On 22-23 June, staff from the GBIF network join Caribbean partners and representatives from the new projects funded by the Biodiversity Information for Development programme as they take part in a two-day engagement workshop at the University of West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago.
The gathering runs in parallel with the four-day training aiming to equip BID Caribbean project teams with the essential skills needed to mobilize biodiversity data for open access through GBIF and other platforms. The Twitter hashtag #GBIFBID allows those interested to follow events remotely.
The meeting agenda covers topics including:
Needs and options for organizing biodiversity information in the Caribbean
Building on existing networks, including BIOPAMA and GBIF Latin America
Regional options for online data access and portal development
Building a roadmap for improved biodiversity information in the Caribbean
Attendees also expect to view presentations on the eight projects recently funded through the BID Caribbean:
This programme is funded by the European Union.