New opportunity for publication of species sampling and monitoring data through GBIF network

Monday, 4 May, 2015

GBIF species sampling and monitoring

The international body responsible for maintaining standards for the exchange of biological data has ratified changes that improve support for mobilization and access of sample-based species data through the GBIF network.

By adding to the rich set of terms already available in the Darwin Core (DwC) standard, this action by Biodiversity Information Standards—also known as TDWG—will help GBIF-mediated data move beyond “presence only” data and support the discovery and application of richer, more quantitative information used in other areas of scientific discovery and research, particularly ecological monitoring and assessment.

More information here.