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The Universidade dos Açores publishes through GBIF the list of terrestrial and marine biota from the Azores

The Universidade dos Açores recently published the checklist entitles "A List of the Terrestrial and Marine Biota from the Azores", through GBIF. The checklist covers all of the species of the main terrestrial and marine biological groups existing in Azores, and is the first resource published by this institution, which was recently registered as a Portuguese GBIF publisher.

Flora-on dataset update adds 100 thousand records of plant observations for Portugal

The GBIF publisher Sociedade Portuguesa de Botânica updated its dataset Flora-on with about 105 thousand new georreferenced records of plant occurrences in Portugal. The dataset now publishes more than a quarter million records through GBIF, covering all of Mainland Portugal. Records are submitted to the Flora-On by more than 80 botanists and expert naturalists.

The Portuguese Node announces a new hosting institution: Instituto Superior de Agronomia

The Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA), the School of Agriculture of the University of Lisbon, is the new hosting institution of the Portuguese Node of GBIF, since the end of September 2015. The change, done with the agreement of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, is a  result of the merging of the Tropical Research Institute (IICT) in the University of Lisbon.

Technical workshop on ALA held in Madrid under the CoopBioPlat project

Participantes Reunião CoopBioPlat Madrid


Between the 20 and 23 of October, Madrid received a technical workshop hosted by the site Spanish GBIF Node on the Atlas of Living Australia platform. This was the second meeting scheduled under the project ERA-Net LAC PCA CoopBioPlat, which aims to promote the institutional cooperation based on biodiversity data portals at national level.

Workshop in Luanda on sharing of biodiversity data discusses participation of Angola in GBIF

About 30 people from Angolan museums, universities and national environment, agriculture and fisheries agencies attended in Luanda to the workshop on Scientific Data Sharing about Biodiversity. The event was organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Angola with the collaboration of the Portuguese Node of GBIF and was held in the Talatona Convention Centre, the 10th of September, as a side event of the 4th National Conference on Science and Technology.

Workshop sobre a Partilha de Dados Científicos sobre Biodiversidade em Angola

Promovido pelo Ministério de Ciência e Tecnologia de Angola e pelo GBIF, com a colaboração do Nó Português do GBIF, realiza-se em Luanda o Workshop sobre a Partilha de Dados Científicos sobre Bodiversidade, no dia 10 de Setembro. Este é um evento associado à 4ªConferência Nacional sobre Ciência e Tecnologia que decorre de 9 a 11 deste mês.