TDWG 2022 - Working Sessions

Interest and Task Group Working Sessions will be held 7-10 November.

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TDWG November 2022, Working Sessions

TDWG will host working sessions of the Interest and Task Groups (IG/TG) during the week of 7-10 November. These sessions will be hosted in Zoom by TDWG and be free but require registration.

Working sessions will include introductions, overviews of IG/TG use cases, solutions, collaboration resources, and current work practices. The sessions will be interactive, with the participants being able to see each other and raise hands to interact with the conveners, speakers and other participants.

Below you can find the list of sessions of the respective Interest Groups and Task Groups, and Functional Subcomittees.

Schedule

The calendar below will display the schedule of sessions. Begin by using the controls in the upper left (below the title) to navigate the week of 6 November. Note that you need to scroll through the hours of the day (up and down) to see all sessions. The displayed time zone of this calendar is UTC (00:00). You can view your local time for an event by clicking on the event and in the pop-up, clicking either "more details" or "copy to my calendar." Alternatively, you can import the entire schedule of sessions by importing this ics file, or clicking the "+Google Calendar" in the lower right.

In addition, the sessions are listed below in chronological order, and each session has a link that will show the time in your local time zone. Please note, the time for the MIDS session has been updated. [-Ed@2022-11-04T18:30UTC]


Time zone differences across our global community make it inevitable that some sessions of interest will occur outside normal working hours, or during the middle of the night, for some who would like to particpate. Each session will be recorded and made available for later viewing. Session organizers have been encouraged to use shared notes to enable asynchronous participation. Links to videos and notes will be added to the descriptions below after the live session.

Registration and how to support the conference

Registration is available through Zoom. Registration is required to participate in the online event, but it is free. A single registration will allow you to attend any of the sessions. When you register, please answer "Yes" for any meetings you will attend. This is not binding, but will give the meeting organizers an idea of how many to expect. (You do not need to answer "No" for meetings you are not planning to attend.)

The services required to run an online conference, however, are not free. We encourage all participants to become TDWG members either as individuals or through their institution.

Sessions

Technical Architecture Group (TAG)

Date/Time: November 7, 13:00 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Functional Subcommittee meeting

Organizer: Steve Baskauf, Vanderbilt University Heard Libraries, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

About the group: The purpose of the Technical Architecture Group (TAG) is to guide ongoing development of the TDWG technical architecture and advise the Executive and membership on matters relating to the principles, strategies and practice for maintaining the common technical framework essential to TDWG's mission to develop, adopt and promote standards and practice for the recording and exchange of biodiversity data. After an introduction to the group for newcomers, we'll be dealing with current TAG agenda items.

Access to Biological Collection Data (ABCD) Interest Group

Date/Time: November 7, 15:00 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Interest/Task Group meeting

Organizer: David Fichtmüller, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

About the group: The ABCD Interest Group is revising the existing ABCD standard to bring it in line with the current standards practices. The Access to Biological Collections Data (ABCD) Schema is an evolving comprehensive standard for the access to and exchange of data about specimens and observations (a.k.a. primary biodiversity data).

Material Sample Task Group

Date/Time: November 7, 17:00 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Interest/Task Group meeting

Organizer: Teresa Mayfield-Meyer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

About the group: The group has been investigating and making recommendations on current shortcomings in the capacity to share, re-use, compare, and relate physical objects to one another and to other concepts, and further integrate with other sources of biodiversity data.

Darwin Core Maintenance Group

Date/Time: November 8, 13:00 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Interest/Task Group meeting

Organizer: John Wieczorek, VertNet, Rauthiflor LLC, Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

About the group: The Darwin Core Maintenance Group is responsible for maintaining the various components of the Darwin Core Standard, which includes managing suggested changes to the vocabulary, providing usage guidelines and examples, and ensuring the preservation and stability of metadata related to components of the standard.

