Building a global infrastructure
for biodiversity data. Together.

 

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

 

Leiden – The Netherlands

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Key dates

Announcement of Symposia & Workshops
2019/02/18
Abstract submissions open
2019/02/20
Conference registrations open
2019/03/28
Abstract submissions is closed
2019/04/05

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), and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG).

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

The pre-conference schedule is online! 👉https://t.co/ViIGuOBksp. Venue is beautiful @scheltemaleiden, a former textile factory (producing blankets!) in the historic city center of @OntdekLeiden. Register now: https://t.co/2b1yYCx4R4 #biodiversitynext

The pre-conference schedule is online! 👉https://t.co/ViIGuOBksp. Venue is beautiful @scheltemaleiden, a former textile factory (producing blankets!) in the historic city center of @OntdekLeiden. Register now: https://t.co/2b1yYCx4R4 #biodiversitynext

For the first time, @biodiversity scientist working on different data platforms around the globe will meet to discuss the future of Biodiversity Data and analytics. Scientists from different areas will meet to discuss the key topics. Follow @biodiv_next. https://t.co/BXv5r4keNV

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

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