In conjunction with the Big Challenge, NTNU University Museum, together with the Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre and the Norwegian Environment Agency, is hosting the 8th International Barcode of Life Conference.
The biennial conference gathers researcher, students, industry and developers from around the world to discuss the latest innovations in technology and application of molecular tools in identifying Earth’s biodiversity. From June 17th to the 20th, 450 participants from 60 countries will meet in Trondheim. The goal of the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) is to increase our knowledge of global biodiversity so we may understand how nature is interconnected and contribute to sustainable use without harming the biosphere. The conference plays a part in the development of effective methods and cooperation in the understanding and stewardship of life on our planet.