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News Belgian Biodiversity Platform 2015 Conference: "Empowering Biodiversity Research"

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform 2015 Conference: "Empowering Biodiversity Research" will take place on May 21st 2015.

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Source Belgian Biodiversity Platform
Release date 09/02/2015
Contributor mlsusini
Geographical coverage Belgium,
Keywords biodiversity research,

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform and several key Biodiversity Informatics related partner institutes are pleased to invite you to the Conference “Empowering Biodiversity Research”, which will take place on May 21, 2015 in Brussels at the Palace of Academies

The conference will bring together representatives of national and international scientific institutes to explore and discuss the opportunities and strengths related to Biodiversity Informatics and Open Data. Three keynote speakers will start the day : 

  1. Vince Smith, research leader in informatics at the Natural History Museum, London
  2. Dr Hilde Eggermont, Scientific Coordinator at the Belgian Biodiversity Platform
  3. Pieter Colpaert, Researcher at Open Knowledge Belgium

This will be followed by a series of lightning talks illustrating Belgian research projects making use of biodiversity informatics tools. In the afternoon, we will showcase some related state-of-the-art projects. During the breaks, there will be, in addition to coffee and sweets, a poster session and a fair where you can find information and tools which can help you in your future research.

Biodiversity Informatics deals with the application of informatics techniques to biodiversity information for improved management, presentation, discovery, exploration and analysis of scientific data. Combined with open data sources on the Internet, this is a powerful new approach in doing research. With this conference, we hope to provide networking opportunities and foster debate among participants. Through your participation, you can help developing issues to be further explored by the project, and to be fed into a series of dedicated workshops that will be organised after the conference.

For more information on program and registration (small registration fee of 10 euro):

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