15-Oct-2008 05:58 Age: 9 yrs

TDWG2008

By: Lee Belbin

TDWG 2008 is only a few days away. We have around 170 people registered from 25 countries and 110 organizations. 

The program has been finalized. There are 82 presentations, 37 posters and 12 computer demonstrations! The Editorial Team (Anna Weitzman, Lee Belbin, Gail Kampmeier and Arturo Ariño have processed more than 100 abstracts. The Proceedings of TDWG will be online by the start of the meeting and printed for those who have requested it.

We are impressed with the enthusiastic response for the tutorials. We have 234 registrations for the four tutorials. At registration, we will need to allocate you to one of the two (repeated) sessions (8 and 13).

Note that there are group meetings on Sunday 19th all are free to attend. Of particular interest are the first Phylogenetics Interest Group meeting and the metadata workshop.

It promises to be a great meeting in a great location! On behalf of the TDWG Executive Committee, I hope that you have a great time.

Lee Belbin


Darwin Core Ratified as a TDWG Standard

09-Oct-2009

The TDWG Executive Committee announces the official ratification of Darwin Core (http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/index.htm) as a TDWG standard.  Darwin Core joins four...[more]


Charles Copp

27-Sep-2009

It is with very deep sadness that I report the death of Charles Copp on Thursday September 24th 2009 after a long and valiant struggle against a brain tumour. Many people in our communities will have come across Charles in his...[more]


Public Review of TAPIR

14-Sep-2009

TDWG is pleased to announce the commencement of the Public Review of the TDWG Access Protocol for Information Retrieval (TAPIR) - a method for sharing biodiversity information.  Since being officially put forward as a draft,...[more]


EDIT Summer School 2008 ‘Modern Taxonomy and Field Work’

25-Jul-2008

The EDIT Summer School 2008 is an initiative of the European Network of Excellence EDIT (European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy). It aims to train students in “Best Practice” of field sampling and various aspects of taxonomic...[more]


TapirBuilder launched

18-Jul-2008

Output models and query templates are special XML files that play an important role in the TAPIR protocol. They are used in search and inventory operations, but sometimes can be difficult to write, especially for those who are...[more]


TAPIR Workshop results

13-Mar-2007

From 12 to 15 February 2007, TDWG promoted an international workshop at GBIF, Copenhagen, to prototype, develop and discuss applications related to the TAPIR protocol.[more]


ARCHIVE:

  Last Modified: 13 March 2007