A significant amount of biodiversity data are recorded every year by private companies. These data are reported on Environmental Impact Assessment studies and monitoring programs to national agencies, but most often the data remains locked in reports and thus unavailable to the wider society.
O GBIF Portugal está associado à acção COST MOBILISE: Mobilização de dados, Políticas e Especialistas em coleções científicas, que tem o objectivo de promover uma rede cooperativa na Europa para apoiar atividades de investigação e facilitar o conhecimento e a transferência de tecnologia em torno das coleções de ciências naturais. Esta acção COST tem a participação de 28 parceiros europeus, incluindo Portugal.
O COST MOBILISE irá:
This project aims to describe reporting processes and data flows in five European countries, investigate how GBIF could facilitate reporting and recommend changes to GBIF tools/procedures, if needed. Best practices will be identified, summarized and spread to all European countries.
The project will be articulated around two phases:
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.
The CoopBioPlat - A cooperative framework for building a common platform to serve biodiversity information at national level is a project supported by the ERANet-LAC program, of the type Pilot Coordination Action, which aims to promote the international collaboration within the GBIF network, to develop digital platforms for the visualization and analysis of biodiversity data at the country level.
The first meeting of ERANet LAC PCA CoopBioPlat project was held in Buenos Aires from 9 to June 11 this year. This meeting served to draft the first version of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be agreed between the partners countries, and which is intended to establish an institutional agreement for cooperation on biodiversity data portals (at national level and based on the portal Atlas of Living Australia, ALA). The meeting was hosted by the Argentine Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation.
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.
Foi apresentado na 21ª Assembleia do GBIF o poster GBIF nodes learning from each others:A trilateral mentoring project onde são descritas as atividades do projeto de mentorado Espanha-França-Portugal.
The mentoring project France, Portugal and Spain is part of the GBIF mentoring program for 2013. The aim is joining participating countries of GBIF with complementary skills and needs enabling personalized exchange of information, technology, experience and good practices among them.
With the mentoring project France, Portugal, Spain the capabilities of each node have improved, through sharing of ideas and experiences in areas like: