Applications are open for 2021 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge seeks open-data innovations for biodiversity. The 2021 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge aims to recognize innovative entries that leverage biodiversity data and tools from the GBIF network to advance open science. The Challenge honors the memory of Dr Ebbe Schmidt Nielsen, an inspirational leader in the fields of biosystematics and biodiversity informatics and a principal founder of GBIF, who died unexpectedly just before it came into being.
Between 20 January and 2 August 2021, individuals and teams can prepare tools and techniques that improve the access, usefulness, and quality of open biodiversity data and submit them to this annual open-ended incentive competition.
The Challenge is open to individuals, teams of individuals, companies and their employees, and governmental agencies and their employees. The Challenge is not open to:
Entrants must complete the entry form, which provides information about the entry, including:
A panel of expert judges from relevant scientific, informatics and technology domains will evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:
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