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New partnership targets improved information on marine biodiversity

A new collaboration between GBIF and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO aims to improve the volume and quality of information available to policy makers for conservation and sustainable use of the ocean’s biological resources.

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Watch the GBIF Public Symposium 2014

Held in New Delhi in September, the GBIF Public Symposium featured speakers outlining recent developments in biodiversity informatics and highlighting innovative research uses of GBIF-mediated data. Watch on-demand videos of the live-stream coverage.

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Indian minister opens GBIF Governing Board meeting

Indian Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, has stated India’s commitment to developing a robust digital infrastructure for biodiversity data at the opening of GB21in New Delhi.

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eBird update pushes records in GBIF over 500 million

The annual update of the eBird Observational Dataset (EOD) has pushed the number of occurrence records published through GBIF past half a billion.

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Irish GBIF award winner uses statistics to measure sampling effort

A master’s student from Ireland helping to detect biases and identify gaps in biodiversity data has been selected as a winner of the GBIF Young Researchers Award.

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New partnership targets improved information on marine biodiversity

A new collaboration between GBIF and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO aims to improve the volume and quality of information available to policy makers for conservation and sustainable use of the ocean’s biological resources.

October 9th, 2014

Uruguay rejoins GBIF as a Voting Participant

Uruguay has rejoined the GBIF network as a full Voting Participant, becoming the eighth Participant country from GBIF’s Latin American region and the 38th national government with full representation in GBIF.

October 8th, 2014