This course contains online and onsite components with a strong emphasis placed on practical exercises, group work, and social interaction via an online forum within this elearning platform.
The official language of the course is English. Support for other languages is often available (particularly French, Spanish and Russian).
To make best use of the activities around this workshop, the participants should possess the following skills and knowledge:
- Basic skills in computer and internet use, and, in particular, in the use of spreadsheets.
- Basic knowledge about geography and biodiversity informatics: geography and mapping concepts, basic taxonomy and nomenclature rules.
- Willingness to disseminate the knowledge learned in the workshop with partners and collaborators in your project by adapting the biodiversity data mobilization training materials to specific contexts and languages while maintaining their instructional value.
- A good command of English. While efforts are made to provide materials in other languages, instruction will be in English.