The North America Region has three main goals:
- Encourage regional collaborative efforts to define best practices for participation, knowledge-sharing, training and capacity enhancement in the North American data-sharing community.
- Solicit ideas for better coordination across the region, define roles and responsibilities, and clarify the pathway for data mobilization.
- Encourage future projects to participate in the community using the outcomes from the first two goals.
To meet those goals, the North America Regional Steering Group has implemented quarterly regional meetings and has created a North America Slack Workspace.
If you need assistance with applying data standards, sharing your data, or how to access GBIF North America data, you can reach out to the GBIF North America helpdesk.
This portal facilitates exploration of North American biodiversity data on a regional scale. The data presented come directly from gbif.org and have been filtered for country-coordinate mismatches. The following countries are represented in the portal data based on both geographic and political considerations:
Representatives from the following nodes and organizations are collaborating on the contents of this hosted portal:
Steering Group Members
- Dave Bloom, Regional Representative North America, Vertnet Node Manager
- Carole Sinou, Deputy Regional Representative North America, Canadensys Node Manager
- Abby Benson, Steering Group Member, United States Node Manager
- Sharon Grant, Steering Group Member, Field Museum IPT Manager
- David Jennings, Steering Group Member, iDigBio Node Manager
- Kent McFarland, Steering Group Member, Vermont Center for Ecostudies
- Teresa Mayfield, Steering Group Member, Museum of Southwestern Biology