As you know the forthcoming RDA plenary is to be held in San Diego, CA between 9-11 March 2105. The moto for the meeting is 'Adopt a deliverable'.
During the last two RDA plenaries it gradually became obvious that the environmental related Interest and Working Groups share concerns and face similar challenges regarding the lifecycle of life related data. Some work has already been done, through certain Working Groups and I would see the forthcoming RDA as an excellent opportunity to initiate a wider dialogue between all RDA Groups of the environmental cluster. Ideally, we could interact with WGs that their deliverables can be helpful within the wider Biodiversity realm.
I would propose to have a joint meeting between the following RDA Groups:
- Agriculture Data Interoperability IG
- Marine Data Harmonisation IG
- Biodiversity Data Integration IG
- The BioSharing Registry WG
- Wheat Data Interoperability WG
I would appreciate some quick comments on this and also suggestions for agenda items for this joint meeting.
Dr Dimitrios Koureas
Dept of Life Sciences | Biodiversity Informatics Group
The Natural History Museum London
SW7 5BD, UK
+44 (0) 207 942 5244
Proposal for Joint Env. Groups meeting at the 5th RDA plenary
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