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Mapping the niche of Ebola host animals

Using GBIF-mediated occurrence records for bats believed to act as reservoir hosts, researchers have mapped the areas of Africa potentially at risk from outbreaks of the Ebola virus.

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October 4th, 2014

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Data Sharing, Data Standards, and Demystifying the IPT

This workshop focus on building skills of staff whose job it is to maintain and update datasets in existing IPT instances. From the research community, we invite taxonomists who wish to learn how to share and publish their occurrence data in the arwin Core Archive (DwC-A) format. This workshop will focus on occurrence data, with the intent to discuss use of IPT extensions (e.g., media, genomics, determinations, and relationship extensions). There will be a sample dataset for teaching. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own dataset to work with. Apply...

November 15th, 2014

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GBIF Regional Meeting: North American Nodes

The fourth GBIF North American Nodes meeting will focus on progress updates of the North American regional strategy and discuss the way forward for implementing the strategy in the next year. MEETING AGENDA 9:00 am Welcome, Tour de Table - Introductions (R. Hanner & M. Graham) 9:30 am Mtg Objectives, strategic workplan, data struture updates (GBIF Secretariat) 10:15 am Break 10:30 am BISON update (B. Wheeler) 11:00 am CanBif (Re)Launch 11:30 am Canadensys update (D. Shorthouse) 12:00 pm Lunch and Tour of BIO/CBG 1:00 pm Varied...

November 15th, 2014

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Side event: Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership

The Executive Secretary of GBIF, Donald Hobern, is presenting at a side event on the Global Invasive Alien Species Information Partnership (GIASIP), on 14 October 2013, during the 17th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-17).
 
Under an agreement with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), the GBIF Secretariat will be the primary focal point of GIASIP, which brings together a number of organizations focussed on improving the interoperability of different information sources on...

November 15th, 2014

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Side event at CBD SBSTTA: Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook

GBIF will host a side event on the Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook (GBIO) from 18:15 - 19:45 on Wednesday, 16 October.
 
The event will launch a new initiative to focus effort and investment towards better understanding of life on Earth and our impacts upon it.
 
The Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook (GBIO) offers a framework to harness the immense power of information technology and an open data culture, to gather unprecedented evidence about biodiversity and to inform better decisions. Co-authors of this consensus document will...

November 15th, 2014

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2001 1st GBIF Governing Board (GB1) Meeting

The first GBIF Governing Board meeting (GB1) took place at the ICAO Headquarters in Montreal, Canada on 9-11 March 2001. Twenty-four countries and 4 international organisations participated in the meeting.

November 15th, 2014

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2010 North America Regional Nodes Meeting

The GBIF North American Regional Nodes Meeting was held on 11-12 August 2010 at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada. Hosting partners and sponsors included The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO), the Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF), Canada's Federal Biodiversity Information Partnership (FBIP), the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL), and the secretariat of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The 31 workshop participants included GBIF Nodes representatives from Canada and United States, and from...

November 15th, 2014

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III Workshop "Becoming a GBIF Data Provider": DiGIR and ABCD

Workshop on biodiversity data provision tools for the GBIF Network. It included training in two types of software: DiGIR Provider and ABCD Provider. It also included the installation of a custom DiGIR data portal.

November 15th, 2014