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GBits Newsletter no. 44

July 2015

Abstract 

NEWS UPDATES
Pre-announcement: BID call for proposals from Africa
Surveys seek to understand biodiversity data needs and resources in Africa
Six finalists selected for GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge
GBIF awards six capacity enhancement grants for 2015
Winners of the GBIF Young Researchers Award for 2015 announced
GBIF Annual Report for 2014 published
Task groups to help make data more ‘fit for use’ in key research areas
Data quality guide now in Portuguese

GBIF DATA IN USE

NEW DATA
Major increase in Brazilian plant and fungus data
Data records published by Belgium, Benin, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Uganda, United States

GBIF COMMUNITY
GBIF France launches new national data portal for biodiversity
Finland launches public test version of new national data portal

AROUND THE NETWORK
World Register of Introduced Marine Species launched
Open access data comes to Natural History Museum, London
Funding available to publish Norwegian species occurrence data
Pilot project explores securing traditional knowledge via ALA
Conference showcases Belgian biodiversity informatics projects
Tool developed to crossmap checklists
German data portal funded with a three-year €5.8 million grant

MENTORING AND TRAINING
Material from Norwegian data paper workshop available online
GBIF Benin featured on national TV
GBIF France trains Malagasy data managers on data publishing and use

EVENTS

Citation 

GBIF Secretariat (2015). GBits Newsletter no. 44. 10 pp. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

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GBIF Secretariat

Publisher 

GBIF Secretariat

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GBIF Secretariat