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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;

Novo curso de formação sobre publicação de dados através do GBIF

O Nó Português do GBIF anuncia a realização do curso de formação Publicação de dados de biodiversidade através do GBIF, que se realizará no Instituto Superior de Agronomia, em Lisboa, de 4 a 6 de Setembro de 2017. O curso é dedicado a investigadores ou professores, curadores de coleções biológicas e de história natural, colaboradores da administração pública ou do sector privado, gestores de áreas protegidas, e membros de ONGs que estejam ativamente envolvidos na catalogação, monitorização e gestão de dados de biodiversidade.

Open call for the training course "Use of Agrobiodiversity information in GBIF and other databases"



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.

Launch of the Questionnaire on the Needs in the Use of Agrobiodiversity Information

Questionário Informação sobre Agrobiodiversidade


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.

Data for Portugal reach 2.5 million biodiversity occurrences

Registos para Portugal atingem 2,5 milhões

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.

Launched the new portal of biodiversity data of Portugal

Portal de dados de biodiversidade de Portugal


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 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.