Summer School “Data Management in Environmental & Earth Science Infrastructures: Theory & Practice”

In recent years, one of the major challenges in the Environmental and Earth Science has been managing and searching ever larger volumes of data, collected across multiple disciplines. The ENVRIplus project investigated a collection of more than 20 representative environmental research infrastructures (RIs) from different areas. By examining these research infrastructures and their characteristics, a common data lifecycle was identified. The data lifecycle is structured in five phases: Data Acquisition, Data Curation, Data Publishing, Data Processing and Data Use. Many different standards, approaches, and tools have been developed to support the Data Lifecycle. In particular, modern semantic technologies provide a promising way to properly describe and interrelate different data sources in ways that reduce barriers to data discovery, integration, and exchange among biodiversity and ecosystem resources and researchers.

The course is built as a five-day summer school providing a unique insight into the contemporary debate on Data Management in the environmental and earth sciences. Leading scientists and experienced technical specialists will address this topic from different angles, attempting to gather what we consider the most interesting perspectives of our time. We offer a cutting edge and high-quality programme, aimed at fostering a rich and lively intellectual exchange.

More info on the International Summer School minisite.

LifeWatch PhD position at UniSalento

A position for a PhD student willing to work on LifeWatch research themes, in particular on “merging experimental, mathematical modelling and e-Science approaches for the study of behavioral responses of benthic macroinvertebrates to global warming”, has just been opened by the University of Salento.

All necessary information on how to apply are available on the University of Salento website (please see letter o of annex N for more details). Deadline 10/07/2018.

LifeWatch encourages the largest possible participation to the call.