The European Commission granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the e-Science and Technology European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch). Its mission is to advance Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research and to provide major contributions to addressing the big environmental challenges (e.g. Climate Change), including knowledge-based solutions to environmental managers for its preservation, by providing access through a pan-European distributed e-Infrastructure to a multitude of sets of data, services and tools enabling the construction and operation of Virtual Research Environments (Virtual Laboratories & Decision-support Applications) where specific issues related with biodiversity, and ecosystem research and preservation are addressed through the execution of integrated models at the meso or higher scales. (+info )
In accordance with the procedures laid down in the LifeWatch ERIC Statutes in regards to the working calendars, and after checking agendas with the European Commission services, we are delighted to announce you that the 1st General Assembly of LifeWatch ERIC will take place in Seville (Spain) on 8-9 May 2017.
More specific details about the working agenda and logistics will be distributed in the coming days.
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 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.
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 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....
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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