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Capacity Enhancement section in

2014, July 25 - 15:45
The section on about capacity enhancement includes information about the multiple activities that the GBIF network carries out around capacity, especially those with an international component. It also includes information about former GBIF programmes such as the Mentoring Programme or the Regional Training Support Programme. Participant pages

2014, July 25 - 13:34
GBIF global website hosts a set of pages for each of GBIF’s Participants. In these pages, you can find detailed information about the biodiversity data published from and about the Participant, contact information for its official representatives, and lists of new items and scientific journal articles where the Participant was involved. These pages are a mechanism to highlight the work carried out by the countries and international organizations that conform GBIF, and showcase the benefits of participating in GBIF.

BioVeL Portal

2014, July 24 - 18:09
The BioVeL portal allows the analysis of data using scientific workflows. It includes specific workflows focused on data quality assessment and refinement and also on ecological niche modelling.

Mapping tool of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

2014, July 24 - 17:28
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the global authority on the extinction risk faced by the world's species, now includes occurrence records served through GBIF in its mapping tool, to complement its expert range maps. Click on 'observations' on the map for any species to see the evidence of its occurrence available through GBIF.

MOL, Map of Life

2014, July 24 - 17:07
Map of Life is an online resource for mapping, monitoring and analysing biodiversity worldwide. It brings together all types of information about species distributions, providing model-based integration and providing a system for users to build upon existing knowledge. All species occurrence records served through GBIF are among the various data layers included in this project.

iMarine gateway, Data e-Infrastructure Initiative for Fisheries Management and Conservation of Marine Living Resources

2014, July 24 - 16:17
iMarine, an initiative co-funded by the European Commission in collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), supports the ecosystem approach to fisheries management and the conservation of living marine resources. It uses the D4Science e-infrastructure to share data, software and computing capacity, with GBIF an important source of biodiversity data.

Video: Tutorial on how to retrieve data from the GBIF network using GenGIS

2014, July 24 - 15:39
This video shows how to use the GenGIS function to automatically query and download biodiversity occurrence data using the GBIF network.


2014, July 24 - 15:35
A geographical information system (GIS) specialized in working with genetic and population data. It can automatically retrieve occurrence data from the GBIF network using the GBIF API.

European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN)

2014, July 24 - 15:10
The European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN) aims to improve access to data and information on alien species in Europe. It uses GBIF as one of four initial data sources for its map services. The network will support new European Union regulation on invasive alien species.

Taxonomy browser by Barcode of Life Systems (BOLD)

2014, July 24 - 14:52
The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD), the platform for DNA-based identification of species, has introduced a 'taxonomy browser' displaying a map of GBIF-served occurrences alongside the distribution of 'barcoded' specimens for more than 170,000 species. This helps to detect outliers and possible extensions to the range of known species.

Biodiversity Data Services by LifeWatch

2014, July 24 - 11:42
LifeWatch has built a compilation of public data services (made available by OBIS, ITIS, WoRMS, WWF and many others) that can be used to perform checks on biodiversity datasets. A complete list of the services is available in (a large amount of them are oriented to the marine environment).

Global Marine Environment Dataset for Species Distribution Modelling and Environment Visualisation

2014, July 24 - 11:29
GEO-BON has released this package of environmental layers that can be downloaded for free and used in combination with data such as those available via GBIF to perform ecological niche analysis.

Towards Demand Driven Publishing: Approaches to the Prioritisation of Digitization of Natural History Collections Data

2014, July 23 - 04:43
This article summarizes some thoughts on ways and criteria to prioritize the digitization of specimens from natural history collections.

Thoughts on implementation of the recommendations of the GBIF Task Group on a Global Strategy and Action Plan for Mobilisation of Natural History Collections Data

2014, July 23 - 04:43
Members of the GBIF Science Committee and Secretariat present in this article an analysis of the recommendations of one of the GBIF task groups: ‘Global Strategy and Action Plan for Mobilisation of Natural History Collections Data’.

Summary of Recommendations of the GBIF Task Group on the Global Strategy and Action Plan for the Digitisation of Natural History Collections

2014, July 23 - 03:02
This article includes the recommendations of one of the GBIF task groups: the one on the ‘Global Strategy and Action Plan for the Mobilization of Natural History Collection Data’.

Using ModestR to download, import and clean species distribution records

2014, July 23 - 02:48
This article describes how to use the ModestR software to access data from online repositories such as GBIF, and how to perform data cleaning operations on them.

Step by step tutorial: how to create and edit a map downloading data from GBIF using ModestR software

2014, July 22 - 17:05
This tutorial explains how to use the ModestR software to download occurrence data published via the GBIF Network and build species distribution maps and other products with them.


2014, July 22 - 15:51
ModestR is a set of applications that allow data analysis and display to build complex products, such as species distribution maps. It allows to download data available through the GBIF data to be integrated into the analysis.

Discovery and publishing of primary biodiversity data associated with multimedia resources: The Audubon Core strategies and approaches

2014, July 14 - 13:36
This article includes the final recommendations of the GBIF ‘Multimedia Resources’ task group.

On the dates of GBIF mobilised primary biodiversity records

2014, July 14 - 13:28
This article describes the results of a specific analysis on the information about dates included in the biodiversity data that is published via the GBIF network.