[Gbif-europe] EASIN workshop

Koivula, Hanna P hanna.koivula at helsinki.fi
Mon Jan 18 17:15:02 CET 2016

Dear Anne-Sophie and Anders,

I’m happy to help.

I have a small funding from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry for developing a surveillance and early warning systems of invasive alien species as part of our FinBIF portal. I’m just now trying to find out what kinds of standards/attributes there are related to invasives that need monitoring. EASIN seems to have dispersal mechanisms as search criteria for species, but then there is a much richer set of information about invasives requested by IUCN:s GRIIS network (I can share that too).

If there is wider interest on this topic, I suggest that we would consider ways of raising the topic as a workshop topic or pilot for the EU nodes…

Finnish Museum of Natural History - LUOMUS
Hanna Koivula
MSc, IT Specialist
GBIF Node Manager for Finland
P.O. Box 17 (Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Tel. +358 2941 28621 / +358 50 415 4850
hanna.koivula at helsinki.fi<mailto:hanna.koivula at helsinki.fi>

From: Gbif-europe [mailto:gbif-europe-bounces at biodiversity.be] On Behalf Of Anne-Sophie Archambeau
Sent: 18. tammikuuta 2016 16:26
To: gbif-europe at biodiversity.be
Subject: [Gbif-europe] EASIN workshop

Dear EU nodes collegues,

EASIN has invited GBIFS to provide a speaker at its 3rd ‘enlargement' and training workshop early next month, 9-10 Feb, at JRC, in Ispra, Italy (https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/workshop/easin-enlargement-training?search). The Secretariat has an interest in the event and has recently started collaborating on getting the EASIN invasive species catalogue published as a checklist (still an open item).

Ana Cristina Cordoso, EASIN’s director, wrote to the Secretariat that the event will focus on its expansion "by including new partners, such as research institutes, national authorities, data base managers, experts and relevant stakeholders, who own, represent or manage national or regional biodiversity information systems and databases, including large scale personal databases.” In addition to interactive training, the workshop will also address data standardization issues and protocols for sharing information. That is where GBIF comes in, as EASIN is interested in a general presentation that shares GBIF experiences and perspectives on data collection, quality assurance, data standards and interoperability, data format and data updates.

 Like EASIN  is a european initiative, GBIFS contacted Anders and I (as European representatives) and it has been decided that Anders will go and make the presentation.

In order to help him in this task (he kindly accepted), I would like to ask you to provide any information you could have about invasive species at national/regional levels , or highlight any solutions/considerations/issues around GBIF and invasive species.

Many thanks for considering my request.

Best wishes,

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