Monday 5 March – Pre-conference work meetings

Time: 9:00–17:30

Location: Finnish Museum of Natural History, Arkadiankatu 9 (courtyard entrance), and Economicum, Arkadiankatu 7

Attendees: Closed to ICEDIG partners + invitees

Tuesday 6 March  ICEDIG Opening Conference

Time: 9:00–16:00
Location: Economicum, Arkadiankatu 7
Online: Watch the conference online.

9:00 – 9:10 WELCOME
9:10 – 10:40

Convenor: Aino Juslén (Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS)

a.    Introducing ICEDIG (video) / presentation as pdf
Hannu Saarenmaa (Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS)

b.    The vision and the frame for ICEDIG: DiSSCo Research Infrastructure (video) / presentation as pdf
Dimitris Koureas (Naturalis Biodiversity Centre)

c.    National digitisation initiatives: The French e-ReColNat Project (video) / presentation as pdf
François Dusoulier (Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Toulon et du Var)

d.   Insights from Advancing the Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) (video) / presentation as pdf
Deborah Paul (iDigBio – Integrated Digitized Biocollections)

10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30

Convenor:  Jeroen Bloothoofd (Picturae BV)

a.    Semantic Web meets biology: Finnish experiences in modelling, managing, and using biological linked data (video) / presentation as pdf
Eero Hyvönen (Aalto University and the HELDIG Programme)

b.    Perspectives for combining 3D and mass-digitisation (video) / presentation as pdf
Mark Hereld (Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois)

c.    Crowd sourcing Initiatives: Mark my Bird (video) / presentation as pdf
Gavin Thomas (Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield)

d.    Big data archiving and publication – the Zenodo experience (video) / presentation as pdf
Tim Smith (CERN)

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:30

Convenor:  Vince Smith (Natural History Museum, London)

a.    Biodiversity data in the information age. The GBIF Biodiversity Informatics Outlook (video) / presentation as pdf
Donald Hobern (GBIF)

b.    Collections land in the Data Commons - Benefits for science (video) / presentation as pdf
Arturo Ariño (University of Navarra)

c.    Using biodiversity data for predictions. The case of PREDICTS (video) / presentation as pdf
Adriana de Palma (Natural History Museum London)

14:30 – 14:50 Coffee Break
14.50 – 15.50

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Building DiSSCo together”
In this panel, experts and stakeholders discuss collaborative ways to build DiSSCo by pairing up their joint knowledge and services.

Moderator: Leif Schulman (Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS)

  • Ana Casino, CETAF & DiSSCo
  • Dimitris Koureas, Naturalis & DiSSCo
  • Deborah Paul, iDigBio
  • Jeroen Bloothoofd, Picturae
  • Donald Hobern, GBIF
  • Adriana de Palma, Natural History Museum London
15.50 – 16.00 WRAP UP by Leif Schulman (Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS)


In addition:
Wednesday 7 March


8:00–9:00  Demonstration of conveyor-driven mass-digitisation of herbarium specimens.  
Limited availability – book your visit through the organisers during Tuesday's conference. Link to video.

9:00–12:30 Symposium "Linking digitisation efforts of natural sciences and humanities"
Part of DHN 2018, Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies in the Nor­dic Coun­tries,  3rd Con­fer­ence, 7–9 March 2018, Hel­sinki
See the programme of the Symposium.  More talks are still being invited.