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  1. 1. Taxonomic Databases Working Group Annual Meeting 2011 GBIF: The challenges of intra- and inter-operability at large scales David Remsen Senior Programme Officer Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) TDWG 2011
  2. 2. Status of GBIF <ul><li>Improved intra-operability </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Empower users through interoperabilty </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge gaps from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>local </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>national </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>international </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. About GBIF <ul><li>341 publishers </li></ul><ul><li>9290 datasets </li></ul><ul><li>310M records </li></ul>The mission of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is to facilitate free and open access to biodiversity data worldwide via the Internet to underpin sustainable development. <ul><li>57 countries </li></ul><ul><li>45 organisations </li></ul>Primary biodiversity data
  4. 4. Achieving intra-operability <ul><li>Simplified data standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Darwin Core Archives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improved data publication processes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated Publishing Toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet-based publishing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improved integration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New taxonomic resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved data processing </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 2007 Today 70 million 2010 2008 2009 147 million 180 million 201 million 302 million Growth
  6. 6. 2007 Today 70 million 2010 2008 2009 147 million 180 million 201 million 302 million Growth Need for a new standard identified
  7. 7. Promotion of Publishing Standards > 2500 downloads English/French/Spanish
  8. 8. Geo-referenced USA data Verbatim data as shared on the network
  9. 9. Geo-referenced USA data Data following interpretation <ul><ul><li>Coastal regions recognised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offshore islands recognised </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) (today) Misinterpretations (Hummingbirds are only found in western hemisphere)
  11. 11. The number of authority files published through GBIF has doubled in 2011
  12. 12. Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) (next month) Improved interpretation
  13. 13. Search for Oenanthe ( water dropwort plant or wheatear bird ) Difficult for user to interpret Accurate search results Today Next month
  14. 14. Focus on Sustainability
  15. 15. Demonstrate Relevance Last updated: 2011-09-22   2008 2009 2010 2011 Total Used 76 100 152 61 389 Discussed 47 45 77 24 193 Mentioned 70 53 69 11 203 Other 0 15 19 4 38 Total 193 213 317 100 823
  16. 16. Highlight Use Cases
  17. 17. Empower Users through interoperability Enable scientific research that has never before been possible
  18. 18. Change in suitability for cultivating common bean across the world, from present to 2020, showing a global loss in suitability, especially in Africa. Using biodiversity data: Ecological Niche Modeling
  19. 19. Integration: WCMC World Protected Areas
  20. 20. Integration: GBIF & IUCN Red List
  21. 22. CBD Access & Benefit Sharing (Nagoya) Protocol
  22. 23. Bridge Gaps From local to national to international
  23. 24. BIODIVERCITIES TECHNICAL REFERENCE GROUP Advocacy SERVICES ENTRY POINTS FOR CITIES BiodiverCities BiodiverCities Advisory Committee: High-level coordination group On invitation: outstanding cities and selected organisations. GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP Technical Support Policy Consultation Cities in Biodiversity Hotspots URBIS & more to come Profiling Tools & Resources LAB Guidebook TEEB Report & Manual Guidelines & Case Studies LBSAPs Durban Commitment and more... www.iclei.org/biodiversity LAB Pioneer Biodiversity & Climate Change LAB Pioneer Biodiversity & CEPA LAB Pioneer The goal of the BiodiverCities Programme is to guide, support, capacitate and motivate local governments and their partners to integrate biodiversity and ecosystem-based planning into all aspects of policy, decision making and implementation activities to result in enhanced biodiversity conservation and more sustainable local economic development. Acknowledgement of accountability and responsibility for the health and well-being of communities and recognition of biodiversity and essential ecosystem services as the foundation of our existence are core components of the goal. BiodiverCities Programme
  24. 25. Accessing data from the GBIF network (using polygons from www.gdams.org)
  25. 26. Montreal (526 points, 71,759 occurrences)
  26. 27. Bridging National Gaps: National Data Portals <ul><li>Increased geospatial granularity (national to county) </li></ul><ul><li>Nationally-relevant thematic layers </li></ul>
  27. 28. Bridging International Gaps: Mobilising new sources of biodiversity data

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