Reshaping biodiversity and ecosystem research

At the occasion of “Ecology across Borders“, BES, GFÖ, NecoV and EEF joint annual meeting (Ghent, 11–14 December 2017), LifeWatch ERIC presented itself to the wider European ecological community.

About 1,500 scientists and researchers from all over Europe gathered in Belgium to share and discuss key topics in the field of ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem research. In this framework, LifeWatch ERIC participated with its first official booth organising a Presentation Event and a rich programme of demonstrations.

Ecology across Borders was a key gathering for the infrastructure stakeholder community, the ideal context for LifeWatch’s first public appearance since the establishment of the ERIC. Many were the positive responses received over these days, which clearly show the scientific interest towards this infrastructure. LifeWatch ERIC is on the right path and 2018 will see us ever more engaged in making biodiversity and ecosystem research faster and more effective.

Despite LifeWatch ERIC being a newly-born research infrastructure, it already offers to prospective users a variety of ICT services, tools and resources designed to reshape biodiversity and ecosystem research. In particular, researchers were able to test and see running the following services and VREs.

LifeWatch-ERIC was also awarded as the most Christmassy stand at the conference and LifeWatch Service Centre’s team takes this chance to wish all happy holiday season and a great new year!