Sigma Orionis is proud to be involved since nearly 2 years in the pro-iBiosphere project, a EU-funded FP7 project in the area of e-Infrastructures tackling the challenge of preparing the ground for an integrative system for intelligent management of biodiversity knowledge. Once operational, the foreseen “European Open Biodiversity Knowledge Management System” should play a major role in facilitating the synthesis of core biodiversity data by creating an authoritative framework including: discovery of new species, naming of specimens and species, identification tools, descriptions, and various other basic types of information.
The achievements of the project will be presented from June 10 to 12, 2014 at the Bouchout Castle in the Botanic Garden Meise domain located in the North of Brussels. On June 12, 2014, the “pro-iBiosphere final conference” will be devoted to recommendations related to the Horizon Work Programme for 2016-2017, and to the signature (namely by Sigma Orionis) of the “Bouchout Declaration”, through which key institutions commit to “promote free and open access to data and information about biodiversity and to bring about an inclusive and shared knowledge management infrastructure that will allow our society to respond more effectively to the challenges of the present and future”.
For further information and registration details, please visit the pro-iBiosphere website.