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The Global Biodiversity Facility GBIF is an inter-governmental organization borned in 2001 that currently comprises 53 governments and 43 international organizations. GBIF is a network of national nodes with an international mandate settled in Copenhagen. The main goal of GBIF is to provide free and open online access to global biodiversity data supporting at the same time scientific research, conservation and sustainable development. More information...

July 21st, 2017
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GBIF publishes its 2017 Science Review

A new number of the Science Review has recently been released by GBIF. This document provides an annual survey drawn from the Secretariat’s ongoing literature tracking programme, which identifies research uses and citations of biodiversity information accessed through GBIF’s global infrastructure. This year's report gathers together more than 400 scientific papers published in 2016 which means a 7% annual growth rate. Spanish authors published 34 papers in 2016 using GBIF-mediated data that places Spain seventh on the list of world countries.

The report can be downloaded at the following link:

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June 27th, 2017
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Natusfera celebrates its first anniversary with nearly 2,000 users and 13,600 observations

It is been a year since Natusfera was launched and we are very happy when analyzing the evolution of its activity: 13,600 observations have been surpassed and nearly 2,000 naturalists share their knowledge and concerns with the community. We are currently in a phase of exponential growth (see graphs), which reflects how citizens are increasingly involved in biodiversity conservation. Natusfera is a social network of naturalists who share information, identify species and collaborate in some of the 128 biodiversity monitoring projects that the platform hosts. Through these projects participants can explore the biodiversity of a particular area or research a particular taxonomic group ( E.g. Natusfera has been the platform chosen to obtain citizen data on the presence of exotic species within the Spanish National Parks or as an early warning system for the arrival of exotic species in Catalonia. The administration, coordination, maintenance and content management of Natusfera is carried out by CREAF, ICM-CSIC, the Spanish GBIF Node and the Royal Botanic Garden - CSIC. Continue reading ...

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June 23rd, 2017
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2017 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

The 2017 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge is officially open for submissions. Individuals and teams now have two months to produce submissions and compete in this annual incentive competition. Closing date for submissions is 5 September 2017. This year, the Ebbe Nielsen Challenge seeks submissions that purpose datasets deposited in public open-access repositories and adapting them into the Darwin Core Archive format (DwC-A), the interoperable and reusable standard that powers the publication of almost 800 million species occurrence records from the nearly 1,000 worldwide institutions now active in the GBIF network.

You can find all information about this challenge in the following link

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May 30th, 2017
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GBIF Spain participates in three CESP projects in 2017/18

All projects with Spanish participation submitted to the 2017 Capacity Enhancement Support Programme (CESP) call have been supported by GBIF Secretariat. During 2017/2018 GBIF.ES will be involved in: a mentoring project to strengthen Chilean and Ecuadorian GBIF Nodes interchanging experiences and training with SiB Colombia and GBIF.ES in biodiversity information management; a regional workshop for software developers from GBIF Nodes of Argentina, Australia, Benin, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden to move forward in the development of national data portals based on the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA); and a course on how to design and monitor the impact of citizen science initiatives coorganized by SiB Colombia, CONABIO, GBIF Argentina and GBIF.ES.
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May 30th, 2017
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Learning materials from GBIF.ES Workshop on Biodiversity data publishing now available

GBIF.ES has made available learning materials from the workshop on Biodiversity data publishing and data papers held in April 2017 in the Royal Botanical Garden (CSIC) of Madrid. A set of presentations trained by the staff of the Coordination Unit of GBIF.ES and instructors from University of Navarra and Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (Colombia), can now be accessed over the GBIF Spain website. Videos of the sessions will be available soon.
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