TDWG 2017

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) 2017 annual conference in Ottawa, Canada 1-6 October.

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) 2017 annual conference in Ottawa, Canada 1-6 October

TDWG 2017 home page: https://tdwg.github.io/conferences/2017/

TDWG 2017 is hosted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canada.

 

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) including the Darwin Core, are fundamental for the GBIF infrastructure.


Standards for the description and exchange of biodiversity information help promote research, support decision-making for conservation and planning, and provide a means of communicating observations across taxa, sub-disciplines, and political boundaries. The annual TDWG conference serves two purposes:

  • it is is a forum for extending, refining, and developing standards in response to new challenges and opportunities; and
  • it is a showcase for biodiversity informatics - much of which relies on the specifications provided by TDWG and other standards organizations.


The conference theme this year is Data Integration in a Big Data Universe: Associating Occurrences with Genes, Phenotypes, and Environments.

Follow #tdwg17 on Twitter to stay informed.

Tags: Biodiversity standards, GBIF, Biodiversity informatics, TDWG
Published Feb. 22, 2017 11:48 AM - Last modified Feb. 22, 2017 12:28 PM