This year, GBIF, NEON, and iDigBio join together to bring a special session called "Biodiversity Data Dialogues" to the Ecological Society of America/USSEE* 2019 Joint Meeting.
From the abstract:
Ecologists are increasingly using larg(er) data sets to address current and looming environmental issues, but recent papers call for new tools and methods as well as cross-discipline collaborations to ensure that ecological researchers get the information they need now and in the future. By looking at funding-trends, journals, publications, and researcher interest, it is clear that the ecological research community is rapidly developing new methods to access and use large data sets. In this special session, NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network), iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), and GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility), all supported by the National Science Foundation, invite you to join an interactive dialogue on four key data topics: data transparency, data integration, data archival policies, and data citation policies. This highly interactive session offers a unique opportunity to bring innovative thought and forward-thinking discussions and discourse on these four hot data topics introduced by domain experts and discussed via thematic panels. Whatever the size of your ecological project - share your valuable perspectives with us and learn from colleagues in the field.
Lead Organizer: Dmitry Schigel (GBIF Secretariat), Kyle Copas (GBIF Secretariat) along with members from NEON (Kate Thibault, Christine Laney), iDigBio (Deborah Paul and Greg Riccardi), and the Denver Botanic Garden (Christina Alba).
*USSEE = United States Society for Ecological Economics
When: Monday 12 August 2019
Where: Louisville, KY