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Synthesis of systematic resources

Objective

European natural history collections are a critical infrastructure for meeting the most important challenge humans face over the next 30 years – mapping a sustainable future for ourselves and the natural systems on which we depend – and for answering fundamental scientific questions about ecological, evolutionary, and geological processes. Since 2004 SYNTHESYS has been an essential instrument supporting this community, underpinning new ways to access and exploit collections, harmonising policy and providing significant new insights for thousands of researchers, while fostering the development of new approaches to face urgent societal challenges. SYNTHESYS+ is a fourth iteration of this programme, and represents a step change in evolution of this community. For the first time SYNTHESYS+ brings together the European branches of the global natural science organisations (GBIF, TDWG, GGBN and CETAF) with an unprecedented number of collections, to integrate, innovate and internationalise our efforts within the global scientific collections community. Major new developments addressed by SYNTHESYS+ include the delivery of a new virtual access programme, providing digitisation on demand services to a significantly expanded user community; the construction of a European Loans and Visits System (ELViS) providing, for the first time, a unified gateway to accessing digital, physical and molecular collections; and a new data processing platform (the Specimen Data Refinery), applying cutting edge artificial intelligence to dramatically speed up the digital mobilisation of natural history collections. The activities of SYNTHESYS+ form a critical dependency for DiSSCo - the Distributed System of Scientific Collections, which is the European collection communities ESFRI initiative. DiSSCo will undertake the maintenance and sustainability of SYNTHESYS+ products at the end of the programme.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /natural sciences
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRAIA-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 561 559,53

Participants (31)

Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Austria
EU contribution
€ 415 907,25
Address
Burgring 7
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 319 911,69
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
MUSEE ROYAL DE L'AFRIQUE CENTRALE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 257 152,47
Address
Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENTSCHAP PLANTENTUIN MEISE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 313 460,80
Address
Nieuwelaan 38
1860 Meise
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORTIUM OF EUROPEAN TAXONOMIC FACILITIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 202 941,97
Address
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
NARODNI MUZEUM-NATIONAL MUSEUM NM
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 201 788,90
Address
Vaclavske Nam 68
11579 Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 242 794,05
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MUSEUM FUR NATURKUNDE - LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR EVOLUTIONS- UND BIODIVERSITATSFORSCHUNG AN DER HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAT ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 455 023,93
Address
Invalidenstrasse 43
10115 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 205,90
Address
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt
Activity type
Other
STAATLICHES MUSEUM FUER NATURKUNDE STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 872,33
Address
Rosenstein 1
70191 Stuttgart
Activity type
Other
ZOOLOGISCHES FORSCHUNGSMUSEUM ALEXANDER KOENIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 257 170,72
Address
Adenauerallee 160
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Other
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 358 669,48
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 183 639,78
Address
Universitetsparken 15
2100 Copenhagen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 328 664,57
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 485 709,33
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
EU contribution
€ 710 680,60
Address
Rue Cuvier 57
75005 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
A.2.I.A. ANALYSE D IMAGE ET INTELLIGENCE ARTIFICIELLE - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE ANALYSIS SA

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 63 163,88
Address
Rue De La Bienfaisance 37-39
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 82 218,75
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Greece
EU contribution
€ 126 500
Address
Leoforos Kifisias 7
11523 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAGYAR TERMESZETTUDOMANYI MUZEUM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 179 155,70
Address
Baross Utca 13
1088 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 213 951,15
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 682 520,03
Address
Darwinweg 2
2333CR Leiden
Activity type
Research Organisations
PICTURAE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 412 452,25
Address
Jan Duikerweg 14
1703 DH Heerhugowaard
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING INTERNATIONAL WORKING GROUP ON TAXONOMIC DATABASE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 52 828,13
Address
Zandheuvel 52B
4901 HW Oosterhout
Activity type
Other
NATURHISTORISKA RIKSMUSEET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 482 465,06
Address
Frescativägen 40
SE 114 18 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 65 237,82
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 521 095,98
Address
Inverleith Row 20A
EH3 5LR Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 213 715,33
Address
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
TW93AB Richmond
Activity type
Research Organisations
DIGIRATI LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 41 250
Address
The Hub, 70 Pacific Quay
G51 1EA Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 165 292,62
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Jefferson Drive 1000
20560 Washington Dc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)