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					                            GBIF EU Nodes
                                Paris, 4-6 April 2011
                                  André Heughebaert
                            Belgian Biodiversity Platform




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                              Summary
              Data
              Participation
              Staff
              Mobilization
              Tools




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                                          Data
                            Occurrences




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                                       Data
                            Datasets
     4 Providers
     33 datasets

     Contribution by country
      >90% Belgium
      >50% Dem. Rep. Congo
      >45% Burundi
      >37% Equatorial Guinea
      >68% Rwanda


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                                                  Data
                            Belgian Data Portal
     • http://data.biodiversity.be
     • Simple way to
       discover GBIF data
       pertaining to
       Belgium
     • Layers:
           –Natura 2000
           –Corine Land Cover


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                                                                   Participation
                            Events & Collaboration
              Trainings
                    Data Publication - June 2010 - Kinshasa
                    Data Cleaning - July 2010 - Brussels
                  by Dr Arthur Chapman (with NlBIF, GBIF-France)
                    Data Application & Use - Sept 2011 - Paris
                  (with GBIF-France & Swiss BIF)
              Mentoring 2010 (with Mauritanian BIF)
              NPT Coordination and Advisory Group
              Checklists Publication, DwCA Testing

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                                                     Staff
                            Platform
     The Belgian Biodiversity Platform is a
     distributed biodiversity information and
     communication initiative funded by the
     Belgian Science Policy (BelSPO). It serves as
     Belgian GBIF node, the European Platform on
     Biodiversity Science Policy (EPBRS),
     DIVERSITAS and is involved in the ERA-net
     BiodivERsA.


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                                                         Staff
                                  Future
              Belgian political crisis (295 days)
                  ‘Running affairs’ Government
              Full empowered Governement required:
                  Signing next MoU
                  2012 participication to GBIF
          The Platform will continue to exist and help
         Belgian scientific community to publish their
         datasets

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                                                   Mobilization
                             Barriers
              Regional Administrations
       Region centric view
              Federal Institutions
       Technical aspects, Security, IT expertise
              Universities, NGOs
       Funding
              Common concerns
       IPR, Data Quality, Data Sensitivity, Time

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                                                            Mobilization
                            Future Directions
                  Biofresh: Fresh Water
                  Harmonia: Invasive Species
                  Human Health & Biodiversity: Conference
                  POCABI: Great Region Natura2000 species




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                                                   Tools
                            Publication Software




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               Thank you for your attention
                             Aline Vanderwerf
                            André Heughebaert
                             Barbara Gonzalez
                              Dimitri Brosens
                               Estelle Balian
                               Hans Keune
                              Hendrik Segers
                               Julien Cigar
                               Nicolas Noé
                            Sonia Vanderhoeven




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