DiSSCo/GBIF network seminar
Network seminar for DiSSCo (Distributed System of Scientific Collections) and GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) in Norway on 6th and the 7th of February 2020. The seminar had a focus on developing a governance structure for GBIF and DiSSCo in Norway. The seminar was open to all interested parties and was streamed online as a webcast to allow for remote participants.
A two-day event with three parts.
Thursday 6th February Morning (10-12): DiSSCo-Norway
Consolidating the Norwegian consortium for DiSSCo. Discussion and planning of activities. This section before lunch is most relevant for university museums in Norway.
- DiSSCo-Norway, status and planned activities ahead (Hugo de Boer, DiSSCo NTF for Norway, UiO-NHM, DiSSCo-Norway) (slides) (video)
- DiSSCo ESFRI, DiSSCo Rising event, and DiSSCo Prepare kick-off in Helsinki 26-28 February
- NLBIF and the DiSSCo-node in the Netherlands (Niels Raes, NLBIF, Naturalis) (video)
- MUSIT University Museum databases (Susan Matland & Eirik Rindal) (slides) (video)
- Living Atlas community and collection portals
- Recommendations for forming national biodiversity information facilities and preparations before the public seminar on 7th February
12:00 Lunch (baguettes, served at Tøyen Manor)
Thursday 6th February Afternoon (13-16): GBIF-Norway
Preparing a new Norwegian consortium for GBIF-Norway. Discussion, planning, and establishment. Invited participation from the GBIF secretariat, Living Norway, Finland, Netherlands, and Sweden. This section in the afternoon of February 6th is most relevant for institutions that already have (or plan to have) active participation in providing GBIF services in Norway (including DiSSCo and Living Norway).
13:15 Recommendations from the GBIF-Norway advisory board on forming a new GBIF-Norway consortium (Fridtjof Mehlum, Nils Valland, and Solveig Bakken)
13:30 Swedish Biodiversity Data Infrastructure - SBDI (Anders Telenius) (video)
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 Break-out group discussion
Task 1: work on forming a new consortium governance model for GBIF-Norway, including distributed responsibility for providing national GBIF-node services among consortium partners, and protocols for accepting new consortium members. Discussion on the process for preparing a GBIF-Norway research Infrastructure proposal with the application deadline in November 2020.
Task 2: collect best practices from GBIF-node and national biodiversity infrastructure governance structures established in Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, and include best practices and recommendations collected by the GBIF Secretariat.
16:00 Short wrap-up from group discussion
Friday 7th February - open symposium on DiSSCo and GBIF
Full day symposium on national and international initiatives and projects related to DiSSCo and GBIF. Discussion on creating a governance platform to coordinate Norwegian participation in national and international infrastructure projects in biodiversity.
Webcast with video-streaming for remote participants. Participants were asked for consent to the video-streaming and recording during the registration at arrival. The video recordings only show the presenter and not the participants.
09:30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Welcome to the seminar (Hugo de Boer and Dag Endresen)
10:40 Distributed System of Scientific Collections - DiSSCo and governance models for national DiSSCo Nodes (Dimitris Koureas, DiSSCo Coordination Office) (slides) (video)
11:10 Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility (NLBIF) as DiSSCo- and GBIF-node (Niels Raes, Naturalis) (slides) (video)
12:10 Questions and discussion
12:30 Lunch (wraps, served at Tøyen Manor)
14:30 Coffee break (with Danish pastry)
15:00 Discussion on common governance models for DiSSCo, GBIF. Do we want to build a distributed “Norwegian Biodiversity Information Facility”? Based on the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre (NBIC), GBIF-Norway, Living Norway Ecological Data Network, Norwegian Barcode of Life (NorBOL), etc?
16:00 Closing of the seminar