The Portuguese Node of GBIF, through its participation in the Research Infrastructure PORBIOTA, is seeking for a collaborator in computer sciences. The research grant contract will run for 36 months and requires a master degree in computer sciences. The collaborator will support the implementation and maintenance of the Portuguese Biodiversity Data Portal in the context of biodiversity data for Portugal. He will also help in the development of computing services for PORBIOTA and to manage referecence species databases.
The Ebbe Nielsen Challenge 2017 Challenge promotes the development of tools for the discovery and reuse of biodiversity data available in open access digital repositories. This challenge aims to make it easier to overcome the difficulty of discovering and using such data, particularly when they are not available in standard format or accompanied by a sufficient set of metadata that ensures their identification by users. The challenge therefore is to develop tools, for example to:
a) the automatic search of open data in public repositories;
Open call for GBIF Young Research Award 2017
The call is now open for the submission of applications to the 2017 Young Researchers Awards, by post-graduation students, which may win one of the two available prizes of 5000 €, one for a master's student, and another for a PhD student.
GBIF Portugal, GBIF Spain and College Food, Farming and Forestry (F3) of the University of Lisbon are launching a call for applications to the regional training course Use of Agrobiodiversity information in GBIF and other databases which takes place on 28, 29 and 30 of June, in Lisbon. The workshop is an initiative developed in the scope of the project Agrotraining, which is supported by the GBIF CESP programme.
It was launch today by GBIF Portugal, GBIF Spain and College Food, Farming and Forestry (F3) of the University of Lisbon the QUESTIONNAIRE ON THE NEEDS IN THE USE OF AGROBIODIVERSITY INFORMATION, run under the scope of the project Agrotraining which aims at uncovering needs of biodiversity information in the domain of Agrobiodiversity.
On the 26th of January, the workshop Increasing the value of Agrobiodiversity and the importance of biodiversity databases for wine production was held in Lisbon, as an activity of the project Agrotraining, which is funded by GBIF CESP 2016 programme.
The number of records published through GBIF for Portugal reached 2.5 million data. Most of the data correspond to animal occurrences (72%), with plants being the second kingdom with the highest number of occurrences (20%) and protozoa the third (4%). Of the animals, the vast majority of records are birds (92%). About 86% of the data correspond to observations, of which 2% were based on observations by machines. Records based on specimens preserved in biological collections represent close to 11% of the total.
The Portuguese Node of GBIF is pleased to announce the start of operation of the Biodiversity Data Portal of Portugal, available from today at the address dados.gbif.pt. This portal provides access to information on biodiversity of ten national institutions that publish occurrence data through GBIF, and data published by foreign institutions to Portugal. In total, more than 1.6 million occurrence data available for consultation.