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TDWG 2014 Annual Conference

Jönköping (Suecia)
27-31 octubre 2014
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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...

September 11th, 2014
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GBIF Governing Board Meeting - Public Symposium 2014

The public symposium associated with the 21st GBIF Governing Board meeting not only highlights innovative uses made by researchers of the data mobilized through GBIF, but also offers an overview of developments in biodiversity informatics and its benefits to society. Presenters from GBIF Secretariat document exciting work to enhance the global information infrastructure assisting biodiversity science and policy. GBIF participants from Ireland, Benin, the United Kingdom and Australia relate examples showing how informatics investment and collaborations support national priorities on biodiversity. Moreover, as in the previous years, the symposium showcases examples of the growing body of research making use of data accessed through GBIF. The symposium will be live streaming and will be posible to access videos of the presentation later on.

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September 3rd, 2014
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2nd E-Learning Georeferencing Workshop using GEOLocate

Subscription period is now open for the upcoming Online Workshop on Georeferencing Natural History Specimens using GEOLocate, an electronic georeferencing solution designed to facilitate the task of assigning geographic coordinates to the locality data associated with natural history collections. It has been shown that the process of georeferencing is an activity that substantially increases the value of the stored data and its potential uses (see "Guide to Best Practices for Georeferencing" published by GBIF). In addition, it is necessary to get deep into these georeferencing processes, including those that are made retrospectively. Students will have access to cartography and they will be provided with an introduction to the different options of the GEOLocate platform.

The workshop will take place in October 8-29, 2014. Applications should be submitted via email to by September 22, 2014.

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August 25th, 2014
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The National Inventory of Terrestrial Species (IEET) available in GBIF

The National Inventory of Terrestrial Species has been recently added to the GBIF network.   This set of data was published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, consisting of over 600,000 records. This database covers the distribution, abundance and conservation status of Spanish terrestrial flora and fauna.  With this addition we exceed the 10 MILLION Spanish biodiversity records in the GBIF network. Visit the GBIF data portal to access them.

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July 22nd, 2104
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Online videos for the I3B Workshop on Species Distribution Models

The training videos from the last I3B Workshop on Fundamentals, evaluation and future of species distribution models organized by The National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) and the Spanish GBIF Node (GBIF.ES) in Tepoztlan, Mexico from June 2 to 6 are now available online. A set of 27 videos trained by Andrés Lira (Universidad de Kansas), Enrique Martínez Meyer (Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Francisco Pando (GBIF.ES) and Jorge M. Lobo (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, España) can be now accessed over the GBIF Spain website and soon in high definition through the portal CIENCIATK CSIC.

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