iDigBio at Biodiversity Next Conference: better data - better science - better policies

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iDigBio joins in as a partner and contributor to Biodiversity Next. Biodiversity_Next is a conference that brings together, for the first time at this scale, major international organisations, research scientists, and policy makers to jointly identify socio-technical bottlenecks and horizon-scan opportunities around data-intensive biodiversity and geodiversity research.

See also the Biodiversity Next calendar announcement at iDigBio.

iDigBio staff are proud to join other groups on the program committee and steering board of Biodiversity Next, working along with GBIF, CETAF, DiSSCo, LifeWatch, and BIS (TDWG) to bring this meeting together. Some of the activities iDigBio is participating in at Biodiversity Next 2019 include:



Presentations span topics from alignment (Global Collaboration and Networking), capacity building, standards needs and developments,to research, and infrastructure.

  • Reducing Dependence on Digital Biodiversity Data Silos Through Global Alignment and Collaboration. Nelson G, Karim T, Gillespie R, Fortes J, Jones D
  • DiSSCo, iDigBio and the Future of Global Collaboration. Nelson G, Paul DL
  • Reaching an established but growing network: use-case from Canadensys. Sinou C, Bruneau A, Paul DL
  • Scaling Up Data Literacy and Computing Skills Training in Biodiversity Science, Lessons Learned from The Carpentries. Michonneau F, Paul DL
  • A proposed metadata standard for recording and sharing attribution information. Thessen A, Shorthouse D, Paul DL, Conlon M, Woodburn M, Koureas D, Ramdeen S
  • Exposing the Dark Data of Undigitized Collections: a TDWG Global Standard for Collection Descriptions. Woodburn M, Paul DL, Ulate W, Raes N
  • Towards a global collection description standard. Raes N, Egmond E, Casino A, Woodburn M, Paul DL
  • Progress in Authority Management of People Names for Collections. Groom Q, Besombes C, Chagnoux S, Georgiev T, Kearney N, Marcer A, Nicolson N,Page R, Phillips S, Rainer H, Riccardi G, Röpert D, Shorthouse D, Stoev P, Haston E
  • Towards better integration of standards for biodiversity information. Blum S, Baskauf S, Berendsohn W, Döring M, Glöckler F, Güntsch A, Guralnick R, Macklin J, Morris PJ, Paul DL, Robertson T, Walls R, Wieczorek J, Zermoglio PF
  • Web-Based Species Occurrence Information Systems: Perspectives from Users in the United States. Martín E, Ellis S, Page LM
  • Workshop, Working Group and Organization Meetings


Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (All day) to Friday, October 25, 2019 (All day)
Naturalis, Leiden, Netherlands