The GBIF Portuguese Node will be supported by GBIF to promote capacity enhancement and biodiversity data mobilisation in African Portuguese-speaking Countries. The project included the translation of manuals and other materials to Portuguese and the promotion of seminars about GBIF in Angola, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique. The support it provided by the Capacity enhancement support programme, which will also fund in 2015 five other projects.
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The portal Les Herbonautes launched a mission dedicated to cataloguing herbarium specimens of Angola of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. This portal is a citizen science web platform that allows participants, on a voluntary basis, to insert into a database the information of the labels of the specimens, using the specimen images. The cataloged data is then shared freely through GBIF.
The portuguese researcher Miguel Porto is one of the six finalists selected for the second phase of the Challenge GBIF Ebbe Nielsen 2015, becoming a candidate to win a first place prize pool of € 20,000. The second place will be awarded a prize of € 5,000, and the six finalists selected by the jury, among the 23 proposals submitted, have been awarded with a prize of € 1,000. The final results will be presented at the 22nd GBIF Governing Board, in October 2015, to be held in Madagascar.
In the last month of December the GBIF Portuguese Node performed the national roadmap of seminars GBIF Information Day, which was attended by 159 participants from 26 different institutions, including universities and research institutions, ICNF (the national nature conservation and forests agency), regional and local administration, private companies, NGOs and aquariums.
Já se encontra disponível um novo número do Gbits, n.º 42, Dezembro 2014. Nesta edição é destacado o desafio GBIF Ebbe Nielsen que substitui o habitual prémio Ebbe Nielsen. É também referido o projeto conjunto entre Índia e Noruega na obtenção de dados de Biodiversidade e é referida também a conferência dos padrões de informação de biodiversidade bem como a conferência COP-12 e os seus resultados.
Is it now open the call for nominations for the 2015 GBIF Young Researchers Award, which will highlight innovative research, developed by students in master's or doctoral studies in the field of Biodiversity Informatics. The two prizes will be awarded with a money prize of 4 000€ each.
It is now available the registration for the Ebbe Nielsen GBIF challenge that replaces the usual Ebbe Nielsen award. This challenge aims to inspire scientists, informatics, data modelers, cartographers and other specialists to innovate and create new applications in the area of free access to biodiversity data in a competition for a 1st prize of 20 000€ and 2nd prize of 5 000€.