Navigation Links
New framework to deliver biodiversity knowledge
Date:10/2/2013

Copenhagen, Denmark -- A new initiative launched today (2 Oct) aims to coordinate global efforts and funding to deliver the best possible information about life on Earth, and our impacts upon it.

The Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook sets out a framework to harness the immense power of information technology and an open data culture to gather unprecedented evidence about biodiversity and to inform better decisions.

The framework is outlined in a document and link to website entitled Delivering Biodiversity Knowledge in the Information Age, inviting policy makers, funders, researchers, informatics specialists, data holders and others to unite around four key focus areas where progress is needed.

The focus areas, each consisting of several specific components, are:

  • Culture promoting practices and infrastructure for sharing data, using common standards and persistent archives, backed up by strong policy incentives and a community of willing specialists;
  • Data addressing the need to transform all data about species, past and present, into usable and accessible digital formats; from historic collections and literature to citizen science observations, remote sensors and gene sequencing;
  • Evidence organizing and assessing data from all sources to provide clear, consistent views giving them context; including taxonomic organization, integrated occurrences in time and space, capturing information about species interactions, and improving data quality through collaborative curation; and
  • Understanding building models from recorded measurements and observations to support data-driven research and evidence-based planning, including predictive tools, better visualization and feedbacks to prioritize new data capture.

The document is being promoted through a number of upcoming events this month, including the Governing Board of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility and the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD SBSTTA) where it forms part of the discussion on meeting global targets to end biodiversity loss.

The framework arose from the Global Biodiversity Informatics Conference which gathered around 100 experts in Copenhagen in July, 2012, to identify critical questions relating to biodiversity and tools needed answer them. Workshop leaders at that conference went on to draw up and author the current document.

The Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook includes examples of projects and initiatives contributing to its objectives, and the accompanying website invites feedback from others wishing to align their own activities to the framework.

A deck of slides for presentations about GBIO is available at http://www.slideshare.net/GBIF/global-biodiversity-informatics-outlook


'/>"/>

Contact: Sampreethi Aipanjiguly
saipanjiguly@gbif.org
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Novo Nordisk and BGI establish global collaboration framework
2. MMV develops framework to assess risk of resistance for antimalarial compounds
3. New research helps place modern temperatures into a more complete statistical framework
4. Book explores place-based conservation as framework
5. Nanotherapy: Treating deadly brain tumors by delivering big radiation with tiny tools
6. Crestor Delivers Latest LDL-C Targets in High-Risk Patients at Lower Doses than Other Statins
7. Ben-Gurion U. licenses drug delivery platform for central nervous system diseases to NY biotech firm
8. Delivery of gene-therapy for heart disease boosted 100-fold; now in 100-patient trial
9. Cancerous tumors deliver pro-metastatic information in secreted vesicles
10. iView Systems iTrakĀ® version 5.5 delivers optimized Incident Reporting
11. Light-induced delivery of nitric oxide eradicates drug-resistant bacteria
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... , Feb. 11, 2016  According to new research ... mainstream. More than 200 fingerprint, iris, and eye-vein ... under 70 brand names. This includes market leaders ... ZTE. Acuity projects that 600 million biometric smartphones ... global installed base. Maxine Most , ...
(Date:2/11/2016)...  Vigilant Solutions announces today that its license plate recognition ... Lee,s Summit Police Department to improve ... of a homicide suspect. Kansas City ... square miles and is home to roughly 100,000 residents. ... mobile license plate reader system and also leverages Vigilant,s network ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... India , February 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... --> According to 2016 iris recognition ... identification iris recognition is more widely accepted ... available with both fingerprint and iris recognition ... the user to avoid purchasing two individual ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... , ... Global Stem Cells Group has announced an inaugural conference ... Quito, Ecuador, Feb. 24-March 6, 2016. The new facility will provide advanced protocols and ... Stem Cells Group CEO Benito Novas will host the event, which will begin with ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12, 2016 Biocom, the association representing ... took a group of San Diego ... of its 2016 Precision Medicine Advocacy Fly-In. Biocom Fly-In participants ... and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ... as San Diego U.S. Representatives Susan Davis and ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... The Pittcon 2016 Exposition, which ... will include 848 exhibitors (count as of February 9) of which 119 are ... used by the scientific community in industrial, academic, and government labs. The Exposition ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12, 2016  BD (Becton, Dickinson and ... technology company, today announced the launch of the BD ... and Technology (AGBT) Meeting. --> ... genomic research by providing cost effective NGS library preparation ... a high-throughput, fully integrated, next generation sequencing (NGS) library ...
Breaking Biology Technology: