GBIF North American Regional Nodes Meeting
Date: 11-12 August 2010
The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario was pleased to host the North American Regional Nodes Meeting of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) in our state-of-the-art visualization theatre. The meeting featured a banquet on the evening of the 11th with a keynote presentation from Sujeevan Ratnasingham (Ebbe Nielson Prize recipient) as well as a tour of the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding.
- GBIF in North America (Baillargeon, Frame)
- The Avian Knowledge Network (Lepage)
- Update on GBIF informatics infrastructure from GBIF secretariat (Remsen, Bello)
- A new development phase for the Catalogue of Life (Baillargeon)
- Data publication with IPT and Darwin Core Archive (Desmet, Russell)
- DNA barcoding & the need for indexed collections (Hanner)
- iBOL: the International Barcode of Life (Freeman)
- BOLD Overview (Mannan)
- BOLD: a virtual research environment (Ratnasingham)
- Update on GBIF Portal mirror site (Frame, Palanisamy)
- The case for a stable registry of collections: BCI and Biorepositories (Schindel)
- OBIS Update (Kennedy)
- Canadensys Update (Desmet)
- Encyclopedia of Life (Parr)
- International Species Information System (Flesness)
- IPT Data Publication (Russell)
Partners and Sponsors
- Canadian Biodiversity Information Facility (CBIF)
As a member of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Canada is exploring new ways to improve the organization, exchange, correlation, and availability of primary data on biological species of interest to Canadians. Read more.
- Canada's Federal Biodiversity Information Partnership
The Federal Biodiversity Information Partnership is an informal group of federal departments and agencies committed to increasing the value and use of biodiversity data held by the federal government. Read more.
- Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility, GBIF, enables free and open access to biodiversity data online. It is an international government-initiated and funded initiative focused on making biodiversity data available to all and anyone, for scientific research, conservation and sustainable development. Read more.
- Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL)
The Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) is an international initiative devoted to developing DNA barcoding as a global standard for the identification of biological species. CBOL will be hosting the Reception Dinner on August 11th, 2010. Read more.