The GBIF Secretariat is pleased to provide the Participants and nodes of the GBIF network the following resources to assist them in marking and celebrating the achievement of 1 billion species occurrence records.
We currently expect that GBIF.org will reach 1 billion records on or about 4 July 2018.
Comments? Questions? Interest in coordinating your own activities marking #GBIF1billion?
Write to the communications team
GBIF’s presence on social media
We have also prepared a social media calendar with programming for about a month: your comments, additions and suggestions are still most welcome!
Resources for #GBIF1billion
- Customizable press release
- Photo galllery: preselected set of CC-licensed images representing all major taxa drawn from GBIF-mediated occurrences with ready-made captions and creditlines
- ‘Library of life’ video, produced by SiB Colombia and GBIF Spain (licensed under CC BY):
- FAIR-est of them all? Tracking data reuse by linking citations to datasets and publishers
- Invasives checklists
- Living Atlases
- BID in action: The alien, native and endemic grasses of Madagascar
- Southern Africa Bird Atlas
- Post-Fukushima wildlife monitoring
- Linking species occurrence and genomic data via OTUs (Linneaus + sequences)
- citsci through big-volume volunteer networks?
Latin American and the Caribbean
- BID in action: Tracking the lionfish invasion in Barbados
- Columbia: Proyecto BIO
- BioMob digitization in Canada
- LEAP, Western Australia
- BID in action: Invasives in Pacific
#GBIF1billion campaign goals
- Build awareness in new audiences
- Align existing perceptions with current status and achievements
- Promote network innovations in the mobilization, delivery, use and citation of open data
- Emphasize impacts on scientific research and policy