European Ecological Federation December 2017 Event in Ghent
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From Dec 11th to 14th BES, GfÖ & NecoV Joint Annual Meeting: Ecology Across Borders This is the first time the BES, GfÖ and NecoV have held a conference together and we are delighted to be working together to deliver a meeting of 1,200 leading ecologists from around the world in Belgium. The joint meeting aims to build closer ties between the vibrant academic ecological communities in Europe, and meets the strategic objectives of all three of the ecological Societies. The meeting will bring together ecologists to discuss the latest advances in ecological research across the whole discipline and will focus on the major environmental challenges at the European level. The meeting will be held in association with the European Ecological Federation (EEF). LifeWatch will participate with a both and speeches where several Virtual Research Environments and related projects will be shown.

53 European Marine Biology Symposium from 17 till 21 September 2018
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From 17 till 21 September 2018, the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and LifeWatch Belgium will be organizing the 53rd edition of the European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS53) in Ostend, Belgium.

Congratulations to @ll LifeWatch Community !
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Last May 23rd, 2017, European Commission Director-General for Research & Innovation, Robert Jan-Smits, awarded the LifeWatch ERIC Plate to the Spanish Secretary of State for Research, Development & Innovation, Carmen Vela, who received it on behalf of the entire LifeWatch community.

5th ENVRI week will be held at the University of Malaga (Spain) between 6th and 10th of November
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Lifewatch is hosting the 5th edition of the ENVRI week, that will be held at the University of Malaga (Spain) between 6th and 10th of November. It is an event fully dedicated to Environmental Research Infrastructures (ESFRI).

LifeWatch ERIC heartily endorses the European Open Science Cloud-EOSC establishment
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On 12 June, the Commission held the European Open Science Cloud-EOSC Summit in Brussels. The Summit has been the Europe's moment of commitment to the EOSC and it will generate a number of concrete EOSC Statements for implementation.

Service Center, support for the scientific community
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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....

LifeWatch progress meeting in Santander
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The EGI-LifeWatch Competence Center has organized a workshop in Santander to analyze the progress in the Esfri construction, as well as to discuss the next actions that might be taken in the next months. The meeting will take place from 2nd to 4th September at the Instituto de Física de Cantabria.

Scientific and Technical description of LW ERIC document
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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.

About 70 experts from 12 countries meets in Granada to boost LifeWatch
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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.

LifeWatch ERIC 1st General Assembly
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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.

EU Commission uses LifeWatch to show how to employ funds
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The European Commission presented LifeWatch as a showcase of the succesfully use of the Structural Funds to create a ICT research infrastructure project.

Conclussions and actions to construction
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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...

Marine workshop: integration is the priority
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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.

LifeWatch Common Facilities

Statutory Seat & ICT e-Infrastructure
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The Statutory Seat and the ICT e-Infrastructure Technical Offices will jointly assist to the coordination and management of the day-to-day institutional relationships, administrative, legal, and financial issues.

Service Centre
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The Service Centre will provide the interface with the Biodiversity Scientific Community, identify the needs of the multiple users groups from different domains and areas of interest and coordinate the development and operation of those Services related.

Research & Innovation Centre
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The Virtual Laboratories and Innovations Centre will coordinate and manage the requirements and needs analysis, design and implementation of the scientific case studies and productions of the LifeWatch Virtual Laboratories.