Understanding the impacts of digital technology on nature conservation.


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Watch a 3 minute introduction by the conference organisers http://vimeo.com/92617358

Digital applications are increasingly being used in nature conservation and span a range of domains e.g. monitoring & remote sensing, digital public engagement, citizen science, crowd-sourcing & data access and connectivity.

This conference will bring scientists and practitioners together to understand the impact of digital technologies on Nature Conservation.  Conference remit

We are delighted to welcome keynote speakers at the cutting edge of Digital Conservation:

Day 1:
Jeremy Wilson    Head of Research, RSPB Scotland - Opening of the Conference 
Steve Kelling     Director of Information Science, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Bill Sutherland   Professor of Conservation Biology, Cambridge University

Day 2:
Lucas Joppa      Head of Conservation Science, Microsoft Research
Bill Adams         Professor of Conservation & Development, Cambridge University

Day 3 (Demo and Practitioner’s day):
Ken Banks         Founder of kiwanja.net, FrontlineSMS & Means of Exchange
Ian Bainbridge    Head of Research, Scottish Natural Heritage   


We aim to bring together participants with a diverse range of experiences and interests in using digital technologies in nature conservation.  The first two days of the conference will be a series of talks and poster sessions.  The third (demo) day will have: (i) a rolling programme of demonstrations of different technologies; and (ii) small workshops to foster ideas for future work and collaboration in this field.  We particularly welcome practitioners to the third day.  

Call for Abstracts

We invite submission of abstracts for oral presentations, posters & demos. 

Abstract submission

Abstract submission deadline has now closed.