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Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Science Symposium 2011: GBIF at 10: Reaping Benefits for Science and Society

5 October 2011 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

GBIF Science Symposium 2011The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Science Symposium 2011, was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 5 October 2011, under the title “GBIF at 10: Reaping Benefits for Science and Society.” Once a year, the GBIF sponsors a Science Symposium in association with its Governing Board meeting and associated committees. The 2011 Symposium focused on the experience gained during GBIF’s first decade of work and the future of biodiversity informatics. Topics addressed during the symposium included insights from eco-informatics studies on climate and earth’s biodiversity, and presentations on lessons learned and experiences in building and managing biodiversity information networks in different countries across the globe.

GBIF was created in 2001 with the objective of making the world’s biodiversity information freely and universally available for science, society and a sustainable future. GBIF unites networks in 57 countries and 47 organizations throughout the world and has been successful in building an open and global infrastructure for biodiversity informatics, allowing for data exchange and networking, and helping participants build their national informatics capacities and capabilities. GBIF is governed by: a Governing Board, where countries that make financial contributions to GBIF have a vote; an Executive Committee, composed of the different Committee Chairs; several Advisory Committees to the Board, for example, on budget, nodes, rules and science; as well as a Secretariat. More information.
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Jens-Christian Svenning, Department of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University, was awarded the 2011 Ebbe Nielsen Prize for his work on climate and biodiversity using eco-informatics and presented his latest research during the 2011 GBIF Science Symposium.
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