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LW-ITA and EVER-EST sign letter of intent

LifeWatch Italy and EVER-EST, the H2020 project European Virtual Research Environement for Research (Earth Science Themes), have thus signed a joint letter of intent. This cooperation is possible thanks to key role played by the Italian National Research Council in both initiatives and will allow LifeWacth Italy to benefit from and ...

New monograph "Cammini LTER"

"LifeWatch Italy: the e-science infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem research supporting "Cammini LTER" is the title of the contribution authored by Alberto Basset (LifeWatch Italy JRU Manager and Interim Director of LifeWatch-ERIC Service Centre) and Sara Montinaro (LifeWatch ERIC Interim Chief Communication Officer), featured in the mono...

First Working meeting Metadata, Controlled vocabularies and Ontologies

On November 12th & 13th, the LifeWatch-ERIC Service Centre organised the first working meeting on "Metadata, Controlled Vocabularies and Ontologies" in Lecce, Italy. The aim of the meeting was to set a roadmap for a common strategy to be adopted on metadata, controlled vocabularies and ontologies within the LW-ERIC community and in accordance ...

Plant invasions in Italy: new insights from a LifeWatch Italy dataset

A fourth paper was recently published taking into consideration terrestrial habitats and plant alien species (https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.03.038), defined within the Alien Species Thesaurus as having been introduced after ca. 1500, both deliberately or accidentally, regardless of their invasion status. By using the LifeWatch Ita...

First Working meeting LifeWatch-ERIC Data Centres

Biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, including those precious services sustaining our life and our societies, are at risk, affecting the ecological sustainability of our Planet, our well-being and our future. LifeWatch-ERIC, the European e-Science Infrastructure of Biodiversity and Ecosystem research (www.lifewatch.eu) has organised a m...