The GBIF Information Day

Registrations available here

The Portuguese Node of GBIF promotes during December 2014, the roadmap of seminars GBIF Information Day, with the aim of familiarizing the participants with the resources of biodiversity information, data, software and protocols published through GBIF.

This day is intended for researchers, graduate students and post-graduates in the area of biodiversity, protected area managers and natural resource managers. We welcome the participation of people from universities, research institutions, local and regional administrations, members of NGOs, scientific associations in the area of biological sciences, among others.

The seminar will be held in six cities from south to north - Faro, Évora, Lisboa, Coimbra, Porto, Vila Real. Participants will have the opportunity to use the GBIF data portal, including practical exercises of data search. For carrying out such exercises, is requested to participants to bring a laptop.

Participation is free upon registration at one of the seminars listed below:

Cities and dates

1 Dezembro - 15:00-18:00h
Universidade do Algarve, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Campus Gambelas, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Edifício 8 (-1.2) - Auditório Verde
3 Dezembro - 14:00-17:00h
Universidade de Évora
Colégio Verney, Sala 066
Rua Romão Ramalho 59, Évora

11 Dezembro - 9.30-12:30h
Anfiteatro Valadares
Rua da Escola Politécnica 56, Lisboa

12 Dezembro - 9.30-12:30h
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Edifício C2, Sala 2.2.14
Campo Grande, Lisboa
Vila Real
15 Dezembro - 14.30-17:30h
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Blocos Laboratoriais (Ciências Veterinárias), Auditório B0.01
Quinta de Prados, Vila Real
16 Dezembro - 14.30-17:30h
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto - FCUP
Edifício FC4, Sala FC4 040
Rua do Campo Alegre, s/n, Porto
19 Dezembro 10:00-13:00h
Universidade de Coimbra - Departamento de Ciências da Vida
Edíficio São Bento, Anfiteatro 2
Calçada Martim de Freitas, Coimbra


  • Introdution (15 min)
    • The Global Biodiversity Information Facility and Portugal participation
  • Publication of data through the GBIF (60 min)
    • Why and how to publish data through the GBIF
    • Data standards and metadata
    • Data paper
    • Data Quality
  • Break (15 min)
  • Use of data published through GBIF  (45 min)
    • Examples of data use
    • Data Portal
    • Web data service for developers
  • Practice of research on database  (30 min)
  • Questions & Answers  (10 min)
  • Closure  (5 min)

Material needed


Registrations available here