The world is currently facing a global biodiversity crisis, as documented and described in e.g. the reports from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Because ecology and the other environmental sciences are inherently empirical, they rely extensively on observational and experimental data collected in the field.

An improved data management system and culture that spans both research- and monitoring data is a key condition if we want to facilitate the ability of the many strong research groups within the field to provide the scientific knowledge that can be used to mitigate and potentially reverse the situation. In our annual colloquia, we focus on these questions and discuss the usefulness of open science.

Program from previous events:

The program for the Living Norway colloquium 2021 is located here. This year’s conference’s theme was “The ethics and technical know-how of open science in ecology and evolution”.

The theme of the 2020 colloquium was Towards openness and transparency in applied ecology.

The team of the 2019 colloquium was FAIR data management and open science in ecology, wildlife management and conservation.

The organizers are grateful to the Research Council of Norway and our host organizations for supporting our yearly events.

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