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10 июня 2024 года

Семинар: Разработка структуры основных переменных биоразнообразия (ОВБ) в наземных антарктических и субантарктических экосистемах

Workshop Information

Dates: September 18-20, 2024
Location: Scott Polar research Institute, Cambridge United Kingdom (with online participation options available)

Dear Colleagues,

The SCAR Antarctic Biodiversity Portal, The Expert group on Antarctic Biodiversity informatics (EGABI) and Ant-ICON SCAR Research Programme are excited to announce a workshop focused on developing a standardised framework for calculating Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) for terrestrial Antarctic and sub-Antarctic ecosystems. This workshop will be held from September 18 (lunchtime) -20 (lunchtime), 2024, with both in-person and online participation options available.

Workshop Objectives

  • Define a common set of EBVs relevant to the region, considering existing international frameworks and specific ecological characteristics.
  • Develop standardised protocols for monitoring these EBVs, ensuring data quality, comparability, and long-term sustainability.
  • Establish analytical workflows for calculating EBVs, maintaining data quality, comparability, and long-term viability.
  • Identify existing EBV data and explore data sharing and integration mechanisms.
  • Address key knowledge gaps through targeted research and capacity-building initiatives.
  • Create a roadmap for implementing a standardised EBV monitoring program.
  • Promote the use of EBVs to inform policy and decision-making for Antarctic and sub-Antarctic biodiversity conservation.

Diversity and Inclusivity Goals

  • Welcoming and Inclusive Environment: We will foster a respectful atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable contributing ideas. The workshop will adhere to a Code of Conduct based on the principles of the rOpenSci initiative (https://ropensci.org/code-of-conduct/) or a similar code established by SCAR or APECS. We encourage the use of inclusive language and aim to avoid jargon or technical terms that might exclude participants.
  • Diversity in Participation: We actively seek participants from diverse backgrounds (gender, ethnicity, age, ability,career stage). We will offer travel support for selected participants.
  • Travel Support: There is a limited budget available for travel support. People who want to attend in person but require travel support should indicate so in the registration form.

Registration

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy9DpsZp1-mOTi1i3OPUUwdCPIVvgrtcvmZqduJkkQR92LdA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Call to Action

We encourage researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders interested in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic biodiversity conservation to participate in this important workshop. More information about the workshop, including registration details and travel support opportunities, will be available soon.