Global Nodes Meeting 2021

GBIF node managers and node staff met for the first virtual global gathering from 28 June to 2 July 2021.

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Loxodonta africana observed in Tanzania (United Republic of) by Patrick Palines, licensed under (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Meeting Report

All activities took place in the week 28 June–2 July 2021. All sessions were recorded and recordings are available from this website.

The meeting combined:

  1. Pre-recorded presentations

  2. Online discussion forums using the GBIF community forum, allowing participants to comment on the presentations and raise questions for discussion

  3. Live sessions focusing on interactions between nodes, and with the Secretariat.

Participation followed GBIF’s code of conduct.


Global Nodes Meetings are an opportunity for all GBIF nodes to come together to learn from each other, discuss ideas, develop best practices, share their concerns, define recommendations and set priorities.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Nodes Steering Group (NSG) decided to hold the first-ever virtual global nodes meeting in 2021. The idea was presented to the nodes in a community webinar in February 2021.

The agenda for this event was developed following a consultation with all nodes.