GBIF BIFA mentoring, Philippines

GBIF BIFA mentoring: Orientation Workshop on Mobilizing Biodiversity Data from ASEAN Protected Areas

GBIF BIFA mentoring

GBIF BIFA mentoring - Orientation Workshop on Mobilizing Biodiversity Data from ASEAN Protected Areas

GBIF BIFA mentoring in Los Banos, Philippines for the South-East Asian ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHP).

  • Camera trap setup, monitoring and data collection
  • Data publishing using the IPT

With Dr. Yu-Huang Wang, Dr. Po-Jen Chiang, and Guan-Shuo (Jason) Mai from TaiBIF the GBIF node of Taiwan (Chinese Taipei); and the Biodiversity Informatics team at ASEAN Centre For Biodiversity, Carmel Eje, Carlos Aurelio Callangan, Ecay Villavelez, Jerome Alano, Kit Elloran (ACB Node manager), Lilibeth Cabebe, and Dr. Sheila G Vergara (BIM Director). Participants included some of the ASEAN Heritage Park managers and staff from Brunei Darussalam (BR), Indonesia (ID), Laos PDR (LA), Malaysia (MY), Myanmar (MM), Philippines (PH), Singapore (SG), and Thailand (TH). Only Cambodia and Vietnam were absent at the workshop.

The camera trap field work training was in the Mount Makiling Forest Reserve (MMFR) is an ASEAN Heritage Park located 14°8′ north and 121°12′ east and lies within the 65 km of Metro Manila. MMFR spans a total of 4,244 hectares.

Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA)

Lessons learnt

A recurrent question from the Heritage Park participants concerned possible data hosting and archiving services for the multimedia resources (images, video and sound recordings) from the camera traps. Such monitoring data from each Heritage Park could reach up to 1 terabyte per year. This is a challenge that need more attention! For the workshop we used a training IPT in demo mode and the participants published test data to the GBIF demo portal.

ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, BIM team
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) Biodiversity Information Management (BIM) team. From left: Kit Elloran (ACB Node manager), Ecay Villavelez, Lilibeth Cabebe, Carmel Eje, Jerome Alano, Carlos Aurelio Callangan, and Dr. Sheila G Vergara (BIM Director, head of ACB GBIF delegation).

 

TaiBIF and GBIF Norway
BIFA mentoring trainers from GBIF Norway (Dr. Dag Endresen, Node manager) and TaiBIF GBIF node of Taiwan (Chinese Taipei), Dr. Yu-Huang Wang (node manager), Guan-Shuo Mai (Jason), and Dr. Po-Jen Chiang.

 

Camera trap monitoring training at Mount Makiling Forest reserve.
Camera trap monitoring training at Mount Makiling Forest reserve.

 

Tags: BIFA, biodiversity monitoring data, Camera trap, GBIF, IPT
Published Feb. 10, 2017 2:09 PM - Last modified Feb. 10, 2017 2:09 PM