On the 2nd of December 2014, the GBIF Secretariat launched the inaugural GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge, hoping to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data by scientists, informaticians, data modelers, cartographers and other experts competing for a €20,000 first prize.
For the past 12 years, GBIF has awarded the Ebbe Nielsen Prize to recognize outstanding contributions to biodiversity informatics while honouring the legacy of Ebbe Nielsen, one of the principal founders of GBIF.
The Challenge site is now live at http://gbif.challengepost.com
. We encourage anyone interested in the Challenge to create a profile and register on ChallengePost. The ChallengePost platform provides access to a community for finding and communicating with developers and software creators about collaborating on submissions, which are due on Tuesday, 2 March 2015.