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2018 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

Open Data innovations for biodiversity

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) with the support of the Swedish Research Council launched the 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge. The challenge honours Dr. Ebbe Nilsen, a principal founder of GBIF and will award up to 34,000 Euro in prizes to the most innovative applications. Entries have to rely on open biodiversity data or open-source tools from the GBIF network to advance open science. Eligible initiatives can be new applications, visualizations, methods, workflows, analyses, tools and techniques that improve the access, usefulness and quality of open biodiversity data.

The deadline for submission is 5 Sept 2018. An expert panel will judge entries on their openness and repeatability, relevance and novelty. The winners will be announced on 17 October 2018 at the at the 25th GBIF Governing Board meeting in Kilkenny, Ireland. Complete the entry form and take part in the Ebbe Nielsen Challenge 2018.