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Show what you can do with open biodiversity data, join and win the GBIF "Ebbe Nielsen Challenge"

17 / 12 / 2014, GBIF

The secretariat of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) has launched the "Ebbe Nielsen Challenge", a new competition for (open) biodiversity data computer scientists.

The "Ebbe Nielsen Challenge", formerly known as the "Ebbe Nielsen Prize", was established to enable biologists, computer scientists, programmers, data modelers, GIS specialists and other biodiversity ICT wizards, to demonstrate the things you can do with open biodiversity data and advanced technical (online) applications. Over 400 million worldwide biodiversity records are currently available through the GBIF portal, of which 20 million from The Netherlands. Show the world what you can do with these data and win the 20.000 Euro award for the best idea!

Applications can be submitted till the 3rd of March 2015. Besides the main award of 20.000 Euro there are several smaller awards available to stimulate the further development of bright ideas. If you apply as a Dutch candidate, or as a candidate currently working in the Netherlands, Please contact the NLBIF Node manager for the ins and outs of this unique challenge.


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