Com a nova versão do portal do GBIF os registos de ocorrência apresentam agora informações mais ricas e detalhadas. Os utilizadores do portal podem agora aceder a muitos mais campos de informação nas páginas detalhadas de cada registo de ocorrência. Isto foi possível graças às novas tecnologias recentemente adotadas pelo GBIF, permitindo o uso de vários servidores.
The new GBits number (No. 39, March 2014), which is published every two months, is available, aiming to promote the activities of GBIF. In this edition, highlights the new features introduced in GBIF Portal, the first data paper from Portugal and the datasets publications by several institutions like the GBIF Benin, Czech Republic, Netherlands and others. This edition is also referred to the European project OpenUP! that became available more than 1.6 million data objects of natural history in Europeana based on BioCASE and GBIF tools.
GBIF has opened the call for applications to the Ebbe Nielsen Prize 2014 awarded by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to an researcher or small research group that has distinguished itself in new applications in the fields of Biosystematics and Biodiversity Informatics. The prize to be awarded in the amount of 30,000€ and was established by the GBIF Governing Board in memory of Ebbe Schmidt Nielsen, who excelled in leadership and innovation in the fields of Biosystematics and Biodiversity Informatics.
GBIF has opened the call for nominations for the Young Researchers Awards 2014 that will highlight innovative research work developed by students in master or doctoral programs, in the field of Biodiversity Informatics. The prize will value the use of primary data published through GBIF. Two prizes will be awarded, one for master's students and one for PhD students in the amount of 4,000€ each. Applications will be received by the Portuguese Node of GBIF for selection of candidates, to be proposed to the GBIF Governing Board.
Two jobs opportunities was provided by the GBIF Secretariat are available :
The new GBits number (No. 38, January 2014), which is published every two months, is available, aiming to promote the activities of GBIF. In this edition, highlights are the published paper from USA “How plants weather the cold” where GBIF data are used, the data published by Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (USA), National Museum of Nature and Science (Japão), Museu de História Natural do Porto (Portugal) and “Taxa Watermanagement the Netherlands” list (Netherlands).
GBIF Participants from France, Portugal and Spain held last week, at the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, the first of three meetings of the GBIF mentoring project. The meeting, between the 21 and 23 of January, aimed at exchanging experiences and expertise among different nodes on the subjects of e-learning and data quality.
The new GBits number (No. 37 , November 2013), which is published every two months, is available, aiming to promote the activities of GBIF. In this edition, highlights are the more than 157000 visitors to the new GBIF portal, the election of the new chair of the GBIF Governing Board and the participation of Miguel Bastos Araújo, winner of GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Prize 2013 at the Science Symposium of the GBIF Governing Board 20.