Catalogue of Life (CoL) - Mini Symposium

02nd Apr, 2015
Flanders Marine Institute
Organiser 
Community
Event type 
Symposium - Seminar
9am

 

The Catalogue of Life (CoL) aims to give an overview of all species ever described worldwide. To accomplish this, the Catalogue of Life relies on the support and advice of its ‘Global Team’, an international group of experts that provide advice and take decisions related to the scientific policy of the Catalogue. This year, the Global Team is meeting in Oostende, which is traditionally followed by a mini-symposium where the different aspects of the Catalogue of Life will be presented.
 
The mini-symposium will not only give an overview of the history of the Catalogue of Life (CoL), it will also focus on its current position. Several users and data providers will talk about their experiences with and contributions to the Catalogue. The second part of the symposium is a panel discussion, focusing on the progress and future vision of the Catalogue of Life from different viewpoints and includes a time-slot for questions and thoughts from the audience.

 

PROGRAM:

09:00   Catalogue of Life and its Users & Providers

-       History & state of the art of the Catalogue of Life (Christina Flann) (15’)

-       Botanical Garden Meise (Henry Engeldow) (15’)

-       Royal Museum for Central Africa & Fishbase (Nicolas Bailly) (15’)

-       Herpetology Database (Danny Meirte) (15’)

-       The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (Leen Vandepitte) (15’)

-       The Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment (FADA) (Aaike Dewever) (15’)

 

10:30   Coffee break 

 

11:00   Panel Discussion (120’)

  • Progress and future visions by:
    • Global Biodiversity Information Facility - GBIF (Donald Hobern ) (15’)
    • Encyclopedia of Life – EOL (Bob Corrigan) (15’)
    • Biodiversity Heritage Library – BHL (Martin Kalfatovic) (15’)
    • Catalogue of Life - CoL (Peter Schalk) (15’)
    • Questions and discussion (40’)

Moderator: Patricia Mergen

  • Conclusions (10’)

  

12:45   Adjourn Mini-Symposium

 

 WHERE?

Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
Address 
Wandelaarkaai 7
8400
Oostende
Belgium