GBIF Spain has launched a new national biodiversity data portal that 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.
A new collaboration between GBIF and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO aims to improve the volume and quality of information available to policy makers for conservation and sustainable use of the ocean’s biological resources.
Held in New Delhi in September, the GBIF Public Symposium featured speakers outlining recent developments in biodiversity informatics and highlighting innovative research uses of GBIF-mediated data. Watch on-demand videos of the live-stream coverage.
The new Intergovernmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has launched a series of thematic assessments aimed at informing decision makers on a range of pressing environmental issues, and a task force supporting the data and information needs of the platform.