Basic Standards Recommendations

The TDWG community's priority is the development of standards for the exchange of biological/biodiversity data.

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

The TDWG GUID Applicability Statement provides guidance on the assignment of Globally Unique Identifiers to biodiversity information resources.

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

TDWG 2018 in Dunedin, New Zealand, 25 Aug - 1 Sep

In 2018, TDWG will hold it's annual conference jointly with the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC), from August 25 - September 1, in Dunedin, New Zealand.  The conference hosts are the Otago Museum and the University of Otago.  The theme of this year's conference is "Collections and Data in an Uncertain World."  Please see:

Note, the conference falls earlier than usual in TDWG's year, so deadlines for discounted institutional membership, abstracts, and conference registration will also be earlier.

Please email the TDWG secretariat with any questions.

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

Call for Tender: Website Development

04-Jun-2017

TDWG seek a contract with a motivated and experienced web developer to revise the TDWG.org website. TDWG needs a website to communicate and support its outputs and activities. One that 1) provides a clear overview of what TDWG...[more]


TDWG Community Support Fund - Call for Proposals 2017

06-Feb-2017

TDWG Interest (IG) and Task (TG) Groups undertake the core business of our organization: developing the standards and guidelines that enable us to integrate vast amounts of biodiversity information. TDWG is committed to...[more]


Final TDWG 2016 Program

01-Dec-2016

The full program (including the overview and posters) of the TDWG 2016 conference program is now available (last revised 1 Dec. 2016; this is the final printable program). Note that printed programs will NOT be...[more]


New TDWG Constitution submitted for review

06-Sep-2016

90-day public consultation and comment period begins 06-Sep-2016[more]


Early registration extended to Aug 16

05-Aug-2016

The early registration period has been extended through August 15th.  Basic registration fees will go up $50 on August 16 (00:00 UTC-6).  Register early to secure the best rate.[more]


TDWG Community Support Fund

01-Aug-2016

TDWG Interest (IG) and Task (TG) Groups undertake the core business of our organization: developing the standards and guidelines that enable us to integrate vast amounts of biodiversity information. TDWG is committed to...[more]


Open call for TDWG committee volunteers

19-Mar-2016

Your TDWG Executive Committee is establishing highly effective committees that address key functions of our organization. We are inviting those interested in becoming involved in the following activities to step...[more]


 

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  Last Modified: 05 January 2018