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First LW ERIC Scientific Community Meeting

The Scientific Community Meeting held in Rome from 27 to 29 May 2019 was designed to bring together the wider LifeWatch ERIC scientific communities of researchers and developers to generate and advance the discussion of the most promising lines of scientific development. In the view of the conference coordinator, Alberto Basset,...

Info day on ERDF for Andalusia Region

LifeWatch ERIC held its open info day on 4 June, 2019, in the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC - the Spanish National Research Council), in Sevilla (Spain), on European Research Development Funds-ERDF-for the Andalusia Region. The focus was on the resources allocated for LifeWatch ERIC on the programme. Thro...

Inaugural address by LifeWatch ERIC CEO

Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first days with LifeWatch, when the idea of such a Research Infrastructure (RI) was conceived and then announced to the marine biodiversity community during the kick-off meeting of the MarBEF Network of Excellence, back in 2004. Like all of you, I was an enthusiast of LifeWatch (LW) RI a...

Biodiversity loss & extinction crisis

LifeWatch ERIC: the web based hub for biodiversity and ecosystem research connecting science across Europe   The warnings of 15.000 scientists, the United Nations Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) and now the UN Global Assessment Study clearly demonstrate that humanity is bringing our life support system, the biosphere, to the point of...

LifeWatch Italy

Italy is a founding member of LifeWatch ERIC and has always been strongly supported by a broad and transdisciplinary national scientific community. The involvement of the Italian scientific community resulted in the establishment of a Joint Research Unit, coordinated and led by the National Research Council (CNR). The JRU is composed of 3...