Biodiversity informatics is an emerging and growing discipline that strives to develop methods to organize knowledge at the organism level extending back to the earliest dates of recorded natural history. In its simplest definition, Biodiversity informatics is about organizing and linking information across the spectrum of life using organisms as the linking thread and making use of informatics to address biological problems.
Recently, advances in information technology and an increased willingness to share primary biodiversity data are enabling unprecedented access to it. There is potential of these biodiversity informatics techniques to provide a platform for developing countries to apply state of the art bioinformatics methods to large datasets, in practical ways, in order to address pressing issues of biodiversity conservation and management
African Conservation Centre (ACC) in collaboration with the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is collaborating in a project to establish platforms and protocols for information storage, sharing and exchange of biodiversity information. In July 2009 a 1-day workshop explored the opportunities that exist with other international partners.
Following a three-day International Conference on Biodiversity, Land-use and Climate Change held on September 15-17, 2010 in Nairobi, a special policy session of the conference....Read more
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