GB25: 25th Meeting of the GBIF Governing Board

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15 - 18 October 2018
Kilkenny castle 3
Group photo of GB25 attendees, © Dylan Vaughan, used with permission.


The National Biodiversity Data Centre, the national GBIF Participant and node in Ireland, hosted GB25 in Kilkenny, in the country’s southeast, from 15-18 October 2018. More details about the event remain available (for now) on the GB25 website.

Governing board presentations

Public session

On the afternoon of 17 October, members of the broader GBIF community shared presentations under the theme of GBIF applications and relevance: progress and next steps. In addition, as in recent years, winners of the annual Young Researchers Awards were presented and winners of the 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge announced.

GBIF.org at 1 billion records: trends in data publication and research use
Kyle Copas, Communications Manager, GBIF Secretariat | presentation

Encouraging a data citation culture
Daniel Noesgaard, Science Communications Coordinator, GBIF Secretariat | presentation

Shining a light on ‘dark taxa’: naming and discovering DNA-based biodiversity data, Part 1
Dmitry Schigel, Scientific Officer, GBIF Secretariat | presentation

Shining a light on ‘dark taxa’: naming and discovering DNA-based biodiversity data, Part 2
Urmas Kõljalg, University of Tartu Natural History Museum & Botanic Garden, Estonia

Shining a light on ‘dark taxa’: naming and discovering DNA-based biodiversity data, Part 3
Dmitry Schigel, Scientific Officer, GBIF Secretariat

Improved information on invasive and alien species, Part 1
Shyama Pagad, IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group (via video), New Zealand

Improved information on invasive and alien species, Part 2
Tim Hirsch, Deputy Director, GBIF Secretariat | presentation

Improved ecological data capture and Essential Biodiversity Variables
introduced by Donald Hobern, Executive Secretary, GBIF Secretariat

Improved ecological data capture and Essential Biodiversity Variables

Laetitia Navarro, GEO BON: Group on Earth Observations – Biodiversity Observation Network, Germany | presentation

Overcoming the taxonomic challenge

Olaf Bánki, Species 2000 | Catalogue of Life, Netherlands | presentation

Biodiversity data for national reporting

Liam Lysaght, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland | presentation

GBIF Young Researchers Award

introduction by Anders G. Finstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology | GBIF Science Committee

2018 GBIF Young Researchers Award winner: Kate Ingenloff, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute, United States

2nd introduction by Anders G. Finstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology | GBIF Science Committee

2018 GBIF Young Researchers Award winner: Raquel Gaião Silva, University of Algarve, Portugal

2018 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

introduced by Greg Riccardi, iDigBio | GBIF Science Committee

Location
Kilkenney
Country or area
Ireland
When
15 - 18 October 2018