Data cleaning, publication and re-use: a list of tools, materials and documentations

Cleaning, enrichment and publication of data is the everyday life of the Canadensys team, as well as the the curators, coordinators, technicians, volunteers, students, … that are working in collections to digitize and publish specimens, or collecting data on the field, or even trying to digitize datasets/papers published and historically important. The task can be […]

How to prepare your data for publication, and what to do with open data [Montréal Workshop]

Where: Room B104/B106, Biodiversity Centre, Montréal Botanical Garden, Montréal When: 16-18 April 2019 Who: Carole Sinou (Canadensys), Anne Bruneau (Université de Montréal), other speakers to be announced Preparing a dataset in order to publish on an aggregator like Canadensys or GBIF can be quite fastidious, but data cleaning and standardisation are the key points to […]

How to prepare your data for publication, and what to do with open data [Vancouver Workshop]

Where: Michael Smith Labs (MSL), room 101, University of British Columbia When: 7-9 November 2018 Who: Carole Sinou (Canadensys), Jeannette Whitton and Wayne Maddisson (UBC), Deborah Paul (iDigBio) Preparing a dataset in order to publish on an aggregator like Canadensys or GBIF can be quite fastidious, but data cleaning and standardisation are the key points […]

How to prepare your data for publication, and what to do with open data [Wolfville Workshop]

Where: Acadia Room, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia When: 15-17 october 2018 Who: Carole Sinou (Canadensys), Alain Beliveau and Allison Walker (E.C. Smith Herbarium, Acadia University), Mary Kennedy (OBIS Canada) Preparing a dataset in order to publish on an aggregator like Canadensys or GBIF can be quite fastidious, but data […]

Developing Biodiversity Informatics in Haiti : towards a better knowledge of the biological richness of the country

The project, funded by a BID small grant, was organized in partnership with the Cayes Botanic Garden, Canadensys and GBIF. A workshop took place from the 20th to 23rd of September at the Cayes Botanical Garden, and participants from all over the country were presents, including representatives of the National Botanic Garden, the Ouanaminthe Botanic […]

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 […]

International Atlas of Living Australia – ALA -Workshop

Last week we participated in our first International ALA Workshop in Madrid. This workshop aimed to answer our question related to the open source project Atlas of Living Australia -ALA-. The participants came from 7 different countries (Spain, Sweden, Australia, France, Mexico, Germany, Canada) and we had 4 instructors. It was followed by presentations on ALA Architecture and basic to advanced modules, security, […]

Biodiversity Informatics without borders: Uruguay, here we came

This is a guest post by Andrés Carvajales from the Uruguayan Ministry of Environment/Dirección Nacional de Medio Ambiente, one the main investigators of the GBIF Uruguay portal. 2015 has been an exciting year for biodiversity information management in Uruguay. Together with SiB Colombia, SiB Brazil and Canadensys, the Participant Node of GBIF in Uruguay has engaged in […]

Workshop Proposal : Canadensys New Research Initiatives

UPDATED Friday, January 22, 2015 We have been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science to host a 2-day workshop February 19 and 20, 2015. Workshop Proposal: Canadensys New Research Initiatives Could species occurrence or specimen data generated in the past or by other studies and […]

Biodiversity knowledge mobilization meeting (Ottawa 2011)

Publishing and accessing biodiversity information in Canada: Towards a Canadian biodiversity knowledge mobilization strategy – Ottawa, Feb. 24, 2011 Introduction This meeting was jointly organized by Canadensys, NatureServe Canada and the Federal Biodiversity Information Partnership (FBIP). The objective was to explore and build a collaborative commitment to biodiversity data publishing in Canada through cooperation among […]

DwC/IPT workshop (Berkeley 2010)

Introduction Canadensys and the University of California, Berkeley are organizing a two day CCSIP Collaboration Workshop, including a Darwin Core/IPT workshop on March 13-14, 2010 at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in Berkeley, California. The workshop is sponsored by the Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership (CCSIP) and consists of 3 sessions: Plenary session – Saturday morning […]

Georeferencing workshop (Ottawa 2010)

Introduction Canadensys and the University of California, Berkeley are organizing a lunch-time meeting on June 4, 2010, and a one day georeferencing workshop on June 5, 2010 at the University of Ottawa, Ontario. The meeting and the workshop are sponsored by the Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership (CCSIP) and take place during and after the SPNHC […]

1st meeting (Montreal 2009)

Introduction The first Canadensys meeting was held January 16-17, 2009 at the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale located at the Montreal Botanical Garden (JBM). Introductions to several other biodiversity informatics projects and the participants’ collections were given the first day. The second day tackled subjects as data standards, data entry and georeferencing. You can […]