Final Conference

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Concept and objectives

The aim of this event was to:

  • Present the outcomes of the project
  • Present, discuss and concur with the Bouchout Declaration (Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System)
  • Discuss the project sustainability perspectives
  • Share biodiversity experts' inputs for the preparation of the next WP 2016-2017 (as specifically asked by the European Commission)

Conference proceedings

  • The pictures of the Final Conference are published here
  • A Storify (collection of tweets and pictures) of the Final event has been created is available here
  • The event report detailing the statistics and outputs of the Final Conference can be downloaded here

Agenda, June 12

09:00 - 09:30 Welcome of participants and registration


09:30 - 10:00 Opening session
Moderated by Camille Torrenti, Project Director, Sigma Orionis

Perspectives for e-Infrastructures under H2020
  • Antonios Barbas, Project Officer, e-Infrastructure Unit, DG Connect, European Commission
Scientific collections in the Digital World
pro-iBiosphere overview
  • Soraya Sierra, pro-iBiosphere project leader, Naturalis Biodiversity Center


10:00 - 11:10 Towards intelligent openness of biodiversity data (short presentations up to 10 minutes maximum):
Moderated by Daniel Mietchen, Researcher, Museum für Naturkunde

Legal issues of copyright and Open Access in the Biodiversity domain
Mark up in the mobilization of Biodiversity literature
Unlocking the Legacy: The Untapped Value of Data in Taxonomic Literature
Automated registration of new taxon names (Pensoft, IPNI, ZooBank, Index Fungorum, MycoBank)
Q&A session with the audience


11:10 - 11:25 Tea/Coffee break


11:25 - 12:00 Interoperability
Moderated by Anton Güntsch, Head, R&D Group Biodiversity Informatics, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem

Interoperability between e-Infrastructures
  • Anton Güntsch, Head, R&D Group Biodiversity Informatics, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin
Interoperability of taxon treatments
Persistent identifiers


12:00 - 13:00 Vision of interoperability - Panel discussion with representatives from BioVel, BioFresh, Catalogue of Life, EUBON, Global Names, LifeWatch, OpenUp!, ViBRANT, BioStor & BioNames
Moderated by Gregor Hagedorn, Head of Digital World, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

  • Anton Güntsch, Head, R&D Group Biodiversity Informatics, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
  • Roger Hyam, Digital Information & Technology Development Office, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Alex Hardisty, Director of Informatics Projects, Cardiff University, BioVeL project
  • David Patterson, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney
  • Cyndy Parr, Chief Scientist, Encyclopedia of Life
  • Kevin Richards, Software Developer, Landcare Research
  • Lyubomir Penev, EU BON
  • Rod Page, Professor of Taxonomy, University of Glasgow
Q&A session with the audience


13:00 - 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 14:30 Towards an Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System (OBKMS)
Moderated by David Patterson, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney

Explaining the OBKMS vision
Envisioning the OBKMS into a global context
  • Paul Uhlir, Director, Board on Research Data and Information, National Academy of Sciences


14:30 - 15:30 Panel discussion on the impact of the Bouchout Declaration
Moderated by Donat Agosti, President, Plazi

  • Wouter Los, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam
  • Robert Guralnick, University of Boulder, VertNet project
  • Chuck Miller, VP & CIO, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Roger Hyam, Digital Information & Technology Development Office, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Karol Marhold, Department of Vascular Plant Taxonomy, Institute of Botany Bratislava
Q&A session with the audience


15:30 - 15:45 The importance of Open Access & signature ceremony of the Bouchout Declaration
Moderated by Jan van Tol, Associate Director for Research, Naturalis Biodiversity Center

  • Edwin van Huis, Director, Naturalis Biodiversity Center
  • Walter Berendsohn, Head, Department of Research and Biodiversity Informatics, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin
  • Gregor Hagedorn, Head of Digital World and Information Science, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

15:45 - 16:00 Tea/Coffee break


16:00 - 17:30 Sustainability perspectives and Future research needs

Sustainability perspectives (short presentations up to 10 minutes maximum):
Moderated by Alan Paton, Assistant Keeper, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Charlotte Johns, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Representing pro-iBiosphere
  • Wouter Los, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, Representing LifeWatch
  • Vince Smith, Research Scientist, Natural History Museum London, Representing Vibrant
  • Lyubomir Penev, Managing Director, Pensoft Publishers, Representing EU BON


Panel discussion on recommendations and Future research needs
Moderated by Walter Berendsohn, Head, Department of Research and Biodiversity Informatics, Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin
  • Alan Paton, Assistant Keeper, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • David Patterson, Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney
  • Lyubomir Penev, Managing Director, Pensoft Publishers
  • Chuck Miller, VP & CIO, Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Rod Page, Professor of Taxonomy, University of Glasgow
Q&A session with the audience


