Deadline: 30 September 2016
The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), an open-data research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments, is currently inviting applications for GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge, seeking to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data.
In 2016, the Challenge will focus on the question of data gaps and completeness, seeking tools, methods and mechanisms to help analyse the fitness-for-use of GBIF-mediated data and/or guide priority setting for biodiversity data mobilization.
In this challenge, entrants should explore and demonstrate how the approach used in their tools, methods and mechanisms apply to one or more of the following cases:
- Determining the completeness and consistency of data coverage for any taxonomic group at continental or global levels
- Providing a national view of the coverage and detail of available data for all taxa or particular taxonomic groups throughout the country.
- Providing a view of coverage and detail for other area types, such as environments (e.g., marine) or geographies (e.g., protected areas)
- Evaluating the data for an individual species to assess confidence in the completeness of coverage for that species
- €31,000 in prizes
- In addition to the first and second prizes, the jury for the 2016 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge may allocate smaller prizes for between two and six additional entries. Total value of these awards will be no more than €6,000.
The Challenge is open to individuals, teams of individuals, companies and their employees, and governmental agencies and their employees.
The Challenge is NOT open to:
- Members of the GBIF Secretariat
- Individuals currently under an external contract issued by the GBIF Secretariat
- Members of the GBIF Science Committee
- Heads of Delegation to GBIF
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their entries online via given website.
For more information, please visit GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge 2016.