Basic Standards Recommendations

The most widely deployed formats for biodiversity occurrence data are Darwin Core (wiki) and ABCD (wiki). New deployments of these and other XML based formats should use the TAPIR exchange protocol.

The TDWG community's priority is the deployment of Life Science Identifiers (LSID), the preferred Globally Unique Identifier technology and transitioning to RDF encoded metadata as defined by a set of simple vocabularies. All new projects should address the need for tagging their data with LSIDs and consider the use or development of appropriate vocabularies.

TDWG's activities within the biodiversity informatics domain can be found in the Activities section of this website.

2011 TDWG annual conference Announcement

The TDWG Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 2011 TDWG annual conference will be held on October 16-21, 2011 at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hank Bart, Director and Curator of Fishes of Tulane Museum of Natural History, will be the local sponsor. Information on accommodations, registration, and other meeting details are available here

We Need Your Support

Please become a member. TDWG needs everyone with a strong interest in biodiversity information to participate in developing effective standards for sharing that information. We need IT professionals, taxonomists, ecologists, geoscientists, and librarians. We need members from institutions and agencies that do or could use our standards to make their data more usable. Your participation ensures that what we develop will save you time and money.

There are three ways to join TDWG-

  • Free registration              - Required to access TDWG online resources
  • Individual Membership     - US$75/year
  • Institutional Membership - US$500/year but US$400 if paid by March 1

Institutional members are entitled to up to five discounted registrations at the annual conference. Please visit the Membership page for more details.

Latest News

17-Aug-2011 Travel Awards for African Participation in 2011 TDWG Conference

Biodiversity Information Specialists from developing African countries are invited to apply for travel support to participate in the 2011 Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference, 16-21 October in New Orleans,...

[more]

15-Jun-2011 TDWG 2011 Annual Conference

The 2011 TDWG annual conference will be held on October 16-21, 2011 at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Registration will open July 1st, 2011. Details are available at www.tdwg.org/conference2011/

[more]

10-Apr-2011 2011 TDWG annual conference Announcement

The TDWG Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 2011 TDWG annual conference will be held on October 16-21, 2011 at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hank Bart, Director and Curator of Fishes of...

[more]

22-Feb-2011 LSID and GUID Applicability Statements Approved

The TDWG Executive Committee has approved the Life Sciences Identifiers Applicability Statement (LSID_AS) and the Globally Unique Identifiers (GUID_AS) Applicability Statement as new TDWG standards.

The Executive committee...

[more]

17-Jan-2011 TDWG Conferences - Call for Expressions of Interest

Happy New Year 2011 to all of you! It’s the UN International Year of the Forest, the UNEP Year of the Bat and the Chinese Year of the Rabbit.

As the new Chair of Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) and on behalf of the...

[more]

Displaying results 1 to 5 out of 118

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Next >

 RSS Feed

 

See the News Archive for more news.

  Last Modified: 15 June 2011
gipoco.com is neither affiliated with the authors of this page nor responsible for its contents. This is a safe-cache copy of the original web site.