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EU-Brazil Open Data and Cloud Computing e-Infrastructure for Biodiversity

Objective

The main goal of EUBrazilOpenBio is to deploy an e-Infrastructure of open access resources (data, tools, services), to make significant strides towards supporting the needs and requirements of the biodiversity scientific community.This data e-Infrastructure will result from the federation and integration of substantial individual existing data, cloud, and grid EU and Brazilian infrastructures and resources across the biodiversity & taxonomy domain namely Catalogue of Life, OpenModeller, D4Science-II and Venus-C. The breadth & depth of the resulting data infrastructure & the openness of its resources will enable a large variety of new cost-effective, cross-disciplinary virtual research environment applications thus opening the way to its widespread adoption and exploitation by the worldwide biodiversity scientific community.Accelerating the creation of a data e-Infrastructure of open access resources pursues interoperability with end-user technologies, & contributes to social, environmental agendas. Europe through international cooperation can facilitate the exploitation of European excellence & results in data infrastructure & cloud computing to enhance European competitiveness & job opportunities. Project goals are two Use Cases: 1. Integration between Regional & Global Taxonomies; 2. Data usability & use of ecological niche modelling. The interoperation runs through all infrastructures: hardware & computing facilities, portals & platforms, scientific data knowledge infrastructuresPrincipal Outputs: 2 user scenarios, a software platform with a specific Software Development Cooperation Environment, computational e-Infrastructure, at least 50 seed resources (dataset, services, platforms, computational & storage resources) offered to the biodiversity community, a consolidated community of biodiversity scientists, socio-economic impact report, an EUBrazil joint action plan on recommendations & future co-operation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-EU-Brazil
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 215 455
Administrative Contact
Pilar Callau (Ms.)

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 162 230
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Pérez García (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 330 548
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alessandra Pierotti (Ms.)
SPECIES 2000
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 138 652
Address
35 Coryton Crescent
CF14 7EQ Cardiff
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rebecca Mann (Ms.)
TRUST-IT SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 202 852
Address
Chase Side 42 Chase Green House
EN2 6NF Enfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvana Muscella (Ms.)
STICHTING EXPERTISECENTRUM VOOR TAXONOMISCHE IDENTIFICATIES

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Einsteinweg
2333 CC Leiden
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Peter Schalk (Dr.)
STICHTING NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Darwinweg 2
2333CR Leiden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Schalk (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gemma Lowe (Ms.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)