Plant Phenology Standards Task Group

Date/Time: November 15, 17:00 UTC NOTE CHANGE OF DATE! Please contact the convener for the Zoom link. (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Interest/Task Group meeting

Organizer: Jenn Yost, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

About the group: The Plant Phenology Task Group aims to develop a plant phenology extension for the Darwin Core. We will create fields into which plant phenological data can be entered and recommend a standardized vocabulary for use in these fields, drawing heavily from the Plant Phenology Ontology.

Humboldt Extension to Darwin Core Task Group

Date/Time: November 9, 13:00 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Interest/Task Group meeting

Organizer: Yanina Sica, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

About this group: This task group will explore concepts and methods of species inventories to fully integrate this type of observational data into existing data exchange schemas. Eventually the work will be developed into an extension to Darwin Core.

GeoSchemes (Terrestrial Domain) Interest Group

Date/Time: November 9, 15:00 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Interest/Task Group meeting

Organizer: Francisco Pando, Real Jardín Botánico-CSIC / GBIF Spain, Madrid, Spain

About the group: The current version of the standard was published more than 20 year ago. The previous edition was limited to the terrestrial domain and restricted to plants. The current developments, aiming to cover the marine domain and extend to all living organisms, may attract an ever more extended community of uses.

Plinian Core Task Group

Date/Time: November 9, 17:00 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Interest/Task Group meeting

Organizer: Francisco Pando, Real Jardín Botánico-CSIC / GBIF Spain, Madrid, Spain

About the group: This group works towards developing a data specification, the Plinian Core, that can be used to describe different aspects of biological species information. By "biological species information" all kinds of properties or traits related to taxa, including biological and non-biological traits are within scope.

Taxon Concepts Schema (TCS) Maintenance Group

Date/Time: November 9, 22:30 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Interest/Task Group meeting

Organizer: Niels Klazenga, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria/Atlas of Living Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

About the group: The TCS maintenance group is responsible for maintaining the various components of the TCS standard. That includes managing suggested changes to the vocabulary, providing usage guidelines and examples, and ensuring the preservation and stability of metadata related to components of the standard.

TDWG Outreach and Communication

Date/Time: November 10, 15:00 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Functional Subcommittee meeting

Organizer: Mareike Petersen, Museum für Naturkunde (MfN) Berlin, Berlin, Germany

About the group: The purpose of the Outreach and communications Functional Subcommittee is to promote TDWG activities and recruit members around the world, craft and share meaningful stories about TDWG standards and their application, and develop materials that can be used by all TDWG members.

Audubon Core Maintenance Group

Date/Time: November 10, 17:00 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Interest/Task Group meeting

Organizer: Ed Baker, Natural History Museum, London and University of York, UK

About this group: The Audubon Core maintenance group is responsible for maintaining the various components of the Audubon Core standard. That includes managing suggested changes to the vocabulary, providing usage guidelines and examples, and ensuring the preservation and stability of metadata related to components of the standard.

Minimum Information about a Digital Specimen (MIDS) Task Group

Date/Time: November 10, 18:30 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Interest/Task Group meeting

Organizer: Elspeth Haston, Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE), Edinburgh, UK

About the group: Inspired by the idea of 'minimum information standards' adopted in other areas of biology we name this proposed TDWG standard as 'Minimum Information about a Digital Specimen' (MIDS). This harmonizing framework includes making the data publicly available because pen access policies in countries around the world require that digital data should be findable and accessible, even at the lowest level of available digitized information.

Citizen Science Interest Group

Date/Time: November 10, 23:00 UTC (Convert to your time zone)

Session Type: Interest/Task Group meeting

Organizer: Rob Stevenson, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, USA

About this group: The goals of this group are to explore the issues with citizen-collected biodiversity data, collaborate with other groups interested in citizen science data quality, and to produce documents describing “best practices” and standards for any aspect of citizen science data lifecycle.

Code of Conduct

By participating in TDWG 2022, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.

Contact

Please send questions to steve.baskauf@vanderbilt.edu

Last updated 2022-10-16