The EGI-LifeWatch Competence Center has organized a workshop in Santander in September to analyze the progress in the project as well as to discuss the next actions that might be taken in the next months. 

The document is based on the existing "LifeWatch ERIC Distributed Construction: STRATEGIC PLAN" presented and discussed during the 5th LifeWatch e-Infrastructure Construction Operational Meeting held in Málaga on February 2015. 

The European Commission presented LifeWatch as a showcase of the succesfully use of the Structural Funds to sustain the creation of a paneuropean ICT research infrastructure project.The Directorate-Connect organized a worksop in Brussels on May 12.

 

Environmental researchers and TIC experts from 12 countries met in Granada (Spain) to boost LifeWatch's legal constitution and to establish the framework for the new few months. 

The European technological infrastructure will connect biodiversity data, observatories and researchers from all over the continent.

 
A jellyfish.

A LifeWatch technical scientific workshop was held h in Crete. The meeting, organised by the national node of LifeWatch in Greece, it was targeted to the design of a Marine Virtual Research Environment in the framework of LifeWatch ESFRI. 

The Italian representative Alberto Basset summarizes the previous meeting in Lecce.

European Union is a world leader on biodiversity and ecosystem research and LifeWatch's will secure that this role will be mantained. This is one message of the project meeting held in the italian city of Lecce...

The attendances to the Service Center inauguration.

The Service Centre (Italy) will deal, in tight coordination with ICT-Core and Statutory Seat (Spain),  with the provision of services to the user community like guarantee accessibility or solving doubts about how to use tools....

Juan Miguel González Aranda informs EU commissioners about conclussions.

The 2nd Construction Operational Meeting concluded with a clear framework up to LifeWatch's legal constitution as a research infrastructure for Europe (ESFRI), a hard work that must be developed in only a few months...

LifeWatch means "moving from 'satellite' projects to distributed and federated e-Infrastructure concept", says Juan Miguel González Aranda, deputy directorate-general of International Relations and European Affairs on the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. This implies access to observatories and sensor network all over Europe, as well as databases, and all the information from this sources should be interoperable. In this scenary, computational power, tools for analysis and modeling data and software for visualization are a must.

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