Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Frontiers of biodiversity informatics and modelling species distributions #GBIFfrontiers @AMNH videos

For those of you who, like me, weren't at the "Frontiers Of Biodiversity Informatics and Modelling Species Distributions" held at the AMNH in New York, here are the videos of the talks and panel discussion, which the organisers have kindly put up on Vimeo with the following description:

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) partnered with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to host a special "Symposium and Panel Discussion: Frontiers Of Biodiversity Informatics and Modelling Species Distributions" at the American Museum of Natural History on November 4, 2015.

The event kicked off a working meeting of the GBIF Task Group on Data Fitness for Use in Distribution Modelling at the City College of New York on November 5-6. GBIF convened the Task Group to assess the state of the art in the field, to connect with the worldwide scientific and modelling communities, and to share a vision of how GBIF support them in the coming decade.

The event successfully convened a broad, global audience of students and scientists to exchange ideas and visions on emerging frontiers of biodiversity informatics. Using inputs from the symposium and from a web survey of experts, the Data Fitness task group will prepare a report, which will be open for consultation and feedback at GBIF.org and on the GBIF Community Site in December 2015.