Centre for the synthesis
and analysis of biodiversity

A centre created and developed by the FRB
On April 11, 2018 at the INRA Auditorium, rue de l'Université, Paris, Bill Michener (Project Director for Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE)), Simon Hodson (Executive Director of CoData, ICS Committee on Data for Science and Technology Donald Hobern (Executive Secretary of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)), and Dirk Schmeller (Department of Conservation Biology Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research (UFZ)) discussed how science is evolving, and commented on new research and international data and how best to identify, collect and share data that can be rapidly assimilated and used to understand and save our planet.

This seminar was an opportunity to reflect on how we develop the databases and knowledge needed to understand our planet. Presentations examined: (1) how the scientific enterprise evolves; (2) how data are integrated globally and across scientific disciplines to understand and support the ecosystems of our planet; (3) how innovative approaches to information technology are helping to create a new understanding of the Earth's biodiversity; and (4) how we transform biodiversity and ecological measures into information that can be exploited by scientists, resource managers and policy makers.

The presentations can be viewed here.

Bill Michener's presentation:

Simon Hodson's presentation:


Donald Hobern's presentation:

Dirk Schmeller 's presentation (la qualité de cet enregistrement a été gâchée par le fait que Dirk était incapable d'assister en personne):