[tdwg-tag] Call for participation in GEO BON work groups

Eamonn O Tuama (GBIF) eotuama at gbif.org
Tue May 12 14:40:33 CEST 2009

[apologies for cross posting]


The establishment of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity
Observation Network (GEO BON) was approved by GEO members at the GEO V
Plenary in Bucharest last November (http://www.gbif.org/Stories/geobon).
This is a culmination of efforts by many organisations, including GBIF, who
have devoted time to developing both a concept document and implementation
overview document for GEO BON. As a worldwide initiative, GEO BON, a
component of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) seeks to
link and build on the work of countries, organisations and individuals to
collect, manage, share and analyse data on the status of the world's
biodiversity. For further information, visit the GEO BON home page:


GEO BON is now entering its implementation phase, and to aid this, a number
of topical working groups are being established. Work Group 8 "Data
Integration and Inter-operability; Informatics and Portals" is being lead by
GBIF through co-chairs Hannu Saarenmaa (GBIF Finland) and Éamonn Ó Tuama
(GBIF Secretariat). The attached document describes how the working groups
should get started. If you are interested in participating in a work group,
please contact the chair of the group as listed in the document. In
particular, for work group 8 (Data Integration and Interoperability), please
contact the co-chairs below by Friday, 5th June.


Best regards,



Hannu and Éamonn



Hannu Saarenmaa

GBIF Finland

hannu.saarenmaa at helsinki.fi

Telephone +358-9-191-28688

Mobile +358-50-3102689



Éamonn Ó Tuama

GBIF Secretariat

eotuama at gbif.org 

Telephone +45 3532 1494




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