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15000 scientists sign a Warning To Humanity

More than 15000 scientitsts from about 180 countries signed a document to warn humanity against the consequences of our behaviour on the biosphere. The initiative, launched by William Ripple and published on Bioscience, aims at raising global attention on the need for a cultural and behavioural change in our growth and consumption patterns to ...

5th ENVRI week

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). ENVRI week is organized twice a year, in November and in May. It hosts ENVRIplus project related sessions as well as severa...

LifeWatch meeting RIs

LifeWatch team has been working hard to build and reinforce connection with other key actors in the research infrastructure landscape. In particular, LifeWatch-ERIC participated to EMSO ERIC all regions Workshop (Rome, 09-11/10/2017), EMBRC Worgking Group on e-Infrastructures ( Paris, 18/10/2017) and ASSEMBLE PLUS kick-off meeting (Paris, 19-20/10...

ITSoneDB, the 1st reference database aimed at ITS1-based metagenomic surveys

The increasing amount of worldwide environmental sequencing initiatives are enabling an unprecedented discovery of new microorganisms and biological functions, of their interactions, adaptation mechanisms and role in driving global ecological cycles. Only in recent times the metagenomic approach, used in these studies, has been aimed at the intrigu...

LifeWatch Italy thesauri documentation

LifeWatch Italy (LW-ITA) produced and published, with CNR Edizioni, an exhaustive document on the process of implementation of its thesauri. The publication provides a comprehensive introduction to thesauri and insights on how LW-ITA pursues their construction following international standards and best practices. The document describes the collabo...