Event Details

Unlocking local government treasure troves: new frontiers in biodiversity informatics

description 
This workshop is part of a Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) mentoring programme, involving SANBI and ICLEI’s Cities Biodiversity Centre. It aims to empower local governments with the know-how, standards and tools that can be used to discover and and publish primary biodiversity data via the GBIF network.
Local governments are critical contributors to the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Aichi Targets. They also have access to a wealth of fine-scale biodiversity data which, if shared in a consistent format, enable effective policy implementation at local level as well as contributing to improved data resolution across the landscape. Better science, informing better decisions at all scales, will result from free and open access to these data.
audience 
Local government representatives at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Hyderabad, India.
contact 
RSVP to: georgina.avlonitis_at_iclei.org
participants 
  • Daly, Brenda(Main contact)
  • Galt, Russell(Main contact)
dates 
17 October 2012
Venue Country 
India
status 
Closed
language 
English