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 2017 Annual Conference: Oct 1-6 in Ottawa, Canada

TDWG's 2017 Annual Conference will hosted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canada.  The conference theme is:

"Data Integration in a Big Data Universe: Associating Occurrences with Genes, Phenotypes, and Environments. "

Please see the main conference page for more about the program, and details about the conference venue, housing, theme, and travel.

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: 04 March 2017