Scientific Program Committee - Dora Canhos

D. CanhosDora Ann Lange Canhos, Associate Director, Reference Center on Environmental Information (CRIA) (http://www.cria.org.br), has been working with databases and on-line information systems since 1985. She is a member of the developing team of the speciesLink network (splink.cria.org.br), of the information system of collections of biotechnological interest (sicol.cria.org.br) and is part of the coordinating team of the National Institute of Science and Technology Virtual Herbarium of Plants and Fungi (inct.florabrasil.net). She also represents CRIA at the Clearing-House Mechanism Informal Advisory Committee of the Convention on Biological Diversity (www.biodiv.org/), and as a member of the steering committee of GEO BON (Group on Earth Observations – Biodiversity Observation Network - www.earthobservations.org/geobon.shtml). During the period of 2003-2008 she was a member of the CODATA Task Group on Preservation and Archiving of Scientific and Technical Data in Developing Countries.