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Biodiversity Digital Twin for Advanced Modelling, Simulation and Prediction Capabilities

Objective

With our planet facing an increasing reduction in biodiversity, it is of the utmost importance to understand the way climate, humans, pollution and other factors affect biodiversity. This need is urgent since biodiversity loss directly impacts our ability as humans to live. For example, this loss reduces the efficiency with which ecological communities capture essential resources, produce biomass, decompose organic matter and recycle nutrients. Furthermore, there is increasing evidence that a lack of contact with natural biodiversity impacts human health through negative effects in the microbiome and immune system. microbiome and immune system. Understanding the forces shaping biodiversity is the basis for any rational management of natural resources and will be a key enabler of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 which aims to put biodiversity in Europe on the path to recovery by 2030 for the benefit of people, climate and the planet.

In particular, we need to be able to better predict global biodiversity dynamics: how species interact with their environment and with each other. Our goal is to push the current boundaries of predictive understanding of biodiversity dynamics by developing a Digital Twin providing advanced modelling, simulation and prediction capabilities. By exploiting in new ways existing technologies and data available across relevant research infrastructures, the BioDT project will be able to more accurately model interaction between species and their environment. Scientists at Research Infrastructures will be able to use the BioDT to 1) better observe changes in biodiversity, 2) relate these changes to possible causes, and 3) better predict effects of changes based on influences on these causes by either climate or human intervention. Our consortium brings together a dynamic team of experts in biodiversity, high performance computing, artificial intelligence and FAIR data to realise the first biodiversity Digital Twin prototype.

Coordinator

CSC-TIETEEN TIETOTEKNIIKAN KESKUS OY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 344 062,00
Address
Keilaranta 14
02101 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 1 344 062,00

Participants (18)

TRUST-IT SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 302 187,00
Address
Via Francesco Redi 10
56124 Pisa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 302 187,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

COMMPLA SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 79 062,00
Address
Via Francesco Redi 10
56124 Pisa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 79 062,00
VSB - TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF OSTRAVA
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 470 718,00
Address
17 Listopadu 2172/15
708 00 Ostrava Poruba

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Region
Moravskoslezsko Moravskoslezský kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 470 718,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 914 218,00
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 914 218,00
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 462 818,00
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla

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Region
Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Keski-Suomi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 462 818,00
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 556 093,00
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 556 093,00
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 411 843,00
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 411 843,00
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 243 675,00
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 243 675,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 140 625,00
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Region
Sachsen Leipzig Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 140 625,00
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 201 218,00
Other funding
€ 201 218,00
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 232 031,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 232 031,00
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 1 695 437,00
Address
Universitetsparken 15
2100 Copenhagen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 695 437,00
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 988 427,00
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 988 427,00
STICHTING NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 487 500,00
Address
Darwinweg 2
2333 CR Leiden

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 487 500,00
SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 149 187,00
Address
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 149 187,00
E-SCIENCE EUROPEAN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM RESEARCH
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 000 625,00
Address
Plaza De Espana S/n, Sector Ii-iii
41071 Sevilla

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Region
Andalucía Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 000 625,00
BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 91 875,00
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee 1
51373 Leverkusen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Leverkusen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 91 875,00
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAT HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 287 460,00
Address
Universitatsplatz 10
6108 Halle

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 287 460,00

Partners (3)

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea

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Region
Wales West Wales and The Valleys Swansea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data
UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Maclean Building Benson Lane Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB Oxford

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Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
No data