[Gbif-europe] EASIN workshop

Francisco Pando pando at gbif.es
Tue Jan 19 08:47:45 CET 2016

Dear Anne-Sophie, Anders and colleagues,

You may remember that as a result of our 2012 European  GBIF Nodes meeting we agreed and stated up a demonstration project on "Freshwater Invasive Species in Europe".  What we did is still available at:


We also did an evaluation a year later  (see attached PPT)

I believe the idea and the approach had great potential, despite we flunked on the management side. Maybe some components/approaches/ideas can be considered in this current scenario.

(Yes, I am still around since my resignation letter still remains un-answered (!), support letters still welcome)

Best wishes,


Francisco Pando

GBIF.ES, Unidad de Coordinación            Tel.+34 91 420 3017 x 172
Real Jardín Botánico - CSIC                twitter.com/GbifEs<https://twitter.com/GbifEs>
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From: Gbif-europe [mailto:gbif-europe-bounces at biodiversity.be] On Behalf Of Anne-Sophie Archambeau
Sent: Monday, January 18, 2016 3:26 PM
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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