The volume of data covering Brazil’s rich variety of flora and fungi has seen a massive boost in recent weeks as datasets from around 100 of the country’s herbaria, totalling some three million occurrence records, have begun flowing through GBIF.org
The National Laboratory for Scientific Computing in Brazil (Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica, LNCC), host of the Brazilian Node of GBIF, organizes a full week of activities around biodiversity informatics as part of their summer program 2015.
The main topics covered included a presentation of the current state of both SiBBr and SiB Colombia, a discussion about possibly developing a new harvesting and indexing tool for both portals, and the experiments on running SDM in parallel environments.
The fourth GBIF Latin American Nodes meeting will focus on Latin America Program and Collaboration. There will be discussions about the Latin America work program for the next year(s) and ways to strengthen regional and international collaboration.