Basic Standards Recommendations

The most widely deployed formats for biodiversity occurrence data are Darwin Core (wiki) and ABCD (wiki).

The TDWG community's priority is the deployment of Life Science Identifiers (LSID), the preferred Globally Unique Identifier technology and transitioning to RDF encoded metadata as defined by a set of simple vocabularies. All new projects should address the need for tagging their data with LSIDs and consider the use or development of appropriate vocabularies.

TDWG's activities within the biodiversity informatics domain can be found in the Activities section of this website.

Announcement of 2014 TDWG Annual Meeting

The 2014 TDWG Conference will be held 3-7 November at the Nairobi Crowne Plaza Hotel (http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/nairobi/nbocp/hoteldetail).  Attendees will have the option of choosing accommodations at several other hotels within a short distance of the Crowne Plaza.  Registration details will be provided early in 2014.  The meeting website is under construction and will be available soon at http://www.tdwg.org/conference2014. For planing your journey, note that it is foreseen to have trainings the week before the TDWG conference and that post conference excursions will be suggested for the week after the conference. 

Call for Symposia and Workshops open until January 15th 2014 at : www.tdwg.org/homepage-news-item/article/tdwg-conference-2014-call-for-symposia-and-workshops/

Please become a member. TDWG needs everyone with a strong interest in biodiversity information to participate in developing effective standards for sharing that information. We need IT professionals, taxonomists, ecologists, geoscientists, and librarians. We need members from institutions and agencies that do or could use our standards to make their data more usable. Your participation ensures that what we develop will save you time and money.

There are three ways to join TDWG-

Institutional members are entitled to up to five discounted registrations at the annual conference. Please visit the Membership page for more details.

Latest News

12-Mar-2014 Reminder : Apply for hosting TDWG 2015

Reminder :

TDWG is still expecting expression of interests and full proposals to host TDWG 2015. Preferred locations would be North America or Europe, but proposals from other regions will also be considered. Applications for...


09-Jan-2014 Deadline extended : TDWG Conference 2014 Call for Symposia and Workshops

The Deadline to submit proposals for Symposia and Workshops for TDWG 2014 is extended until January 31st 2014 !More info at : www.tdwg.org/homepage-news-item/article/tdwg-conference-2014-call-for-symposia-and-workshops/

 


19-Dec-2013 TDWG Conference 2014 Call for Symposia and Workshops

Call for Symposia and Workshops is open ! Deadline to submit 31st January 2014.


19-Dec-2013 Announcement of 2014 TDWG Annual Meeting

The 2014 TDWG Conference will be held at the Nairobi Crowne Plaza Hotel (http://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/nairobi/nbocp/hoteldetail).  Attendees will have the option of choosing accommodations at several other...


01-Nov-2013 Results of the TDWG Executive Committee Elections for the 2014 term

The elections took place during the TDWG conference in Florence and were announced at the business meeting on Wednesday 30th of October 2013.

On behalf of the current Executive Committee we would like to congratulate all the...


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