What We Do

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.

Specialised knowledge

A varied set of skills are available within LifeWatch from biological to environmental, earth and agricultural sciences, from biotechnologies to Data Sciences and ICT.

Open & FAIR Data

Foster and improve the compliance with the FAIR principles.

Visit our comprehensive repository of ecological resources.

BIG DATA analysis

We provide access to big and long-tailed data collected at a global level.

Web services

Discover our services for modelling and analysing data.

Computational power

Cloud and computational power, and storage capacity are made available to support your research.

VREs & vLabs

Discover our tools and VREs for modelling and analysing data.

Explore our courses & tutorials seeking to make better use of the infrastructure resources, tools and services.

Stakeholder connection

Stakeholder connection

Biodiversity management support

Biodiversity management support

Citizen inclusion

Services, serious games and learning platforms supporting citizen science and education.


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.