New GBIF Prizes: Ebbe Nielsen and Young Researcher

GBIF presently welcomes nominations and proposals for both the Ebbe Nielsen Prize and Young Researcher Awards.    You can download the calls here (Ebbe Nielsen) and here (Young Researcher Award).   good luck!    GBIF invites nominations for the 2012 Ebbe Nielsen Prize, awarded annually to a person or team who demonstrates excellence in combining … Continue reading New GBIF Prizes: Ebbe Nielsen and Young Researcher

New tool for publishing biodiversity data

A new GBIF tool to convert descriptions of biodiversity data into scientific journal articles is now available. The aim is to give due recognition to efforts by scientists and institutions making data accessible to the wider scientific community. The manuscript can then be submitted to a scientific journal for peer review and possible publication. As well … Continue reading New tool for publishing biodiversity data

Call for the NPT advisory group

  The Nodes Portal Toolkit (NPT) is envisioned as a suite of informatics tools for helping GBIF Participants to deploy, maintain and extend biodiversity data portals (at the national, regional or thematic level). 25.11.10 In October 2009 the GBIF Participant Node Managers Committee recommended that the Nodes Community be fully engaged in the development cycle … Continue reading Call for the NPT advisory group

New paper: How many species in the Antarctic?

  The IPY sister-projects CAML and SCAR-MarBIN provided a timely opportunity, a strong collaborative framework and an appropriate momentum to attempt assessing the “Known, Unknown and Unknowable” of Antarctic marine biodiversity. To allow assessing the known biodiversity, SCAR-MarBIN “Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS)” was compiled and published by a panel of 64 taxonomic experts. … Continue reading New paper: How many species in the Antarctic?