During the last two years, the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and it Secretariat has been developing a new Content Management System for the Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) of the Convention. The tool, named "Bioland", is interoperable with others biodiversity databases.
The principle goals of this project is to reinforce links between CHM and GBIF communities, and to develop concrete synergies, for example a specific GBIF-compatible plugin for Bioland.
As a part of the first phase of the project, the Bioland tool became active and available for partners to use. A workshop was held in the start of October 2019 to give the partners involved in the project access to Bioland as well as full proficiency. The workshop also included training in the GBIF process, data acquisition and methods, so in the end of the workshop partners were ready to start the implementation of the Bioland tool in their national CHM.