Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) is pleased to acknowledge the generous sponsorship offered by the following (in alphabetical order).

The Internation Council for Science Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) is providing travel support to contributors to the ABCD Subgroup
GBIF supports TDWG Subgroups extensively by way of funding and facilities for travel and workshops

The Executive of Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) wishes to express its sincere thanks to the Department of Zoology at the Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, for hosting the 2007 Annual Conference

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is generously sponsoring the Taxonomic Databases Working Group Infrastructure Project
The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports TDWG members and programmes by way of funding and facilities for travel and workshops
PENTACON produces handmade scanner cameras with resolution up to 100 million pixels per colour used worldwide for digitization in highest quality. PENTACON's Product Manager, Peter Kindereit, will demonstrate a new scanner model "Pentacon 6000" in a complete digitization setting, such as those used in Berlin, Munich, and Vienna, at the TDWG 2007 Annual Conference. For more information on Pentacon and its products, please visit the Pentacon website or download these documents - Pentacon 6000,  Pentacon 3000/5000.

Whilst Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) is a not-for-profit organisation and does not promote or endorse any particular commercial product we recognise the value to the TDWG community of information concerning, and demonstrations of, relevant products.

The TDWG is a very active organisation, leading and supporting a great many programmes and new initiatives in the field of biodiversity informatics. The Annual Conference is the focal point for reporting progress, new projects and the integration of work going on in parallel. New international standards are under development, more areas of interest are being opened up. All this international activity costs a lot of money, in travel costs, meeting organisation and facilities. Some of our colleagues are unable to raise funds to attend workshops and the Annual Conference. Any support you can give is guaranteed to be of considerable benefit to the international scientific community.

If you wish to enquire about opportunities for sponsorship or presenting a product at the 2007 Annual Conference please contact the Programme Co-ordinator Adrian RissonĂ© (A.Rissone(at) (not between 20 July and 14 August), or Lee Belbin (lee(at)

  Last Modified: 20 August 2007