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Life Watch

Life Watch

Objective

The Life Watch e-Science and Technology Infrastructure for biodiversity data and observatories will be a large-scale European research infrastructure bringing together: -a system of marine, terrestrial and freshwater observatories; -common access to a huge amount of interlinked, distributed data from databases and monitoring sites; -computational facilities in virtual laboratories with analytical and modelling tools; -targeted user and training support and a programme for public services. The biodiversity research infrastructure will open up new and exciting research opportunities, and will help to enhance the understanding and sustainable management of our natural environment. This preparatory project brings together the interested EU Member and Associated States with the objective to prepare a cooperation agreement on the construction and maintenance of the Life Watch research infrastructure. In addition, the leading networks in biodiversity science and stakeholder institutes are preparing the organisation and logistics for the following construction phase. The current project delivers the technical, legal and financial preparations required for entering and managing the Construction Phase. A range of policy issues are resolved with respect the organisation of the distributed infrastructure, its legal implications, construction logistics, user service, cost analysis and planning. In addition the project makes the necessary preparations in the domain of risk management and quality control. The project is planned to take three years. A Policy and Science Board, populated by the representatives of fourteen potentially interested partner countries and eight cooperating scientific networks, oversees the progress of the preparations. The individual members of the Board act as the liaison with their political domains and the research communities, respectively.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Address

Spui 21
1012wx Amsterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 290 343

Administrative Contact

Divyam Steneker (Ms.)

Participants (32)

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KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 389 370

STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 32 635

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 279 296

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 419 051,75

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 431 589,50

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 343 022,60

NATURHISTORISKA RIKSMUSEET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 508 623

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 140 936

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 81 081

COMUNITA AMBIENTE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 300 552

MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 216 842

HEALTHGRID

France

EU Contribution

€ 74 900

INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR EN BOSONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 50 218,42

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 63 936

VETENSKAPSRADET - SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 70 220,89

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

STICHTING CENTRUM VOOR WISKUNDE EN INFORMATICA

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 44 000

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 32 742

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

ZNANSTVENORAZISKOVALNI CENTER SLOVENSKE AKADEMIJE ZNANOSTI IN UMETNOSTI

Slovenia

SERVICE PUBLIC FEDERAL DE PROGRAMMATION POLITIQUE SCIENTIFIQUE

Belgium

MUSEUM AND INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 5 136

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

MTA OKOLOGIAI ES BOTANIKAI KUTATOINTEZETE

Hungary

UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 36 000

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

SABANCI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR NATUUR- EN BOSONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 189 503,58

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 211372

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2008

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 370 497,80

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 998,74

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

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