ANTABIF at the SCAR OSC

The Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility Team will be present throughout the SCAR Open Science conference. We're focusing on free and open access to Antarctic Biodiversity data for science, conservation and management purposes. All our resources are shared online, and are under a CC-BY license, meaning that you may use the content of this material, on … Continue reading ANTABIF at the SCAR OSC

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

Modelisation workshop for the Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean

An international team is currently meeting in Villefranche sur Mer (France) to advance on the modelisation section of the iAtlas. The modelisation workshop is hosted by the Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur Mer. We’ll be mashing up tons of environmental and biotic data, to come up with predictive maps for selected taxa, or groups of … Continue reading Modelisation workshop for the Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean

The MARS workshop: can we get the microbes in?

Next week, from May 7-11, we are welcoming Prof Alison Murray, from the Desert Research Institute for our Microbial Antarctic Resource System (MARS) workshop, which main objective is to delineate an approach to integrate Antarctic microbial diversity data (DNA sequence data) in existing biodiversity information systems, namely the Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF). To reach this objective, … Continue reading The MARS workshop: can we get the microbes in?

Data publication – rewarding your efforts

The Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility is progressively deploying its architecture, to ensure free and open access to Antarctic biodiversity data. This architecture strongly relies on GBIF tools, which have been incorporated and sometimes customized to accommodate the needs of our community. A strong component of this architecture is the Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT). The IPT … Continue reading Data publication – rewarding your efforts

SCAR Circular Letter – Support for SCAR-MarBIN and ANTABIF

The SCAR President and Executive Director have recently released a letter requesting SCAR National representatives to urge their national funding agencies and other institutions to engage as partners with the SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network (SCAR-MarBIN) and the Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility (ANTABIF).  The two information networks are now seeking funds to complement the contribution from the Belgian … Continue reading SCAR Circular Letter – Support for SCAR-MarBIN and ANTABIF

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