GBIF course by lake Baikal in Siberia
Time and place: Sep. 14, 2018 9:00 AM - Sep. 20, 2018 5:00 PM, Field station at Lake Baikal, Russia
Following after the conference on Information Technologies in the Research of Biodiversity in Irkutsk, there will be a course in data mobilization skills using GBIF and BOLD tools.
Details and registration link can be found here. The course has two main topics: biodiversity data mobilization and barcoding. The first part will focus on practical work with the aim of enhancing capacity to plan and carry out data digitization to GBIF standards. The barcoding part will focus on practical and theoretical introduction to DNA barcoding through Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD).
GBIF and ForBio have submitted another proposal for a series of several similar courses on publishing GBIF data over the next three years. These courses will be held in at least five different countries: Norway, Tajikistan, Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia. Stay tuned for updates, or contact the GBIF node or ForBio.
If you already have data you want to digitize and upload to GBIF, you can apply for co-funding to prepare and publish Norwegian species occurrence data. This year’s deadline is March 31st.
Lake Baikal course organizers: the Siberian Institute of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Russian Academy of Sciences (SIPPB SB RAS), University of Bergen, ForBio, Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU), and Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Secretariat. It will take place in association with the International Conference Information Technologies in the Research of Biodiversity (Irkutsk, Sept 11-14 2018).