Living Atlases events

Workshop Living Atlases workshop (CESP)
February 19, 2018 - February 23, 2018
Madrid, Spain - Real Jardin Botanico

This 5-day workshop will be funded for partners of this project through the GBIF CESP Program. The main objectives will be install or improve collectory and biocache modules, to install or improve the spatial portal and BIE modules.

If you like to participate but are not a partner, you can contact GBIF Spain or GBIF France

Workshop Reusing an open source platform in order to create a community: example of the Living Atlases community (TDWG)
October 3, 2017 - October 4, 2017
Ottawa, Canada - Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre by Marriott

Since 2013, a community has grown around the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) open source platform, mostly but not exclusively around GBIF nodes. Indeed, since 2014 five international workshops have been organized around the world and eight data portals have been released into production using this tool (ALA, Brazil, GBIF Argentina, INBio, GBIF France, NBN, GBIF Spain, GBIF Portugal) and several others are currently in development (Canadensys, GBIF Sweden, etc.).

ALA modules work with standards defined by the TDWG community. Data shown on maps are loaded through Darwin Core Archive files previously published on IPT installations or directly downloaded on the GBIF.org. Users can filter, download occurrences and can also interact with data using API, proposed by the platform. We keep the data authority and highlight data publishers, institutions, collections and datasets by showing their metadata.

One of the main objectives of this workshop will be to present the community of Living Atlases by showing examples already in production (Atlas of Living Australia, GBIF France, GBIF Spain and NBN Atlas Scotland), and past & future projects involving the community. In addition, we expect to train participants on the basic ALA modules (Collectory and Biocache-hub) that focus on occurrence research tools, data visualization and metadata portal. This technical training will also include the installation of an ALA demo version in order to give the possibility to users to make their first configurations and developments of their new tool.

The six organizers will be David Martin from Atlas of Living Australia, Christian Gendreau, Jeremy Goimard from Canadensys, Marie-Elise Lecoq from GBIF France, Santiago Martínez de la Riva from GBIF Spain and Manash Shah from GBIF Sweden.

Meeting Regional Engagement Workshop, BID Pacific
July 27th, 2017 - July 28th, 2017
Apia, Samoa - SPREP Headquarters

During the Pacific regional meeting around BID projects, Anne-Sophie Archambeau, the GBIF France Node Manager, presented the Living Atlases community. The discussion opened by this presentation helped the BID project leads to work on the possibility of using Atlas of Living Australia modules for creating a regional platform using National Biodiversity Network Atlas from UK, as an example.

Title Author(s) Type
Living Atlases community Anne-Sophie Archambeau (GBIF France),
David Martin (Atlas of Living Australia),
Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France).
Talk
Workshop CESP Canadensys - GBIF France
July 3th, 2017 - July 4th, 2017
Montreal, Canada - Canadensys Headquarters

Through the CESP program from GBIF, GBIF France has helped Canadensys to install and configure its own data portal based on Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) tools. One of the main goal of this partnership is to improve the documentation in English but also in French. By this way, the community will be open to French-speaking countries, espacially in Africa. During this workshop, we redefined all the documentation architecture and Fabien Cavière from GBIF France took the lead in order to improve this part in the community. Documentation is the key factor to make this community work.

Title Author(s) Type
Jérémy Goimard (Canadensys) Talk
Meeting Regional Engagement Workshop, BID Caribbean
June 22nd, 2017 - June 23rd, 2017
St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago - University of West Indies

During the Caribbean regional meeting around BID projects, Marie-Elise Lecoq, GBIF France lead developer, presented the community. The discussion opened by this presentation helped the BID project leads to work on the possibility of using Atlas of Living modules for creating a regional platform for Caribbean countries.

Title Author(s) Type
Living Atlases community Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France) ,
David Martin (Atlas of Living Australia).
Talk
Meeting European Nodes Meeting 2017
May 8, 2017 - May 11, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden - Swedish Museum of Natural History.

During the European Nodes Meeting 2017, several presentations were made by members of the community in order to present their work to the GBIF European community. A technical workshop between advanced members was organized as a side event to this meeting.

Portal Launch of the NBN Atlas Wales and NBN Altas (03/2017)
March, 2017
UK

The NBN Atlas Wales and the NBN Atlas has been launched in march 2017. Adding to the NBN Atlas Scotland, they are the three first steps of the UK biodiversity network.

Title Developer(s) Type
NBN Atlas Wales David Martin, CSIRO / ALA Portal
NBN Atlas David Martin, CSIRO / ALA Portal
Conference TDWG 2016: Standards Supporting Innovation in Biodiversity Research and Conservation
December 5, 2016 - December 9, 2016
Santa Clara de San Carlos, Costa Rica - Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC)

During the conference, GBIF France team with the help of the community presented the Living Atlases as well as the Atlas of Living Australia modules. Through a talk, GBIF France technical team was able to describe an existing example of national data portal based on ALA platform in order to show how it works for potential future users of these tools. The community wrote its first poster showing its members and its projects.

