GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge to spark innovation in open-access biodiversity informatics

The GBIF Secretariat has launched the inaugural GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge, hoping to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data by scientists, informaticians, data modelers, cartographers and other experts.

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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.

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Capacity project generates new guide on camera trapping

A new guide that helps generate data for conservation policy using camera trap images is among the major products of a three-year capacity-building project involving GBIF and partners in India and Norway.

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GBIF.org adds ‘data trends’ charts and richer national information

Users of GBIF.org can now visualize global and national trends in data mobilization and learn more about GBIF’s national Participants.

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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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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).

December 18th, 2014