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GBIF Participants collaborate in 2013 mentoring projects

Eight Participant nodes share expertise on data publishing, portal development, digitization and e-learning.

Also tagged: GBIF nodes Mentoring Colombia Brazil Belgium Togo Mauritania France Spain Portugal Europe Latin America Africa

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Boost for biodiversity informatics capacity in Southern Africa

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), which hosts the GBIF national node, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) to underpin development of a post-graduate research hub for biodiversity information management.

Also tagged: Capacity projects South Africa Africa

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Conserving genetic diversity of crops in West Africa

A shortlist of 20 plants for priority conservation in Benin has been drawn up, based on relatedness to crops used to sustain livelihoods in the country, using GBIF to help identify plant records from relevant genera.

Also tagged: Benin China United Kingdom Africa

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Adapting agriculture to future climate: the date palm

Climate change will make many parts of North Africa unsuitable for growing date palms, according to research using occurrence data accessed via GBIF to generate models based on future conditions of temperature and moisture.

Also tagged: Australia Oceania Asia Latin America Africa

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Sharing expertise to manage data for science and society

Mentoring among GBIF Participants will support network-building and publication of biodiversity data from Indonesia, Costa Rica and cities worldwide.

Also tagged: Mentoring Japan Oceania Asia Latin America Africa

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Republic of Congo is new GBIF Participant

The Republic of Congo (ROC) has become the latest country to sign the GBIF Memorandum of Understanding on free and open access to biodiversity data.

Also tagged: Congo Africa

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