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July the 2nd, 2012
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6th Workshop about Digital Images for Biodiversity Studies

The Coordination Unit of the Spanish GBIF Node launches the 6th Workshop about Digital Images for Biodiversity Studies. It will be hold in September 2012 from the 26th to the 28th in the computing facility of the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid (CSIC). This workshop is conceived for those experts and researchers working with natural history collection specimens and those involved in research projects about biodiversity who are interested in the management and the publication in the Internet of digital images.

The deadline to send pre-subscription forms is August the 29th, 2012.

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June the 29th, 2012
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Spain at the head of Europe in biodiversity data use

With almost 60,000 visits per year, Spain is ahead of countries such as Germany, United Kingdom or France in the use of biodiversity data -just behind United States of America and Mexico. These results are shown in a recent statistics report about the usage of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The report can be checked out here. GBIF, which consists of a consortium of international organizations and countries, is the biggest biodiversity database network worldwide. Spain is a founder member of GBIF.

GBIF is a scientific infrastructure aimed at researchers and professionals. The high use rate that has being done in our country is a clear indicator of the power of the research on biodiversity in Spain and the importance of its management. This also means that there is a high implementation of this innovative scientific infrastructure. GBIF is a distributed infrastructure composed by national nodes. In Spain, the national node (http://www.gbif.es) is sponsored by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and managed by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Currently, GBIF provides access to more than 350 million of species distribution records. In Spain, there are 62 institutions providing more than 8 million records in total.

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June the 25th, 2012
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2nd Call of the E-Learning Workshop on Data Recording for Technicians in Natural History Collections

Subscription period is now open for the upcoming Online Workshop on Data Recording for Technicians in Natural History Collections that will take place in September 18th to October 2nd, 2012. This workshop is addressed to technicians specialised in natural history collection specimen data recording, both in zoological and botanical ones. During the workshop, the different approaches to the digitization of this kind of information will be studied. The software applications used will be Herbar/Zoorbar Ligero (HZL), developed by the Coordination Unit of the Spanish GBIF Node. Subscription forms must be submitted to info@gbif.es before August the 16th.
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June the 11th, 2012
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Plant names in Spain with LSIDs for biodiversity information systems and data sharing

We are making available plant names of genera found in Spain. These have been extracted from The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) by selecting names of those plant genera covered by the Anthos project. This catalogue contains more than a half a million plant names, all of them with permanent identifiers (LSIDs). The information is provided as MS-Access databases in two formats: NOMEN Format compatible with  Herbar, Zoorbar, HZL and Bibmaster; and Species2000 Format compatible with Darwin Test. More information...
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June the 7th, 2012
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Awards target novel research on species distributions

GBIF Ebbe Nielsen prize and Young Researchers Award honour scientists exploring interactions between climate, ecology and evolution. This year's Ebbe Nielsen Prize should contribute to better understanding of how plants respond to climate change, following the selection of Nathan Swenson in the United States to receive the prestigious annual award funded by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The decision was made by the GBIF Science Committee, which also chose a PhD student from Argentina and a master's student from Colombia to receive the 2012 Young Researchers Award, for promising work on biogeography and species distributions. More information...
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