08 December 2023

Former Canadensys managers continue to shine

Two former Canadensys managers are shining examples in the GBIF community, and continue to use their skills to improve and develop innovative tools.

Peter Desmet, who is now working at the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), is part of the winning team of the 2023 Ebbe Nielsen challenge.
Together with Nicolas Noé, of The Binary Forest, they developed GBIF Alert.
It is an open-source GBIF-based alert system for occurrences that will notify users of newly available occurrence records for any species or location of interest.
For more information, links and a demo video, follow this link.

David Shorthouse was awarded second place for the 2023 Ebbe Nielsen challenge for a new feature in Bionomia, a platform he developed and launched five years ago.
Frictionless Data from Bionomia allows users to automatically have access to Frictionless Data Packages of collector and identifier attributions in Bionomia for every dataset.
This will help collections manager to import Bionomia attributions into a local collection management system and share newly updated and improved records, creating a virtuous “round trip” cycle of data quality improvements.
You can find more information and documentation here.

It would be unfair to not talk about the other individuals and teams that have seen their projects awarded with a tied third prize in the challenge:

A big round of applause to all of them!

The Ebbe Nielsen challenge is an annual incentive prize that seeks to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data by scientists, informaticians, data modelers, cartographers and other experts.