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Presented at GB17 in Suwon, South Korea by me and Samy

Presented at GB17 in Suwon, South Korea by me and Samy

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  • Accessibility to adequate volume of PBD require shift from classical ‘Opportunistic’ approach such as tapping of low-hanging fruits. There is a need for Innovative ways to improve discovery , Demand driven strategies and action plans at ALL levels, Institutionalisation of incentivisation mechanism , and Publishing of increased volume of qualitative data This is a living cycle that will require continual refinement. Governing Board can be influential in setting priorities that ensure access to increased volume of ‘fit-for-use’ data, as More data – allows better science – leading to informed decisions.
  • Through investigations carried out by Task Group such as CNA, and GSAP-NHC needs-driven approach is being promoted. GSAP-NHC has recommended that DISCOVERY through Authoring METADATA is first step to optimal digitisation and publishing of NHC data. Wider dissemination & uptake of these findings & recommendations are being ensured through scholarly publication – such as ‘Special Issue on GSAP-NHC of Biodiversity Informatics journal released today. CNA TG recommendations and State-of-the-Network report on Data Publishing reveals that ‘ Data Discovery & Mobilisation Strategy & Action Plan ’ at ALL levels are essential. Best Practice Guide will be released soon to help capacitate Participants in developing ‘Data Discovery and Publishing Strategy & Action Plan’.
  • Expanding data types and data Publisher communities beyond traditional realm is essential ensure accessibility to adequate volume of ‘fit-for-use’ primary biodiversity data. This is being achieved through 3 different ways Expanding Publisher communities such as - EIA Practitioners. Both South African and Indian pilot projects are rolling out tools, infrastructure, strategies, and policies leading to mainstreaming of EIA biodiversity data. Expanding to new data types such as – multimedia data for which standards development was undertaken in collaboration with TDWG. Decentralised Publishing Infrastructure is being investigated through Pilot study ‘ Data Hosting Centre’ . Later this year ‘ Position Paper on Hosting Infrastructure’ will be released, as well call for catalytic small grants will be released.
  • Enhancing ‘ fitness-for-use ’ of data is essential for increased use of data for multiple purposes . Recently published ‘ Position Paper ’ offers several immediate and long term recommendations , including development and use of tools and infrastructure for quality assessment, annotation, and data cleaning. In order to incentivise data publishing efforts – ‘Data Publishing Framework TG’ has recommended several measures such as ‘ Data Papers ’, ‘ Data Usage Index’ and ‘ Data Citation Mechanisms & Service’ . ALL these activities and their timely uptake of by the Participants will enhance scientific and social relevance of the GBIF mobilised data. This will allow stakeholders to do better science and take informed decisions .
  • (As you will hear later in Agenda item 5 New vision based on the recommendations from the RFLT and Science Committee leading into 2011 Work Programme. Focus on “Content for Science” by better understanding the various pathways (data, knowledge, decision). Understanding such pathways will be key prior to entering into the next phase of GBIF (2012-2016),


  • 1. 2010: Simplified Data Publishing Solutions Darwin Core Archives for taxonomic and primary biodiversity data 17 th Meeting of the GBIF Governing Board, Suwon, Republic of Korea 2010 / 2011 Work Programme Highlights
    • Presentation by GBIF Programme Officers:
    • David Remsen, Éamonn Ó Tuama & (Tim Robertson)
    • Vishwas Chavan
    • Samy Gaiji
    • Juan Bello & Mélianie Raymond
    • Alberto Gonzalez-Talavan
    • Francois Rogers
    • October 2010
  • 2. Content for Science and Society V ishwas Chavan Senior Programme Officer Samy Gaiji Senior Programme Officer
  • 3. Approach for Content More content, Better Science, Informed decisions
  • 4. Promote a needs-driven approach Communities Communities GBIF Infrastructure Improving Discovery, Digitisation and Publishing Assessing the user needs and priorities
  • 5. Expanding the Content coverage Communities Communities GBIF Infrastructure Multimedia, Observations, … Environmental Impact Assessment DanBIF Hosting infrastructure
  • 6. Increasing relevance… Community Community GBIF Infrastructure for Science and Society
  • 7. From Content to Decisions through Science GBIF Infrastructure Community Community Scientific publication Priority settings Data/Information flow Knowledge/Decision flow
  • 8. Analysing the coverage Geographical bias 75%
  • 9. Analysing the content Taxonomical bias
  • 10. Understanding the trends Observation vs. Specimen Temporal bias - Data deluge
  • 11. Content assessment Organization landscaping Science questions Climate change Invasive species Food security Trends Coverage Taxonomy Conservation Genomic Decision makers Science focus in 2011
  • 12. Content for Science and Society More content, Better Science, Informed decisions Through Participants