Tagged in EG-ABI
Title: Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics
Authors: Bruno Danis, Ben Raymond
Biodiversity Informatics is the application of informatics techniques to biodiversity information for improved management, presentation, discovery, exploration and analysis. The application of modern computer techniques can yield new ways to view and analyze existing information, as well as predictive models for information that does not yet exist.
The SCAR Expert Group on Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics (EG-ABI) was created during the LSSSG meeting at the SCAR Open Science Conference in Portland Oregon, in July 2012. Its terms of reference include to:
More specifically, EG-ABi plans to optimize ongoing developments in biodiversity informatics for the SCAR community.
Important Issues or Factors: crucial factor here is the maintenance of the coherence of the community, achieved through the organization of regular, hands-on meetings.
Recommendations/Actions and Justification: promotion of ABI in general and of the sets of initiatives it is facilitating
Expected Benefits/Outcomes: enhanced buy-in by the SCAR community, progressive optimization of the information ecosystem ABI is building
Partners: mostly global initiatives involved in biodiversity informatics, including the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) or the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)
Budget Implications: 5.000 USD per year