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The 29th GBIF Governing Board meeting (GB29) will take place in Brussels, Belgium.
Save the dates for the virtual Global Nodes Meeting 2021
Role of biodiversity informatics in the Global Biodiversity Informatics Facility (GBIF). Seminar at the Government College University of Lahore in Pakistan 18th of May, 10:00 CEST Oslo, 13.00 PKT Lahore, 08:00 UTC.
Presentation of GBIF for the Norwegian Oil & Gas environment monitoring network meeting on April 7th 2021
The Norwegian university museums have started a process to maintain but re-evaluate the collaboration structures. This process includes an evaluation of informatics solutions including digitisations solutions, collection management software, and GBIF data streams.
BioMedData is a national research data infrastructure to promote FAIR data management with the life sciences. The project was established in 2020 as a collaboration between 11 Norwegian life-science infrastructures. BioMedData is funded by the Research Council of Norway and will run until 2024. BioMedData concerns an upgrade of the Norwegian ELIXIR node following the ELIXIR Europe position on open and FAIR research data management.
The Arctic University Museum of Norway will publish specimen data for the Macroalgae collection (Phaeophyta, Rhodophyta, Chlorophyta, and Charophyta) including an estimated 3500 + 431 + 300 +458 + 60 specimens.
The University of Oslo Natural History Museum will publish specimen data for parasitic insects (Diptera: Tachinidae; Hymenoptera: Cynipoidea, Chalcidoidea) including an estimated 6500 new specimen records.
The University of Bergen University Museum will publish georeferenced and data quality validated specimen records for an estimated 15 families of diptera. An estimated 3000 new specimen records and georeferenced to be added for an estimated 6400 specimen records.
NaturRestaurering AS will publish environmental survey data from many different projects. Including an estimated 4000 to 15 000 data records for vascular plants, birds, and fish.
NINA will publish species monitoring data for large and medium-size predators including arctic fox, red fox, wolverine, and golden eagle from above the treeline in Norway.
Museum Stavanger has published data of birds ringed with Norwegian rings from the period 1961 to 1990. The dataset includes 2,43 million ringed birds from 336 different species. The data is aggregated in relation to species, date, age, sex, status and locality, resulting in 633 060 species occurrences.
DNV-GL will publish marine benthic fauna data from the Norwegian continental shelf. The project will develop APIs to enable efficient data flow to GBIF. The database is the data repository for environmental impact and biodiversity monitoring data from a number of sub-contractors and is funded by the Norwegian Oil and Gas and the Norwegian Environment Agency.
Akvaplan-niva will publish marine zooplankton from the North Atlantic and the Arctic, and fresh-water species from the north of Norway. Species data originates from different projects between 2010 and the present, including approximately 90 000 identified samples and another 130 000 samples pending treatment.
OpenPSD: Promoting publication and use of private-sector data on biodiversity. A joint private-sector data mobilization campaign with Asplan Viak AS, Naturrestaurering AS, COWI Norge AS, CIBIO-InBIO, University of Porto, EDP - Energias de Portugal, GBIF Spain, GBIF Portugal, GBIF Colombia (SiB), GBIF France, GBIF Norway, and the GBIF Secretariat.
A symposium for post-graduate PhD-fellows based in Trondheim on biodiversity informatics and GBIF metadata standards.
The 2020 annual conference for Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) will be an online virtual event this year. The first week (September 21-25) includes working sessions, and the second week (October 19-23) will run in parallel with the GBIF virtual governing board and committee meetings.
The GBIF region Europe and Central Asia 2020 nodes meeting was organized online on 11-12 May 2020. Note that the original on-site meeting venue in Luxembourg has been postponed to 2021 because of the COVID-19 travel restrictions.