KEEN Offers a Toast to DataBasin – An Online Conservation Mapping and Data Sharing System

Last Thursday at the KEEN, the Conservation Biology Institute (CBI) held a toast to the public release of DataBasin.org, an online conservation mapping and data sharing system. Presentations from CBI’s partners and friends were given including: Keens President and CEO James Curleigh, The Wilburforce Foundation’s Program officer Joel Clement, innovator and Wikipedia founder Ward Cunningham, Edelman Vice President Henk Campher, and CBI’s Director Dr. James Strittholt.

KEEN President and CEO James Curleigh having fun with the audience and Rose.
James Curleigh having fun with the audience and Rose

Joel Clement of The Wilburforce Foundation speaking about Data Basin’s development and history.
Joel Clement Speaking

The event attendees included representatives from non-profit, corporations, universities, small businesses, and local governments.

Stephen Hatfield of the Forest Park Conservancy and Chris Enlow of KEEN taking some time to visit.Stephen and Chris

The crowd mingles after the presentations.
Data Basin Toast

It was a great time for adults and kids alike. CBI was proud to share a night of information and fun for current and future Data Basin users. If you want to know more about how to get involved, please visit DataBasin.

Some highlights from the event:

  • CBI Partnership with Keen announced for Data Basin
  • Many possible partnerships and collaborations were also formed