DiatomBase editors to convene ahead of the 11th Central European Diatom Meeting.

A group of 19 scientists from 12 countries will convene for 2 ½ days before the 11th Central European Diatom Meeting to work on the development and initiation of DiatomBase, a resource that is an extension of the Catalogue of Diatom Names (http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/diatoms/names/index.asp), a high quality resource on the names given to diatoms and associated data.

A community-based project, these scientists will also help with the sustainability of this important resource.  Scientists working on other information resources for diatoms will also be in attendance to facilitate efficient integration and work flows of these projects.