Resource

GBits Newsletter no. 45

December 2015

Abstract 

NEWS UPDATES
- GBIF opens BID call for proposals from Africa
- Private sector holds key data to help preserve Gulf and West Asia ecosystems
- Winners named for first GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge
- GBIF releases 2014 science review
- Public consultation: GBIF invites comments on data gap analysis guide .
- Videos from New York biodiversity informatics symposium online.2
- 22nd meeting of the GBIF Governing Board held

NEW PARTICIPANTS

SECRETARIAT STAFF CHANGES

DATA PUBLISHING
- IPT v2.3 released
- New plugin converts metadata into scholarly manuscripts at the click of a button

GBIF COMMUNITY
- Workshop in Luanda discusses participation of Angola in GBIF
- Six GBIF nodes meet on developing national biodiversity data portals
- Mobilizing a network to promote GBIF in Russia
- Malawi’s participation in GBIF endorsed by national stakeholders
- Brazil workshop promotes publishing of sample-based data
- GBIF network members from five African countries trained in ecological niche modelling
- Uruguayan data technicians trained in publishing tools
- Workshop identifies actions for limiting the spread of invasive species in sub-Saharan Africa

GBIF DATA IN USE

NEW DATA
- eBird update adds 58 million new observations

- Data records by the Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, BioFresh, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States

Citation 

GBIF Secretariat (2015). GBits Newsletter no. 45. 13 pp. Copenhagen: Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

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GBIF Secretariat

Publisher 

GBIF Secretariat

Rights holder 

GBIF Secretariat