15 July 2014

Tony Rees wins Ebbe Nielsen Prize

We are glad to announce that our colleague Tony Rees in CSIRO, Australia, has won GBIF’s Ebbe Nielsen Prize. Tony inspired us for improving the functionalities to match the names entered by users in FishBase and SeaLifeBase website (Taxamatch). He also provided us with its c-squares mapping system that fits perfectly our grid approach by half-degree cell and our computation with simple relational database rather than more elaborated GIS methods.

Thanks Tony and congratulations.

The FishBase, SeaLifeBase and AquaMaps teams.