Event lists added to sampling-event datasets

GBIF has announced the first in a series of enhancements that will improve presentation, comparison and visualization of ecological monitoring, or ‘sampling-event’ datasets.

Each of the sampling-event datasets that appear on GBIF.org now includes a complete list of the individual surveys or sampling events that it contains. A table displaying these individual ‘events’ appears below the dataset map and provides direct links to both overviews of the events and the sets of occurrence records connected to them.

Taken together, this and other upcoming enhancements will make it easier to explore, visualize and use higher-quality time-series, atlas and standardized survey datasets as groups of comparable sampling events.

We welcome user and publisher feedback about these changes as well as recommendations on how best to improve access to sampling-event data within GBIF.org.