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Gbrd Sworkshop Sept09

  1. 1. GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION FACILITY Vishwas Chavan GBIF Secretariat WWW.GBIF.ORG Biodiversity Information: Challenge of Discovery Building the Biodiversity Informatics Commons Copenhagen, Sept. 17-18, 2009 GBIF GBRDS Stakeholders Planning Workshop
  2. 2. Biodiversity Information Diversity Heterogeneity Complexity <ul><li>Enormity of </li></ul><ul><li>volume </li></ul>
  3. 3. Using Biodiversity Data: Impediments <ul><li>DISCOVERY: </li></ul><ul><li>One of the biggest challenge in effective use of biodiversity data is pinpointing the location of useful data </li></ul><ul><li>ACCESS: </li></ul><ul><li>Free and Open Access to data at anytime, anyplace, anyhow to ALL </li></ul><ul><li>FITNESS-for-USE: </li></ul><ul><li>Degree of fitness-for-use of accessible data is often questionable! </li></ul>DISCOVERY: A NEGLECTED CHALLENGE!
  4. 4. Relevance of Biodiversity Information: without Discovery mechanism <ul><li>MALARIA </li></ul><ul><li>247 million cases in 2006 alone </li></ul><ul><li>One child dies every 30 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>109 countries affected </li></ul><ul><li>1000+ institutions engaged in research </li></ul><ul><li>Enormous volume of data generated over decades </li></ul>
  5. 5. Relevance of Biodiversity Information: without Discovery mechanism <ul><li>Occurrence data on Anopheles </li></ul><ul><li>through http://data.gbif.org </li></ul><ul><li>16 resources from 9 countries </li></ul><ul><li>11,284 records </li></ul><ul><li>10,782 geo-referenced records </li></ul>Challenge is to DISCOVER resources
  6. 6. At the core, a Discovery System Consumers Data Publishers Searching Retrieving Discovering Discovery System Registering Service Publishers Others…
  7. 7. That links to resources… Who? Institutions, Collections … What? Where? When? How Data, Services, GUID/LSID… Location, Access points… Temporal Scope… Formats, protocols, qualities A distributed service ………… .. which resolves to information resources … ./
  8. 8. GBRDS: empowering discovery
  9. 9. GBRDS: Discovery Mechanism for Biodiversity The GBRDS is 1) a Registry of resources and services and 2) a set of discovery services interacting with existing infrastructure such as GBIF to facilitate the discovery of biodiversity information . The most important component, the Registry would facilitate the inventory of information resources by creating a single annotated index of publishers, institutions, networks, collections (datasets), schema repository and services. The envisaged GBRDS is not conceived to be designed as simply a collection of centralized indexes but much more as an integrated ‘Yellow Pages’ reference of all biodiversity information resources , reconciling all distributed resources and providing a meaningful way to discover them in a distributed manner.
  10. 10. How it should be! Global Biodiversity Resources Discovery System empowering discovery of biodiversity data microhyla ornata western ghats 1980 Discover About GBRDS Bug Report @ 2009, GBIF GBRDS Home
  11. 11. Global Biodiversity Resources Discovery System empowering discovery of biodiversity data 1-5 of 351, <<Next>> Database of Frogs of Southern India..........(more) AmphibiaWeb...................................................(more) Fauna of India Database..................................(more) Microhyla of the World....................................(mor e) ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ 779 resources in six categories discovered, with 428 accessible, 351 resources records Names (82) Primary Biodiversity Data (200) Resources (351) Multimedia (12) Maps (28) Literature (106) How it should be! microhyla ornata western ghats 1980 Discover About GBRDS Bug Report @ 2009, GBIF
  12. 12. How it should be! Digital, Offline Digital, Free, Online Digital, Restricted Access Digital, Free, Online Non- Digital Database of Frogs of Southern India: South Asian Centre for Biodiversity Monitoring, Kathmandu, Nepal CDROM, published November 2006, ISBN-001-898-0788, [email_address] . <<Click here for complete metadata record>> AmphibiaWeb: http://www.amphibiaweb.org/ Access point live as on 20 th June 2009 <<Click here for complete metadata record>> Fauna of India Database: National Centre for Biodiversity Informatics, New Delhi, India In-house database, accessible through bi-lateral arrangement, [email_address] <<Click here for complete metadata record>> Microhyla of the World: Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA 257 specimen records: 1700 – 2001: http://www.si.edu/amphibia/microhyla/ Access point live as on 12 th Jan 2009 <<Click here for complete metadata record>> Amphibian Collection of Raffles Museum: Raffles Museum, Singapore 7004 specimens, non-digital: [email_address] . <<Click here for complete metadata record>> Global Biodiversity Resources Discovery System empowering discovery of biodiversity data microhyla ornata western ghats 1980 Discover About GBRDS Bug Report @ 2009, GBIF 779 resources in six categories discovered, with 428 accessible, 351 resources records Resources Names PrimaryBiodiversity Data Multimedia Maps Literature Resources (351): 1-5 of 351 : Next : Previous : Last :
  13. 13. Value addition
  14. 14. Value addition
  15. 15. GBRDS Planning: Issues to consider <ul><li>Catalytic agent for facilitating discovery of biodiversity data resources </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalise on resources (investments) till date </li></ul><ul><li>Demand-driven prioritisation of future investment in biodiversity informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Applicability to wide spectrum of client/users </li></ul><ul><li>Evolving system catering specialities of biodiversity science </li></ul><ul><li>Scalability and Portalibility to other locations and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Boundry between metadata and registery </li></ul><ul><li>Value addition </li></ul>
  16. 16. www.gbif.org Thank you! Vishwas Chavan: [email_address] Skype: vishwaschavan

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