Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature will host the 2017 Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) conference in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 1 - Oct. 6. It is critical that you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you would like to host an event (e.g. training, a hackathon, or a workshop) either before or after the TDWG meeting, as accommodation space will be limited. Several options for venues are available. Use #TDWG17 to stay informed.
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.
Visit https://tdwg.github.io/conferences/2017/ for more information.
NOTE: Sunday October 1st is meetings in the morning, with the Welcome Reception in the evening. The formal meeting begins on Monday October 2nd.