Building a global infrastructure
for biodiversity data. Together.


20 – 21 October 2019
Pre- conference event
22 – 25 October 2019
Main Conference


Leiden – The Netherlands


Key dates

Conference registrations open
Abstract submissions is closed
Presenter Registration Deadline
Final submission of approved abstracts
Deadline Call for Application: Conference participation grant
Publication Preliminary Programme

What is Biodiversity_Next

By commission of the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Naturalis Biodiversity Center in collaboration with the Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility are hosting Biodiversity_Next. Biodiversity_Next is a joint conference by The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), a new pan-European Research Infrastructure initiative (DiSSCo),  the national resource for digitized information about vouchered natural history collections (iDigBio), Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF), Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) and LifeWatch ERIC, the e-Science and Technology European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research.

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.

Biodiversity_Next aims at:

  • Promoting innovation in biodiversity & geodiversity information science and applications;
  • Sharing and enhancing community data standards and information management practices;
  • Improving domain reach to new audiences (incl. scientific, policy and industry);
  • Inspiring new generations to more enthusiastically embark on data-intensive science around bio- and geo-diversity;
  • Building community consensus on pivotal technical and sociocultural aspects of the community practices.

Our Twitter Activity

Deadline approaches...Only one week to apply: Conference participation grant for biodiversity scientists, infrastructure operators, data managers and policy makers from African countries. Supported by @JRSBiodiversity. Deadline 24 July 👉 #biodiversitynext

We'll be sending out a newsletter in a couple of days! In it: our keynotes of the opening session on Tuesday the 22nd. Want in? Come and join us! Sign in @ bottom of page #biodiversitynext

‼️Conference Participation Grant by @JRSBiodiversity! #Biodiversity #scientists, infrastructure operators, #data managers and #policy makers from African countries have an opportunity to attend the @biodiv_next conference, Oct Netherlands. Apply by 24 July 019. #biodiversitynext

Commissioned by
Ministry of Education, culture and Sience
Hosted by
Naturalis Biodiverity_Next logo NL BIF logo
A joint conference by
Gbif logo Dissco logo IdigBio logo Cetaf logo TDWG logo Lifewatch

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