Internal joint initiative

LifeWatch ERIC needs to boost its construction and to engage users in developing their research activities into the Virtual Research Environments of the e-Science Infrastructures, by clearly demonstrating and documenting the added value these new technologies bring to address challenging hot topics.

 

LifeWatch ERIC has started an Internal Joint Initiative with the exact aim of addressing these needs and reinforcing the positioning of LifeWatch ERIC within the biodiversity and ecosystem scientific community. As a subject for the demonstration case, LifeWatch ERIC has selected non-indigenous and invasive species (NIS).

 

If you are interested in the IJI and want to join us on the validation cases, just drop us an e-mail service.centre[at]lifewatch.eu.

Validation cases

Nine validation cases have been agreed on by the scientific community representatives focusing on various aspects of NIS invasion, stemming from the desire of the infrastructure to use the most participative interdisciplinary approach to investigate this wide topic. 

As an immediate result of this collaboration, scientists and ICT experts jointly outlined a conceptual paper and designed a workflow that will serve as a living timeline along which different e-tools have to be developed to help address relevant issues related to NIS for scientists, managers, decision-makers and society.

1. Combining Modeling and remote sensing techniques to monitor and control the spread of invasive species: the case of Ailanthus altissima