[tdwg] Standards for mobilising and integrating sample-based data

Éamonn Ó Tuama [GBIF] eotuama at gbif.org
Mon Jun 23 15:39:44 CEST 2014

We invite submissions for presentations on a symposium at TDWG 2014 on
"Standards for mobilising and integrating sample-based data". Those
interested should contact the conveners listed below. The closing date for
submission is August 1st. 


Sample-based data is available from thousands of environmental, ecological,
and natural resource monitoring programmes. Such data are usually
quantitative, calibrated, and follow certain protocols so that changes and
trends of populations can be detected. This is in contrast to opportunistic
observation and collection data, which today form a significant portion of
openly accessible biodiversity data. Sample-based data is often not shared
because the underlying protocols have been hard to encode in a standardised


This symposium will present recent work on a proposal for extending DwC with
a minimal set of new properties (e.g., quantity, quantityType,
samplingGeometry, samplingUnit, eventSeriesID) that allow encoding of the
essential characteristics of sample-based data while drawing on the existing
tool and support infrastructure offered by the GBIF Integrated Publishing
Toolkit. Presentations on other publishing models for sample-based data are
most welcome. We are particularly interested in submissions relating to
extension of the Darwin Core Archive model, DataOne/LTER/KNB data
integration, application of models such as OGC Observations and
Measurements, and in new or emerging technologies such as Veg-X [1], JSON-LD
[2] or CSV on the Web [3] 


[1] http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/Vegetation/WebHome 

[2] http://json-ld.org/  

[3] http://www.w3.org/2013/05/lcsv-charter.html  



Éamonn Ó Tuama  (eotuama at gbif.org) 

Hannu Saarenmaa  (hannu.saarenmaa at helsinki.fi)




Éamonn Ó Tuama, M.Sc., Ph.D. (eotuama at gbif.org), 

Senior Programme Officer for Interoperability, 

Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat, 

Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100, Copenhagen Ø, DENMARK

Phone:  +45 3532 1494; Fax:  +45 3532 1480


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