The 24th meeting of the GBIF Governing Board

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Introduction

The 14th meeting (GNM14) of the Global Nodes meeting and the 24th meeting (GB24) of the GBIF Governing Board was hosted by The Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki, on behalf of Finland.

Program

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GNM14

Sunday 24 September 2017

Session Speakers Presentations (Slides) Recordings
Session 1:
Update from the GBIF Secretariat
  • GBIF International landscape & New regions (Latin America/Caribbean & Pacific)
Tim Hirsch, Deputy Director, GBIF Secretariat
  • Capacity Enhancement Support Programme (CESP)
Aisha Lolila Jensen, PO for Participation and Engagement, GBIF Secretariat
  • Biodiversity Information for Development (BID)
Laura Russell, PO for Participation and Engagement, GBIF Secretariat
  • Biodiversity Fund for Asia (BIFA)
Maofang Luo, Visiting Scientist from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, GBIF Secretariat
  • IPT GBIF API and other tools
Laura Russell, PO for Participation and Engagement and Thomas S. Jeppesen, Web Developer, GBIF Secretariat
  • Presentation of the new GBIF Portal
Morten Høfft & Thomas S. Jeppesen, Web Developers, GBIF Secretariat
Session 1 Recording
Session 2:
Nodes role in the GBIF Community

Experiences from more established Nodes contribution to GBIF implementations plan:

  • Description of the Antarctic Thematic GBIF Node, Strength & Weaknesses
Anton Van de Putte, Node manager, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
  • Presentation on a recently proposed Swedish national initiative for a coherent Biodiversity Informatics infrastructure (BAS)
Anders Telenius, Node manager and Veronika Johansson, Node staff, Sweden
  • Colombia BIO - Historical Expedition for Biodiversity: Strengthening of biological collections
Leonardo Buitrago, Node manager, Colombia
  • Niger Republic: Presentation on available biodiversity data organization & management for better monitoring and uses
Maman Adda, Node manager, Niger
  • Results of BID and CESP project activities
Saïdou Dombouya, Node manager, Guinea
  • Data management: Stable identifiers for collection specimens: What could the Nodes do to spread the use of this practice?
Walter Berendsohn, Node manager, Germany
  • Catalog of Life Plus
Olaf Banki, Species 2000
  • GBIF habla español: A promotional animated video!
Cristina Villaverde, Node Manager, Spain
  • Estonian Node experience
Urmas Kõljalg, Node Manager; Estonia
Session 2 Recording
Session 3:
Breakout - Thematic group discussions
  • ALA Technology
Chair: David Martin, Node manager, Australia (to be confirmed)
  • Enhancing the technology skills of providers and consumers of biodiversity information
Chair: Deb Paul, iDigBio
  • New data types, new data sources
Chair: Anton Van de Putte, Node manager, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
  • Checklists, mobilization and uses
Chair: Wouter Addink, Node manager, Naturalis
  • Training and mentoring based on BID experiences
Chair: Jean Ganglo, Node manager, Benin
Session 4:
Forward looking strategies
Plenary discussions based on thematic breakout group discussions.
Moderated by André Heughebaert, Chair, Nodes Committee and Group Chairs
Session 4 Recording

