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On this page find information about planned training events and scroll down to the relevant completed training event to link to resources and presentations. Further resources can be accessed through the GBIF online resource centre.

Training is guided by the SABIF Learning Network Strategy.

Planned training events

Date Topic Venue Trainer
23 - 26 July 2013 Building Biodiversity Informatics Institutions  Kirstenbosch Biodiversity Informatics Training Curriculum Project
29 July - 2 August 2013       Data analysis training Cape Town Biodiversity Informatics Training Curriculum Project
2 - 6 December 2013              Using R for Species Distribution Modelling                                                          Kirstenbosch      Vernon Visser

 

 

 

 

 

Completed training events

Listed below are training events that have been offered by SABIF.  Follow the agenda link to access presentations and resources. 


Georeferencing training, 25 - 27 June 2013

Venue: University of Pretoria

Agenda and resources

Burgert Muller (KwaZulu-Natal Museum), Sherwyn Mack (Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency) and Connal Eardley (Agricultural Research Council) were the trainers supported by mentors John Wieczorek (Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Berkeley) and Paula Zermoglio (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina).


 

 

 

 

 

Species Distribution Modelling using R, 26 - 30 November, 2012

Venue: University of Stellenbosch

Resources and lecture slides

Dr Vernon Visser was the trainer for this workshop.


Georeferencing training workshop, 20 - 22 November 2012

Venue: KwaZulu-Natal Musuem, Pietermaritzburg

Agenda, resources and presentations

Burgert Muller (KwaZulu-Natal Museum), Sherwyn Mack (SA Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity), Connal Eardley (Agricultural Research Council) and Pieter Winter (SANBI) were the facilitators of this workshop.  Training and resources were through the 2011 SABIF Georeferencing workshop at the University of the Western Cape.


Data Fitness for Use, 14 and 15 June 2012

Venue: University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Agenda, resources and presentations

The SABIF Data Fitness for Use workshop by Arthur Chapman of the Australian Biodiversity Information Services was part of the 2012 Biodiversity Information Management Forum.


Species Distribution Modeling using R, 23 - 27 January 2012

Venue: University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Agenda, resources and presentations

SABIF hosted a Species Distribution Modeling with a technical focus on using the programme R.  The trainer is Dr Vernon Visser from the Centre for Invasion Biology at Stellenbosch University, and he will run 3 similar workshops for SABIF.


SABIF Georeferencing Workshop, 4 - 8 April 2011

Venue: University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Agenda, resources and presentations

Introduction

SABIF is hosting a Georeferencing Workshop at the University of the Western Cape. This course is being conducted in close association with the University of California, Berkeley and the Tulane University Museum of Natural History and the Biodiversity Information Management at SANBI. The venue for the course will be the University of Western Cape, Cape Town from the 4th April 2011 to the 8th April 2011. The course will be conducted in English.


SPECIFY Workshop, 20 September 2010

Venue: Kirstenbosch garden in Cape Town

Agenda

Chairs:  Francis Oguya, National Museums of Kenya;
              Nickson Otieno, National Museums of Kenya;
              Willem Coetzer, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity;
              Henry de Lange, SANBI.

Introduction

Participants will be given a demonstration of the SPECIFY software to assist in managing museum collection information. The presentation will be followed by a discussion on its application and relevance within South Africa.


BRAHMS Workshop, 20 September 2010

Venue: Kirstenbosch garden in Cape Town

Agenda

Chairs:   Francis Oguya, National Museums of Kenya;
              Jonathan Ayayo, National Museums of Kenya;
              Pieter Winter, SANBI;
              Matt Buys, SANBI.

Introduction

Participants will be given a demonstration of the BRAHMS software to assist in managing herbarium collection information. The presentation will be followed by a discussion on its application and relevance within South Africa.


SABIF Ecological Niche Modelling Workshop, 24 - 27 March 2009

Venue: University of the Western Cape

Introduction

SABIF is hosting a hands-on Ecological Niche Modelling Workshop. This course is being conducted in close association with the University of Witwatersrand and the Climate Change and BioAdaptation Division at SANBI. The venue for the course will be the University of Western Cape, Cape Town from 1400 on the 24th March to the 27th March. The course will be conducted in English, and will be presented by Dr. Barend Erasmus. Other members that will contribute to the course include Dr. Danni Guo. read More.....


Data Standards & Protocols Workshop, 11 and 12 June 2009

The Venue: Kirstenbosch, Cape Town

Following recommendations from the first data standards workshop, the second edition data standards workshop will be held at SANBI, Cape Town. This workshop will take place on the 11th and 12th June 2009 and will be held alongside the Biodiversity Information Management Forum. This workshop will be composed of both a theoretical module, detailing the various GBIF approved standards. The second component of the course will look at implementing the standards and protocols. This will be a training session and will equip participants with the ability to implement these standards upon return to their home institutions, and make their systems interoperable with the SABIF infrastructure.


Digitizing and Data Cleaning Workshop, 12 June 2008

Venue: Auditorium, Biodiversity Building

Agenda

Invitation

SABIF is pleased to extend this invitation to the first Digitization and Data Cleaning Workshop, to be held at the South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, on the 12th June 2008. This will be a post-workshop training session, following on from the Biodiversity Information Management Forum.read more...


Data Standards & Protocols Workshop, 9 June 2008

Venue: Auditorium, Biodiversity Building

Agenda

Invitation

The South African Biodiversity Information Facility (SABIF) is our national node of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), and its main aim is to contribute to sustainable development by facilitating access to biodiversity and related information on the Internet. To enable the sharing of information, one of SABIF’s core focus areas is to promote the sharing of data and information under a common set of standards. read More.....