Inspiration

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. We expect both data users and data holders to benefit from this year’s emphasis on gaps and completeness.

So: how well do data about life on earth—and specifically, biodiversity data mobilized through GBIF—allow us to understand how the world works? The answer can be different based on the research question.

What it does

How well do data about life on earth—and specifically, biodiversity data mobilized through GBIF—allow us to understand how the world works?

We have tried to address this in the context of :

Providing a view of coverage and detail for other area types, such as environments (e.g., marine) or geographies (e.g., protected areas)

We have taken the case of wetland avifauna in India and addressed the issues of data-users and data-holders using the following 3 approaches: Information: GBIF has no dataset of avifauna from the Ramsar Sites of India Gaps: In the case of Keoladeo National Park, we have suggested more attributes to capture avifauna migratory, breeding, IUCN and protection attributes. Ignorance: We tried to do a holisitc comparison between Keoladeo National Park (GBIF dataset present) and Pong Lake Sanctuary (proposed dataset to GBIF) and display it visually to aid biodiversity research in a specific ecosystem. We have also suggested a technical tool to run analysis queries not only on the GBIF dataset, but other datasets (Wikipedia's DBpedia etc) to discover patterns and trends to aid research work in biodiversity informatics for any ecosystem

How I built it

This is a presentation paper proposing design and analysis solutions

Challenges I ran into

Analyzing the problem statement and seeking guidance in developing the proposal

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

A new creative design-think approach to answer some complex questions in the biodiversity informatics domain

What I learned

How to dissect the problem and design-think the approach and possible solutions

What's next for 2016 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge - Proposed Solutions

To take this to various Governmental Institutions and propose creative solutions to ecologically complex questions

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