Five years after the "Empowering Biodiversity Research" conference that we organised in May 2015, we would like to invite you for a new journey into the world of biodiversity data standards and tools. Projects that started five years ago are about to deliver what was promised and many new biodiversity informatics related projects were launched since then. Concepts such as Open Data, Open Access and Open Science are now increasingly known across disciplines and are changing the way science is being conducted. The time to find out what happened since our last conference has come! Let's also look together at what will happen next in the world of Biodiversity Informatics! Be ready for this fascinating conference which will take place at the AfricaMuseum on 14 and 15 May 2020.



Explore and discuss the opportunities and strengths related to Biodiversity Informatics and Open Data & Open Science
Learn about Belgian research projects using biodiversity informatics tools to enhance their results
Network with fellow biodiversity scientists



Programme can be found here
Note that a series of workshops will be organised before and after the conference. 



The registration is open! 



This conference is co-organised by the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, the AfricaMuseum, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ),  the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), the Meise Botanic Garden (Meise), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Université of Liège (ULiège), the VIB and the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo). 

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Our partners are CETAFDiSSCoELIXIR, GBIFLifewatch, and TDWG.





The Empowering Biodiversity Research Conference 2 will take place at the Africa Museum - Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium. 
Please refer to the Venue page for more information on access options. 



For more information, please contact Dimitri Brosens, Biodiversity Data Acquisition Manager of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform.