Biodiversity Open Data Ambassadors - March 2022 update

Dear Biodiversity Open Data Ambassador,

As a volunteer, you play an essential role in support of GBIF’s establishing a good understanding within research and policy communities of the benefits and opportunities provided by free and open access to biodiversity data along with the importance of responsible use of such data through proper citation and attribution. As we pilot the thematic approach in improving data coverage, data, use and overall GBIF relevance for science and policy, we hope that the world will gradually return to pre-covid level of conference and other academic activities and we look forward to hearing about your experiences. We are updating our process to support you and would like to ask for your help. Please send any updates to

By 18 April 2022, Monday

  • If you plan to continue to be a Biodiversity Open Data Ambassador, no action needed – but do let us know if your situation has changed
  • Check if your information is correct

Regular updates

  • Remember to give feedback on your ambassador actions. It is not too late to share the impressions from the past and online events, too. Please use Feedback form after every advocacy action you complete, if possible
  • Remember to regularly review and suggest updates to the GBIF Events page. Note the “Suggest event” button above the list
  • If you need slides support from the GBIF Secretariat, write to two-three weeks before the presentation date
  • Please encourage good speakers interested in becoming a Biodiversity Open Data Ambassador to complete the application form

Jobs at GBIF Secretariat

Do you feel like you want to be an ambassador every workday? I am happy to let you know that science support work line in GBIF will get stronger: the GBIF Secretariat is recruiting two Programme Officers for Science Support, deadline 18 April.

I would appreciate it if you could take a look at the work profile and inform potential and suitable candidates. Note that a non-trivial combination of science x data x project management skills is required, so focused, targeted emails are preferred; GBIF Secretariat will do the broad promotion anyway.

In case you prefer channels other than e-mail:

LinkedIn GBIF: The Global Biodiversity Information Facility on LinkedIn: GBIF Secretariat is recruiting two Programme Officers for Science

Best regards,


Dmitry Schigel, PhD

Scientific Officer

GBIF | Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Universitetsparken 15
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø


Office +45 35 32 14 85

Mobile +45 30 45 02 25




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