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Presentation given during the 8th Symposium on Polar Studies 7 - 9 September 2011, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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Antabif general

  1. 1. SCAR-MarBIN and ANTABIF Free and Open Access to Antarctic Biodiversity data www.scarmarbin.be www.biodiversity.aqThursday 8 September 2011
  2. 2. Antarctic Treaty (our inspiration) « In order to promote international cooperation in scientific investigation in Antarctica, as provided for in Article III (1c) of the Treaty, the Contracting Parties agree that, to the greatest extent feasible and practicable: […] Scientific observations and results from Antarctica shall be exchanged and made freely available. »Thursday 8 September 2011
  3. 3. “Exchanging” biodiversity data • science-based, adaptative conservation and management • testing fundamental theories • consolidation of the community • establish a benchmark for undisputed evidence of change/shiftsThursday 8 September 2011
  4. 4. Information NetworksThursday 8 September 2011
  5. 5. SCAR-MarBIN & ANTABIF • www.scarmarbin.be: marine biodiversity information network • www.biodiversity.aq: biodiversity information facility • Main funding: Belgian science Policy office (BELSPO) • International Polar Year (IPY) 2007/08 • Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML) • Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) • Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)Thursday 8 September 2011
  6. 6. General philosophy • Build an electronic ecosystem • Offer free and open access to data and technology • Expose all the (biodiversity) data and metadata, in multiple contexts • Remain community-driven, and collaborative • Adopt strong standardization • Work for science, conservation, managementThursday 8 September 2011
  7. 7. Tangible resultsThursday 8 September 2011
  8. 8. [results]: webportal (s) taxonomy, biogeography vizualisation open access 900,188 visitors 8,011,935 hits >50,000,000 dld records ANTABIF coming upThursday 8 September 2011
  9. 9. [results]: taxonomic data • The first RAMS all taxa • Board of 60+ editors all species • Feeds WoRMS, CoL and EoLvalid species • 17,098 taxa (RAMS) • Building a dynamic RAS • 24,248 taxa (RAS) 0 3.750 7.500 11.250 15.000Thursday 8 September 2011
  10. 10. [results]: geospatial data 1,288,441 records 198 datasets 119 geodatasets 5,235 taxa Feeds OBIS, GBIF Downloadable WebGIS WebservicesThursday 8 September 2011
  11. 11. ProductsThursday 8 September 2011
  12. 12. Antarctic Field Guides afg.biodiversity.aq afg.scarmarbin.be • Community platform to build customized field guides • Identification aid • Best available pictures • Descriptions • Dynamically built from various sourcesThursday 8 September 2011
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  19. 19. Products... coming up Georeferenced genetic data: CAML barcoding Polar Macroscope working group: BiPolar analyses Princess Elisabeth Station Data Management Microbes... Biogeography Atlas: interactive AtlasThursday 8 September 2011
  20. 20. Hedgpeth  1969’s  FolioThursday 8 September 2011
  21. 21. Gaps in our knowledge BENTHOS PLANKTONThursday 8 September 2011
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  23. 23. is this Science? see the literature... 124 scientific papersThursday 8 September 2011
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  33. 33. Applications • Challenging [biogeographic] theories • Conservation • Modeling • Predicting change • Expedition design • Data exploration • Gap analysis • Observing systemsThursday 8 September 2011 Jan Strugnell [THANKS]
  34. 34. JUMP IN!! Everyone can join www.scarmarbin.be www.biodiversity.aq bruno.danis@scarmarbin.be www.slideshare.net/scarmarbinThursday 8 September 2011

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