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Ocean Biodiversity Informatics Conference 2007

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (Canada)
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2007-10-02    
End Date: 2007-10-04

Event Description:
At the International Ocean Data and Information Exchange (IODE XVIII) conference on Apr 26-30, 2005 in Ostende (Belgium) Dr Edward Vanden Berghe reported on the Ocean Biodiversity Informatics conference, Hamburg (Germany), 29/11-1/12/2004 (169 registrants, 37 oral presentations and 33 posters) and the Colour of Ocean Data conference in Brussels (Belgium), 25-27/11/2002 (200 registrants; 44 oral presentations, 40 posters). A major point of discussion at both conferences was data policy issues, and the advantages of free and open sharing of biodiversity data. Much work however remains to be done. The representative of the International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES), Ms Julie Gillin suggested a second OBI conference to focus on biological data quality issues and continue the valuable cross-disciplinary interchange. This conference will be co-organized by IODE, ICES and the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) and will be jointly hosted by the Centre for Marine Biodiversity and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO) in Dartmouth (Canada) on 2-4/10/2007.

The OBI conference is supported by MarBEF, which means that partners can book the T&S and fee costs of 1 person up to a maximum of 1,000 EUR on their MarBEF's budget.

Contact email:

Event programme:
Application topics:

conservation of species and habitats;
modeling of global change impacts;
invasive species;
ecosystems based management;
ecologically & biologically sensitive areas;
museum collections;
fisheries management;
harmful algal blooms;
and oil and gas exploration.

Technical topics:

data and metadata standards for distributed systems;
managing complex data (e.g. images, bioinformatics, ...);
species information systems;
linking biological to physical and chemical data;
interacting with ocean observing systems;
visualization and mapping;
data collection and quality control;
decision making and predictive modeling,
and annotation schemes for networked information systems.

Collaborators and organisers:
the International Ocean Data and Information Exchange (IODE)
the International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)
Hosted by the Centre for Marine Biodiversity and the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO)

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Registration form: 

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: Yes

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

Posted by wardappeltans on 2007-04-12 and approved by webmaster