TDWG 2017 in Ottawa: a great and interesting week for the team!

Ottawa have been the host of the annual conference of the Biodiversity Informatics Standards, best known as TDWG. TDWG is, amongst others, responsible of the development and support of the Darwin Core standards, used all over the world to publish biodiversity data. From the 1st to the 6th of October 2017, scientists, professionals, and students […]

Inaugural Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference

iDigBio and the University of Michigan has organized, on the 5th and 6th of May 2017, the inaugural conference on Digital Data in Biodiversity Research, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This conference has brought together researchers from United States, Canada and all over the world, and was a great opportunity to discover new projects, tools or […]

Workshop: introduction to the publication of biodiversity data

In partnership with the ABQ, Canadensys offered two workshops in May, for the professionals and organizations interested in publishing their data on Canadensys and GBIF. This one day workshop has been divided in two parts. Association des Biologistes du Québec (ABQ) The Association des Biologistes du Québec (ABQ) is an association of more than 800 […]

Darwin Core Hour, Chapter 5: DwC Standards in Practice – Introduction to the GBIF IPT

Darwin Core Hour The Darwin Core Hour, a series of webinars organized by iDigBio, aims to answer general questions about Darwin Core standards and related topics. From their website : “Darwin Core has become a broadly-used standard for biodiversity data sharing since its inception as a standard by the organization Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) in […]

Réseau des Milieux Naturels Protégés : link occurrence data to protected areas

The Réseau des Milieux Naturels Protégés (RMN) is an organization in Québec promoting the protection and conservation of private natural areas, as well as the sensibilisation of citizens and landowners to the importance of the conservation of this natural areas for biodiversity in Québec. This network includes organizations and individuals across Québec and inventories more […]

Welcome to Jérémy, our new programmer

Hi, My name is Jérémy Goimard and I have just started as a computer programmer for biodiversity at Canadensys. My main task is to take care of the server and to develop web applications and open source tools for Canadensys and its community. I am also going to be in charge of the technical assistance […]

Getting students involved in biodiversity informatics

This is a guest post by Jana Vamosi, the Director of the University of Calgary Herbarium. The University of Calgary got involved in Canadensys this year (see also the IPT resource webpage), through a project designed for students to learn about species distribution modeling. We wanted students to understand all components of species distribution modeling, […]

Farewell to Christian Gendreau

The Canadensys team bids farewell to Christian Gendreau, the Lead Informatics Developer who has accepted a post at the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Secretariat in Copenhagen, DK. He has been a pillar for our network for the last four years and he will be sorely missed. He will be a superb new addition to […]