Ny internationell GBIF-portal

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Se nadanstående pressmeddelande från GBIF-sekretariatet om lanseringen av en ny omgjord portal för sökning och presentation av data från GBIF:

New GBIF web portal to be launched

Save the date: Wednesday, 9 October

A meeting in Berlin next month witnesses the unveiling of a new tool making it much easier for researchers and policy makers to discover and use vast quantities of data about the diversity of life on Earth.

GBIF will use the 20th meeting of its Governing Board to launch a new version of its global web portal, providing greatly enhanced access to the world’s largest database of documented evidence for the distribution of species across the planet.

The meeting will also demonstrate how researchers in many countries have used the data mobilized through GBIF’s network of data publishers and Participants to tackle questions critical to reducing the loss of biodiversity and the services it provides to people.

The portal launch is open to the press and public, and will be streamed live via the Internet. It is accompanied by presentations of how GBIF’s partners in Colombia and Japan are providing free and open access to information about biodiversity in their own countries, using open-source tools and resources developed by the global network.

Later on the same day, the annual GBIF Science Symposium, also to be streamed live, will showcase key uses of the data made available through the network, including the identification of priority areas for plant conservation in South America; and an investigation of how tropical forests are responding to climate change.

All are welcome to attend the launch and Science Symposium – please register free at http://gb20.gbif.org/GB20/GB20reg/freeReg0.

The portal launch and the science symposium will be held at the Auditorium Friedrichstraße, Friedrichstraße 180, Berlin.

For those unable to attend the meeting in Berlin, the events will be available for live streaming and subsequent video https://new.livestream.com/gbif/

More about the 20th meeting of the GBIF Governing Board….

Details about the 2013 GBIF Science Symposium….

For more information, please contact:

Sampreethi Aipanjiguly
GBIF Secretariat
saipanjiguly@gbif.org

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