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Global Biodiversity Information Conference

The 2nd Global Biodiversity Information Conference will be held in Copenhagen, from 23‐27 July 2018. GBIC2 will convene a broad group of invited stakeholders to discuss how an international coordination mechanism for biodiversity informatics could operate and how it could accelerate delivery of the linked and open global biodiversity data infrastructure to the benefit of science and society. While attendance will necessarily be limited, GBIC2 represents just the opening stage of a broader consultation process.

GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge seeks open-data innovations for biodiversity

The Challenge honours the memory of Dr Ebbe Schmidt Nielsen, an inspirational leader in the fields of biosystematics and biodiversity informatics and an important founder of GBIF. It will award up to €34,000 in prizes to innovative individuals and teams that can improve the access, usefulness and quality of open biodiversity data by creating new tools and technical solutions such as new applications, visualizations, methods, workflows or analyses, or build on and extend existing tools and features like:

2018 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge to open on 9 May 2018

Desafio Ebbe Nielsen 2018

The call for applications to the 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge will be open on 9 May 2018. The challenge seeks to encourage innovative uses of and applications for the open biodiversity research infrastructure supported by GBIF. These creative applications of GBIF-mediated data can come in a wide variety of forms and formats—for example, new analytical research, richer policy-relevant visualizations, web and mobile applications, improvements to processes around data digitization, quality and access, or something else entirely.

Novos cursos de formação sobre Specify 6 em Lisboa e Coimbra

Curso de formação Specify 6

Na sequência do elevado número de candidaturas ao curso formação sobre Specify 6, realizado em Fevereiro deste ano, e adicionalmente, pedidos de formação feitos especificamente pelo ICNF e Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra, o Nó Português tem o prazer de anunciar a realização de dois cursos em Março, em co-organização com cada uma destas instituições, Deste modo, as próximas datas e locais dos cursos de formação a realizar são:

GBIF Portugal realiza nova formação em Specify 6

Curso de formação Specify 6

A próxima formação do Nó Português do GBIF será dedicada ao sistema de gestão de coleções biológicas Specify 6. Este curso irá realizar-se no Instituto Superior de Agronomia, em Lisboa, de 7 a 9 de Fevereiro de 2018. O Specify 6, em conjunto com a versão web Specify 7, constitui um sistema de gestão de coleções biológicas utilizado para a gestão de mais de 500 colecões em 38 países. O sistema é desenvolvido pela Universidade do Kansas, que o disponibiliza em opensource.

Portuguese node seeks for collaborator in computer sciences, in the scope of PORBIOTA

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.

GBIF Challenge Ebbe Nielsen 2017 promotes the discovery of data from digital repositories

Desafio Ebbe Nielsen 2017

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;