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First Working meeting Metadata, Controlled vocabularies and Ontologies

On November 12th & 13th, the LifeWatch-ERIC Service Centre organised the first working meeting on "Metadata, Controlled Vocabularies and Ontologies" in Lecce, Italy. The aim of the meeting was to set a roadmap for a common strategy to be adopted on metadata, controlled vocabularies and ontologies within the LW-ERIC community and in accordance ...

Plant invasions in Italy: new insights from a LifeWatch Italy dataset

A fourth paper was recently published taking into consideration terrestrial habitats and plant alien species (https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.03.038), defined within the Alien Species Thesaurus as having been introduced after ca. 1500, both deliberately or accidentally, regardless of their invasion status. By using the LifeWatch Ita...

First Working meeting LifeWatch-ERIC Data Centres

Biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, including those precious services sustaining our life and our societies, are at risk, affecting the ecological sustainability of our Planet, our well-being and our future. LifeWatch-ERIC, the European e-Science Infrastructure of Biodiversity and Ecosystem research (www.lifewatch.eu) has organised a m...

Deadline Extended | Call for study cases in LW-ITA VREs & MoBiLab

There is more time to apply for the Call for study cases in LW-ITA VREs & MoBiLab, thanks to the extension of its deadline to 25 January 2018. _______________________________________________________________________ LifeWatch Italy calls for proposals to develop study cases in/at: 1) the Phyto VRE and Alien Species VRE - L...

Biodiversity Data Journal accepted in Science Citation Index Expanded

We are glad to inform you that the Biodiversity Data Journal, an international peer-review Journal, focusing on open data, ontologies, data standards and protocols, and which publishes many of the LifeWatchGreece articles, has been accepted for indexing in Scopus, after successfully completing a rigorous evaluation process. Currently, the journal ...