Missouri Botanical Garden Open Conference Systems, TDWG 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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TDWG Species Information Interest Group
Francisco Pando

Building: CTEC
Room: TecnoAula 2
Date: 2016-12-09 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Last modified: 2016-10-16


The TDWG Species Information Interest Group (TSI IG) aims to be an exchange forum and standard development think tank in all facets related to "species information," covering biological (descriptions, distribution, etc.) and non-biological (legal, management, etc.) aspects. This is a very transversal group with much in common with other TDWG IGs, especially Biological Descriptions, Invasive Species, Taxonomic Names and Concepts.

This year's sessions aim at two objectives: to set the stage in this area, and to coordinate and advance the standardization of species information.

To set the stage, the first 90 min session will consist of short  (10-15 min) presentations. The second 90 min session will build on this foundation to do actual work: synchronizing initiatives, refining concepts and terms, etc.

The TSI IG  has its roots in an international  group of people that has been developing  the "Plinian Core" (https://github.com/PlinianCore). We expect this group to expand and become a TDWG task group this year, with a truly global participation and embedded in the TDWG procedures.