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LifeWatch E-Science European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
CSIC - Donana Biological Station
Location
Americo Vespucio, Sevilla, PO: 41092, Andalucia (Spain)
Structure
Type Of RI
Virtual
Coordinating Country
Spain
Status
Status
Current Status:
Under construction since 2011
Contacts
Contact Person
Los Wouter
Position:
Coordinator
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
E-Infrastructures, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Integration models, Data, Environment
Classifications
RI Category
Databases
Genomic, Transcriptomic, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facilities
Repositories
Agronomy, Forestry, Plant Breeding Centres
Research Data Service Facilities
Earth, Ocean, Marine, Freshwater, and Atmosphere Data Centres
Distributed Computing Facilities
Collections
Systems Biology/Computational Biology Facilities
Conceptual Models
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Data Mining and Analysis (Methodological) Centers, including statistical analysis
Natural History Collections
Earth Observation satellites
Software Service Facilities
Scientific Domain
Biological and Medical Sciences
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Information Science and Technology
Services
Workflows for data analysis and modeling

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

Service Centre

Centralised support services for end-users.

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.

Data integration

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

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
TREES4FUTURE
ALTER-Net (Biodiversity Research Network)
Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS)
CETAF - Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities
ANAEE
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
ELIXIR
European Grid Infrastructure (EGI)
Instruct
EMBRC
MARS Network (European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations)
SeaDataNet
LTER-Europe
Impact
Societal Grand Challenges
Secure, clean and efficient energy
Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine research and the bio-economy
Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
Funding
National Public Funding Organisations
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) [Italian National Research Council]
EU Structural Funds
Universiteit van Amsterdam
FP7 (Infrastructures)
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) [Spanish National Research Council]
Junta de Andaluciá
Nederlandse organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) [Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research]
Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO) [Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
Date of last update: 03/11/2017