ELOKA Workshop: Data Management and Local Knowledge: Building a Network to Support Community-Based Research and Monitoring
15-17 November 2011 (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)

The Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA) project is accepting abstracts for a 3-day workshop aiming 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. Participants will: hear presentations from a diverse group of projects working on community-based research and monitoring, with emphasis on data management; discuss key topics on the theme of data management, local knowledge, and community-based research; and discuss 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 that work with LTK and are addressing data management issues, ranging from asking questions about how we can archive our data and information for future generations, to fully operational data management systems. ELOKA is focused on the Arctic, but is also interested in receiving abstracts from any region in order to exchange experiences and information. Travel costs will be covered for a limited number of selected abstracts. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted by 1 April 2011 to Heidi McCann at heidi.mccann(at)nsidc.org. Further information on the workshop …