BMS-IL the Israeli Butterfly Monitoring Scheme

Building up the Israeli Butterfly Monitoring Scheme

GlueCAD (Israel Pe'er) has voluntarily developed and provided the Butterfly Observations Portal/Database for the Israeli Lepidopterists Society since the establishment of the Israeli Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (BMS-IL) in April 2009, and has become the main coordinator, increasingly involved in supporting and bulding up BMS-IL activities as well as developing databases and software tools aim at citizen observatories and biodiversity observation data in Israel.

From 'Engineering Portal' to Biodiversity IT and portals

Established in 2004 (by Israel Pe'er) GlueCAD 's main business originally circled around integrating engineering and industrial data, starting with the launching of a data-centric web-based 'Engineering Data Portal', a software solution methodology for data-mining and integration of technical CAD drawings with documents and multi-discipline data sources, providing a unique environment for building, sharing and managing of organizational technical data in the industrial context.

GlueCAD's contribution to Citizen Science

Israel Pe'er (GlueCAD) is officialy the IT-Manager of the BMS-IL, providing the infrastructures, data repository, database tools and a line of mobile applications for collecting and handling in situ observations on butterflies, assimilating high standards for data QA/QC and developing algorithms and queries for accessing and analysing monitoring data.
as a member of the Israeli Lepidopterists Society functioned as the main coordinator of the BMS-IL, I. peer handled recruitments, training of volunteers, disseminations and development of new monitoring protocols and IT solutions upon demands. He works in close cooperation with Dr. Guy Pe’er from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ in Leipzig and iDIV.

GlueCAD's biodiversity projects and activities

GlueCAD is a partner within the EU BON project participants. Its main activities and contribution for the project are in biodiversity informatics, EU BON Portal development, data sharing tools and standards, citizen science portal and data mobilisations, data quality and development of mobile apps for observations reporting.


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