Title Author(s) Type
www.gbif.fr - French National Portal of GBIF Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France),
Anne-Sophie Archambeau (GBIF France),
Eric Chenin (IRD - GBIF France),
Fabien Cavière (GBIF France),
Sophie Pamerlon (GBIF France),
Régine Vignes-Lebbe (UPMC - GBIF France).
Talk
The community around Atlas of Living Australia's platform Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France),
Miguel Carboni (Sistema Nacional de Datos Biológicos),
Fabien Cavière (GBIF France),
Rui Figueira (GBIF Portugal),
Santiago Martinez de la Riva (GBIF Spain),
David Martin (Atlas of Living Australia)
Poster
Portal Biodiversity Data Portal of Portugal in production (18/10/2016)
October 19, 2016
Lisbon, Portugal

Since 2015, GBIF Portugal is an active member of the ALA community. Thanks several workshops and partnership with other participants, they were able to launch their new data portal in production in October 2016.

Title Developer(s) Type
Biodiversity Data Portal of Portugal Portal
Workshop International ALA Workshop 2016
October 3, 2016 - October 7, 2016
Madrid, Spain - Royal Botanical Garden (CSIC)

The 3-day International ALA Workshop was held in Madrid (Spain) between the 3rd and 5th of October 2016. This workshop brought together software developers from GBIF Nodes of Australia, France, Germany, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden as well as the member organization Canadensys to enhance the development of national data portals based on the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA). The Australian, French and Spanish Nodes assisted the other Nodes based on their previous experience. The host for this course was GBIF Spain (GBIF.ES).

Following this 3-day workshop, a 2-day workshop was proposed for members of the CoopBioPlat project. The main goal was to review the state of each national data portal based on ALA and move forward on the developments of Species and Geospatial modules.

Title Author(s) Type
Canadensys on read to Atlas of Living Australia Jérémy Goinard (Canadensys) Talk
Atlas of Living Australia Integration GBIF Sweden Manash Shah (GBIF Sweden) Talk
International ALA Workshop: current status, biocache-hub, taxonomy, security, internationalization and future steps Santiago Martinez de la Riva (GBIF Spain) Talk
GBIF Germany and ALA implementation Jörg Holetschek (GBIF Germany - BGBM) Talk
Atlas of Living France Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France) Talk
Documentation & wiki of ALA Fabien Cavière (GBIF France) Talk
Collectory module Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France) Talk
Skinning your ALA instance Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France) Talk
Security in ALF Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France) Talk
International ALA workshop David Martin (ALA) Talk
Conference GEO BON Open Science Conference
July 4, 2016 - July 8, 2016
Liepzig, Germany - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

In July 2016, during the GEO BON conference, a session and hands-on workshop with "National Biodiversity Monitoring Network" as main subject had been proposed by iDiv, Atlas of Living Australia and other institutions. During this session, two presentations have been made about Atlas of Living Australia tools and community. All abstracts from this session are available on the official website (beginning at page 99).

Title Author(s) Type
The Atlas of Living Australia – A modular biodiversity information platform with global implementations David Martin (CSIRO/GBIF),
Peter Brenton (CSIRO),
Stephanie von Gavel (CSIRO).
Talk
Atlas of Living France: GBIF France's portal access to primary data about biodiversity provided by French institutions Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France),
Dave Martin (Atlas of Living Australia).
Talk
Portal GBIF France spatial portal in production (10/06/2015)
June 10, 2016
Paris, France - Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle

During the GBIF France 10th anniversary, GBIF France technical team presented the new spatial portal based on Atlas of Living Australia modules.

Title Developer(s) Type
The French GBIF national spatial portal (Atlas of Living France) Marie-Elise Lecoq,
Fabien Cavière.
Portal
Portal Launch of the NBN Atlas Scotland (27/05/2016)
May 27, 2016
Edinburgh, UK - Royal Botanic Gardens

The NBN Atlas Scotland has been made possible by the partnership formed by SNH, Scotland’s Environment Web (SEWeb), the Atlas of Living Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation of Australia (CSIRO), Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), the NBN Trust, RSPB and the Scottish Biodiversity Information Forum (SBIF), with funding from the SEWeb LIFE+ project and SNH.

Title Developer(s) Type
NBN Atlas Scotland David Martin, CSIRO / ALA Portal
Portal CRBio: Atlas of Living Costa Rica in production (1/05/2016)
May 1, 2016
Paris, France - Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle

Thanks to the help of Atlas of Living Australia and GBIF, the National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica (INBio) implemented a new portal based on ALA tools. The Atlas of Living Costa Rica (CRBio) has been financed by a project grant of the Costa Rican government.

Title Developer(s) Type
CRBio: Atlas of Living Costa Rica Portal
Conference Public Symposium, GB22
October 9, 2015
Antananarivo, Madagascar - International Conference Center of Ivato

Paco Pando, former GBIF Spain node manager, talked about the power of a open source platform and collaborations linked to it for the entire open source community around the biodiversity during the public symposium of the GBIF Governing Board in 2015.

