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EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

LifeWatch ERIC CEO Christos Arvanitidis has welcomed the release today, 20 May 2020, of the ‘European Biodiversity Strategy for 2030', a blueprint that sets out targeted actions to preserve and restore European ecosystems in recognition that humanity's relationship with nature is much in need of repair.  Recognising that climate change, unpre...

Towards a Comprehensive & Integrated Strategy of the European Marine Research Infrastructures for Ocean Observations

LifeWatch ERIC Service Centre Director Alberto Basset and CTO Juan Miguel González-Aranda have contributed to a recently-published paper that addresses today's environmental challenges, entitled "Towards a Comprehensive & Integrated Strategy of the European Marine Research Infrastructures for Ocean Observations", published in Frontiers in Marin...

LifeWatch Polls #LWpoll

Planned as part of the escalation of online communications, LifeWatch Polls is a new initiative launched at the beginning of April 2020 by the infrastructure on Twitter to further connect with its scientific community. The inspiration from the start was to understand the needs of scientists and to engage them in the development of the research inf...

European RIs for a smarter future

When the ‘European Research Infrastructures for a smarter future' conference originally planned for 19-20 March in Zagreb by the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, had to be cancelled because of public health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, a digital conference sprang up to take its place. Held online on Friday 15 May, 2020, the inter...

LifeWatch Species Information Backbone

The LifeWatch Species Information Backbone (LW-SIBb) facilitates the standardisation of species data and the (virtual) integration of many distributed biodiversity data repositories and operating facilities. Built on expert-validated and literature-based information, the LW-SIBb is structured in different open data systems for taxonomy, biogeograph...