BMS-IL the Israeli Butterfly Monitoring Scheme

Supporting the Israeli Butterfly Monitoring Scheme


GlueCAD has voluntarily developed and provided the Butterfly Observations Portal for the Israeli Lepidopterists Society since the establishment of the Israeli Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (BMS-IL) in April 2009 and has become increasingly involved in building and managing databases and software tools for supporting citizen observatories and biodiversity observation data in Israel.

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From engineering portal to Biodiversity 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 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 continuously supporting the BMS-IL, providing the infrastructures, data repository, database tools and 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.
I. Peer is a member of the Israeli Lepidopterists Society and currently functions as the main coordinator of the BMS-IL, performing recruitment, training of volunteers, dissemination 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.

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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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