First Call for Abstracts:
Data Management and Local Knowledge: Building a Network to Support Community-Based Research and Monitoring
15-17 November 2011
The Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA) is accepting abstracts for a three-day workshop entitled “Data Management and Local Knowledge: Building a Network to Support Community-Based Research and Monitoring.” The workshop will be held 15-17 November 2011 in Boulder, Colorado.
The purpose of the workshop is to bring together researchers, community members, organizations, and projects working on issues surrounding data management for both Local and Traditional Knowledge (LTK) and information from community-based research and monitoring. The workshop will include:
- Presentations from a diverse group of projects working on community-based research and monitoring, with emphasis on data management (challenges, issues, questions, systems, etc.);
- Group discussions of key topics on the theme of data management, local knowledge, and community-based research; and
- Discussions on continued development of an international network on data management and local knowledge through collaboration and partnership.
ELOKA is accepting abstracts from individuals, organizations, projects, and communities to present at the workshop. Organizers are interested in projects and initiatives that work with LTK and are addressing data management issues in some way–from asking questions about how to archive data and information for future generations, to fully operational data management systems. ELOKA is focused on the Arctic, but also interested in receiving abstracts from any region in order to exchange experiences and information.
All travel costs will be covered for a limited number of selected abstracts. All participants will be expected to give a 15-20 minute presentation on their work and be part of group discussion. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please send an abstract (no more than 500 words) about the relevant interest and/or work on data management for LTK or community-based research to Heidi McCann (email@example.com).
Submission deadline: Friday, 1 April 2011.
For the complete call for abstracts, please go to: http://www.eloka-arctic.org/.
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