This workshop organized as part of the CESP project International Living Atlases workshop: how to improve data use with Atlas of Living Australia modules was held during the SPNHC+TDWG2018 conference and was arranged to present to participants examples of running modules installed by community members to help participants understand the different possibilities given by these tools.
The workshop was composed of several sessions. The first was focussed on the ALA global presentation and an introduction to the community. The others gave an overview of the registry module including collection metadata visualization and data integration using GBIF’s Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT) and Darwin Core Archives, the occurrence search engine, the spatial portal and different other modules developed by the ALA team. The workshop was attended by approximately 30 participants, inlcuding members of ALA, the community and GBIF. Presentations from the workshop included:
- General presentation of the Living Atlases community by Marie-Elise Lecoq (GBIF France)
- The Living Atlases community in action: the GBIF Benin data portal by Marie-Elise Lecoq
- The Living Atlases Community in Action: Sharing Species Pages through the Atlas of Living Costa Rica by William Ulate
- The Living Atlases community in action: the NBN Atlas Spatial Portal and “Explore Your Region” module by Nick dos Remedios
- Citizen science at the borders of Romance (www.doedat.be) by Henry Engledow
- Scientific reuse of open biodiversity information from national Living Atlases infrastructures: Using ALA4R for reproducible research studies by Markus Skyttner
The workshop was also the beginning of the discussion about the future of the Living Atlases community that lasted for the entire project, and will continue beyond the project implementation period.