Species observations from thousands of scuba divers all over the world are now freely accessible via the GBIF portal.
Featured data use
Research using records available through GBIF, in combination with other data, studies the role of rare and common species in the functioning of ecosystems.
Eight Participant nodes share expertise on data publishing, portal development, digitization and e-learning.
Miguel Bastos Aráujo, Portuguese winner of the prestigious GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Prize for 2013, plans to build an 'Ecotron' experimental facility to test model predictions of the impacts of climate change on species distributions.
Citizen ‘herbonauts’ can now contribute to science by helping to digitize the vast quantity of plant records held in the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in Paris, host of the GBIF national node.