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International Data Week (IDW) will be co-located with SciDataCon, CODATA and Research Data Alliance’s (RDA) 12th Plenary in Gaborone, Botswana, November 5-8, 2018. IDW is set to be a unique gathering of data professionals from all corners of the earth. Many of these researchers and many physical scientists across disciplines have begun to use drones/RPAS/sUAS1 as serious data-collection platforms. Taking advanatge of this gathering of data and science professionals, particularly in a country as rich in wildlife and biome diversity as Botswana, we are gathering local and international research drone users to discuss challenges and opportunities, exchange experience and skills, and hopefully to make plans for duture collaborations.

There's a provisional program posted here, the idea is to keep it flexible. We've allocated time for lightening/ted-style talks from participants, if you'd like to contribute please email with a title and short abstract.