17:40 Wrap-up session
Moderated by: Quentin Groom, WP2 leader pro-iBiosphere Project, Botanic Garden Meise


18:00 End of meeting followed by a cocktail riche celebration

Audience

A selected audience composed of European or global stakeholders interested in taking the best advantage of the project outputs and considering a possible involvement in the sustainability phase of the project, including:

  • Environmental/natural sciences researchers (eg. applied biodiversity studies, earth-system models, impact of climate (change) on vegetation patterns, bioprospecting, and proteonomics) in academia, institutes, industry, consultancies, and government.
  • Policy and decision-makers in governmental and non-governmental organizations (e.g. Rio conventions (CBD, UNCCD, UNFCCC), Intergovernmental platform for biodiversity and ecosystem services (IPBES)
  • Vocational and academic teachers and students
  • Citizen science projects in biodiversity

Participants

List of participants

  1. Bart Aelterman - Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO)
  2. Donat Agosti - Plazi
  3. Anne-Sophie Archambeau - National Museum of Natural History (MNHN)
  4. Wouter Addink - SP2000 Secretariat
  5. Antonios Barbas - European Commission
  6. Niall Beard - University of Manchester
  7. Walter Berendsohn - Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM)
  8. Ann Bogaerts - Botanic Garden Meise
  9. Thierry Bourgoin - National Museum of Natural History (MNHN)
  10. Dimitri Brosens - Belgian biodiversity Platform
  11. Benny Bytebier - Bews Herbarium (NU) / University of KwaZulu-Natal
  12. Ana Casino - Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)
  13. Michel Chauvet - UMR AMAP
  14. Jerôme Degreef - Botanic Garden Meise
  15. Sofie De Smedt - Botanic Garden Meise
  16. Aaike De Wever - Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
  17. Paul-Andre Duchesne - Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences
  18. Sabrina Eckert - Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM)
  19. Willi Egloff - Plazi
  20. Henry Engledow - Botanic Garden Meise
  21. Regine Fabri - Botanic Garden Meise
  22. Christina Flann - Species 2000
  23. Jonathan Giddy - Cardiff University
  24. Quentin Groom - Botanic Garden Meise
  25. Anton Güntsch - Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM)
  26. Don Kirkup - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  27. Rob Guralnick - University of Colorado (VerNet project)
  28. Gregor Hagedorn - Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany
  29. Alex Hardisty - Cardiff University
  30. Jacqueline Henrot - Environmental consultant
  31. Barbara Herrero Cangas - Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)
  32. Franck Hidvegi - Botanic Garden Meise
  33. Robert Hoehndorf - Aberystwyth University
  34. Peter Hovenkamp - Naturalis Biodiversity Center
  35. Roger Hyam - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  36. Steven Janssen - Botanic Garden Meise
  37. Anna Maria Johansson - European Commission
  38. Charlotte Johns - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  39. Laurence Kunst - Wikimedia
  40. Marion Le Claireq - Sigma Orionis
  41. Wouter Los - LifeWatch
  42. Karol Marhold - Institute of Botany, Bratislava
  43. Cherian Mathew - Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM)
  44. Patricia Mergen - Royal Museum for Central Africa
  45. Daniel Mietchen - Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  46. Chuck Miller - Missouri Botanical garden
  47. Jeremy Miller - Naturalis Biodiversity Center
  48. Sylvia Mota de Oliveira - Naturalis Biodiversity Center
  49. Ross Mounce - University of Bath
  50. Andreas Müller - Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem (BGBM)
  51. Aleksandra Nenadic - University of Manchester
  52. Roderic Page - University of Glasgow
  53. Cyndy Parr - Encyclopaedia of Life
  54. Alan Paton - Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  55. David Patterson - Global Names project
  56. Aleksandra Pawlik - University of Manchester
  57. Elisabeth Paymal - BioVeL project
  58. Lyubomir Penev - Pensoft Publishers
  59. Marc Reynders - Botanic Garden Meise
  60. Kevin Richards - Landcare Research
  61. Anne Ronse - Botanic Garden Meise
  62. Guido Sautter - Plazi
  63. Soraya Sierra - Naturalis Biodiversity Center
  64. Jarkko Siren - European Commission
  65. Vince Smith - Vibrant
  66. Claudia C. Soliz Gamboa - Naturalis Biodiversity Center
  67. Camille Torrenti - Sigma Orionis
  68. Paul Uhlir - National Academy of Sciences
  69. Edwin van Huis - Naturalis Biodiversity Center
  70. Jan van Tol - Naturalis Biodiversity Center
  71. Paul van Wambeke - Botanic Garden Meise
  72. Leo Vanhecke - Botanic Garden Meise
  73. Régine Vignes - National Museum of Natural History (MNHN)
  74. Rutger Vos - Naturalis Biodiversity Center
  75. Claus Weiland - Senckenberg Nature Research Institute
  76. Siti Munirah binti Mat Yunoh - Forest Research Institute Malaysia

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