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You will find here EVERY piece of news collected in the news archive of GBIF.ES.


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November 21st, 2011
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New version DARWIN TEST 3.1

It is now available the new version DARWIN TEST 3.1. Darwin Test is a software application to validate and check records from datasets in a Darwin Core 1.2 Darwin Core 1.4 format. Among other functionalities, this new version improves the ability to export and import to the new Darwin Core Archive.

Find further information about DARWIN TEST in its website: http://www.gbif.es/darwin_test/Darwin_Test_in.php

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November the 18th, 2011
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GBIF Worskshop on Persistent Identifiers for biodiversity data 

The GBIF Secretariat is pleased to announce a new training opportunity for GBIF Participants: a Course on Persistent Identifiers. This event will be organized in collaboration with GBIF Spain and will be held in Madrid (Spain) the 8-10 February 2012. We offer four places for Spanish candidates who must send their application form at their earliest convenience and no later than the 9 December 2011. The nomination must be sent by email to info@gbif.es and must include the registration form, the CV of the candidate, any relevant support letters and other relevant information.

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November the 4th, 2011
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In the last 17th Meeting of the Governing Board of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) that took place in October 2010 in Suwon (Korea), a new open-ended Memorandum of Understanding was approved. Now, Spanish Government has signed this MoU by which GBIF.ES is intended to be a long term project in order to sustain the benefits of access to biodiversity data. Permalink Permalink



November the 2nd, 2011
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Second GBIF Workshop on VegAna

On December the 20th and 21st, it will take place the second Basic workshop on VegAna. B-VegAna (Vegetation edition and Analysis) is an integrated software package oriented towards the storage, management and analysis of ecological data. The package consists of five main programs (ZamiaDroid, Quercus, Fagus, Yucca and Ginkgo) which can be run independently. Subscriptions forms must be submitted to info@gbif.es before November the 22th. More information...
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October the 11th, 2011
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The Draft Data Specifications consultation period will be closed by October 21st 2011

Since June 2011 there is an ongoing open consultation of the draft version of all the data specifications of themes in Annex II and III which will be closed by Oct 21 2011. The most important topics related to biodiversity are: Bio-geographical Regions, Habitats and biotopes and Species distribution. Their work is now available for public view and consultation by the INSPIRE Stakeholder Community as draft Guidelines. Based on all the comments received, the INSPIRE TWGs will issue a new version of the Data Specification.

Though the TWG has been loyal to the INSPIRE Directive definition is has been thoroughly debated since the consequences is that the data specification does not support the dissemination of high resolution primary data, e.g. from the GBIF-network or other sources if they exists. The data model allows though to present the underlying data providers and source databases in each grid cell or other spatial representation. For GBIF as a major contributor from a lot of academic institutions to biodiversity data in Europe (for the time being more than 100 mill records), the consequence is that good quality primary data with high resolution will not be available as primary data as such through the INSPIRE data portal. From national experiences it is clear that spatial species data for users at local scale (municipalities etc.) , they demand and benefit from detailed primary data in their management and decisionmaking. For national and international use cases the data specification is sufficiently detailed.

Comments and suggestions must be submitted to Paloma Abad - Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) - using the following template. More information...
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