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Nominations for the 2014 Young Researchers prize

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.

New GBits edition already 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).

First meeting of the mentoring Project France-Portugal-Spain, 21-23 January 2014, Royal Botanical Garden, Madrid

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.
 
 

New GBits edition already available

 
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.

The new GBIF Portal and new features

 
The new website marks a new phase in the GBIF network's mission, creating more favorable conditions for policy makers, scientists and civil society to act in species conservation worldwide .
 
 
In the new portal can be found beyond the news of the different partners and GBIF world, a continuous update of the number of data on the portal, through its homepage and is the first information that the user has access.
 

The first collection of the Museu de História Natural, Universidade do Porto is published in GBIF

 
The Museu de História Natural, Universidade do Porto released its first collection in the GBIF portal. The "Marine Mollusks of Augusto Nobre" contains a total of 881 occurrences, all georeferenced, sampled between 1884 and 1939. The data are available at IPT service of the Portuguese Node and through the international GBIF portal.
 

Preliminary results of the Questionnaire on the Biodiversity Databases and Biological Collections 2013.

 
The Portuguese Node of GBIF recently completed the Questionnaire on Databases Biodiversity and Biological Collections, with and have been recorded 72 resources from 16 organizations, including universities, public institutions, associations and private entities.