WP8. Ecological and conservation data mobilisation
Workpackage 8 is devoted to extending the reach of the ViBRANT infrastructure beyond the traditional taxonomic and systematic research community that engage with biodiversity data. Specifically WP8 will provide the networking activities that will extend the ViBRANT infrastructure into the ecological and conservation sciences. This includes citizen science engagement, helping naturalist citizen scientists to contribute their observational information to the ViBRANT e-infrastructure; interaction with the GBIF nodes network spanning more than 40 counties worldwide in support of national and regional biodiversity policies; ‘red list’ threat assessment processes in conjunction with the IUCN; and cross cutting analysis and visualisation tools showing species range maps in under current and climate change projection scenarios.
COMBER web site: http://www.comber.hcmr.gr
273 dives submitted by 93 users - that is a total of 3,713 species.
GeoCAT: Report from January 2012 to November 2012. 7,082 unique visitors to the application online. Around 40% of the users coming from UK, 20% Brasil, 10% US and the remainder countries around the world. Five assessments had been published in scientific publications on this period that have made of the tool. Five other publications also cite the tool. The total amount of users, based on the visits and the participation in the forum is around 40 users worldwide with numbers increasing as more training/workshops are performed using the tool.
CartoDB: Since its launched last April, CartoDB is now used by approximately 7,000 users around the world (see graph below). The current growth rate is of 1,500 new users per month. More than 100 applications have already been developed using CartoDB, and more than 20 Million visits had been done to visualization using CartoDB.