Biodiversity Informatics Working Group 

IMERSS’ biodiversity informatics program is a collaboration among computer scientists and ecologists working to advance open-source technologies for organizing, analyzing and communicating biological and environmental data. We aim to create accessible and inclusive information tools that support a networked, community-based approach to biodiversity research. Currently we are focused on advancing a biodiversity data paper series documenting the flora and fauna Galiano Island, BC, through which we intend to elaborate the framework for a broader bioregional atlas.


Project Initiated January 2019

Current status: Ongoing 


Antranig Basman, Hannah Carpendale, Andrew Simon | IMERSS Labs

Colin Clark | Inclusive Design Research Centre

Mairin Deith | UBC

Charlie Gibbs, Donna Gibbs | Pacific Marine Life Surveys

Ben Keen | Open-source Developer, Bowen Island 


Find our datasets and open source code online at the IMERSS GitHub Organization