EBR II Conference


Empowering Biodiversity Research II  24-25 May 2022

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform and partners are pleased to invite you to the Empowering Biodiversity Research conference, EBR II, taking place May 24-25 2022 in Tervuren at the AfricaMuseum. We will take you on a journey into the world of biodiversity data standards and tools and will inform you on the latest developments in the world of Biodiversity Informatics, both internationally and locally. What is the state of the art in initiatives like GBIF, LifeWatch and DiSSCo, etc and how can we let them work for us? We have invited some very interesting international speakers and will inform you on the progress made by these projects in Belgium.  During this conference we will build a bridge between Biodiversity informatics and his older relative "Bioinformatics" and investigate what a crossover of these 2 worlds can bring to Biodiversity Research. Genomic information meets digital taxonomy!

Next to all this plenary violence, we will again, organize the Biodiversity Market, where you can visit market stands,  dedicated to Biodiversity Informatics and all that is related. 

There will be a poster session organised at the  Empowering Biodiversity Research 2022 conference. You are invited to submit an abstract for a poster presentation.  For more info about the poster session, click here.

A reception is foreseen on May 24th. It will give you the perfect opportunity to talk with your colleagues, friends on Biodiversity Informatics and what it could do for our research community.

Due to the current global unforeseen circumstances, the Empowering Biodiversity Research Conference was postponed to 2022.  We are pleased to inform you that all of our current partners will be joining us next year in co-organising this event. Therefore, we hope to see you again in  May 2022! 

For more information, please contact Dimitri Brosens, GBIF node Manager at the Belgian Biodiversity Platform. 
For the latest updates about the conference, please follow @EmpBioResearch on Twitter #EBR2022


Find the EBR II programme here


Register here

The registration fee is set to 50 €, this includes all the coffee, drinks, entrance to the reception and biodiversity market, cookies, talks, posters....
You can register for 10 persons simultaneously, extra information on dietary preference, affiliation ect is asked during the registration process.

CAll for Posters

You can find the EBR II call for posters here


This conference will be 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.





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