A dedicated LifeWatch Italy's booth welcomes participants of the 52° European Marine Biology Symposium (Piran, 25-29 September 2017) and guiding them to discover the first demonstration of the Phyto Virtual Research Environment.
The Phyto VRE, one of the components of the Marine VRE, is a web collaborative working environment addressing researchers' needs in terms of accessibility, interoperability and integration on the large heterogeneous and distributed data on phytoplankton.
Thanks to three main tools, the Atlas of Phytoplankton, Atlas of Shapes, Phytoplankton Traits Thesaurus, users will be able to obtain and share harmonised data on taxonomy and morpho-functional traits, discover, access, integrate and export both own and others' datasets, share and capture workflows, models, algorithms, on-line services and scientific results by orchestrators, all working collaboratively and simultaneously overcoming limitations of traditional working practices and boundaries.
Moreover, the Phyto VRE, as all LifeWatch's virtual research environments, will be expandable with more services and tools designed on the basis of researchers' necessities.
Come and visit us at our stand and follow the oral communication "Phytoplankton morphological and demographic traits computation in a virtual research environment Phyto VRE"1, given by Dr. Elena Stanca on 26 September 2017, at 12:15.
More info on the Phyto-VRE are available online on a dedicated minisite.
Please browse the leaflet for a glance on Phyto and Marine VREs.
1 Elena Stanca, Leonilde Roselli, Francesco Cozzoli, Ilaria Rosati, Nicola Fiore and Alberto Basset, "Phytoplankton morphological and demographic traits computation in a virtual research environment Phyto VRE"