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Presented at the EU Concertation meeting, Brussels 06 Mar 13

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  1. 1. ViBRANT A decadal view of biodiversity informatics: Alex Hardisty, Dave Roberts, and the challenges and priorities Virtual Biodiversity biodiversity informatics community* “We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices” E. O. Wilson, Harvard University Time to model all life on Earth. Purves et. al. (2013) Nature, 493: 295-297 * 77 people took part in the open debate that led to this paper SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME -infrastructure
  2. 2. ViBRANT Virtual Biodiversity A decadal view of biodiversity informatics: Alex Hardisty, Dave Roberts, and the challenges and priorities biodiversity informatics community Recommendations: 1. Open Data 2. Multi-scale data encoding 3. Marketing 4. A list of taxon names 5. Persistent Identifiers 6. Author identifiers SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME 7. 3rd party authentication 8. Classification bank 9. Accepted names 10. Tools to make LOD 11. Data fit for purpose 12. Observational data infrastructure -infrastructure

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