European Nodes Meeting 2013 Wednesday 6 – 8 March Joensuu Finland GBIF WP consultation Planning for 2014 and beyond Olaf Bánki Senior Programme Officer for Participation Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Bar-tailed Godwits (Limosalapponica) andRed Knot (Calidriscanutus) , in Merimbula, NSW on 10/11/2010. The Red Knot was banded on 25/11/2006, age approximately 2, at Miranda, New Zealand and was sighted again on 23/05/2007 at Broome, WA and back in Miranda on 21/11/2009 (information from Birds Australia).
Strategic plan vision VISION: A world in which biodiversity information is freely and universally available for science, society, and a sustainable future.
High-level vision - GBIF 2030 CULTURE: A community of contributors from all cultures, languages, and fields of biodiversity research collaborates to generate, curate, and use global knowledge of biodiversity DATA: Scientific data are routinely and promptly made available in a persistent free and open accessible form EVIDENCE: All available evidence for the distribution and abundance [, functions and processes] of biodiversity on earth through space and time is amassed and organized UNDERSTANDING: All users have the capability to make use of the best evidence-based understanding of biodiversity patterns and processes
GBIF’s role in this vision • Participants expect GBIF to deliver: • Effective governance • Global data publishing facility • Established national ”BIFs” • Supporting knowledge network • Organised biodiversity information • Online data discovery and access • Science and policy relevance • This is GBIF’s mission • This is GBIF’s value proposition • These are GBIF’s outputs
Mission and vision MISSION VISION GBIF OUTPUTS GOVERNANCE CULTURE PUBLISHING FACILITY NATIONAL BIFs DATA KNOWLEDGE NETWORK ENGAGEMENT, INFORMATICS, CONTENT PARTICIPANTS AND SECRETAIRAT BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION EVIDENCE DISCOVERY AND ACCESS SCIENCE/POLICY RELEVANCE UNDERSTANDING X OTHER STAKEHOLDER OUTPUTS
Planning GBIF’s work Today (2013) WP focus (2016) Ultimate (2030) GOVERNANCE GOVERNANCE GOVERNANCE PUBLISHING FACILITY PUBLISHING FACILITY PUBLISHING FACILITY NATIONAL BIFs NATIONAL BIFs NATIONAL BIFs KNOWLEDGE NETWORK KNOWLEDGE NETWORK KNOWLEDGE NETWORK BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION DISCOVERY AND ACCESS DISCOVERY AND ACCESS DISCOVERY AND ACCESS SCIENCE/POLICY RELEVANCE SCIENCE/POLICY RELEVANCE SCIENCE/POLICY RELEVANCE Five essential questions: • What is the ultimate form that these outputs should take? • What is the current situation? • What needs to change to get to the ultimate form? • How can we measure progress towards the ultimate form? • How do we maximise progress in the right direction in 2014-2016?
Designing each output Publishing facility A global distributed and interoperable publishing and curatorial facility for all streams of biodiversity data
Significance of this approach • Align GBIF with large-scale vision (GBIO) • Value proposition (elevator speech) • GBIF outputs now • What GBIF will deliver • Basis for Participant/supplementary funding • Long-term framework for GBIF planning • Annual work programmes move stepwise towards vision • Basis for annual prioritisation • Progress metrics • Context/rationale for national/other projects
GBIO components Assessments and Indicators Multiscalar Spatial Modelling Trends & Predictions Modelling Biological Systems Visualization & Dissemination Prioritising New Data Capture Knowledge Generation Environmental, Climatic and Sociological Data Foundations and Context Biodiversity Knowledge Network Open Access & Reuse Culture Fitness-for-use & Annotations Taxonomic Framework Integrated Occurrence Data Aggregated Species Trait Data Comprehensive Knowledge Access Discovery Published Materials Collections & Specimens Automated & Remote-sensed Observations Field Surveys & Observations Sequences & Genomes Data Data Standards Persistent Storage & Archival Policy Incentives
GBIF 2030 and GBIO Assessments and Indicators UNDERSTANDING Environmental, Climatic and Sociological Data CULTURE EVIDENCE DATA
Roles and responsibilities • Secretariat role • Coordinate governance • Coordinate content, informatics & engagement • Coordinate information resources • Coordinate capacity development • Clarify role as set of operational services • Participant role • Engage national/organisational stakeholders • Deliver value to national/organisational interests • Align activities with global vision • Mobilize data for global use • Regional role • Coordinate activities at regional level • ???
Relationship to focal areas • Candidate focal areas • Large-scale data • Vegetation data • Invasive alien species • Support for taxonomy • Broader biodiversity informatics collaboration • All supported by initial Participant responses • Role in 2014-2016 Work Programme • Specific relevant enhancement activities • Standards • Informatics • Training/documentation • Basis for progress metrics for content and relevance • Explore Participant-led activities in each area
Outputs & headline products • WP 2012-2013 headline products map to outputs • Data publishing framework Publishing Facility • BIF-Building PackageNational BIFs • Global Collaboration PlatformKnowledge Network • Discovery & Access InfrastructureDiscovery & Access • Status of Biodiversity InformationScience/Policy Relevance • Headline products less fully refined • Several defined more narrowly than outputs • Not clearly linked to key value propositions • Missing logic for prioritisation and progress • Governance not included in headline products • Minimises relevance/value to Work Programme • Biodiversity Information poorly reflected • Inadequate focus on core value proposition
Logical framework Vision GBIO How GBIF aligns with other activities Mission Seven Outputs Why countries should engage with GBIF Work Programme Annual Deliverables What progress is expected each year Roles and Responsibilities Service Definitions How GBIF works to achieve its goals
Annual planning framework 2014 Midterm Annual Report Assessment 2012-2013 WP 2015 Midterm Annual Report 2013 Midterm Committee input GB20 Approve 2014 WP 2015 WP 2014 WP Assessment Consultation and planning with Participants 2014 Midterm Committee input GB21 Approve 2015 WP Consultation and planning with Participants • Consultation with Participants to prepare WP each year • Candidate activity spreadsheet circulated before mid-terms • Consultation continues to approximately 6 weeks before GB meeting – final draft circulated for review and approval • WP focus on following year (but logical framework provides long view) • Increasing opportunity in subsequent years for Participants to propose aligned activities