A Practical introduction to acquisition, validation, quality control and access to (biodiversity) data
NIOZ-Yerseke (alternatively: Zandvoort), the Netherlands, 14th – 15th June 2016 (2 days)
Application deadline: 15 April 2016.
Places: 20 candidates maximum (European and International applicants welcome). Places will need to be confirmed by 10 May 2016.
Funds for travel, accommodation and subsistence will be provided (subject to limits*)
The aim is to introduce less experienced users to methods and techniques for processing biodiversity data, integrating physico-chemical and biodiversity data, and delivering data products that may be required to meet policy needs such as GES descriptors.
The workshop will consist of lectures on theory, practical examples, and hands-on sessions (participants should bring their own PC to the course).
The sessions in the workshop will cover:
Introduction, terms, and concepts on Biodiversity
Biodiversity data management
Practical exercises on biodiversity data treatment (capture, validation, ordering)
Practical exercises on biodiversity data treatment (statistical treatment)
Biodiversity data unravelled
Linking biodiversity and physicochemical data
Practical exercises on linking biodiversity and physicochemical data