LifeWatch Italy is the national node of LifeWatch-ERIC, the European Infrastructure supplying e-Science research facilities for biodiversity and ecosystems. LifeWatch was born to allow researchers tackling today's big challenges, such as those related to the sustainability of development, conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems, and climate change, by using virtual research environments equipped with cutting-edge ICT tools to share, manage and model data.

The Annual Conference of LifeWatch Italy, open to the national scientific community, aims at presenting the latest developments of the national node, at the same time, welcoming external contributions on case studies and technological solutions, creating new opportunities for interaction and cooperation with the Infrastructure.