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
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
A new ANTABIF group has been added to the GBIF community site, to share our experience and tools for the upcoming Antarctic Biodiversity data portal. Pay us a visit!
GBIF has published a Beginner’s Guide to Persistent Identifiers. The guide covers the practice of issuing and maintaining Persistent Identifiers for primary biodiversity data from a beginner's perspective. It also includes information explaining the costs and benefits of implementing Persistent Identifiers.
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
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?
The Nodes Portal Toolkit (NPT) is broadly defined as a suite of tools that will enable GBIF Participants to easily deploy biodiversity data portals at the national, regional or thematic level. It has been envisaged as a community-led project, involving active engagement from GBIF Participant Nodes, strategic partners, and other key stakeholders.