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LifeWatch-WoRMS DiatomBase Editor Workshop

The Diatom experts had their first workshop in Prague – from 20-22 March 2017 – which was organized back-to-back with the 11th Central European Diatom Meeting hosted by the Czech Academy of Science. This LifeWatch-WoRMS sponsored workshop was the official start of DiatomBase, a world register of all marine, non-marine, recent and fossil diatom species.

The Diatom experts had their first workshop in Prague – from 20-22 March 2017 – which was organized back-to-back with the 11th Central European Diatom Meeting hosted by the Czech Academy of Science. This LifeWatch-WoRMS sponsored workshop was the official start of DiatomBase, a world register of all marine, non-marine, recent and fossil diatom species.

A series of practical aims for the workshop were identified. They included:

  • Introducing the editors to the history, potential and challenges of developing and sustaining a project like DiatomBase.
  • Determining the priorities for the DiatomBase project (in the short-, mid- and long-terms).
  • Discussing and agreeing to the different roles and responsibilities for editors. In addition, a timeline was to be set up, to help set goals and move things forward.
  • All participants would learn how to use the online editing interface and make progress in editing their areas (taxonomic, geographical) of responsibility. During the focused hands-on editing sessions, help would be provided to ensure the priorities are tackled and that all editors know how to add and change information to DiatomBase.
Start/End: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 17:00
Venue: 
Prague
Czech Republic