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Side event at CBD SBSTTA: Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook


GBIF will host a side event on the Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook (GBIO) from 18:15 - 19:45 on Wednesday, 16 October.

The event will launch a new initiative to focus effort and investment towards better understanding of life on Earth and our impacts upon it.

The Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook (GBIO) offers a framework to harness the immense power of information technology and an open data culture, to gather unprecedented evidence about biodiversity and to inform better decisions. Co-authors of this consensus document will explain how CBD Parties and stakeholders can contribute to and benefit from the activities outlined in GBIO


Number of participants and target audience

Representatives from governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, indigenous and local communities, business and academia

Contact information

The SBSTTA meeting is organized by the CBD Secretariat ( For information on the GBIF side event, please contact info AT


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14-18 October 2013


International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) , Montreal , Canada