Peter Desmet

Personal website

Image by Peter Desmet

Hi, I’m Peter. I’m a biodiversity informatician. I develop research software (like Petridish and Frictionless R), maintain data standards (like Camtrap DP) and publish datasets covering animal tracking, camera traps, citizen science, invasive alien species, and radar aeroecology. I ❤️ open science and work as open data coordinator and team lead for INBO’s Open science lab for biodiversity in Belgium.

This website mainly acts as a home for a number of blog posts I wrote in 2013. For more recent work, see GitHub and INBO.

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Support GBIF in choosing CC0 + norms
May 05, 2014
Changes proposed by GBIF regarding data licensing are a tremendous step forward.
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Analyzing the licenses of all 11,000+ GBIF registered datasets
November 22, 2013
How much GBIF mediated data can be legally used easily? A collaborative analysis.