Webinar: Biodiversity data sharing through GBIF by the Private Sector


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The Portuguese Node of GBIF, together with EDP and CIBIO, are organizing the webinar Biodiversity data sharing through GBIF by the Private Sector. This webinar is directed to companies and private institutions that promote or work with biodiversity, for example, in Environmental Impacts Studies or Monitoring Programs. The open data sharing could be important to increasing biodiversity scientific knowledge and to contribute for better management of natural resources. For companies, it could also mean an effort towards actions of Corporate Social responsibility, that should be integrated to improve strategies regarding sustainability indicators.

The event, which is an activity from the OpenPSD (Open Private Sector Data) project, will have the participation of companies such as EDP and Aqualogus, that already have published their biodiversity data through GBIF, and therefore will present their experience about this activity integration in their business strategies. The webinar will also bring the perspectives from CIBIO and the Portuguese Environmental Agency (APA), regarding the contribution that biodiversity open data from private organisations can give to scientific advances and to greater transparency to society.

The webinar will have a second part with a discussion component, where all participants can ask questions and make comments.

The attendance is free, however previous registration is required. The webinar will take place through the Zoom platform.


Friday, 18th of December, 2020, 11:00h-12:30h (Lisbon time)

11:00h | Welcome and introduction to the webinar - Rui Figueira, GBIF Portugal, presentation
11:10h | GBIF and global initiatives on data sharing by the private sector - Tim Hirsch, GBIF, presentation
11:20h | Experience and advantages of data sharing through GBIF - João Madeira, EDP, presentation
11:30h | The importance of private sector data sharing and benefits from data use - Pedro Beja, CIBIO/InBIO
11:40h | The importance of Environmental Impact Studies’ data publishing - Paulo Pinheiro, Aqualogus, presentation
11:50h | Data publication through GBIF - Rui Figueira, GBIF Portugal, presentation
12:00h | Discussion
12:30h | Closing

Video: See the recording of the webinar on Youtube.

Registration: Register here.

Webinar language: Portuguese.


This webinar is organised by GBIF Portugal, EDP - Energias de Portugal, and CIBIO/InBIO, in the scope of OpenPSD project, which is financed by the Capacity Enhancement Support Programme.

Questions or suggestions please contact us: node@gbif.pt

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