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GBIF Science Committee Report GB21, Delhi, India

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GBIF Science Committee Report GB21, Delhi, India

  1. 1. GBIF Science Committee Elizabeth Arnaud Guy Cochrane Mark Costello Jean Ganglo Rod Page Arturo Ariño Plana Kathy Willis ex officio
  2. 2. Summary of activities • Meeting at Glasgow • Awarding prizes • Developing the Ebbe Nielsen Challenge • Collaboration with GBIF Secretariat – Recruitment of Programme Officers – Science Symposium
  3. 3. Science Symposium Tim Hirsch Kyle Copas
  4. 4. CSIRO’s Tony Rees named 2014 Ebbe Nielsen Prize winner
  5. 5. Young Researcher Awards Vijay Barve (India) Social networks as data sources Caoimhe Marshall (Ireland) Measuring sampling effort
  6. 6. GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge • Challenge to foster innovation in biodiversity informatics • Must use GBIF-mediated data • Submission must be open source (or at least openly accessible) • Judged by science committee
  7. 7. Prize Grant Money Output Challenge
  8. 8. Prizes! • Round 1 (five semifinalists) (SC meeting) – €1,000 • Round 2 (GB22) – €20,000 first prize – €5,000 second prize
  9. 9. Challenges of a different sort…
  10. 10. Data types
  11. 11. DNA sequences from EMBL
  12. 12. Betula nana L. GBIF has 597,148 occurrences of this species… …but 551,919 occurrences from shotgun genome sequencing a single plant in Scotland.
  13. 13. Data sources
  14. 14. Biodiversity literature
  15. 15. http://www.journalmap.org
  16. 16. Data quality (fitness for use)
  17. 17. doi:10.1017/S0030605313001427 Wikipedia CC BY-SA
  18. 18. Chameleons in Africa (usability for Red List-style assessment) 7%
  19. 19. http://iphylo.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/guest-post-response-to-discussion-on.html (22 comments)
  20. 20. What happened? • Some major GBIF providers don’t release georeferenced records • Some museum collections used by expert are not contributing to GBIF • GBIF taxonomy is out of date • Expert-curated data not available to GBIF - why?
  21. 21. The year ahead… • Ebbe Nielsen Challenge • Working with the new Programme Officers • Issues of data type, scope, coverage, quality, and annotation

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