Tim Hirsch – NBN Conference 2017
On the afternoon of Friday 17th November, Tim Hirsch will give the following talk in the session entitled “Looking forward – opportunities for data and the NBN”.
“NBN as a global player enabling biodiversity research through GBIF” – As the national node for the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), NBN coordinates the mobilisation of massive volumes of biodiversity data for use by researchers around the world, making the UK second only to the United States in the number of records published via GBIF.org. The new GBIF website, launched in August, enables transparent links between published datasets and citations in research, demonstrating the global value of sharing data under open licence.
Tim Hirsch is Deputy Director, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Secretariat.