Encontro ciência 2016

The Antarctic Biodiversity Portal was invited by the Portugese Polar Program - ProPolar to give a talk on "Biodiversity informatics for Polar Regions - how to transform data into knowledge" at the Encontro ciência 2016. "Ciência 2016 is an annual meeting , open to the entire scientific community , for the presentation and discussion of the main … Continue reading Encontro ciência 2016

Open Data Handbook

An interesting read for those interested in open data. The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2004 and dedicated to promoting open data and open content in all their forms – including government data, publicly funded research and public domain cultural content. They published a handbook on open data that "introduces … Continue reading Open Data Handbook

A quick guide to publishing data using the IPT

As part of our capacity building kit, Anton has prepared a very nice step-by-step guide on how to use the ANTABIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit, based on the Canadensys data publication guide. Besides giving general information on the importance of publishing data in biodiversity information networks, the guide takes the user through the 8 major steps … Continue reading A quick guide to publishing data using the IPT

New paper on data intensive science

A conceptual framework for managing very diverse data for complex, interdisciplinary science Abstract: Much attention has been given to the challenges of handling massive data volumes in modern data-intensive science. This paper examines an equally daunting challenge – the diversity of interdisciplinary data, notably research data, and the need to interrelate these data to understand … Continue reading New paper on data intensive science

New paper on data intensive science

A conceptual framework for managing very diverse data for complex, interdisciplinary science Abstract: Much attention has been given to the challenges of handling massive data volumes in modern data-intensive science. This paper examines an equally daunting challenge – the diversity of interdisciplinary data, notably research data, and the need to interrelate these data to understand … Continue reading New paper on data intensive science

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

SCAR data policy available for download

SCAR related research data is highly multidisciplinary and disparate. This policy aims to provide a framework for these data to be handled in a consistent manner, and to strike a balance between the rights of investigators and the need for widespread access through the free and unrestricted sharing and exchange of both data and metadata. … Continue reading SCAR data policy available for download

CAML BiPolar Macroscope summary layers available

The CAML BiPolar Macroscope summary layers are available from our shared folder. These layers are bipolar climatological and other summary layers that may be useful for purposes such as general modelling, regionalisation, and exploratory analyses. All of the layers in this collection are provided on a consistent 0.1-degree grid, which covers -180 to 180E, 80S … Continue reading CAML BiPolar Macroscope summary layers available

Making Data Maximally Available

Science is driven by data. New technologies have vastly increased the ease of data collection and consequently the amount of data collected, while also enabling data to be independently mined and reanalyzed by others. Society now relies on scientific data of diverse kinds; for example, in responding to disease outbreaks, managing resources, responding to climate … Continue reading Making Data Maximally Available

8 new datasets

Getting ready for the Villefranche Biogeography workshop, 8 new datasets are ready to be tortured: Antarctic Marine Bacteria from Denmark University (51 records) Antarctic Marine Amoebae (7 records) Antarctic Jellyfish (3968 records) Biogeographic distribution of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Cu... (1498 records) Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Lophogastrida occurrences (43 records) Biogeographic distribution of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic My... … Continue reading 8 new datasets