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
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.
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