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NFOLD Workshop Announcement: The Life Detection Knowledge Base

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Location: US,

The Center for Life Detection (CLD) invites you to take part in an upcoming workshop to introduce and develop a new tool for the life detection community. The Life Detection Knowledge Base (KB) is intended as an online repository for current knowledge about biosignatures and life detection.

The goals of this virtual workshop are to:

  • Introduce the life detection science and technology communities to the KB platform 

  • Teach participants how to work with and enter information into the KB, to enable and initiate community-contributed biosignature content

  • Establish working groups for the on-going development of biosignature-specific content 

An anticipated outcome of the workshop is that the development of content for entry into the KB will support the preparation of biosignature-specific manuscripts to submit for publication.

The workshop will commence with a plenary session in which the conceptual and organizing basis of the KB will be introduced. Subsequently, facilitated working groups will be organized to populate the KB with content on specific biosignatures.

The introductory plenary will take place on 19 January 2021 from 10:00-12:00 PST (18:00-20:00 UTC), with the working groups commencing the week of 25 January. A recording of the plenary will be available for those who would like to participate in the working groups but cannot attend on 19 January.

Please visit our workshop webpage for more information and to register for the meeting.

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