Title Author(s) Type
Atlas of Living Australia for GBIF Nodes: A collaborative endeavor Paco Pando (GBIF Spain) Talk
Conference TDWG 2015: Applications, Standards and Capacity Building for Sustaining Global Biodiversity
September 28, 2015 - October 1, 2015
Nairobi, Kenya - Windsor Golf and Country Club

During the conference, GBIF France team with the help of the community presented the Living Atlases as well as the Atlas of Living Australia modules. Through a poster and a talk, GBIF France technical team was able to describe an existing example of national data portal based on ALA platform.

Title Author(s) Type
Atlas of Living Australia: a modular data portal framework for national needs Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France),
Dave Martin (Atlas of Living Australia),
Tim Robertson (GBIF).
Talk
The GBIF France new portal : Atlas of Living France (ALF) Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France),
Anne-Sophie Archambeau (GBIF France),
Eric Chenin (IRD - GBIF France),
Fabien Cavière (GBIF France),
Sophie Pamerlon (GBIF France),
Régine Vignes-Lebbe (UPMC - GBIF France).
Poster
Workshop 2nd meeting of the CoopBioPlat project
October 20, 2015 - October 23, 2015
Madrid, Spain - Royal Botanical Garden

CoopBioPlat brought together GBIF nodes in Argentina (SNDB), Brazil (SiBBr), Costa Rica (CRBio), France, Portugal and Spain to produce an institutional agreement to cooperate on developing national biodiversity data portals based on the ALA portal. The meeting also aimed to further the customization of the ALA Platform by GBIF Nodes. This 2nd meeting focused on IT developments. Developers among the project’s partners were assisted at the meeting by David Martin from ALA.

CoopBioPlat was a Pilot Coordination Action, funded by ERANet-LAC of the European Commission, and was implemented over 18 months.

More information is available on the website of GBIF Spain.

Title Author(s) Type
Atlas of Living Scotland: setup and deployment Dave Martin (Atlas of Living Australia) talk
Biodiversity platform of GBIF Spain based on ALA: current state Santiago Martinez de la Riva (GBIF Spain) Talk
CoopBioPlat: Brazil status Luis Eugenio Barbosa (GBIF Brazil) Talk
CoopBioPlat - Argentina Status Miguel Carboni (GBIF Argentina) Talk
GBIF.PT report Rui Figueira (GBIF Portugal) Talk
Atlas of Living France (ALF) Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France) Talk
CoopBioPlat - Madrid 2015 Paco Pando (GBIF Spain),
Rui Figueira (GBIF Portugal),
David Martin (Atlas of Living Australia),
Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France),
Fabien Cavière (GBIF France),
Santiago Martinez de la Riva (GBIF Spain),
Miguel Carboni (Ministry of Science and Technology, Argentina),
Luis Eugênio Barbosa (GBIF Brazil).
Video
Portal GBIF France data portal in production (28/05/2015)
May 28, 2015
Paris, France - Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle

Since the Atlas of Living Australia workshop, GBIF France technical team has worked on the national GBIF data portal based on Atlas of living Australia. For this release,they installed the registry and biocache modules. They launched this new tool during the GBIF France annual steering comity.

Title Developer(s) Type
The French GBIF national data portal (Atlas of Living France) Marie-Elise Lecoq,
Fabien Cavière.
Portal
Workshop Atlas of Living Europe workshop
May 4, 2015 - May 5, 2015
Paris, France - Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle

Organized as side event of the 2015 European Nodes Meeting, this workshop was a sequel to the 2014 GBIF/ALA Workshop in Canberra and brought together developers and node managers working on national installations of the ALA software. This was the first workshop where developers outside Atlas of Living Australia began to teach about platform future

Title Author(s) Type
Architecture David Martin (Atlas of Living Australia) Talk
Operation David Martin (Atlas of Living Australia) Talk
Portal GBIF.ES National Biodiversity Data Portal in production (28/11/2014)
November 28th, 2014
Madrid, Spain - Real Jardín Botánico-CSIC

Since the beginning, GBIF Spain has been part of the ALA community. They have worked on the Spanish National Biodiviersity Data portal of GBIF for several months before launching it in production. The data portal is available in Spanish, Catalan and English.

Title Developer(s) Type
The GBIF.ES National Biodiversity Data Portal Santiago Martinez de la Riva Portal
Workshop ALA/GBIF Software Workshop
July 20, 2014 - July 24, 2014
Canberra, Australia - CSIRO office

The second workshop linked to the community had been hosted by Atlas of Living Australia (ALA). It was open for developers interested by ALA platform. There were people from Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, Malaysia and Spain.

Workshop Tools for the management and sharing of biodiversity data by CRBIF
February 24, 2013 - February 27, 2013
Costa Rica - School of Biology, University of Costa Rica (UCR)

The Biodiversity Information Facility of Costa Rica CRBio (CRBio), in collaboration with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA), is pleased to present its II Workshop about Tools for the Management, Sharing and Use of Biodiversity Information.

The aim of this workshop is to strengthen participants’ capacity to use information technologies to integrate, analyze and share information to support decision making related to biodiversity.

This practical workshops will be divided in two sections; Section I is composed of public presentations and section II will include technical training about the tools developed by ALA.

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