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Advancing Biodiversity e-science innovation through Global Cooperation

The Virtual Herbarium of Plants and Fungi of Brazil & EUBrazilOpenBio - Joint Workshop, 19 & 20 September 2012, Recife, Brazil

19 September 2012 - 20 September 2012

With 70% of the world’s catalogued animal and plant species found in Brazil, the countries botanists and biodiversity researchers can benefit massively from specialised large data e-Infrastructures which can speed up and facilitate scientific research. However, research is becoming increasingly data-driven and complex mathematical models are needed to analyse increasingly abundant data sets.

This workshop is the perfect platform for the biodiversity researchers to learn about how the tools and services of the EUBrazilOpenBio infrastructure can facilitate and accelerate their work with more accurate results. With special focus on the Brazilian Virtual Herbarium community, experts will present step-by-step guides to EUBrazilOpenBio’s innovative niche modeling tool and the comparative analysis of the Brazilian and the Global taxonomic plants catalogue.

With keynotes presentations from Brazilian Ministry of Science and the European Commission, the workshop will also examine the social impact potential of e-infrastructures that leverage cloud and grid technologies. This impact will also come from building stronger ties between Europe and Brazil to address global biodiversity challenges.

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