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GBIF Spain launches new national data portal

GBIF Spain released its new national biodiversity data portal on Friday, November 28, at an event at Real Jardín Botánico-CSIC in Madrid. The new site—http://datos.gbif.es—provides free access to more than 10 million biodiversity records from 69 Spanish institutions and projects as well as nearly another million records of biodiversity in Spain published by institutions abroad.

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2nd International Ocean Research Conference

The 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) is an opportunity for the scientific community to come together to plan the coming decade of international collaboration in marine science and technology, with a view to improving ocean governance.

November 26th, 2014

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Spatial Conservation Planning with Marxan by Transmitting Science

Marxan (Ian Ball and Hugh Possingham, 2000) is a software program used to support the design of marine and terrestrial reserves worldwide. Using Marxan, planners can identify an efficient system of conservation sites that include a suite of biodiversity targets at a minimal cost.

November 26th, 2014

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Workshop on data paper publication by GBIF Spain

This workshop will promote to convert descriptions of biodiversity data (metadata) into scientific journal articles as one possible mechanism to offer scholarly recognition for efforts and investment by data publishers.

November 26th, 2014

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III Workshop on biodiversity data migration by GBIF Spain

Digitizing biodiversity data is the most costly task among the processes aimed to their use and analysis. However, having the data ‘in the computer’ is not enough to be fit for proper use nor management.

November 26th, 2014

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2006 12.5th GBIF Governing Board (GB12.5) Meeting

The extra-ordinary GBIF Governing Board meeting (GB12.5) took place at the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, Spain on 15-16 June 2006.

22 countries participated in the meeting.

November 26th, 2014

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2010 Europe Regional Nodes Meeting

The GBIF Europe Regional Nodes meeting was organized by the Spanish and Dutch GBIF Nodes, with 12 Nodes represented, along with other relevant European organizations and initiatives such as LifeWatch, PESI and Species 2000/4D4Life.

November 26th, 2014

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Training course on persistent identifiers

GBIF has identified the provision of identifiers for biodiversity objects as one of the central challenges to developing a global bioinformatics infrastructure.

November 26th, 2014

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III GBIF Georeferencing Biodiversity Databases International Workshop

This was the third GBIF workshop on georeferencing, by the GBIF Secretariat and GBIF Spain. The event was held in the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid (CSIC), Spain, 5-8 May 2008. Main lecturer: John Wieczorek, University of Berkeley (California).

November 26th, 2014