Monday 25 September 2017

Session Speakers Presentations (Slides) Recordings
Session 5:
Data Use Cases
Uses of GBIF data - National, regional & thematic, based on input and experiences from the Nodes:
  • GBIF Norway: Norwegian and Nordic crop wild relative conservation strategies derived from biodiversity data published in GBIF; and new published data (flow) before entering into assessments
Dag Endresen, Node manager, Norway
  • Ireland: Introducing new portal for capturing citizen science data)
Liam Lysaght, Node manager, Ireland
  • Tracking Invasive Alien Species (TrIAS)
By Dimitri Brosens, Node staff, Belgium
  • Presentation of SpeciesPlus.net
Tim Wilkinson, UNEP-WCMC
  • Characterizing Bird Data Gaps in Time and Space using GBIF- EBird Mediated Data
Gautam Talukdar, Node manager, India
Session 5 Recording
Session 6:
Improving Data fitness for use
Data Fitness for use based on input and experiences from the Nodes:
Dag Endresen, Node manager, Norway
  • Summary outputs: CESP 2016 Agro-training project including needs assessment on agrobiodiversity information and training
Rui Figueira, Node manager, Portugal
  • DISSCo
Wouter Addink, Node manager, Naturalis
  • GBIF Norway: Software tools for online citizen science volunteer digitization of museum herbaria collections, https://data.gbif.no/dugnad
Christian Svindseth, Node staff, Norway
Christian Svindseth, Node staff, Norway
Session 7:
Science Ambassador corps through GBIF Nodes
  • Science ambassadors and workshops on promoting use of GBIF mediated data in research
Tim Hirsch, Deputy Director, GBIF Secretariat Chair: David Martin, Node manager, Australia
Session 7 Recording
Session 8:
Breakout – Regional Group Discussions
The following topics were discussed within the regional group discussions:
  • Content Mobilization
  • Collections/international Landscape
  • Enlargement and Endorsement of Data Publishers
  • Capacity Building
  • Large Regional Projects

Group Chairs:

  • Fatima Parker-Allie, Regional Representative, Africa
  • Tsuyoshi Hosoya, Regional Representative, Asia
  • Liam Lysaght, Deputy Regional Representative, Europe
  • Anabela Plos, Deputy Regional Representative, Latin America & Caribbean
  • Ben Wheeler, US Node Manager, North America and Oceania regions
Session 9:
Forward looking strategies
  • Plenary discussion based on breakout regional group discussions
Moderated by Anders Telenius and Wouter Addink, Nodes Committee Vice Chairs + Group Chairs
Session 9 Recording
Session 10:
Summing up & Conclusions
  • Summarizing of discussions from sessions
  • Enlarging/improving our Nodes Community
  • Expectations from GBIF Secretariat
  • Conclusions & Key messages
Moderated by Anders Telenius and Wouter Addink, Nodes Committee Vice Chairs

GB24 Public Session

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Session Speakers Presentations (Slides) Recordings
Strategic Plan
Goal 1
  • Overview
Tim Hirsch, GBIF Secretariat
  • The Living Atlases collaboration
Anne-Sophie Archambeau, GBIF France
  • GBIF’s training approach
Laura Russell, GBIF Secretariat
  • Coordinating projects under BID: the Biodiversity Information for Development programme
Jean Ganglo, GBIF Benin
  • Telling the GBIF story
Dairo Escobar, SiB Colombia
Strategic Plan Goal 1 Recording
Strategic Plan
Goals 2-4
  • Overview and update
Donald Hobern, GBIF Secretariat
  • Catalogue of Life Plus
Olaf Bánki, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre
  • Filling data gaps and meeting research needs in Asia
Maofang Luo, Chinese Academy of Sciences | Visiting Scientist, GBIF Secretariat
  • Sampling-event data
Anders Gravbrøt Finstad, NTNU University Museum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - GBIF Science Committee
  • Mobilizing data from literature
Donat Agosti, Plazi
Strategic Plan Goals 2-4 Recording


Strategic Plan
Goal 5
  • Introduction to new GBIF.org
Kyle Copas, GBIF Secretariat
  • Improved data discovery on GBIF.org
Laura Russell, GBIF Secretariat
  • Documenting research uses of GBIF-mediated data
Tim Hirsch, GBIF Secretariat
  • GBIF review process
Donald Hobern, GBIF Secretariat
  • 2017 Awards: Ebbe Nielsen Challenge | Young Researchers Award
Kyle Copas, GBIF Secretariat
Strategic Plan Goal 5 Recording

Oral Presentation Recordings

Oral presentations of the Global Nodes meeting in the Hotel Arthur and the Governing Board meeting Day 1 Public Session at the University of Helsinki, Main Building, Small hall have been recorded using Adobe Connect.

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