must apply through and be nominated by a Head of Delegation (HoD) of a GBIF Participant country (see the complete list of GBIF Participants).

GBIF Spain launches new national data portal

GBIF Spain released its new national biodiversity data portal on Friday, November 28, at an event at Real Jardín Botánico-CSIC in Madrid. The new site—http://datos.gbif.es—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.