Start up

1. Cooperation with the ICT Working Group in the development of the taxonomic basis of the LifeWatch-ITA infrastructure and the development of automated processing for name verification and data refinement, thereby creating useful tools for stakeholders.

2. Continued screening of sources to implement the infrastructure, establishing Memoranda of Understanding and agreements between LifeWatch and the managers of existing datasets to make them interoperable and easily accessible through the platform.

3. Development of standard protocols for the acquisition of primary biodiversity data from "Citizen Science" programmes.

4. Digitisation of key data included in scientific studies not available online (e.g. taxonomic revisions), which could be essential for the operation of the platform.