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Biodiversity is a global concern, but just how much do we know about it? Biodiversity Informatics Horizons 2013 (BIH2013) is part of a continuing process that will helps to structure and organise the information that we do have. It will maximise and focus our efforts to build the information resources, tools and infrastructure the scientists and policymakers need.
Sample of BIH2013 topics
Invited talks and interactive panel discussions will explore:
Changing ecosystems; biodiversity modelling; ecology; biodiversity catalogues; phenomes and genomes; marine citizen science.
Earth observation data; geo-temporal data; environmental and molecular data; linking data; long-term data preservation.
Collaborative platforms; future computing platforms; service networks; virtual labs and virtual research environments; workflows; multi-disciplinary interoperability.
Marketplace of scientific communities; community-based sustainability models.
EU environmental policy, international perspectives from Brazil, China, South Africa and the US.
The conference is organised and supported by 18 EU and international initiatives focused on biodiversity, climate change and environmental issues.