OBIS Mini-Symposium on Biodiversity Informatics: Systems and Applications

Submitted by julio on Fri, 2010-05-21 23:43

the context

The International OBIS secretariat, hosted at Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences is organizing a meeting of the Global Team of the Catalogue of Life. The Global Team acts as a scientific board for the Catalogue of Life, and consists of senior participants in many international biodiversity informatics initiatives.

the symposium

The presence of the Global Team at Rutgers provides an opportunity to organize a small but potentially very interesting symposium. Leaders of Biodiversity Informatics projects will be presenting their present work and future plans. The symposium will be held on Friday morning 28 May, 10-12:30. Speakers will be recruited among the members of the COL Global Team, from Rutgers University, and from other biodiversity informatics initiatives in the North-East USA.

the speakers

  • Debashish Bhattacharya: Oceans alive: single cell analysis reveals dynamic evolution of picobiliphyte genomes
  • Lena Struwe: Investigating the space-time-environmental continuum using phylogenies, specimen data, and GIS
  • David Patterson: Using names to manage information about organisms
  • Frank Bisby and Yuri Roskov: Catalogue of Life
  • Tom Orrell: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System, ITIS
  • Mike Ruggiero: a management classification for Catalogue of Life
  • Edward Vanden Berghe: using the Ocean Biogeographic Information System to quantify gaps in our knowledge


Alampi Room, IMCS, 71 DudleyRoad, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA; see map

date and time

Friday 28 May 2010, 10-12:30

No registration necessary

OBIS is a project of:
IODE Sponsored by:
Martin International and Les Grands Explorateurs
With in-kind support from:
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
Universidad Simón Bolívar Flanders Marine Institute

OBIS strives to document the ocean's diversity, distribution and abundance of life. Created by the Census of Marine Life, OBIS is now part of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, under its International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) programme.