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You can find below a chart with the annual schedule of the training programme of the Coordination Unit of GBIF Spain. The dates shown are approximate. If you want to obtain further information about any of the activities listed here, please visit our section about activities organised by GBIF Spain.

This schedule is subject to change: all comments from users are welcome at .


GBIF.ES Ecological Niche Modelling Workshop

The Coordination Unit of the Spanish GBIF node organises the 13th Ecological Niche Modelling workshop. The basic concepts needed to understand and perform biological data analysis through modelling are studied in this practical workshop, together with diverse software commonly used in this field, as R or MaxEnt. This workshop will be given by Blas M. Benito (Aarhus University). It will take place in  February 7-10, 2017 in the computing facility of The Royal Botanical Garden (CSIC).

280 € - 26 learning hours

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7-10 February
8th E-Learning Workshop on Data Recording for Technicians in Natural History Collections

This online 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 application used will be (HZL) developed by the Coordination Unit of the Spanish GBIF Node. The advanced functionalities and their use to manage natural history collections will not be included in the workshop, since there are specific workshops on those issues.

Free - 30 learning hours

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22 February - 8 March
GBIF.ES Workshop Using QGIS and CARTO to work with biodiversity records

An increasing number of ecologists and biological recorders are using QGIS software to help them visualise, explore and analyse their spatial data. During this course, participants will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of GIS and using QGIS as a tool to explore biodiversity records downloaded from GBIF. Carto will be presented as another tool to visualise cartographic information.

120 € - 26 learning hours

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21-24 March
GBIF.ES Workshop Biodiversity data publishing in GBIF and data papers

This training event is directed to biologists, natural history curators and scientists who are actively involved in monitoring  and managing biodiversity data. It aims to prepare participants to be able to prepare, use and publish biodiversity data through the GBIF network. Topics such as data quality, data cleaning and validation, data standardization and data publication through the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) will be addressed. This workshop will also show how to convert descriptions of biodiversity data (metadata) into scientific journal articles (data papers).

Free - 26 learning hours

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26-28 April
Regional training on agrobiodiversity using biodiversity information

This workshops is targeting directly the agrobiodiversity community. The course will explore the use of biodiversity information in two goals: i) promote crops production, using related resources like crop wild relatives, landraces or underutilized species; ii) promote wild biodiversity benefits to farming activities, as ecosystem services or environmental bioindicator indexes. In both approaches, the use of biodiversity information with be extensively explored, either from GBIF (including the infrastructure of software tools) or other sources, in which case links with GBIF with be promoted or tested.

28 - 30 June (Lisbon)
GBIF.ES Workshop: Record and Manage Observations From Nature Using Natusfera

This training event is aimed at managers and participants of nature associations, teachers in environmental sciences, environmental technicians, and any amateur or professional who wants to learn or share their observations of biodiversity. It will be structured in four modules that include notions about citizen science, the GBIF network, generalities about Natusfera and its main functionalities: observations, species, projects, places, guides and people. In addition, successful experiences of projects using Natusfera will be presented. The practical session will consist of recording observations in the Royal Botanic Garden, their synchronization and subsequent revision. Finally we will give an overview of the current potential of this tool showing how to import the observations of Natusfera in a GIS.

Free - 7 learning hours

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5 October

GBIF.ES Workshop: Functionalities of international and national GBIF data portals

This year GBIF Secretariat plans to launch a new international data portal. The opportunity will be taken to hold a workshop dedicated to explore the new functionalities offered by this site. The test version of this site is already available at In addition, it will also be presented the GBIF.ES data portal based on the ALA project.

Free - 15 learning hours

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7-8 November
GBIF.ES E-Learning Workshop on Data Quality in biodiversity databases

This workshop is addressed to people who work with biological databases: both those working in natural history collections and those working with other biodiversity-related databases. Concepts, methods and tools related to biodiversity data quality will be updated. For example: definition of data quality, strategies for improving data quality and tools to check, validate and correct data in the context of GBIF.

Free - 30 learning hours

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29 November - 15 December

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