Second announcement – Delegates to the 2018 Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme Forum can look forward to a solid lineup including Dr Evgeny Zakharov who heads up the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) initiative.

Zakharov has been invited as guest speaker and will also present a workshop on the Barcode of Life Database (BOLD). The Forum is convened jointly by the FBIP and SANBI’s Biodiversity Information Management Directorate.

The forum will provide an opportunity for the foundational biodiversity information research and data community in South Africa to share information, discuss our practices and explore ways of improving the efficiency and impact of work.

“With the BIMF-FBIP Forum we aim to promote and further enhance networks, data sharing opportunities, collaboration and the development of information management practice by the biodiversity science community – the 2018 Forum will have a strong focus on the collection, analysis and use of biodiversity data in the context of global change,” the organisers said in their second announcement of the event.

In addition to the strong focus on iBOL and BOLD there will also be a focus on camera trap data with a full day discussion and workshop on how the sector can collaborate nationally to ensure that camera trap data are archived and made accessible in an integrated way.

This will be followed with a practical camera trap workshop focusing on existing systems for storing and working with camera trap data. Apart from presentations and a poster session, the Forum will include a Postgraduate Student Forum and the core programme will be followed by training workshops on the 16th of August. Download full 2nd announcement (PDF) OR view below.

ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS: Provisional programme (PDF) & Registration form

BIMF-FBIP 2018 2nd Announcement by Dane McDonald on Scribd