Thematic Services

LifeWatch ERIC tackles the constraints affecting biodiversity and ecosystem research, such as the pressing need for increasingly diverse data, larger and more advanced models, open data and open science clouds, making it possible to explore new frontiers in ecological science and support society in addressing planetary challenges.

This page makes it possible to thematically browse and access LifeWatch ERIC services.

Coordinate Reference Systems

Services enabling geographical analysis through the use of coordinate reference systems.
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Habitats and Ecosystems

Services which provide information on habitat and biotope occurrence and characteristics.
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Services enabling discovery and interoperability and providing core and domain ontologies, as well as vocabularies and domain-relevant reference lists.
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Data Management

Services designed to cover the entire data lifecycle, from acquisition to visualisation.
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Services dedicated to DNA Metabarcoding analysis.
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Species Distribution and Diversity

Services designed to provide information on species distribution and coverage in different geographical areas.
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Environmental Monitoring

Services enabling environmental monitoring and the evaluation of ecosystem health.
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Services which enable the derivation of future scenarios under multiple vectors of change.
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Services which run taxonomic checks on scientific and common species names.
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Functional Traits

Services analysing species' functional traits to determine their effect on processes and responses to environmental factors.
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Remote and Smart Sensing

Services designed to cover the entire process (from selection, to downloading, to viewing and analysis) required to work with remote and smart sensing data products.
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The Bulgarian National Distributed Centre is represented by the  Agricultural University-Plovdiv.

To know more about how Bulgaria contributes to LifeWatch ERIC, please visit our dedicated webpage.