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LifeWatch E-Science European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch ERIC)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Spanish National Research Council
Legal Status
ERIC
Location
Americo Vespucio, Sevilla, PO: 41092, Andalucia (Spain)
Structure
Type Of RI
Virtual
Coordinating Country
Spain
Status
Status
Current Status:
Under construction since 2011
Scientific Description
LifeWatch is a developing e-Infrastructure for research on biodiversity and ecosystems, including their protection, management and sustainable use. The infrastructure includes facilities for data integration and interoperability; capabilities to create workflows of analytical and modelling tools; and a Service Centre providing special services for scientific and policy users, including training and research opportunities for young scientists. Its Grid-enabled design supports access to, and the integration of, external resources such as data from associated infrastructures and distributed computational capacity from high performance clusters. User groups may create their own e-laboratories or e-services within the common architecture of the infrastructure. LifeWatch enables distributed large scale and collaborative research on complex and multidisciplinary problems.

RI Keywords
Integration models, Biodiversity, Data, E-Infrastructures, Environment, Ecosystems
Classifications
RI Category
Databases
Collections
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Software Service Facilities
Distributed Computing Facilities
Systems Biology/Computational Biology Facilities
Repositories
Conceptual Models
Natural History Collections
Agronomy, Forestry, Plant Breeding Centres
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Research Data Service Facilities
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
Data Mining and Analysis (Methodological) Centers, including statistical analysis
Earth Observation satellites
Scientific Domain
Information Science and Technology
Biological and Medical Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Services
Data integration

Biodiversity data services in other facilities can be accessed. Data from different origins integrated for use.

Virtual Laboratories

Users can subscribe to or construct Virtual Laboratories allowing for data discovery, data integration and processing, together with a suite of collaborative tools.

Service Centre

Centralised support services for end-users.

Workflows for data analysis and modeling

Users may benefit from or create workflows for processing (analising or modeling) selected data sets.

Equipment
Virtual Laboratories

Virtual Laboratories allow users to collaborate on-line while exploiting data resources, data processing and analytical and modeling facilities, together with computational capacity.

Collaborations
Networks
Instruct
European Grid Infrastructure (EGI)
ELIXIR
LTER-Europe
CETAF - Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities
MARS Network (European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations)
EMBRC
ALTER-Net (Biodiversity Research Network)
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
ANAEE
TREES4FUTURE
SeaDataNet
Impact
Societal Grand Challenges
Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
Secure, clean and efficient energy
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine research and the bio-economy
Funding
National Public Funding Organisations
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) [Italian National Research Council]
FP7 (Infrastructures)
Nederlandse organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) [Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research]
Junta de Andaluciá
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO) [Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) [Spanish National Research Council]
EU Structural Funds
Date of last update: 15/12/2017