Following the guidelines and technical standards defined by LifeWatch, Sweden was the first country in Europe to begin the construction of a national LifeWatch infraestructure. 

The Swedish LifeWatch project, initiated in 2010, has now successfully developed a national e-infrastructure for biodiversity data, providing almost 70 million data.


Swedish LifeWatch provides public access to species and ecosystems data derived from research, national inventories, environmental monitoring, natural history museum collections and citizen science. The data is stored in a network of distributed databases but accessible through a single web portal where it can be combined also with geographical, environmental and monitoring data.

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