Scientific seminar and workshop on data digitalization and mobilization to GBIF – new approach for lichen and bryophyte research

Scientific seminar and workshop on data digitalization and mobilization to GBIF – new approach for lichen and bryophyte research

On 27th – 30th November 2018, VNUHCM – University of Science held “The scientific seminar and workshop on data digitalization and mobilization to GBIF – new approach for lichen and bryophyte research”.

Attending the conference were scholars from University of Turku (Finland), University of Applied Sciences (Hungary), Natural History Museum (United Kingdom) and VNUHCM – University of Science (Vietnam).

At the conference, reports presented and discussed various subjects such as lichen, bryophyte in categorizing, ecosystem and application. Simultaneously, scholars also gave their opinions on how to transfer data into GBIF, as well as the role of flora museum in research and preservation.

After the workshop, experts would give students guidance about identifying and analyzing the lichen and bryophytes.

GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility is an international network and research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth. Coordinated through its Secretariat in Copenhagen, the GBIF network of participating countries and organizations, working through participant nodes, provides data-holding institutions around the world with common standards and open-source tools that enable them to share information about where and when species have been recorded. This knowledge derives from many sources, including everything from museum specimens collected in the 18th and 19th century to geotagged smartphone photos shared by amateur naturalists in recent days and weeks.

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