Capacity building for biodiversity data sharing through the Caribbean Coastal Data Centre in Jamaica

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Black River, Jamaica

Black River, Jamaica. Photo by Kent MacElwee via Flickr. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

This project will enhance the capacity of the Caribbean Coastal Data Centre (CCDC) to organize and manage primary biodiversity data about the marine and coastal environments of Jamaica and the Caribbean. Major gaps exist in the region’s data holdings, due in part to the lack of established protocols for adding new data from researchers and data holders, and policy makers need sound scientific evidence to strengthen decision-making processes. By focusing on maintaining high-quality data, CCDC hopes to improve data sharing and data reuse.

The project will seek to

  • Implement a data management policy

  • Complete an inventory of biodiversity data holdings amongst the partner institutions

  • Offer a workshop for researchers on how to publish metadata and primary biodiversity data through GBIF.org

  • Support project partners with data processing and analysis services

  • Provide data for technical reports and policy formulation

CCDC, a unit within The University of the West Indies-Centre for Marine Sciences, will collaborate on the project with the Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory and the Climate Change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Government of Jamaica.

Funding
€ 5,000
Co funding
€ 17,530
Type of grant
Small grant
Duration
1 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2018
Programme
BID
Project identifier
BID-CA2106-0004-SMA

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