BioDT at SPNHC & TDWG 2024

The Biodiversity Digital Twin (BioDT) actively partecipates in the upcoming joint conference of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG). This hybrid event will be held in Okinawa, Japan, from September 2nd to 6th, 2024, offering attendees the flexibility to participate in person or online.

BioDT Symposium: Sharing Innovation in Biodiversity Data

As part of the conference program, BioDT project partners, Dmitry Schigel and Sharif Islam host Symposium 06: "Biodiversity Data Standards and FAIR in Prototyping Biodiversity Digital Twins." This open symposium invites researchers to submit abstracts that explore the crucial role of data standardization and FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) in developing functional biodiversity digital twins.

Digital Twins for a Sustainable Future

Digital twins, a powerful combination of advanced modelling and supercomputing, hold immense potential for biodiversity research. By analysing data streams from research infrastructures, these digital models rely heavily on standardised formats, efficient workflows, and FAIR data practices. BioDT, launched in 2022, is at the forefront of applying this transformative technology to biodiversity data.

The project envisions using dynamic digital twins to model how changing biodiversity interacts with environmental and human impact data. This will provide invaluable insights for informed natural resource management, ultimately paving the way for biodiversity recovery and a more sustainable future for our planet.

Sharing Prototyping Experiences

The BioDT consortium brings together a team of experts in data standards, high-performance computing, and FAIR data management. This symposium offers a unique platform to share our experiences in developing the first generation of biodiversity digital twin prototypes. We welcome submissions that showcase the challenges and successes encountered while integrating diverse data streams and ensuring FAIRness across these evolving digital models.

BioDT is committed to fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange within the biodiversity informatics community. We encourage researchers working on integrating heterogeneous data streams into digital twinning efforts to submit their abstracts for Symposium 06. Let's come together at SPNHC & TDWG 2024 to explore the exciting possibilities of digital twins for a healthier planet.

BioDT at SPNHC & TDWG 2024
External event
Okinawa, Japan